October Reading Wrap-Up: Employment, Manga, and Slumps

Books Bought:

  • Worn in New York by Emily Spivak
  • Lumberjanes Vol. 1-3 by* Noelle Stevenson, Grace Ellis, Brooke Allen, Shannon Watters, Carolyn Nowak, Faith Erin Hicks, Brittney Williams, Felicia Choo
  • The Power by Naomi Alderman
  • The Music Shop by Rachel Joyce (ARC)
  • Orange: The Complete Collection Vol. 2 by Ichigo Takano
  • The Family Next Door by Sally Hepworth (ARC)
  • The Language of Thorns by Leigh Bardugo
  • Boy, Snow, Bird by Helen Oyeyemi

*There are a lot of different contributors to the Lumberjanes series, so I listed the authors and illustrators in the order the appear; however across the three different volumes I purchased, each contributor has a different level of involvement (i.e.: some are guest illustrators, etc).

Books Read:

Throughout the month, I had a terrible time reading, for reasons I’ll soon delve into. This was partially due to outside factors, and also partially due to my own lack of motivation.

In early October, I accepted my first full-time job! However, this quickly meant I needed to refocus my reading habits; my reading (and writing) hours were drastically reduced, and often times I found myself crashing in bed at like 8pm.

A few times I tried to read during my lunch break, but the lunchroom was always too noisy and I felt rude reading a book sitting at a table surrounded by my fellow co-workers (whereas at Barnes and Noble, almost every read during their meal breaks). The few times I sat by myself in an empty room eating so I could read, my boss would always magically walk in and make me feel guilty for eating alone! (I’m not sure how she consistently knows where I am at all times it’s actually kind of freaky.)Read More »