June 27th, 2016: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?


It’s Monday, What Are You Reading? is a weekly meme currently hosted by The Book Date. It’s a place to meet up and share what you have been, are and about to be reading over the week, and add to that ever-growing TBR stack.

I will be the first to admit that I did not give my blog a single thought over the past week. In fact, my only interactions with it were responding to comments and the two meme posts I do every week. Last week was supposed to be relatively uneventful, and I only had one thing on my weekend roster, but a lot of unexpected things kept cropping up so the second half of my week was me functioning on coffee and minimal sleep and driving around. A LOT. I cried in my car on Friday because of having been in traffic so long that day and so close to home, so there was that. Always a first time for everything.

Hmm, let’s see. I haven’t picked up a book in four days, but I did finish The Shore by Sara Taylor, which was excellent, Some Possible Solutions by Helen Phillips, which was a wonderfully weird collection of short stories, and Stiff: The Curious Lives of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach on audio, which was so fascinating, and I learnt so much.

On the roster this week:

So far, other than work, I don’t have much going on this week. I’m very excited for Jeremy McCarter’s reading at Women and Children’s First on Thursday, and will definitely be getting my copy of Hamiltome signed. As for the weekend, I am participating in a research project on Saturday, but other than that, I have the whole weekend to myself with no plans and it is going to be glorious. You can bet your bottom dollar I will be incorporating Shaina‘s chillafathon into my weekend. Maybe I’ll even finally get to Naz‘s “Diverse Book Tag” and post a review.

What have you guys been upto, books and otherwise? 


Author: Janani @ The Shrinkette

Speed reading aficionado. Unapologetic book pusher. Point me to the nearest bookshelf. My blog is dedicated exclusively to supporting and promoting marginalized voices. Pronouns: They/them

10 thoughts on “June 27th, 2016: It’s Monday, What Are You Reading?”

  1. I’m kind of stuck on a few things. I was listening to “Carol” as an audiobook but it was SO SLOW and annoying, so I’m reading a physical copy now and liking it more. I’m also reading “Inferno” by Eileen Myles and have mixed thoughts about it. It’s a slippery little bugger, quite amorphous and strange. Gosh. Everything is going slow. I need to power through and FINISH things so I can pick up something more exciting.


    1. Oooh I’ve been meaning to read Inferno but I’m going to wait till you’re done and hear your thoughts before rushing to the library. Yep, this weekend I’m planning to set up camp at home and plug away at some books so that I can review them soon.


    1. Beach read-type deal so far, and I do have some questions about character choices but I’m reserving my opinion till finish reading. Will be reviewing it as well since I got the ARC.

      Liked by 1 person

  2. Here’s hoping this week is less stressful. I also haven’t gotten around to completing the Diverse Books Tag, though I have my books picked out and everything. Maybe we’ll both get it done this week? Here’s hoping!


  3. Aw, hon. Crying on transportation is miserable. I used to occasionally cry on the subway when I lived in New York, which is completely demoralizing. There are OTHER PEOPLE ON THE SUBWAY.

    I have been up to vacationing, and now it is time to have a very busy week indeed. I’m in a wedding this weekend, which I am excited about because the bride is one of my oldest and dearest friends, but also it is going to be an awwwwful lot of togetherness. The weekend after next is the one where I’m going to celebrate. And by celebrate I mean do literally nothing except lie around reading alone in my apartment. (Heaven.)


    1. Oh no crying in public transport is THE WORST. I’m glad you had a good vacation. I hope you have a lot of fun mad times at your friend’s wedding, and eagerly awat your monster reading session updates from your next weekend!



Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s