I saw this meme over on Dancing Books and decided to do it too since I do quarterly reading wrap-ups instead of monthly ones. What’s on Your Nightstand is a monthly meme hosted by 5 Minutes for Books that summarizes what you’ve read for the month, what you’re currently reading, and what you plan to read next. It’s basically a wrap-up, though not as detailed depending on how you structure your reading wrap-ups. The meme is held the fourth Tuesday of every month. (I assume that means the last Tuesday of a month that has 5 Tuesdays.)
For my posts, I won’t say exactly what’s on my nightstand because my make-shift nightstand is crowded with books I need to write reflections for on here. I’ll follow the prompt but will only include what I read this month and what I plan to read, which is tentative because I hardly ever read what I say I will. I’ll also include articles I read or plan on reading, as well as podcasts I’ve listened to. Let’s get to it.
What I read:
Books, comics, mangas
Soledad by Angie Cruz
Lady Mechanika, Vol. 1: The Mystery of the Mechanical Corpse by Joe Benítez
The Last Days of Magic by Mark Tompkins
Caligula by Suetonius
Eon by Alison Goodman
Rasputin, Vol. 1: The Road to the Winter Palace by Alex Grecian, illus. by Riley Rossmo
Fullmetal Alchemist, Vol. 7-9 by Hiromu Arakawa
Documenting Los Angeles’s Near-Invisible Workers (theatlantic.com)
Social Media and the Lack of Consent (thephilosophicalsalon.com)
Renting hell in New York City: how my hoader landlady ruined my life (theguardian.com)
The Saturday Rumpus Interview: Vivian Lee (therumpus.net)
My Job Search (thepointmag.com)
The Habits of a Master — Paulo Coelho, Author of The Alchemist (fourhourworkweek.com)
What I plan to read:
I went to the library and borrowed these, so I’d like to read them before the due date.
The Arrival by Shaun Tan
Jane, the Fox, & Me by Fanny Britt, illus. by Isabelle Arsenault
Lizard Radio by Pat Schmatz
Murder on the Orient Express by Agatha Christie
I’d also like to read these articles. The first one I read either last year or the year before that but I’d like to reread it.
Harvard’s Eugenics Era (harvardmagazine.com)
And that’s it.
This reminds me of my quarterly wrap-ups. I guess I structured this too closely to them. I’ll play around with the structure for next month. I don’t want to discuss the same things in the same way all the time.