Daily Archives: April 4, 2021

Reading Notes, 4/4/21

Currently Reading

I didn’t finish reading anything this week, mostly because I’ve been getting my April blogging legs under me. On schedule with Children of Dune and started The Phantom of the Opera.

Deal Me In

6♣️ – “My Body, Herself” by Carmen Maria Machado
This is the first story I’ve read by Carman Maria Machado (I believe) and I can understand why she’s so well regarded. Is this a story about a dead woman or a woman overcoming trauma (likely the trauma of rape)? Doesn’t matter, “My Body, Herself” works both ways. I have more of Machado on my mist and I’m looking forward to those stories too.

Reading Challenge Check-In

The Classics Club

Goal: 10 Books by 12/14/21
Progress: 3/10

✅ Read Two on a Tower by Thomas Hardy.

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Goal: Abstain from acquiring books; read at least 21 books from my shelves.
Progress: 1 pre-order and 3 free books; 3/21+

❌ I suck at sticking to books I already own… I will need to read two books from my own shelves per month for the rest of the year to reach a goal of 21 books. That is doable, but unlikely.

I Read Horror Year-Round

Goal: Read 6 books from 6 categories.
Progress: 1/6

⭕ No progress in March, but April is Spring into Horror!

Dune Read-through

Goal: Read Herbert’s 6 Dune books by October.
Progress: Finished Dune Messiah, on schedule for Children of Dune. ✅


Goal: Read at least 30% nonfiction.
Progress: Still at 33% but I don’t really have nay nonfiction in my April TBR. 😬

Short Stories

Goal: Deal Me In each week and Cather Reading Project each month.
Progress: On track with reading, though I didn’t put together any thoughts on March’s Cather story. ⭕