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A new way to fight the anxiety that keeps me up at night:

March 11, 2017

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Reading. I’ve been able to MOSTLY get a hold on the side-effect anxiety that I’ve been experiencing. Once I realized it was just a side effect and not really something in my own mind, it was a lot easier to push the ‘every single way you could die on your honeymoon‘ thoughts out of my […]

March 4: Stories of Your Life and Others

March 9, 2017

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06. Stories of Your Life and Others, Ted Chiang (March 4) Remember that time when I wrote that I get impatient for movies to come out, so I go and read the book? Here’s another example of that. I was DYING to see Arrival. And it’s still not coming out here in Japan until MAY. MAY. I wrote […]

Feb 20: The Princess Diarist

March 9, 2017

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05. The Princess Diarist, Carrie Fischer (Feb 20) After we finished Burial Rites, we really wanted to actually read something that we thought might be cheery. We never choose cheerful or irreverent things, but we thought this might be a good one. This one was ‘short’ by audiobook standards: only 5 hours! We did the entire thing […]

Feb 19: Burial Rites

March 9, 2017

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04. Burial Rights, Hannah Kent (Feb 19) LOOK AT ALL THESE BOOKS! After we finished The Girl With All the Gifts, we had to listen to something else. So we chose this cheerful (true) story about the last woman to be put to death in Iceland. This story was beautifully written as well, in a more confessional […]

Feb 16: The God of Small Things

March 9, 2017

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03. The God of Small Things, Arundhati Roy (Feb 16) I most certainly did NOT read this entire book in one day while on my honeymoon. I had this one as an actual book and had been reading it for some time, while we listened to The Girl With All the Gifts together. I mentioned earlier that […]

Feb 15: The Girl With All the Gifts

March 9, 2017

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02. The Girl With All the Gifts, M.R. Carey (Feb 15) Mark and I actually listened to this together on our honeymoon. There was this massive debacle that came about with iTunes: his account is UK and mine is US, and since we had bought something on his UK account, none of my US purchases were working. […]

Jan 12: The Martian Chronicles

March 9, 2017

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01. The Martian Chronicles, Ray Bradbury (Jan 12) At least I’m off to a good start. I went a little apeshit the last time I was in a Barnes & Noble and whipped out the To-Read list on my phone, and bought a whole bunch of books. It was SO EXCITING to be in a bookstore FULL OF […]