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December: The Last Scrabble for Reading Stats

How's your reading for the year coming? I hope well, because tomorrow is December and the holiday rush means THERE'S NO TIME, PEOPLE.

nobody got time for anything

Hahaha jk stats don't mean anything just enjoy what you're reading. 

I feel like this year, I've focused a lot on non-fiction and graphic novels/comics, and I'm extremely happy about that choice. I'd never read any Sandman before this year! It was out of my life! The sheer insanity of that. Although, if I'd read it when I was a teenager, I probably would've been horrified by discussions of sex, drugs, lesbians, etc, so maybe this is coming at just the right time. 

True to form, I'm in the middle of a bunch of books. Right now we've got:

Same-Sex Dynamics Among Nineteenth Century Americans: A Mormon Example. DON'T JUDGE ME.

these gifs were legit right after each other
in my gif folder and I never noticed before
and this is my favorite thing of today

Muhammad: A Prophet for Our Time.This is for church book group and it's the easiest Karen Armstrong I've ever read.

Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. Should probably finish this. It's not like it's long or anything. But I keep thinking he's going to crash his car while on his 70 million drugs, even though I know he survived to write the book I'm reading. It just doesn't seem humanly possible.

The Scorch Trials. Yes, I am reading more of the Maze Runner series. And you know what NO REGRETS.

The Creation of Patriarchy. WILL I FINISH THIS BEFORE 2016 probably not who knows.

I also have put down for a while but should pick up again: Twice Upon a Time, Sapiens, Eden's Outcasts: The Story of Louisa May Alcott and Her Father, The Apparitional Lesbian: Female Homosexuality and Modern Culture, Drood, Martin Chuzzlewit.

I'm obviously not going to finish all of these in December, but I have hopes for appx three. MAYBE MORE but everyone knows that the closer and closer we get to Christmas, the less and less time there is in the day, then it's a mad dash through the holidays to New Year's and then BOOM! 2016. Which I'm pretty sure is gonna be great, but we shall see.


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