Week #9: 2023.07

Update on 110 Reading Challenge

I am partaking in a reading challenge that my local library is doing. So far I have read 80 hours. Which means I read 6 hours this week. This week was very hard for me to sit down and read… Once again, I spent a lot of time just working on my website and not doing much else other than that. I would be lucky to be able to reach 90 hours next week!

Books I Finished

  • After the Rain (Volume 1) by Jun Mayuzuki I finished reading a volume of manga. I’ve watched the anime probably like four times, it’s just that good. This is my first time reading the manga and I’m pleasantly surprised just how faithful the anime was to the manga (so far) in terms of both plot and the art style!

Books I’m Currently Reading

  • Norton Anthology of American Literature (Shorter Version) 6th. Edition by Nina Baym I managed to finish reading a section on speeches made by some Indigenous people in the late 1700’s. The authenticity of such speeches come into question but at the same time, the questionable authenticity also reveals a lot about the times which is interesting.
  • The Dispossessed by Ursula K. Le Guin (again) I was behind last week’s reading but I made it to chapter 9. I have to finish the book by Monday which is… Ambitious, hah.
  • The Pen is the Wing of a Bird by Afghan Women Some of the stories are becoming to be a little too similar but each story is still such a good little experience.
  • Beloved by Toni Morrison Just yesterday was Toni Morrison’s birthday. I had a copy of this book lying around and I thought it was a good time to start reading it (or maybe not, because I have so many books still in progress, hah).

New Pages that were added this week

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