Sarah Sunday!

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This week was ridiculous. Work was mainly training people in the things I do, and just about every night I had something I had to do – I got new glasses one night, I had the honeyman’s brother’s birthday party to go to, I went to a Pampered Chef party, game night, etc. It was all insane and ugh I hate being so busy. And all made worse by the fact that last Sunday, I didn’t even get a call from the honeyman. That’s the first Sunday that he didn’t call, someone must have done something that got them all in trouble. Sucks. REALLY hoping he’s able to call tonight.

So anyways. Yay, new glasses! I got two pairs for under $200, which is pretty great. And at the Pampered Chef party I got a new can opener, which is more exciting that it sounds – I love the one I have, but it’s old and got a bit dull, so. Man, when we get a house I’m SO going to host Pampered Chef parties because I want ALL the things. Other than that, I’ve felt for a past couple days like I might be getting sick, but that could just be tiredness, I don’t know.

I finished The Mis-Adventures of an Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae this week, on audio, and that was pretty great. And I’ve been reading a ton of comics, including the newest volume of Saga, finally. I’m hoping that I can squeeze a bunch more reading in today, but we’ll see how it goes. I am SO looking forward to the readathon next month, and the Bout of Books one in May.

Other than that, I’m really just hoping that this coming week is a lot more relaxed and less social, and holy crap it’s my last week at my current job! I start my new job on the 6th. I’m so psyched.

So, back to my laundry and Friends-watching. I slept like crap last night (stupid headache, ugh), but maybe I’ll get more reading and interneting in later.

How is your weekend going?

~Sarah

Comics – What I’ve Been Reading (Birthright, Captain America, Rat Queens, Descender, Bitch Planet)

I’ve been reading ALLLLLL the comics lately. Okay, no all, that’s clearly hyperbole. But still, a ton. I’ve read a couple books lately too… but I’m more excited about the comics right now, so I’ll talk about those later. There is some AWESOMENESS in this post.

 

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Birthright: Volume One by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan 

Oh man, you guys. So the wonderful guys at my comic shop encouraged me to try this one – practically forced it in my hands, and I read it as soon as I got home. It’s SO. GOOD. So good that at the time I’m typing this I can’t even flip through it for inspiration while writing this because I made my friend borrow it so she could read it and we could talk about it. Basically, a young boy gets lost in the woods on the day of his birthday party. Everyone searches high and low over the course of a year, but he’s not found and it tears the family apart – the father is accused of murdering his son, though there’s no evidence. Then all of the sudden, almost exactly a year later, a large decked-out D&D-looking warrior dude is found wandering the area, and is taken to the police station. His story matches the DNA test – he’s their son. He was brought to another world where he was named as the destined one to defeat evil and save the land. He won, and now he’s back in our world to chase down some stray baddies that got away. It’s like some weird, fantastic blend of Jumanji and Narnia and classic fantasy and arggghhh I just can’t even. It was so great. There’s a super amazing part that I can’t give away, but this first volume blew me away. The next single issue comes on out April 8th, and I’m going to be all over that.

 

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All-New Captain America #3, #4, and #5 by Rick Remender and Stuart Immonen

I’m really enjoying this. I haven’t read any other Captain America comics so I can’t compare, but I really like Sam Wilson as the Captain. The plot with Hydra happening is interesting and weird enough to keep me reading, and I like that the comic touches on Sam Wilson’s background and race in relation to the events in the comics. Sadly, I think it’s ending in May, at least during this whole Secret Wars thing happening that I only kinda sorta understand.

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Bitch Planet #3 by Kelly Sue DeConnick and Robert Wilson IV

Bitch Planet continues to astound and amaze me. This issue focuses exclusively on the character Penny Rolle – how this patriarchal society has constantly been a hindrance to her desire to just BE, and how that same society cannot fathom a woman that they don’t deem beautiful being happy with herself. Bitch Planet is just feminist brilliance, I’m loving it.

 

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Rat Queens #9 by Kurtis J. Wiebe and Stjepan Sejic 

I specifically wanted to mention this issue because it’s the first with the new regular artist, Stjepan Sejic. Have no fear – the writing is still magical and I am still absolutely obsessed with this series. I don’t love Sejic’s art like I did Upchurch’s, but I expected that. I’m just glad that the series can keep going merrily along.

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Descender #1 by Jeff Lemire and Dustin Nguyen 

I heard some interesting buzz about this one, since it’s already being planned for a movie. It’s set in a futuristic space, where all robots and A.I. are illegal – hunted and destroyed. The main character is a boy-ish robot by the name of TIM-21. I need more issues to see how I feel about this. I can see where it has a lot of potential, but it didn’t exactly grab me while reading. And not that it’s super important, but the art wasn’t my favorite either – some good panels, but the watercolor-y, wispy feel isn’t really my jam. We shall see.

I have about a billion others to post about, but I’ll save those for later. Have you read any of these? What are you thinking?

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday!

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Interview outfit, celebratory cake from friends, Gabby staring at Treland, and this week’s comic haul

 

 

 

So, big news this week – I got a new job! I had an interview earlier in the week, and was offered the job on Thursday. I start on April 6th. I’m SO EXCITED. I’m kind of sad to be leaving my current co-workers, but this is such a great opportunity and I think I can do the job really, really well. I’m even going to have my own office! With a door and everything! Not a cubicle. Oh man. That’s just icing on the cake, of course, but every little perk is exciting. I can’t wait till the honeyman calls tonight so I can tell him. (Oh, and speaking of the honeyman, I mailed him a care package this weekend! I don’t know if he’ll want or be able to use half of the stuff I put in there, but at the very least it should make him smile and he can share stuff with his buddies if he wants.)

So, the job news is really been the biggest, blab-worthy part of my week. This week was so BUSY. My mom and nephew slept over Monday night because of some issue with the furnace at their house, Tuesday was my interview and then that night I played hours and hours of Borderlands with my friend, Wednesday I was so tired I just laid on the couch all night and watched Friends, Thursday I went out with my sister to celebrate my new job, and then Friday night was game night. I think poor Gabby has been really sad and annoyed that I haven’t been home much this week, so I’m trying to be home as much as possible this weekend. I have to go to the store later, and out to see Treland’s mom, but otherwise it’s just laundry and being lazy today.

And of course, my reading has suffered this week. I’m listening to The Misadventures of Awkward Black Girl by Issa Rae on Audible, which is really great so far. I’m reading This Nonviolent Stuffll Get You Killed: How Guns Made the Civil Rights Movement Possible by Charles E. Cobb, which is super fascinating and interesting. And I’m trying to basically stuff as many comics in my face as I can because my stack had grown to a ridiculous height – on the menu today is the new Ms. Marvel, Borderlands, newest three issues of Thor, and some other stuff.

And that’s all the updating I have, because I want to try and actually get another post written today. Fingers crossed, because I have a headache right now. Hmph.

How is your weekend going?

~Sarah

Top Ten… Thursday? – Books I Want to Read This Spring

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Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme hosted by The Broke and The Bookish

I had full intentions of participating in this week’s Top Ten Tuesday because it’s an easy one – Top Ten Books On My Spring TBR List. But once again I got a bit busy, and I missed it. I still feel posting something though, and don’t have any review notes in front of me, so here we are.

1. I Am Not a Slut by Leora Tanenbaum – About slut-shaming, with some updates/focus on the issue in the face of the internet and social media. I’ve heard that compared to the author’s previous book, Slut!, this isn’t very much of an update and not very much time is spent on talking about the impact technology has had, but I haven’t read her first book so I think this will still be an interesting read.

2. Neutrino Hunters by Ray Jayawardhana – Astrophysicist talks about the neutrino – what it is, and what it could mean for science. The science nerd in me is squeeing in excitement for this one.

3. March: Book Two by John Lewis and Nate PowellMarch: Book One was FANTASTIC, and I’m really looking forward to reading Book Two. For those that don’t know, these are graphic memoirs about the Civil Rights Movement, written by Congressman John Lewis.

4. White Cat by Holly Black – This is a YA book, and it’s about con people I think, and that could only be fun. I hope. I heard that it’s a good book if you kind of want to root for the bad guys.

5. Borderlands: The Fallen by John Shirley – THERE ARE BORDERLANDS BOOKS. As if me being totally immersed in the game and comics wasn’t enough, I discovered on Scribd that there are whole novels. O.M.G.

6. Futureland by Walter Mosley – I have never read Walter Mosley! And he seems like a pretty popular author. I’m hoping that this book of sci-fi short stories is a decent introduction to him.

7. Invincible Iron Man by Matt Fraction and Salvador Larroca – There are 8 whole volumes of this comic series available for reading on Scribd. I’ve always wanted to read Iron Man, and I heard that this was a good place to start, so finding it on Scribd felt like striking gold.

8. High Price by Carl Hart – This is a memoir, written by a neuroscientist at Columbia University, about his experiences with drugs and I think it goes into some of his current research on drug use. It sounds super fascinating. I might listen to this one on audio.

9. Yaqui Delgado Wants to Kick Your Ass by Meg Medina – Got this as part of my Ninja Book Swap package! I’ve heard such fabulous things about Meg Medina, and I’m psyched to finally reading one of her more popular books.

10. The Woman Who Died A Lot by Jasper Fforde – Continuing on with my Thursday Next reads. They’re always good for some brain and imagination exercising.

And that’s ten! I’m really, really looking forward to reading all of these. Hopefully I get to them, of course. I should. I’m looking forward to some warm, sunny weather that I can spend reading outside. Man I miss reading in my car at lunch time. What are you looking forward to reading in the next few months?

(Also, holy crap, Spring officially begins on Friday! Amazing.)

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday

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Happy Sunday, peoples!

  • There’s some stuff going on work-wise, that I can’t talk about yet. It’s most likely a good thing, but all making me very nervous.
  • My friend came over one night last week and we played Borderlands 2 for a good 5 or 6 hours. It was magical.
  • Game night got cancelled this week, so I went shopping with my sister on Friday night. And then I shopped again on Saturday… Got some really cute new work stuff, including a red and grey long striped dress that probably makes me look kinda big, but I don’t even care. It’s adorable. I think I’m gonna wear it tomorrow.
  • I went to Barnes and Noble on two separate occasions this week to use up my gift cards, and went to the used library book store, AND received my Ninja Book Swap package. I gained a ton of books this week, as we can see below…

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  • I’m going to make 40 Clove Garlic Chicken this week. My mouth is already watering.
  • I’m thinking that when I get my taxes back, I may take $70 and sign up for Marvel Unlimited. A whole year for only $70 sounds pretty good (comes out to under $6 a month) and it seems like the cheapest way to read some of the older Marvel stuff I’m interested in, like the Miles Morales Spider-Man series, or Iron Man. Depends on if the app will function properly on my Kindle Fire…
  • That being said, I have SO MUCH comics reading to catch up on. I still have the new volumes of Saga and Chew just waiting for me. I’m so excited I think part of me is purposely “saving” them for the perfect time to read them.
  • I did finish a few books this week: I’m Not Racist, But… by Anita Heiss, Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach, and Stuff Matters by Mark Miodownik. Will I get reviews written? Who knows. I’d like to, but we’ll see.
  • I managed to go to the gym twice this weekend. Woo-hoo! Now hopefully I can get myself to go before or after work a couple days this week. I’m feeling pretty positive about it.
  • I love Sundays for the possibility of a call from the honeyman. I miss him like crazy.

Aaaand that’s been my week! How are you guys doing? Read any of the books I got this week? Any experience with Marvel Unlimited?

~Sarah

 

Zone One by Colson Whitehead

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My third post of the week! Crazy, right?

I enjoyed The Intuitionist by Colson Whitehead so much that when I saw this copy of Zone One at my library’s used bookstore, I grabbed it without hesitation. Turns out it’s about the zombie apocalypse! But not really. See, there was an event that infected a bunch of people and turned them into zombies – some are the chasing-you-to-eat-you kind, and some are the eats-people-but-are-just-standing-in-one-spot kind. The event seems to be over, and the military is beginning to put things back together – there are official camps, companies still in business producing whatever is needed, and jobs. Mark Spitz’s job is a sweeper – he works in a small group to come through buildings in NYC, one by one, to clear them of any straggler zombies. The book takes place over the course of three days, in which you learn more about Mark, and more about the sometimes mundane job of trying to put the world back together.

This isn’t an exciting story. It’s not going to keep you on the edge of your seat with any super intense zombie fighting. And it takes place basically after the world is overrun, so you skip all of that immediate apocalyptic action – that was fine by me. This is more a musing on how a person tries to cope with something so horrific, and just get on with it. Mark talks a bit about PASD – Post-Apocalyptic Stress Disorder – and how everyone has it, in some way or another. He thinks a bit about how he’s survived so far in this collapsed world, and avoids thinking about whether a future is truly possible. This is a book about loss, and coping, and what it means to be human. I think that’s what a lot of zombie books are about when it comes down to it, but the author did it here in a way I haven’t seen before, and I kind of loved it.  I usually don’t like this kind of introspective story, but something about it worked well for me.

Colson Whitehead is a really talented author. I highlighted a whole bunch of quotes while reading, which of course I’m going to share with you here:

“At their core, Last Night stories were all the same: They came, we died, I started running.”

“Who knew what went on in what remained of their minds, what mirages they made of the world. The marines shot them in the head, harmless or no.”

“Solve the Straggler, and you took a nibble out of the pure chaos the world had become. It was certainly less bleak than Name That Bloodstain!, another pastime. What do you see? – that kid’s cloud game gone wrong: Mount Rushmore, Texas, a space shuttle, a dream house, my mom’s grave.”

If you’re looking for a book that does a different angle on the zombie apocalypse genre, this is a great pick. It’s the little details he imagined, like PASD, that made it really interesting. And now I am even MORE excited to read more Colson Whitehead. Whether he’s writing about zombies, race, or elevators, this is an author whose books seem to stick in my brain and give me a lot of chew on.

Sarah Says: 4 stars

Top Ten Tuesday: Books for Readers Who Like SCIENCE

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I can’t believe it’s been over three months since I’ve done a Top Ten Tuesday! Yikes. The topic this week is Ten Books For Readers Who Like _________.  I’m using this week to talk about books for readers who like science – mind you, I said like. You don’t have to be super in love with science to enjoy the books on this list; an interest in science is fine. It’s going to be a mix of fiction and non-fiction, no degree in science required.

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1. Paradox by Jim Al-Khalili – This is a DELIGHTFUL little book, in which the author examines nine so-called paradoxes and delves into them to reveal that they aren’t paradoxes, really. Brain teasers and mind-bending abound, but Al-Khalili uses science and logic to solve them all. I have Al-Khalili’s other books on my wishlist.

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2. Radioactive by Lauren Redniss – A big, gorgeous book that examines Marie Curie’s life and work in radioactivity. Comics fans especially will appreciate the art used in the book. Would make a GREAT gift, too.

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3. Nexus by Ramez Naam – Illegal nano-drugs used to connect minds to minds? To enhance human ability? To be able to download programs in your brain? Yeah, I’m so there. This was a really fun, intense read and led to some of those delicious “would you?” conversations with friends.

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4. Physics of the Future by Michio Kaku – This book was SO. INTERESTING. Kaku takes a look at different facets of our daily lives and predicts how insanely different they’ll be in 100 years, based on current science and technology trends and developments. How will travel be different? Medicine? Communication? Just talking about it makes me want to go back and re-read it.

5. Manhattan Projects by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Pitarra – This comic series continues to have a special place in my heart. The premise is this: What is the Manhattan Project wasn’t really about creating the atomic bomb? What if it was a cover for some way more weird, crazy science? Rings about a billion of my bells.

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6. How We Got to Now by Steven Johnson – Ever wonder about the effects that artificial cold has had on modern life? No? Well, maybe you should I promise, it is way more fascinating than it sounds. Johnson looks at six innovations that completely changed the landscape of our world, the science behind them, and their impact.

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7. The Martian by Andy Weir – Come on, this book had to be on this list. MARS! HUMOR! SCIENCE!

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8. Jurassic Park by Michael Crichton – My favorite parts of this book were the bits when the scientists were explaining exactly how they screwed around with genetics to bring the dinosaurs back. Is it completely plausible? Not necessarily. But it’s so fun.

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9. Space Chronicles by Neil deGrasse Tyson - A collection of articles and essays in which Tyson explains the importance of space exploration, why NASA deserves more of our tax pennies, and laments how sad it is that being smart isn’t considered cool anymore. Basically a fantastic collection of awesome from the mind of Neil deGrasse Tyson. You can’t go wrong with this one.

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10. Alif the Unseen by G. Willow Wilson – This is one of those books that I think never gets enough praise. It’s about a young computer hacker who protects people from the government surveillance, who finds a secret book of the jinn, and bad things happen. Computer technology blended with jinn mysticism, and it was so fantastic and beautiful.

And because I can’t help myself, some other notable mentions:

  • Undeniable by Bill Nye (evolution, non-fiction)
  • Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro (cloning, fiction)
  • Stiff by Mary Roach (cadavers / medical science, non-fiction)
  • Neanderthal Parallax trilogy by Robert J. Sawyer (evolution, quantum physics, fiction)

Have you read any on this list? Do you have any suggestions? I love books with a science angle, in any form really. Give me books to add to my TBR!

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday on a Monday

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Maaaan, last week was crazy. It seemed like I did something almost every night, and you know how I hate doing the things. I had dinner with my older sister and little brother on Tuesday, I went to the comic shop on Wednesday, went to my sister’s jewelry party on Thursday, and on Friday I picked up Devil Baby (okay, see pic above, not really a baby anymore I guess) and had him ALL WEEKEND.

I am so, so not made for taking care of a small person for more than 24 hours in a row. This was made worse by the fact that DB seemed to be kind of tired and whiny most of the day on Saturday, which made running a ton of errands EXTRA fun. Instead of reminiscing about how horrible that was, let’s go over the highlights of the week:

  • Re-read Bet Me, which I apparently had read since 2011 and OMG it’s as wonderful as I remember it.
  • Dinner on Tuesday was at The Distillery and it was sooooo good, and I found out they do Sunday Brunch.

  • The guys at the comic shop convinced me to try out volume 1 of Birthright by Joshua Williamson and Andrei Bressan and it is SO GOOD.
  • My nephew had his cute moments, like being really excited about maybe going to the bookstore, and high-fiving me every time I killed a bad robot in Borderlands.
  • CALL FROM THE HONEYMAN ON SUNDAY. When he called, I was literally typing a tweet about how it seemed kind of late and I probably wasn’t going to get to here from him that week. SUPER happy to talk to him, it’s the #1 highlight of my week, every week. He mentioned something about sending care packages if I (or his mom) want, but he’s not allowed to get food or magazines, doesn’t want books, and gets most everything else from PX if he needs so I’m struggling to think up ideas. Suggestions?
  • Our taxes are done, not so much a highlight I guess, but at least it’s out of the way.
  • Went shopping and had lunch with my friend on Sunday (after dropping Devil Baby off at home) and it was really relaxing. I initially didn’t really feel like going because I’m an anti-social grump, but I think I needed it.
  • I’m halfway through two books (Zone One by Colson Whitehead and I’m Not Racist, But … by Anita Heiss), and started another (Heaven’s Queen by Rachel Bach). It feels good to be sinking into reading.
  • I’m almost done with Borderlands 2, finally! And then I’ll probably start all over again because my character is only a level 38 right now and my friends are all level freaking 60+ and I need to catch up. And seriously, it’s SUCH a good distraction from the sads.
  • Oh, and my father, who I haven’t spoken to since September, is taking my mom to court for spousal support, which is laughable on SO many levels. I don’t see that going anywhere, really, it’s just interesting that this is the first we’ve heard from or about him in months.
  • I rearranged the bedroom, since I’m hardly using it anyways. I unfolded the treadmill, set up the Rack and some weights – now all I have to do is be motivated enough to use it all when I don’t feel like going to the gym.

Aaaand that’s about that. I’d like to think that I’m getting back on track, life-wise, but I’m not going to even be that optimistic. Things will likely get crazy again. While catching up on my blog reader, I read Andi’s post about not putting so much pressure on ourselves, and it rang so true. I just want to enjoy the lull while I can, and not stress about trying to be on top of EVERYTHING.

How have you guys been??

~Sarah

February Mini-Review Recap

Alright, I guess February wasn’t a COMPLETE fail. I read some… just not as much as I wanted to. Work got really busy, and between that and missing the honeyman all the time, I needed bigger distractions than books. Like Friends, The Flash, and Borderlands 2. And sleep. So let’s see what I read… I didn’t do reviews for most of these yet, because I’ve been busy and lazy, but I may do them sometime this month if I feel so compelled.

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PRO: Reclaiming Abortion Rights by Katha Pollitt – Basically a wonderful reminder that hey! Abortion is NOT a bad word, or a bad thing. Love it, recommend it.

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Half-Resurrection Blues by Daniel Jose Older – First book in the Bone Street Rumba series, and I am already excited for whenever the next one comes out. If you’ve read Salsa Nocturna, this is a book series focusing on the main character of those short stories, Carlos. It takes place before the events in Salsa Nocturna, and I kind of loved seeing characters I was already familiar with popping up and being introduced to Carlos. Mr. Older is going to be a favorite fantasy author.

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An Untamed State by Roxane Gay – Alright, so this has been a very popular book, and I just finished a few nights ago at like midnight. I can’t say I loved it – it’s about a woman being kidnapped and horribly raped, so it’d be weird to say I really liked it. And besides that – something about it didn’t really click for me. It was sad, and outrageous, and tragic, and ultimately hopeful – but I didn’t feel really sucked into the story. It was a good book, and I’m looking forward to more from Gay.

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Men Explain Things to Me by Rebecca Solnit – Another one I have mixed feelings about. This is a collection of essays, all surrounding the topic of how women have been silenced by men, in various ways. Some essays were really great and packed a punch – others fell a little flat. Overall, it was a good read and made me slightly more aware of the discreet, underhanded ways in which men undermine women.

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March: Book One by John Lewis and Andrew Aydin – This is kind of a graphic memoir, of which there will be more (I think Book Two is already out). It’s written by Congressman John Lewis, and recounts his personal life and growing up during the civil rights movement – taking part in sit-ins, listening to MLK Jr. give speeches. I found Book One really captivating and heartbreaking, and I’m looking forward to reading the next books. For the sake of the stats below, I’m counting this one in the comics part.

 

STATS – BOOKS

Books read: 4

Female authors: 3 (75%)

Non-white authors: 2 (50%)

Format breakdown: 2 print, 2 e-book, and 0 audiobooks

STATS – COMICS (including writers and illustrators)

Issues read: 33

Female authors/illustrators: 9

Non-white authors/illustrators: 12

Format breakdown: 27 print, 5 e-book

 

Still not doing too bad on the stats front! I’m surprised I didn’t finish my audiobook, because it was only 6 hours long, but I still have 2 hours left of it so I’ll finish it this month. It’s a good audiobook, but I listen to podcasts too, and music, and I only drive to and from work so many times during the month…

Anyways, those are some tiny blurbs about the things I read. Most of them were good, and hopefully I’ll get around to doing more in-depth reviews… we’ll see. Thoughts? Suggestions?

~Sarah

Sarah Sunday…

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Heyyyy, everyone. Long time, no type.

February was flipping ridiculous. I’m so glad to be done with it. First month without the honeyman and working about 50 hours a week was a bad combination, I think. Let’s see…

  • I’ve had three cold sores in the last month. I had gone YEARS without one beforehand.
  • I seem to have developed a lovely predisposition to heartburn.
  • Sleep kind of sucks. I can fall asleep, because I’m tired, but it wasn’t really restful.
  • Apparently my body physically doesn’t handle stress or overwork as well without the honeyman. My body is a jerk.
  • This has been my default setting:

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  • I haven’t been reading much. I only read 4 books last month. This is partly a time thing – I was barely actually taking my lunches at work, and even then I didn’t feel like reading anything lengthy, so I read a bunch of comics this month. They suck me in, but in small intervals and yeah… they’ve just worked out better for me lately. I immediately failed at the War and Peace readalong. I started and stopped some other books, and it’s hard for me to start a book right now and let myself get sucked into it completely.
  • Therefore, I’ve also been playing more video games. They’re AWESOME for distraction purposes. And running around in Borderlands 2 blowing shit up and whatnot is fun. I can focus completely on the game and not have anything else running through my head. And it’s noisy, so the house isn’t so damn quiet. Plus, I did want to finish some games while the honeyman is away, so you know… progress?
  • On the plus side – it’s March! One month down!
  • We have a new temp and he’s working out really well so far – fingers crossed that fifth time is the charm. My hours should be going back to normal soon too.
  • I’m looking forward to working out more in March. I think it’ll help with the stress levels enormously. And you know… I want to look all hella good when the honeyman gets back.
  • Oh yeah, it was my birthday on Friday. That was okay. I went out for dinner with my sister and friends, and then we all played a game and watched Cougar Town and hung out.
  • I’m going to try to read more this month, because not reading bums me out. And ideally you’ll see me around the internet more as well. My Bloglovin reader is ridiculous right now, but I’m slowly working through it.

And I think that’s all the updating I have in me right now. Things have been sad, but okay. I’m really looking forward to March – to more time not working, to catching up on all the things I love, and to hopefully some better weather because I am really sick of this horrible winter wasteland bullshit. If you’re reading this, thanks for not running away crying tears of boredom. You deserve a gold star.

How have you guys been??

~Sarah