I turn around, and it’s Sunday already. Which means, it’s Sunday update time! Linking up with the usual crew for the Sunday meme at Kimba’s book blog.
~ On the Blog ~
This week has been quite productive on the blog! I have published reviews for Children of the Different and The Radium Girls. I specifically urge you to read about The Radium Girls, if you haven’t yet. I feel very strongly about that post and its contents:
I’m also very happy about how my review turned out, cause it has reached the biggest popularity on Goodreads in my own personal history, so yay! You all probably remember that I’m doing an interview with the author soon as well.
~ Reading this week ~
Where is god when it hurts? During my visit to the library last week, I picked this up, because I’ve been struggling with pain issues myself, and it just caught my attention. I should mention, though, that I am not a Christian (although born and raised in a Christian-only country), and this book is quite clearly Christian. Nonetheless, I picked it up and found that it is approachable even if you’re not of the faith, and it.. well, is good. This book seems promising so far, it goes through the understanding of suffering and the misconceptions around it, and so far, I can say it has truly helped me.
The Fifth Season I’ve been reading since last week, but I haven’t got far yet. It’s very interesting though. Just haven’t had the time.
Baking Powder Wars has also been on the shelf since last week, and so far it’s pretty interesting, although it is the dry kind of non-fiction. Enjoyable, though.
Quackery is an ARC I picked up on NetGalley this week, and I’m loving it. It’s a very funny take on the ridiculous slash terrifying medicine they had before our day. If you’re into non-fiction at all, I must recommend this one! It’s formatted nicely, it’s divided into chapters that go over specific elements that people were extremely fond of, such as mercury. It’s got plenty of historical detail, like what remedies were the medicines (read: poisons) of choice of Napoleon, Lincoln and other well-known historical figures.
~ General rambling ~
Yesterday we had a loooooong day with friends. It was my first ever Dungeons&Dragons session! Unfortunately, I had pretty much zero spoons yesterday (read: pretty much physically incapacitated), so even sitting through the whole thing was incredibly hard. But I know that if I had been physically more present, it would have definitely been great fun! My character, by the way, is the coolest ever. Doesn’t eat, breathe or sleep and doesn’t die of old age, is also made of pure crystal. And apparently the villagers think I’m a god. How cool is that, eh. Do I have other nerdy friends who have ever played D&D?
How has your week been and what are you planning on reading next week?