Weekly Wrap-Up: Nov 2 – 8, 2020

Happy Monday, Boozie Readers!

Just your weekly reminder that all lives can’t matter until black lives do.

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Minda’s Update

What Minda is reading now: 

  • A Memory Called Empire by Arkady Martine – Mahit Dzmare, the ambassador from Lsel Station to the Teixcalaanli Empire, investigates the death of her predecessor and the instabilities that underpin that society. Reading for book club. 
  • Bat 6 by Virginia Euwer Wolff – In small town post-WWII Oregon, twenty one 6th grade girls recount the story of an annual softball game, during which one girls bigotry surfaces. I remember reading (and loving) this when I was a kid. Counts as the shortest on my shelf for the Clear Your Shit readathon after I picked it up from a Little Free Library a few months ago.

What Minda finished:

  • If We Were Villains by M.L. Rio (audio) – After 10 years in jail for a murder he may or may not have committed, Oliver Marks is retelling the story he’s kept secret—what actually happened around the murder in question. I enjoyed this book so much! It exceeded expectations. Looking forward to writing the review for this one.

Ginny’s Update

I gotta stop signing up for things.. And by that, I mean I have so many fun opportunities. I only finished one book this week, but it was a good week.

What Ginny Finished:

  • The Shadow Between Us by Tricia Levenseller: Well, I already wrote a review for this during my celebratory evening. But ultimately, I have never been so invested in someone who has been such a shitty human being. This book is a ton of fun.

What Ginny is Currently Reading:

Nothing. I picked up two books and immediately realized I didn’t want to read them, and just haven’t picked up a new thing.

Sam’s Update

I replaced reading time with obsessively watching the election results as they came in… I don’t think I slept more than 4 hours each night… I did finish an audio though!!

What Sam is Currently Reading:

  • Lightbringer by Claire Legrand: I CANT BELIEVE THIS EXISTSSSSS
  • Lobizona by Romina Garber: This is an Argentine fantasy story and seriously how could I not pick it up? Manu is living illegally in Miami after her pregnant mother fled Argentina to escape her father. Every month during her “lunar cycle” she seems to change a bit, her senses become sharper, her ears get a bit pointier, and most of all she has these eyes that are cray cray. When her life is turned upside down, she has to figure out where to go and who to trust. I’m about 15% in and loving the Argentine accent the narrator has and my home dialect being spoken. It’s fab.

What Sam Finished:

  • Crown of Feathers by Nicki Pau Preto: This is a YA story about a girl named Veronica, who has to pretend to be a boy so she can be a phoenix rider. I’m like 40% through and I’m still waiting for it to “start.”

Until next time, we remain forever drunkenly yours,

— Sam, Ginny, and Minda

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