It’s that time of the week again where we ask the lovely blog owner: WHATCHA READIN’? In this weekly segment, I give a brief glimpse into the books that are currently occupying my spare time, as well as a little recap of the past seven days, overall.
So, Amber, whatcha readin’?
Seems that I’m in a pattern of posting these once every two or so weeks, haha. I’ve started going to Barre classes after work on Tuesday (and Thursday!) nights, which has been sorely cutting into my WRW time. However, I haven’t made too too much progress this week in terms of reading due to the sheer volume of things I had to get done in my personal and work life all last week. I swear, I’m treating myself to the most decadent shots once this brand work finally launches. My ass has been busted to hell and back with this. BUT AT LEAST I’M READING A LITTLE BIT RIGHT. RIGHT?
This was my latest tub-time book that eventually turned into “the other book I’m reading is dense as hell so here’s something a little lighter for me to read on my commute through the Metro.” Sandy Hall’s A Little Something Different is exactly what it says on the tin: it tells the love story of two young college students from the perspectives of the people — and squirrels — around them. Don’t let the sheer volume of differing perspectives alarm you — this book flows well and is a quick read. I had put it down for about two/three weeks while I worked on other books, but was able to quickly pick it back up and finish it in about two shots. Expect a review of this to go up sometime this weekend!
And this is the aforementioned “dense as hell” book that I needed A Little Something Different to water down. The Radium Girls is a non-fiction account of the medical horrors that befell hundreds of women radium workers in the early 20th century and the struggles they faced to get legitimate treatment — if they even lived to tell the tale. Not only is this book dense as previously mentioned, but it is heavy as hell; another person dies essentially every other page, which only highlights how rampant radium-induced poisoning was in the workplace. Honestly, I get more and more pissed off at the blatant misogyny and pursuit of the dollar with each page — but that’s the marxist feminist in me pissed off at the world in general.