April 2021 Wrap-Up

Ohhhhhh wow. Hot diggety. I’m posting a wrap-up in the first week of the new month. This may be one for the books.


april wrap up
It’s April 7th, babeeeeeeey
Ohhhhhh wow. Hot diggety. I’m posting a wrap-up in the first week of the new month. This may be one for the books.

Words read in January: 435,000
Words read in February: 230,000
Words read in March: 457,000

Drum Roll For April’s wordcount!

art history dog GIF by Art UK

Words read in April: 363,000
Okay, okay, oh my god, wow. That is SO MUCH better than I thought it was going to be.

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Favourite
If We Were Villains—Although Native Son bettered my brain matter, If We Were Villains wins out in terms of sheer enjoyment. It’s so gorgeously tense and fraught; Rio’s style is simple, effortless, effective; the characterization is so so so good I wanted to scream; it was so easy to lose myself in it and hungrily devour story until I came to the resolution. Rio does thus magical thing where even though you fucking know what’s going to happen, you cannot tear yourself away from the unfolding. Also, it’s a very approachable and flexible book if you’ve been a heavy YA reader and have found “adult” books to be dull.

Least Favourite
Harrison Bergeron—It’s a short story by Vonnegut I read on impulse. To keep everyone ~equal~, folks who are better than average are purposely handicapped by the state. I’ve never read anything else by the dude, so I’m unsure if he’s deep-throating that capitalism boot real bad here or if this is the worst metaphor for equity vs equality ever, but given that it was originally published in 1961 I think it’s safe to say the former.

What were your favourite reads in April?


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