Bogged-Down by Books

bogged-down by booksI wish I could say that being bogged-down by books at the moment was the good kind. There is something beautiful about the freedom to read for fun and have piles to the ceiling of books you want to read.

But that is not my current fate.

I’m mainly bogged-down by books for research. Though I do have new “for-fun” books to show off this week!

Being in the throes of term paper writing doesn’t leave much time for non-research reading. However, I’m slowly working my way through MWF Seeking BFF while riding the bus and before I nod off at night.

Until the semester is over (only six more weeks!), I will build my summer TBR pile and share the treasures of book shopping!

As always, please share your week in books in the comments section!

Treasures of the Week

Ok — it’s really treasures acquired over the last couple of weeks. As I mentioned a couple weeks ago, I’m really trying to finish the 20 In Your 20s list. Four out of the six items pictured below are for that reading challenge. The other two are…well, find out below…

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From left to right (blurbs from Goodreads):

  1. The March 2016 Journal of the American Academy of Religion
    I’m a nerd….even when work and school are exhausting, it’s still enjoyable to curl up with a glass of wine and an academic article about religion.

2. An Untamed State by Roxanne Gay
“An Untamed State is a novel of privilege in the face of crushing poverty, and of the lawless anger that corrupt governments produce. It is the story of a willful woman attempting to find her way back to the person she once was, and of how redemption is found in the most unexpected of places. An Untamed State establishes Roxane Gay as a writer of prodigious, arresting talent.” 

3. The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
This book has been on my TBR list for YEARS, probably since the end of high school. It’s about time I read it, right?!

4. The Riddle of Solomon by D.J. Niko
Niko’s first book in the Sarah Weston Chronicles was a really fun read. It was always my intention to keep up with the series, but other books got in the way. I can’t wait to get back to the lady Indiana Jones!

5. Letters to a Young Contrarian by Christopher Hitchens
“In the book that he was born to write, provocateur and best-selling author Christopher Hitchens inspires future generations of radicals, gadflies, mavericks, rebels, angry young (wo)men, and dissidents. Who better to speak to that person who finds him or herself in a contrarian position than Hitchens, who has made a career of disagreeing in profound and entertaining ways. This book explores the entire range of “contrary positions”-from noble dissident to gratuitous pain in the butt.”

6. Howl by Allen Ginsburg
Jess from Gilmore Girls — need I say more? Ever since I first learned of Howl when Jess unfurled the book from his pants pocket it’s been on my TBR list. Once again, it’s about time!

This week in books!

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Posts of the week

  1. The Group by Mary McCarthy Review
  2. Ingredients of a Book Review — Writing Wednesday Series
  3. Spring Break Ends
  4. Spring Poem for a Puddle Day — Friday Findings Series
  5. Sandman’s Bridge of Books — Bookstores of the World Series

 

What did you read and/or write this week?
Did you accomplish something this week that makes you particularly happy?

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