Hello, booklings. This week has been all over the place. I moved out of my apartment (which was stressful and all kinds of emotional), stayed with a generous friend for a few days, and I’m now visiting my family for some much-needed time with my sister, who is just getting home from a college summer program. I’m not really sure what’s next; the sheer number of options is exciting, but the lack of stability is also terrifying and overwhelming. Guysss, life decisions are hard.
All the packing, moving, cleaning, and bouncing around I did this week left very little time for reading. I’m still only 70 pages into The Wake by Paul Kingsnorth. It probably wasn’t the best choice of book to read during such a busy time, as the Old English-inspired dialect requires a level of focus and concentration that I haven’t been able muster. Hopefully this week will be a little calmer! (Alas, I’m not officially participating in Bout of Books.)
I did, however finish Annihilation by Jeff VanderMeer on audio, which I really enjoyed. I’m currently following it up with the second book in the series, Authority (also on audio), which is… not really doing it for me. It’s not interesting enough to hold my attention, so my mind wanders and I miss things, resulting in an even greater loss of interest. It’s a vicious cycle. If you’ve read the series, tell me: Should I keep going?
What are you reading this week?