What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 3rd

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Happy Wednesday, book friends! The nonstop rainy weather continues here in PA, and it’s making me feel a bit on the sleepy and lazy side. I love a good rainy day, but even my Pisces soul could use some sunshine after this much rain. 

I’d like to say I’m using the rainy weather to get a ton of reading done, but… I’m in another Skyrim phase, so I’ve done a lot of roaming around the virtual world instead. I thought I’d about exhausted the available quests, but then I started finding a ton I hadn’t done, mainly because I was trying to be somewhat good-aligned in the game. Once I abandoned that, things got… interesting.

But I digress. This isn’t a Skyrim updates column, it’s a book column. So, let’s dig in to the reading updates from the past week, shall we? 

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Recent Reads

I wrapped up Games and Rituals: Stories, which was every bit as lovely as I expected it to be. My mini-review went up earlier this week, if you’re interested.

Current Reads

I picked up Sarah Penner’s The London Seance Society. The reviews for this one have been super mixed, and I definitely feel like I understand why. I’m enjoying the mystery and the intrigue, but the choice to have one POV in first person and the other in close third isn’t making much sense to me yet. It just feels a bit weird having to mentally shift gears every chapter or so. Still, I want to see where things are going, so onwards I read!

I am so close to finishing Anti-Diet, at last. I have learned a lot from this read but, like other anti diet culture books I’ve read, it doesn’t fully feel like it’s delivered on the promise of giving me actionable tips to break free from diet culture. Plenty of good reasons why one should want to do that and about why diets don’t work, but not so much in terms of how to swim against the stream, as the author puts it.

Up Next & On to You

I’ve got a good number of ARCs for June, and since it is rudely already May, I’ll definitely be digging into those here soon so I can get my reviews out at a reasonable time. Hopefully. 

What about you, book friends? Tell me all about what you’re reading and how you’re liking it!


2 thoughts on “What We’re Reading Wednesday, May 3rd

  1. The London Seance Society is on my TBR, so I will be watching for your review, Amanda. I just started The Seaside Library by Brenda Novak and so are, it is okay, but not blowing me away.

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