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Weekly Wrap-Up (66)

Hey all, Dani here.

Welcome back to the blog. I don’t know how long this post is going to be, because I’m sort of writing it in a hurry. I have a bunch of stuff that I need to do after work a few days a week now and I’m still scrambling to figure out my new life schedule.

I guess that sort of leads into the awesome news that I mentioned vaguely yesterday? Monday? My days are completely blurring together at this point. Anyway, I have accepted a position working with Colorworld Books, and I am now their Community Manager. Basically I get to spend my time covering all the social medias and talking about the books and the brand, which is stuff I pretty much already did, but now I’ll get paid to do that. It’s only part-time right now, but who knows. This is a sort-of work from home opportunity that I really need to consider. There is a lot to weigh on if we are in a good enough position for either Damian or I to walk away from our factory jobs. But still, I’m super excited to get to work for a company that I love. So yay.

Watches: Well, we’ve watched a few things over the last week, like finishing the eleventh season of “The Big Bang Theory,” which means we only have one season left. We also did a binge re-watch of “LARPs: the Series” seasons one and two, and honestly that is an amazing web series, and you should check it out if you haven’t because it is a beautifully crafted geek show. And then we finally jumped back into our “Doctor Who” watch and finished season ten, so we’ve finished with Peter Capaldi’s run as the Doctor and it is time to introduce Damian to Jodie Whittaker as the Thirteenth Doctor.

Still playing Animal Crossing. I feel like I need to pick up another game for a bit, but then I think about how much other stuff I still need to do, so I just do a 20-30 minute chore list for my island.

What I’ve finished reading in the last week: Warriors & Weapons by Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler, Monsters & Creatures by Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler, Dungeons & Tombs by Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler, Wizards & Spells by Jim Zub with Stacy King and Andrew Wheeler, and All Systems Red by Martha Wells.

I am still currently reading Drums in Autumn. I’m having problems similar to what I had with the second book, where this one isn’t holding my interest as much as I would like. I’m hoping that will change soon enough, because I’m still not all that far into the massive tome, but we’ll see. I’m wondering if this is going to end up being a pattern of me loving the odd-numbered books and being just so-so with the even-numbered books. I don’t know. But I’ve also picked Shorefall back up and I’m hoping to power through it by the end of the month. It’s really interesting, and I’m reading it pretty quickly, so I don’t know why I kept hesitating on reading it before. And I’m also in the middle of reading a contemporary romance ARC I picked up on NetGalley that is an enemies-to-lovers geeky story, and so far I am really enjoying it.

As for what I’m hoping to read next…well there’s a lot of options. But I’m also heading into the final weekend of the month, so it would be nice to choose books that I’ll be able to finish in time for the monthly wrap-up. Especially since next month is a themed TBR and I’d love to start my month off ready to jump into my reading and blogging plans. So I’m thinking this fantasy novella and this geeky zombie convention story should make for a great end-of-month wrap-up. We’ll see.

Oh, I’m also thinking about binge-reading the entire Akame Ga Kill manga series this weekend. Because a few of the voice actresses from the anime are going to be on the next Colorworld Live, which is June 4, and I’ve already watched the entire anime series, but the manga apparently ends much differently, so I’m curious about that, and it would be nice to have it completed in time for the digital panels and such.

All right, that is all from me for today, but I’ll be back soon with more bookish content.

3 thoughts on “Weekly Wrap-Up (66)”

  1. I’m put off right away by that title “Girls Save the World in this one.” There’s definitely this very intense feminist agenda to push out men (from basically everything).
    I’d so much rather see a co-ed, diverse group of characters work together to save the world. A title like that has an undertone of “no more cis white men!” and I’m really not about it. Strong Wahmen is getting a little old. It’s also just patronizing. Why wouldn’t women be able to save the world? It has the veneer of empowerment, but it’s actually just insulting.

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    1. Compared to the countless books out there where female characters are just there to be eye candy and the male characters are the heroes who save the day, I think that it’s a fine story concept. And considering that I haven’t read the book I can’t really comment on what the overall grouping is going to be, but it does follow a group of female friends attending a convention together.

      We’ll agree to disagree on whether the trope/concept/theme is “getting old,” “patronizing”, or a “veneer of empowerment.”

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