What to read now…

I’ve been reading books so fast that I actually got to a point this weekend where I didn’t have anything immediately queued up. Not even any ARCs or NetGalley items waiting! It was freeing, in that I got to look around my shelves for what was waiting, but it also felt kind of terrifying not to have that planned already! Luckily a friend recently lent me her copy of Slay by Britney Morris, which I’ve been so excited to read! Started that one up – and it has not disappointed. 😀

Here’s a quote from early in the book where I knew it would be as good as I hoped:

They give us our own shit to distract us from the fact that we don’t have control over their shit.

Slay by Britney Morris, p13

The clear inherent power in designating things for others and the inaccurate reversal of that power hit me hard here.

And I’m Off!

So a quick update here, I’ve managed to snag a week long cruise through Germany and Austria for my mom and myself, and we’re leaving tomorrow! I’ve got some posts lined up, but I’ll likely be busy eating lots of desserts and shopping at the Christmas markets so there won’t be much response until I get back. Our ship has wifi, but I’m going to disconnect and enjoy the time with my mum on our little adventure. ☺

Also using this trip for more fodder for a special post coming up once I’m home, which may or may not include ART. We’ll see how ambitious I’m feeling. At most, stick figures and venn diagrams. I’m on my way to becoming Randall Munroe!

It’s like a Moth story as an entire book

I stumbled across Jessica Pan’s Sorry I’m Late, I Didn’t Want to Come on hoopla a month or so ago and have had it on my list since then, waiting for the right mood to strike to pick it up. (Also I had some ARCs and library books to get through….) Well, on this rainy day post-party, THE MOOD HAS STRUCK!

I was pretty sure I would love this, and shortly in, I was loving it, and then she started talking about how much she loved The Moth, and then doing a show on The Moth, and then doing a show on The Moth with David Litt and my god, there’s probably no way I could love this more. Jessica Pan, how do I apply for friendship? I can visit London. I’m 100% willing to get into Deep Talk (just ask me about my difficulty sharing my passions with people!). I feel like this might be another five-star read. 😍

Two sentence summary: Jessica blocked herself off from life by hiding behind her introvert label. Jessica forces herself to do socially terrifying things to overcome her depression and stagnation, like asking Londoners if England has a Queen.