Hey friends! It’s Monday, January 25th. Whatcha reading?!
I’ve got to say that I have been having a pretty strange reading week. I just haven’t been in the mood to read too much, so I have been bouncing back and forth between a few different things.
I’ve also been making too many trips to the bookstore. (And yes, you can make too many trips to the bookstore. Ask my wallet.)
After I finished reading The Way I Used to Be by Amber Smith last week, I was pretty much wrecked. I’ve been trying to read The Dream Thieves since then, and it’s been slow going. And I know that it’s partly because I’m just in a weird reading mood. I want to physically be doing stuff. Which is totally weird for me because usually I want to do is curl up with a book! Oh well. I’m less than 200 pages in right now. And, like I said, it’s not because I’m not enjoying it! There are other factors!
This weird reading mood has directed me more toward comics. I read the first three volumes of Saga by Brian K. Vaughn and Fiona Staples. I also re-read the first volume of Bitch Planet by Kelly Sue DeConnick (WHEN CAN I GET VOLUME TWOOOOO PLEASE NAOW). Needless to say, I’ve been enjoying both series. I do have an issue with Saga though. The story and the characters are AMAZING. But… There is so much nudity and graphic sexuality and it really puts me off. Like… I can understand there being some in a series geared toward an adult audience. But seriously. Most of the stuff in here was unnecessary, didn’t add any depth or more understanding to the characters, and added nothing to the plot. It seemed to be there more for shock value than anything, and I wasn’t a fan. It was just distracting and off-putting. If I wasn’t so invested in the characters I would not have continued reading.
I also just started a book that I borrowed from the library–Missoula: Rape and the Justice System in a College Town by Jon Krakauer. I’ve only read about 70 pages, but so far it seems like a very interesting and important investigation into violence against women and why it has become so prevalent in our culture (specifically in the U.S.). I’m not usually that into non-fiction, but topics like this need attention from everyone. Missoula also has a pretty good rating on Goodreads, so I’m optimistic that I’ll find it… if not enjoyable, at least enlightening.
What are you reading this Monday? What did you read last week? Do you have any recs for me?