What We’re Reading Wednesday, April 19th

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Happy Wednesday, book friends! I’m still feeling grumpy about the return of cold weather, but I can’t complain too much. You see, yesterday was a big day in our household. 

Back in August, my old car broke down in the middle of the Liberty Tunnel. It was kind of an ordeal, and we ultimately opted not to fix it because of the cost of repairs. We ordered a Chevy Bolt EV, and then, we waited. Yesterday, at long last, we were able to go pick it up from the dealership! 

We’ve been sharing one car for six months, which wasn’t too bad when we lived in the city, but is tougher to manage out in a rural area. It’s very first world problems, but I’m quite excited to be able to leave the house even when my husband is at work. 

Oh, and the new car has a very fancy bluetooth system which means audiobooks for days! My old car was a 2002 so it had a CD player and I could only listen to audiobooks by cranking up the volume and putting my phone in the cup holder. 

She looks white in the photo but she’s ice blue, I promise

Anyway, that’s enough in the personal life update department. I know you’re all really here for the bookish stuff, so let’s dig in. 

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Recent Reads

I haven’t finished any new books since last week. 

Current Reads

I’m a little over halfway into both of my current reads. 

Anti-Diet is proving to be really interesting. A lot of the beginning is familiar information to me now, but it digs a little deeper into some issues than other books I’ve read, which is nice. I’m looking forward to the more prescriptive chapters, which should be coming soon. 

I am mildly obsessed with Her Majesty’s Royal Coven. It’s just so good! But it is also stressful with all the portents of doom, and one character is just so clearly doing that thing I hate (causing a prophecy to come true by trying to prevent the prophecy from coming true, sigh). 

Up Next & On to You

I think I’ll be doing Women Without Kids or maybe What’s Eating Us* next for my morning nonfiction reading. As for fiction, I’ll likely go on to The London Seance Society once I finish HMRC. It’s rare that I have this much of a sense of what I want to read next, but so it goes. 

What about you, book friends? What have you been reading, and how is it treating you?


8 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, April 19th

    • It’s so nice if you can manage it! Andy’s work is now an hour and 20 minutes away, so I got worried about emergencies when he’s at work since it would take him a while to get home & even our closest friends & family are 45 minutes away!

  1. Oooo a shiny new car! My husband and I were recently talking about the Chevy Bolt and how that’d be an option whenever we decide to make the switch to electric. We love our Subaru, but it’s still treating us well and we plan to use it for a long while.

    • Yes, I love to drive my cars for as long as possible. But after my old one left me stranded in the middle of a tunnel, I was like… okay we’re done here my friend lol. I really like the Bolt so far but we’ve had it for less than a day.

    • Thank you! According to my husband’s research, we should be able to charge it from a standard outlet. It’ll just charge more slowly. So we’re going to see how that goes for a bit and install one if we wind up needing it.

  2. Congrats on the new ride! I have been patiently saving and waiting to purchase a new one myself. It helps that my hubs has a work vehicle, though, so I’m not having to share his truck so much.

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