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How is it February already?
Did laundry and I need to do some more.
Had an incident with a keyboard, so I got a new one–this one is waterproof-ish, but substantially less clacky. We’ll see if it does what it needs to do.
I lost my Bookworm Life planner just in time to get my order for new stuff FOR the planner, which of course happens to me.
However, I think I’m able to find it. There are not too many places it could be at this point.
I’ve been watching parts of ‘The 10th Kingdom’ here and there. I forgot how much I enjoyed it, as well as how long it was. What an awesome show!
I’m working on writing a few things, reading a few things, and setting up some things for next week.
I read Kindred by Octavia Butler this week. It was a book that I have read the graphic novel of, but never the actual novel. And I really enjoyed it. I saw that Hulu is not renewing Kindred’s series, but I want to watch it as soon as I can.
It’s a hard read, but so well written. I’m going to be reading more of her books– I might just pick them up when I plan on visiting Octavia’s Bookstore in Pasadena when it opens next week (I think).
I’m also reading The Color Purple by Alice Walker for the first time in maybe five years. I used to read this book every year (along with a Tree Grows in Brooklyn by Betty Smith), starting from the age of ten or so. It’s the first time I’ve read the Walker book since seeing the musical a few years ago, too. I love the epistolary style of the book, and things I think are hitting a bit differently for me than previous times I’ve read it. The unsettling in my stomach when Celie tells Harpo to beat his wife, because Sofia seems so strong and won’t ‘listen’ to him. Celie likes Sofia. But I guess it’s a reminder that sometimes we’re not ourselves. After I finish this book, I’m going to watch the movie again.

I’m also working on finishing Final Offer by Lauren Asher. I discovered the Dreamland Billionaires series at the end of last year, and the second book this year. I’m excited for this one. Each one has a different trope, and the writing is nice. If you like theme parks, or even if you don’t, it’s a pretty solid series, if you’re looking for a steamy read or a read that will take your mind off real life.

What are you reading? Are you reading anything you normally don’t read?

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