Happy April Fool’s Day, everyone! My employer actually nearly got me earlier today. Most of us were already homebased before all this and earlier today all homebased employees received a mass e-mail from the head office informing us that we’ll now be required to wear uniforms- that we have to pay for ourselves.
I was furious for all of 15 seconds till I remembered what day it was and saw that the e-mail address to send our payments to was @aprilfirst.com. The easiest way to upset someone who works from home is to tell them they can no longer wear pajamas all day. 😀
On a less tricksy note, it’s Wednesday so that means it’s time for WWW Wednesday!
WWW Wednesday is a weekly book tag hosted by Taking on a World of Words that is all about what we’re currently reading.
Disclaimer: I tend to read a lot of books at once across ebooks, physical books, and audiobooks. It helps me battle reading fatigue and slumps because I always have various different formats and genres to choose from to suit my mood. However, I realize reading a bunch of books at once isn’t for everyone so if my first “W” sends you screaming for the hills I totally understand.
Homegoing has been a beautifully written story so far, even if it has been a bit rough going given the subject matter. That’s why I ended up picking up I See You last week because sometimes you need to just zone out with a basic suspense novel.
I started A Thousand Moons last night and was excited to have been sent it as an ARC for review even though I hadn’t read the previous novel. I can’t say I’m super thrilled about a white European dude writing from the point of view of a young native woman, but so far it hasn’t been too offensive.
The New Voices of Science Fiction and Dragon’s Egg are ones I’ve been reading for awhile. I’m nearly finished with the former and am hoping to read more of the latter this weekend. Even though I was enjoying it, Dragon’s Egg is an intense read and lately I’ve been needing my non-review reading to be lighter.
I went up and down with After She Wrote Him and was starting to worry I would end up not liking the book. That is until I reached about the last third of it. Whoooo boy, did that last third blow me away. It was definitely worth sticking with the book. Review coming next week!
The Sun Down Motel was a delicious blend of mystery and paranormal with so many seriously awesome women coming together as the result of some pretty heinous situations. I enjoyed every second of it.
I’ll be starting A Song Below Water next week and am stoked to be reading a book about POC that also happen to be mystical beings.
Okay, I know I keep saying I’m going to be reading An Orchestra of Minorities next but hear me out. I’m am absolute fiend when it comes to my library’s audiobook collection and always have at least one checked out at any given time. I also always have about 10 on hold, staggered so that they become available a week or two apart.
Well, ever since y’all got stuck at home you’ve apparently been reading up a storm. All my library audiobooks have become available at the same time. ALL. OF. THEM. I’m marathon listening over here and my phone is probably going to utterly burn out at this rate.
Recently I discussed The Rory Gilmore Reading Challenge and the books on it I’m interested in reading. The Portable Dorothy Parker was one of them and sure enough, within hours of requesting the audiobook from my library it became available.
Invisible Women is a fascinating read that I started earlier this year but was unable to finish before my library hold was up. I’ve gotten it back and am hoping to finish it soon because it has been really engaging so far.
Have you read any of these or have plans to? What made it to your WWW this week? Let me know in the comments!