Weekly Wrap Up – July 24

This past week has been completely insane. I’m writing this Saturday afternoon (ugh, I didn’t realize how late it was already), in the first real moment I’ve had to sit and do anything. Monday, I worked ten hours; Tuesday, my relatives arrived from Jerusalem; Wednesday and Thursday, I worked ten-hour days; and on Friday, I spent thirteen hours at Disneyland. In 100-degree heat (aka HELL). Tonight (Saturday), I’m supposed to go to a birthday party at a bar, but I honestly don’t feel like doing anything ever again, so I’m not sure it’ll happen. Also, have I mentioned that my final project for my current class is due tomorrow? If you never hear from me again, at least you’ll know why. Okay, I’m done being melodramatic, let’s get into the reading!

Honestly, I’m surprised I managed to read anything at all this week. But I was actually able to finish two: a physical book and an audiobook (thank you long commute! – not really). The first book I read this week was Dave Egger’s The Circle. Basically, I picked up this book because Emma Watson, Tom Hanks, and John Boyega are starring in the film adaptation later this year. I was cleaning my room last week and found it under my bed, so I started it. Because nothing makes me want to read more than having other things to do. It was so much better than I was expecting, and it kind of terrified me. It was like a modern 1984. And it kind of made me want to eschew all technology. I’ll have a full review up soon (hopefully this week sometime), but I highly recommend it! Can’t wait for the movie!

This week, I also listened to the entirety of Why Not Me? by Mindy Kaling. I really enjoyed it! In my mind, it’s kind of grouped together with Tina Fey and Amy Poehler’s books, and I’ve learned that audiobooks are kind of the way to go with these. I really enjoyed listening to it – Mindy’s voice makes it so much better. I also enjoyed this one more than her first book, which I read most of back in 2011(-ish), and still need to return to. Why Not Me? was a solid read, and I definitely laughed out loud a lot, which I desperately needed this past week. If you like Mindy, I think it’s a must-read.

I haven’t had time to start reading anything new, but I might try to force myself to get through a few of the intimidating books I’m “currently reading” (on Goodreads) – Moby Dick A Game of ThronesThe Fellowship of the Ring, and Walden & Other Writings (I’ve read Walden, just not any of the other things in this copy of the book). I also have a few ARCs/review copies to get to, so I should probably do that. Actually, I need to read The Last Days of Night by Graham Moore, because it comes out mid-August and I need to do a review. Alright, I’m gonna go start it right now. And then I’ll do my homework. I need coffee…

I hope you’re all having a great weekend! What is your current read?

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