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It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/12/17

It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? is a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week. This meme started with J Kaye’s Blog and then was taken up by Sheila from Book Journey. Sheila then passed it on to Kathryn at the Book Date.

The Book Diet

Ha! Let’s just say I’m using the word “diet” ironically. I’m starting to think that the only way I can avoid buying books is to stay away from any book related blogs or apps and I’m not doing that.

I’m lazy, so I’ll just leave you with some pictures of this week’s spree (Imagine me wildly  clicking…WHEE!!! BUY ALL THE THINGS!)

Last week I read

I only managed to finish two books: Runaways Vol. 1 and The Liberal Redneck Manifesto. I was mildly entertained by both. My husband recommended Runaways. I liked it, but I like Manga more. For one thing, Manga is lighter, as in “weighs less”. I think I strained my neck trying to read Runaways. Why is the book so.stinking.heavy?

I think the Liberal Rednecks are smart guys and they make great arguments, but I’m not sure they translate well to print (to borrow a phrase from a fellow Litten.) I did find a video of them on YouTube and enjoyed listening to them. I wonder if the audiobook would have been a better choice. Ah well.

I’m currently reading

I’m still plugging away on The Hate U Give. I also joined a Litsy readalong for Gone With the Wind. I was supposed to have the first 8 chapters read by Sunday. I managed to get finish the 8th chapter at 11:05 PM on Sunday.

I’m currently Listening to…

Screenshot_20170607-83507I decided on a Great Courses lecture. I’m a real fan of John McWhorter and I’ve listened to another of his lectures, Myths, Lies, and Half-Truths of Language Usage. I’m currently listening to The Story of Human Language. There is some repeat information, but I’m still really enjoying it.

What I’m Watching

Ugh. I started to realize I’m watching too much TV and it makes me crazy and distracted. I wasn’t  getting enough quiet time. My eyes were tired all the time as well. So I did try to cut down on the TV a little. I’m not sure I was that successful. My husband and I got into another K-drama-Personal Taste with Lee Min Ho. It’s an older one. It’s  much lighter than Goblin. I’m hoping I can talk my husband into The Legend of the Blue Sea next time (I’m going for a Lee Min Ho theme.)

In the kitchen

I didn’t set off the fire alarm at all this week. Yay me!

On the needles and hooks

Almost every project I’m working is mindless double crochet and all seem to be based on a granny square. Perfect for TV watching and audio booking.

I managed to utterly screw up the baby blanket I was working on so I’ll have to start over.

On the Blog and On the ‘Net

I looked more into Bloglovin’. Apparently there is a plug in for it. Unfortunately I’m on the  cheap WordPress plan and I can’t install plugins. *sad face*

I’ve been making my way through the Get Social list on Herding Cats and Burning Soup.

I actually posted THREE posts!! I shared my Sol Book box, babbled about random crap and got all pedantic and bitchy. I’ve got a post in the works describing my reading style.

Here’s to another week of reading!

13 thoughts on “It’s Monday! What Are You Reading? 6/12/17”

  1. I have been trying to avoid buying books and accepting review books with as much success as you are having. I added two more review books this week. Come see my week here. Happy reading!

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  2. Yeah, that is a bummer with the free WordPress that doesn’t allow you to use plug-ins (or a lot of widgets if I remember correctly). One of the biggest reasons I moved to self-hosting in my former blog life was to be able to personalize my site.

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    1. I self-hosted for a long time. I’m just not sure I want to spend that kind of money again especially since I know I didn’t keep the last blog and I’m still hit or miss with this one.


  3. My daughter and I have decided to go on a “book diet” ourselves in July. Were calling it #NoBuyJuly – We won’t even buy a used book, per the rules. It’s going to be really difficult but we’re going to try. Good luck with your diet. #GetSocial2017

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  4. Ha ha, I love this post! I have SOOOO many books on my kindle that I bought or someone gifted to me but I have yet to read them! I actually don’t watch too much tv anymore because I don’t do reality shows and I’m currently trying to motivate my big butt to exercise but when it’s 110 degrees outside and you have a crappy air conditioner you don’t really want to do much. I’m actually doing an App purge because I have way too many apps on my phone and it’s slowing it down. Though I caved today and got the Bloglovin’ app on my phone to hopefully help me better keep up with all the new blogs I’ve started following.


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