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I got my weekly subscription arrival notification from the comic store and the only thing on it was issue 1 of a new Hawkeye series.

"Wow, really!? That's great, I've missed Kate so much! I hope Thompson's still writing it!"

*to the googles*

Oh, no. It's about the *other* Hawkeye and written by some random dude. Gross.

So, Marvel's dead to me now. Yay!

Happy January!!

Books I'm starting this month:

"On the Come Up" - Angie Thomas (for )

"The Communist Manifesto" - Karl Marx & Friedrich Engels (because I somehow haven't already)

(Question 2: 2020 book goals)

More book club books! Maybe I'll even finish more of them, but no pressure!

I want to read more diverse authors and more non-fiction. I'm aiming for 1 non-fiction book per month. Topics: social justice, communism/socialism, religion.

"Return of the Thief" comes out in August and I am sooooo excited. I don't pre-order things but I'm thinking about it.

One thing I want to add in 2020 is talking more about what I'm reading.


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I can get caught up in imaginary rules and used to feel weirdly guilty about starting a new book till I've finished the last ones. Realizing I can have a long current reading list and just *come back to things* made it a lot easier to keep reading and make it fun again.

My faves are mostly comics and I have way too much to say about them. I'll probably have to do a blog post in early 2020. :)

Top rec is"Die" by Kieron Gillen, though it's not an easy or straight-forward read.


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1) I liked most of what I read in 2019, though I didn't finish all of the things I meant to. I hit my goal of 50 books read but there's a *lot* of "currently reading" ones, including some I started in January.

Joining book clubs was a good idea, even when I couldn't finish the books. It introduced me to things I wouldn't have read otherwise that I really enjoyed, and cut past that "but I can't start this new book until I finish the last one!!" bullshit I have. New month, new book!


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1) How was your 2019 reading? Did you read the things you wanted to? Did you like the things you read? Anything in particular you would recommend or want to share from your reading?

2) Any reading goals or hopes for 2020? New things coming out that are already on your list? Topics you want to explore?

traumatic religious upbringing, non-book, jesus camp 

YAMG Bookclub - January 

I read a *lot* today. I had intended to do a bunch of other things too but wound up mostly too tired. Realized I haven't really had a day off in awhile, this is the first I've had where I haven't been too busy to rest.

I am actually going to finish my goal of 50 books read this year, looks like. That's cool. And that's without counting book-length zines/self-published things not on GR.

Next year I'm gonna track my own both to get further away from Amazon and to have more control/options.

Ttrpg promo, game release, Christmas mention, squirrels 

I don't celebrate Xmas and kind of enjoy *not* having the pressure of having to rush through a family visit that's also loaded down with a lot of religious baggage.

But I still call them to say Merry Christmas because, you know, it's important to them.

Partner and dad got into a political debate for half an hour while I had a nap.

Apparently my dad hung up and immediately went to tell mom we're communists. XD

Stay home, still get all the political family drama. Yay!

I don't really mind my job most of the time, but I do wish it left me with more energy to do other things when I'm not there.

There's books I want to write, books I want to *read*, games I want to play, at least 2 podcast ideas I'd love to try. But I have trouble finding time to edit the one I already have, so. :-/

Runaways (hulu) spoiler, stanning Alex Wilder, unfinished plotlines 

Runaways TV series, not actually spoiler but just in case 

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Hulu's adaptation of Runaways is very, very, very good.

That is all.

For now.

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. :)

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.

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.

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