There’s something to be said for tuning out the world and just reading for a little while. Also eating dinner (my slow cooker chicken and dumplings, which turned out fantastic). But I’ve done away with a good deal of the stress I was feeling during the last update. I was able to successfully give Stella her first insulin shot, so I’m pretty pleased about that.

But since I know you’re here about books, and not my cat, I’ll talk about that instead.*

I’m about one-third of the way through Bad Feminist, and it is SO GOOD. I had a feeling I’d like it, since I’ve read a few of Gay’s essays previously and liked them, and I adore her Twitter feed (seriously, if you’re on Twitter and not following her, you should be. She’s so smart. Things are a little different than normal this week because she’s been in the hospital recovering from a nasty ankle break, but she still rocks. Also, she live tweets The Barefoot Contessa, which is awesome). Anyway, there have been many places where I’ve had to grab my pen and underline points that have resonated with me.

I’m going to take a little break from Bad Feminist, though, to drop into another book- probably Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King. I want to savor Bad Feminist, and the readathon, while lovely, doesn’t really give me that opportunity.

Here are my stats for the last seven(!) hours.

Currently reading: Bad Feminist by Roxane Gay; Please Ignore Vera Dietz by A.S. King
Books completed: The Fifth Child by Doris Lessing
Pages read last seven hours: 72
Total pages read: 241
Minutes read last four hours: 78
Total minutes read: 223
Pages per minute: 1.08

*If you ARE interested in my cat, there are some pictures of her on my Twitter feed. She’s the black kitty.