What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 25th

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Happy Wednesday, book friends! I sort of expected time to slow down once the wedding was over, yet here we are at the end of May when I swear it was April 30th basically yesterday. Go figure! 

Last weekend, I was in Cincinnati for my little brother’s birthday/housewarming party. Hard to believe I’m old enough to have a little brother who just bought his first house. Though it was a quick visit, I still managed to poke in at my favorite hometown coffee shop, Coffee Emporium, where once upon a former life I used to read and work on grad school applications.

My logo stickers came in for the Little Free Library on Tuesday, which means she’s officially fully decorated! I also got little stickers for folks to take that have the Your Book Friend logo on them and my social media handles, so it’ll be fun to see if I find any new book friends that way. 

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Other than that, I’ve just been cranking it into gear for summer projects and fall semester prep at work. I’m taking an online course for professional development, which feels very weird after so many years post-MFA. My reading updates may soon be reduced to scholarly articles for the class, which is pretty reading heavy! 

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Recent Reads

I have finished zero books since last week’s update! I did decide to DNF The Emma Project because I just couldn’t settle into it after the offputting beginning. No shade on the book itself — it just didn’t work for me. 

Otherwise I’m still working through my current reads, so I’ll save the updates for that section. 

Current Reads

I’m over halfway through The F*ck It Diet, which is still equal parts fascinating, infuriating, and funny. The physical chapter seems to be the longest one, and I’m getting a bit antsy to move to emotional and mental. This is one of those books that will have me going “Actually, did you know…” for weeks because I’m just learning so much, which I love! 

Fiction-wise, I’ve started Lessons in Chemistry and I absolutely love the tone and style of this book! There’s a sharp wittiness to the narration, and I’ve laughed out loud a number of times while reading. It’s been engaging since the first page, and I can’t wait to see what happens next. If I’d had more down time over the weekend, I suspect I would have already finished it. 

Up Next & On to You

I just got a rolling cart where I’m plannin to relocate the TBR books which currently live in a stack in the floor of my home office. I’m excited to actually build said cart and spend some time organizing my TBR onto it, including some evaluation of whether I really want to read all of those books anymore or if some of them should find new homes via the Little Free Library. 

All that is to say, I don’t know what I’m going to read next just yet, but suspect I’ll have a better idea once I do that!

What about you, book friends? What have you been reading this week, and how is it going? Have you DNF’d anything lately, like I have? 

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4 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 25th

  1. You LFL looks beautiful fully decorated and I hope you get a lot of love shown your way as a result. I hope you find a great book to read next too. Thanks for sharing.

  2. You’re so busy! I love you LFL! It’s so darned cute. Lessons in Chemistry is such a wonderful book, I hope you keep enjoying it.

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