Starting to think about what I want to read *next* year. Not in a "plan out all my books" kind of way like I did a few years ago, just sort of "what are some things I think are really valuable/important to read and that I'll feel good about reading?"

It's fun. :)

@lapis Also I'm sure the fact that I read them recently is relevant and it's hard to remember when things I read before that were published, but Horrorstรถr also stands out as a favorite.

It's about the dehumanizing, soul-crushing horror of working retail in late stage capitalism but also how that system is just where we live, not what defines us. It helped me look past the bullshit of my own job and recognize the human connections and responsibility to care for each other in this hellscape.

@lapis The Wicked and the Divine

Really anything Kieron Gillen writes seems to be right in the center of my interests, but WicDiv is still my favorite.

I like the way it explores music, mythology, faith, fandom, and religion as facets of the same thing and the ways those can be both uplifting and harmful depending on how they're utilized.

Also the art is fantastic and the characters are a lot of fun.

I'm stumped and not having any luck looking online so I'm turning to you for this :

My will not remember this house's wifi password. Every other device I own remembers the wifi perfectly fine, and it was not a problem with previous password-protected wifi spots I saved.

Soft reset/"repair" has been tried, multiple times.

Kobo Aura H20

So what if I wanted to get into the idea of without getting on Instagram? Like on here or on Pixelfed. What hashtag(s) would you use?

Got some :

Think back over this decade. What have been your favorite books published this decade?*

Why? What makes them your favorites? Tell me about them.

* If it's a book in translation, it just needed to come out in English this decade.

Comic tangent / request, marvel civil war 

Comic tangent / request 

Huh. So after adding all those comics I actually only have 9 more books to hit my goal. So *maybe* I will actually make it. Especially since a few of those things I really want to read are comics and a few more are things I'm almost finished with anyway. But not gonna stress over it. Gonna read to enjoy it, not because I "have" to.

Weekend of reading! And other things, but I do want to get a lot of reading done.

I don't *think* I'm actually going to meet my 50 book goal for the year, and rather than read a bunch of short things to finish it I'm going to focus on the things I really want to read.

Also updating my reading list to include comics I read that have since been collected into volumes. Because, you know. That counts.

Also it's a low-energy reading-adjacent thing I can do tired.

I've mostly been reading comics lately because holiday-time retail work does not leave brainspace for wordiness.

But hey, comics! I love comics!

"Nomen Omen" caught my attention. It's 2 issues in and I have no idea what's going on. I have trouble following non-linear narratives and might have to drop it, but it seems interesting and worth a try if you like kind of kooky witchy fantasy like I do and jumping around in a story isn't a problem for you.

Started a new horror comic, "The Dollhouse Family" by Mike Carey.

Just the first issue so far, but it seems good! I think I'm gonna like it.

YAMG Bookclub - December 

This is one of my favorite contemporary artists who's work focuses on pre-colonized mesoamerica, traditions and spirituality, theyre having a sale rn:

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Ethical, easy-to-use and privacy-conscious alternatives

For facebook, twitter, gmail, yahoo, youtube, instagram, google play, google docs/calendar/maps, amazon books/kindle, ms windows, ms office, office, steam, minecraft, patreon, internet(!), grooveshark...
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@lapis Yeah, I probably don't actually have to be concerned. I last charged it 2 weeks ago, use it fairly regularly and it's still at about 60%. It's not a rational thought.

There is the possibility it might *break* and then I'd be out of luck, but I'm reasonably careful with it.

Worth nothing I also used to hide my cheap paperbacks under my seat when we left the car as a kid in case someone passed and was like "Score! Just want I wanted to read! *Yoink*" My nothing-to-read fear goes way back.

Riverdale S3:E5 

I got an ereader for my birthday a few months ago and it's *great* and I love that when I go somewhere I can have *many* books in a tiny light thing so really there's no need to pack paper books.

Except.

What if I'm somewhere I can't use it for some reason? ๐Ÿ˜ฑ Or, like, all electricity everywhere stopped working? And I had no books!?!

So I still bring paper books everywhere. ๐Ÿ™„

I'm ridiculous and I'm ok with that.

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