The State of the Reader: 3/25/20

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A biweekly post updated every other Wednesday detailing my current reading projects and what new titles I’ve added to my to-read list.  Title links go to Goodreads, and if you have an account there feel free to friend me!  I’d love to see what you’re reading and/or planning to read.

Books Finished: 1

Title: Desdemona and the Deep
Series Title: Dark Breakers
Author: C. S. E. Cooney
Date Added: July 24, 2019
Date Started: March 5, 2020

Cover of Desdemona and the Deep by C. S. E. CooneyMedia: eBook/Kindle

This has the lowest rating out of all of the books in the trilogy, but I enjoyed it.  I think I might know why people didn’t, but I thought the overriding message paired well with the delectable writing style is enough for four stars.  What amuses me is I saw a video about Phossy Jaw the other day.  It’s an actual thing, and it’s just as horrible as Cooney describes in her book.  So yeah, this novel was a really good castigation of shitty capitalists/capitalism as well as portraying a spoiled rich girl who isn’t to the core.  Also queer and trans representation, though I’d want an actual trans person to decide on if the latter is decent.  Not my lane, loves.


Currently Reading

Title: The Valley of Amazement
Author: Amy Tan
Date Added: April 24, 2014
Date Started: March 1, 2020

Cover of The Valley of Amazement by Amy TanMedia: Hardback – Library
Progress: 10%

I’m starting to get into this now that I have more time to read it.  Instead of starting a new Kindle, I’m reading this at lunch.  I want to keep going, but I only have so long.  At the very least I get to read a bit of it every day, and I have two (I think?) renewals left.

Title: Dracula
Author: Bram Stoker
Date Added: May 16, 2015
Date Started: February 13, 2020

Cover of DraculaMedia: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 20%

I just realized that I’m watching Castlevania at the same time I reading this lol (I’m on the 3rd season if you’re wondering), so it’s vampires all the way down.  I finished the first set of Jonathan Harker’s letters and I’m on Mina’s .  Wtf is up with the asylum doctor?  I’m sure it will all tie in, and it’s keeping me curious.

Title: Archangel’s Kiss
Series Title: Guild Hunter
Author: Nalini Singh
Date Added: December 27, 2018
Date Started: January 15, 2020

Cover of Archangel's Kiss by Nalini Singh (Guild Hunter #2)Media: Physical
Progress: 63%

*deep breath*  So I got to a line that made me sit and think about my whole life for a minute.  I can’t even tell you what it is here because it cut too deep and that wound is really raw.  It basically summed up everything I feel and believe and you can’t just get smacked in the face by something like that.  I mean Northern Lights has these random kicks in the stomach then face that I forget about, but it’s obviously stuff I’ve thought about; Singh fucking clotheslined me with a truth lurking in my unconscious that I never put into words, and a girl needs some time to process that.


I took an angry nap after work today because I was so goddamn frustrated.  Woke up to find out I’d been placed in Facebook jail for a comment I made over a month ago on a post about some old white dude looking at a teenager’s ass.  When her mom rightly confronted him on it, he said, “Dress like a whore, get looked at like a whore.”  On the post I said “Men are fucking gross,” and that my friends is what got me a 24 hour ban.  This is the second time this has happened.  Before I said “Men are trash.”  Apparently Nazis, racists, sexists, rapists, transphobes, and people of their ilk threatening others isn’t enough for a ban, but me expressing outrage about the most privileged group being gross is.  Mkay.  And no the two not fucking equivalent, don’t even try to @ me about that.  

I hope you’re all staying safe while still getting into necessary trouble.  I’d like to say I’m going to start doing cardio and weight training, but I’m probably just going to continue sitting on my ass and eating chocolate like the trash empress I am.  When shit really goes to fuck, eat me first if you can’t catch any billionaires.


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5 thoughts on “The State of the Reader: 3/25/20

  1. Pingback: The State of the Reader: 3/11/20 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. #EatTheRich and never the badass TSN!! Stay safe over there. The world actually went to hell and I just dunno what to think anymore, haha.

    Also another obligatory sentence stating how much I despise Facebook. Carry on!

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  3. “Like the trash empress I am” OMG! lol That gave me a good laugh, so thank you for that.
    Ugh, I hate scummy guys like the ones you mentioned on FB, and also the “boys will be boys” mentality of society mostly overlooking it. Good for you speaking up and calling that bullshit out. ❤

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    • LOL I have to admit, I’m a fan of self-deprecating humor so long as it’s not harmful.

      I don’t care if Zuck bans me; I’m going to call stuff out. I usually will say stuff like m*n to avoid it, but what got me was, one, it was over a month old, and two, my hubs said the SAME thing and nothing happened, and three, my other female friend said the same thing and boom, insta-ban. RAGE.

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