It’s time for a weekly check-in!
TW: medical stuff (nothing too negative!)
It was a pretty good week, though stressful at times! I had a doctor’s appointment last week (as some of you know, I’ve been having some chronic illness flare-ups and needed some labwork re-checks) and got mostly good news, though my thyroid levels were WAY off when they were fine just a few months ago, so that was really worrisome. Thankfully though, I got a thyroid ultrasound last week that went very smoothly and the results from that were fine! I’m hopefully getting tested for Hashimoto’s in a few weeks, because my doctor and I are both a little baffled by how much my levels changed in a short time, so I’m crossing my fingers to get some answers soon. With the medical stuff going on, I focused on a LOT of self-care last week and it was lovely to just spend so much time relaxing!
I read a LOT of graphic novels and manga over the past week! Unfortunately, I also had a few DNFs including one book that I REALLY thought I would love, but alas. Life is too short to read books we don’t enjoy, even if they’re super anticipated new releases!
- Beanstalker and Other Hilarious Scarytales // Kiersten White ❌DNF❌
- A Taste of Gold and Iron // Alexandra Rowland ❌DNF❌
- Spy x Family, Vol. 5-7 // Tatsuya Endo ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- One Cup at a Time // Matt Tarpley ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Sensory: Life on the Spectrum // Bex Ollerton & Schnumn ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- You Are Home // Catana Chetwynd ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
- Hollow // Shannon Watters ⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐
Like I mentioned in last week’s post, for now, I’m only going to list my top 3 “priority reads” each week instead of my whole current-reads shelf. These 3 below are all buddy reads that I started yesterday! I plan on finishing 2 of them today and I’m very excited about all of them so far. I’m buddy reading How to Be a Good Creature with Malli, Only Human with Misty, and Black Tide with Ashley!
📚 priority reads 📚
- How to Be a Good Creature: A Memoir in 13 Animals // Sy Montgomery → 39%
- Only Human // Sylvain Neuvel → 32%
- Black Tide // K.C. Jones → 45%
📚 total current reads: 14 📚
This week has been a week for old horror re-watches and more Schitt’s Creek! We’re a few episodes into s2 right now and I haven’t enjoyed it nearly as much as s1, but I’ve been told it picks back up soon, so I’m looking forward to that. Apparently the show is leaving Netflix at the end of September, so we’re trying to make sure we watch all 6 seasons before then! The notable horror re-watches were Sleepy Hollow, which I’ve watched every year since childhood and always adore, and Hostel, which I hadn’t seen in ages and it was SO much worse than I remembered, lol. The slur usage and treatment of women… gag.
What are you reading right now, or what did you recently finish? Is anything exciting happening in your life? Let me know in the comments!
— destiny ♥