I"m not sure why but I've yet again found myself distanced from BL as I was in the earlier months of this year. I'm trying to get back into participating on the site a bit more and noted that I'm way behind on posting what I've been reading in that time.
The good news is that I've caught up with most of my reading challenges for the year and should manage to read over my 150 goal.
Yearly reading challenge update (May) - 60/150
Read in May - 7
Audio - 4
Novel/novella - 3
Graphic Novels - 0
Yearly reading challenge update (June) -72 /150
Read in June - 12
Audio - 2
Novel/novella - 5
Graphic Novels - 5
Yearly reading challenge update (July) - 98/150
Read in July - 26
Audio - 0
Novel/novella - 9
Graphic Novels - 17
Total reading challenge 98/150 (65%)
A-Z Challenge - 18/26 (69%)
Graphic novels challenge - 37/50 (74%)
Random TBR Challenge - 6/25 (24%)
Just lagging behind in the TBR challenge, have managed to catch up with everything else.
On a personal note it's been a stressful few months with insurance repair issues and the insurance company only just denying my claim after pissing around for a few months. I have now had to go back to my former insurer to lodge a claim, very frustrating, especially as I had wanted my property to go on the market at the end of September/early October. Trying not to panic but hopefully things will go a little bit smoother over the next few months.
Still leaving in December so nothings changing that and to be honest it can't come soon enough.
Alice Walker’s The Color Purple has a reputation. Everyone someone asked what I was reading this week, they mostly responded with an appalled, “Why?” The book (and the movie) has cut such a swath across American culture that even people who haven’t read the novel know that it’s about terrible abuse and suffering. And yet, I chose to read it. It’s a classic of African American literature, but I think I read it just to find out what all the fuss was about...
Read the rest of my review at A Bookish Type.
This week I finished one book, The Color Purple by Alice Walker. I found the book to be hard to read. Not so much because of the subject matter but because of the way the book was written. I found myself having to read parts of it out loud in order to "hear" the characters talking, especially where Cecie is the narrator. I now have the movie version queued up on Netflix.
After finishing that, I also finished reading the diary of a Teenage girl which I can't say I enjoyed but I was a big fan of the illustrations. For much of the book I felt like shaking Minnie and screaming in her face because she annoyed me so much, although to be honest, the adults in her life were total sleaze bags so it is not surprising how fucking awful Minnie was.
Now I made the mistake of starting four books at once. I started The Jungle, but immediately realized I needed a more modern book to balance things out and I stared Career of Evil Then on my Kindle I started Packing for Mars, only to immediately get informed that the electronic hold I had on Being Mortal came in so I downloaded and started reading that. So in the space of like a day I had four books going.
I think that next week I'll be on vacation, and aside from cleaning I'm going to be doing a lot of reading.