Friday reads | Footnotes No. 1

I was feeling the Friday afternoon slump at work today, so I snuck in some audio while waiting for my next meeting 🤫

What are you reading this weekend? I’m hoping to finish The Prey of Gods, which is a sci-fi/fantasy story set in a future South Africa that I’m really enjoying so far. You follow a bunch of different characters from a young girl coming into new abilities, a delightfully ruthless demi goddess trying to reclaim power, and several characters who experience a new hallucinogen sweeping the country. I’m eager to see how all of these storylines come together!

PS: I’m trying out a new posting format. Sometimes I find that posting during the week can be stressful to manage with work etc., so I thought quick thoughts and photos would be a great way to connect with you all more often. Let me know what you think! Like it/hate it/that’s what Bookstagram is for/ anything at all!

Library Haul & Trash/Treasure My TBR| Dec. 7

Happy Friday, bookworms!

So, I have a problem. AKA the problem I have every day of the year. I have a dozen audiobooks out from the library just waiting. Now normally what I do in this situation is prioritize listening to the books that are due soonest and by culling the list whenever I realize I’m not in the mood for a book/don’t foresee being in the mood before time runs out. With the end of the year coming up, I wanted to be more intentional about what I’m reading. I don’t want to waste the end of the year reading mediocre books!

So here’s what I have checked out. I want to know what you think about any of these books, and either trash it or treasure it. I want to know which books to prioritize and which I should ditch. 

I have moderate to high interest in most of these. Others I only checked out because they were on my physical TBR and I wanted to prioritize those books. 

  • All the Pieces Matter: The Inside Story of The Wire, by Jonathan Abrams
  • Imbeciles: The Supreme Court, American Eugenics, and the Sterilization of Carrie Buck, by Adam Cohen
  • Well-Read Black Girl : Finding Our Stories, Discovering Ourselves, by Glory Edim
  • Marley & Me, by John Grogan
  • Homegoing, by Yaa Gyasi
  • How Long Til Black Future Month?, by NK Jemison
  • There There by Tommy Orange
  • Purple Hibiscus, by Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
  • Exit West, by Mohsin Hamid
  • Red Clocks, by Leni Zumas
  • Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine, by Gail Honeyman
  • Severance, by Ling Ma

Trash it or treasure it! Let’s chat in the comments!

WWW Wednesday | Weekly Wrap Up

I saw this type of post of From Cover to Cover and thought, what a great way to do a weekly wrap up. After doing my massive August wrap up I knew I needed a more frequent wrap up schedule, and this is just perfect. It’s WWW Wednesday, a tag hosted on Taking on a World of Words It’s easy to do, just answer the three questions below!

This first post I’ll be wrapping up the first two weeks of September, and then I’ll be weekly going forward. Into the wrap up!

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