Checking in

I thought I’d do a quick update. I’ve been lost in a rabbit hole of The West Wing, The Sims 4 (now that it’s been released on Mac), and BDSM erotica since reading Tiffany Reisz’s Original Sinner series and trying to find out if she’s more the norm or E.L. James is. It’s for science…really. Really kinky science. More about my findings later.

What I just finished reading:
No Land’s Man by Aasif Mandvi (audiobook) – This was a pretty short audiobook which was good. He kept it concise. I love Aasif on The Daily Show and as much as I would have liked to hear more about what it’s like to work there and to come up with material, I understand (although if he and the other correspondents want to write that book, I’m in).

The Underground Girls of Kabul by Jenny Norberg (audiobook) – A fairly long audiobook, it took me quite a bit of time to finish it since I was only listening in the car when I took my oldest to and from school so it was slow going. Then I got the aforementioned Sims 4 and knocked it out. I really was intrigued by the idea of girls who dress as boys for a variety of reasons. I think Norbert did a great job giving a voice to the people she encountered.

What I’m reading:
The Barefoot Queen by Ildefonso Falcones (ebook) – The Barefoot Queen is a translated book for the #readharder challenge. I don’t know much about this era in history so I’m soaking it in. I’ll probably do my usual research while I read. Does anyone know any good book recommendations for Spain in the 1700’s regarding the Roma people?
Brown Girl Dreaming by Jacqueline Woodson (print, library) – I don’t have a lot of experience reading poetry, but I thought I’d give it a try since it’s won so many awards and has had the bookternet buzzing. I haven’t actually started it yet, but I plan to this afternoon.

What are you reading right now? What have you read recently? Anything for kinky science?

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