The State of the Reader: 6/16/21

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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.

Purchased: 1


Books Finished: 0


Currently Reading

Title: Black Helicopters
Series Title: Tinfoil Dossier
Author: Caitlín R. Kiernan
Date Added: April 19, 2021
Date Started: May 31, 2021

Cover of Black Helicopters by Caitlín R. Kiernan (Tinfoil Dossier #2)Media: eBook/Kindle
Progress: 50%

I’m not as into this one as I was the first one.  It jumps around a bit more than Agents of Dreamland, which only had two viewpoints.  While I get the stakes are upped and we’re seeing the expansion of what happened in the first novel, it can be a bit hard to keep up with…or maybe it’s just me.

Title: Psychology and Alchemy
Series: Jung’s Collected Works
Author: C. G. Jung
Date Added: July 20, 2019
Date Started: April 9, 2021

Cover of Psychology and Alchemy by C. G. JungMedia: Paperback
Progress: 7%

Another two weeks another percent.  Jung truly was ahead of his time in a lot of ways.  Some of the things he says are the exact same things my therapist attempts to impress upon me.  “Love makes a man better, hate makes him worse–even when the man is oneself.”  Gendered language aside, this is almost word for word.  I’m not supposed to refer to myself as “trash/garbage” anymore…no not even jokingly *sigh*  Self-deprecating humor is one of my major go-tos, so I’ll have to get more creative I suppose.

Title: The Oedipus Trilogy
Series: The Theban Plays
Author: Sophocles
Date Added: July 25, 2020
Date Started: March 18, 2021

Cover of The Oedipus Trilogy by Sophocles

Media: Paperback
Progress: 30%

I’m just going to fucking say it.  It’s hilarious and wild to drink wine beneath my Sephiroth blanket while reading Oedipus lol.  I didn’t choose the meta life, it blah blah blah.  Anyway, I SWEAR I read more than just the amount of one percent in these past two weeks.  Like I remember reading at least two or three more pages, but according to what I had last update, it’s only one??  Maybe I took the pages down wrong last time *shrug*

Title: A Sky Beyond the Storm
Series: An Ember in the Ashes
Author: Sabaa Tahir
Date Added: November 1, 2020
Date Started: March 17, 2021

Cover of A Sky Beyond the Storm by Sabaa TahirMedia: Hardback
Progress: 34%

Made some progress with this one at least.


I want to make a list of all the stuff that’s stressing me out (house hunting, lease renewal, potentially returning to an office setting, my fucked up health, etc.) in the hopes I can think of things to alleviate some of the associated anxiety.  I tend to work better when I’m at least making an effort to fix things.

I’m getting my second Pfizer this Friday.  My husband got his today.  He hasn’t reported any problems as of yet, but I suppose we’ll see.


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14 thoughts on “The State of the Reader: 6/16/21

  1. Pingback: The State of the Reader: 6/2/21 | The Shameful Narcissist Speaks

  2. I feel your stress. I feel stressed all the fucking time now. I told myself that I would spend one evening after work every week just reading for fun. Then there was the hell week at work where I put off all schoolwork until the weekend and this week is midterms. I might finish Pet Sematary one day. D:

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      • I finished my midterm project and exam yesterday so I am giving myself literally one night after work to just read as a reward. There is literally so much to do and so little time. I’ve really begun feeling like working is a waste of one’s life. I should be traveling my way across the world, even without much money. Work when I need cash and move on. It’s fanciful thinking but it sounds more glorious every day.
        But yes, if I’m at home, I just want to rest. I don’t want to clean my house or do anymore adult stuff.

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        • School really, really burns you out especially when you also have to be an adult like all the time, which SUCKS. Dude…it honestly is and one of the reasons I want to take down capitalism. It’s complete bullshit. And it’s not even that I don’t want to work; I just don’t want to work as much. Like I get so irritated when I’m at my peak concentration around 11 in the morning (after caffeine), but I’m in the midst of work and can’t do any of my creative stuff. I am at least happy to see the young people are realizing that the whole idea of working until drop isn’t normal; it’s just some arbitrary bullshit people were taught to do. *sigh* I say we let them overthrow the system. I’m way too tired for this shit.

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