Joli’s Midweek Mix: Volume 7

by Joli
Joli's Midweek Mix

Say whaaaaat? Midweek again? My, how time flies when you hold yourself to doing a Wednesday blog postΒ 😂

What’s on my mind this week? In the words of Mario, Let’s a-go!

Current Read: The Girls by Emma Cline

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I’m getting close to done with this one (70%), and wow, it’s unnerving. It keeps hinting at a really crazy ending, and I’m almost afraid to get there! This is outside of my usual comfort zone, but I have to admit it’s fun to read something different. If you want to read an unnerving story about a 15-ish year old girl who joins a seemingly harmless cult with an ominous, not-so-harmless ending, this book may just be for you. Review will come next week! (Note: Thanks to Random House and NetGalley for an ARC of this book). Check it out on Goodreads.

Watching: Jessica Jones on Netflix

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Oh my goodness, this show is SO GOOD. It’s crazy. There’s this element of superhero-ness, sex, drama, crime, suspense…this show is awesome. Again with the things I don’t typically go for because I’m a delicate flower, but even with the crazy suspenseful elements of this, I love it. If you have Netflix, give this one a try! It’s based on the Marvel comic of the same name. I didn’t know there was such a comic, as I’m not a comic book reader, but after watching this, maybe I should be?? Here it is on Netflix.

Giggling Over: Walt Whitman’s Manly Advice

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Remember in our “if you could have lunch with any author” post when I said I’d want to meet Walt Whitman? Well, this makes me love my choice even more. According to Whitman, men should grow some facial hair, avoid having too much sex with too many women (it’ll make crazy, weak offspring, duh), get up early, and spend a copious amount of time outside in the fresh air. Great advice, Walt. Read the story about this long lost advice.

What I’m Supporting: Lupus Awareness Month

Lupus Awareness Month

May is Lupus Awareness Month! I haven’t really talked about it yet on LQ, but I was diagnosed with lupus in February. These last couple months have been quite the learning experience for me, as I don’t know anyone with lupus, and therefore had no clue what it was! At this point I’m “in remission” after having my first flare, so let’s hope it stays that way. Anyway, if you’re interested in learning about what the heck lupus is or want to support someone you know who has it, read more about Lupus Awareness Month.

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7 comments

Meg @ebooksandcooks May 4, 2016 - 11:22 am

I’m sorry to read about you Lupus diagnosis. My aunt has it and, fortunately, has been in remission for years. Good vibes sent your way!

I’m excited for The Girls. I need to get on Net Galley, but I’ve been lazy because I have such a great library. Looking forward to your review!

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Joli May 4, 2016 - 5:56 pm

Thanks Meg :] Netgalley is pretty awesome! Although now I have quite a few I own and several I have requested at the library too, so now I have far too many books to read! Good problem to have though πŸ™‚

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Kathleen May 4, 2016 - 12:46 pm

I am looking forward to that review!! I tried Jessica Jones, but it was too much for me at the time. That killing scene in the elevator. Maybe I too am a delicate flower?! But maybe I just need to wait until summer.

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Joli May 4, 2016 - 5:59 pm

AHH that part was…intense. But somehow I still love it! Not sure how that works, because normally I would refuse to watch that kind of thing. Guess there’s just enough fun to balance out the yikes.

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Janna May 4, 2016 - 2:05 pm

I’m sorry to hear about your Lupus. My friend has connective tissue disorder, which is related, and I know that it can be tough. Sending good thoughts over to you!

I LOVED Jessica Jones. It had the same kind of noir vibe as Veronica Mars which is one of my favorite shows of all time. Hope you enjoy the rest of it!

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Joli May 4, 2016 - 6:09 pm

Thanks Janna :] Yes that sounds super similar. AH I loved Veronica Mars too!! So gosh darn good.

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Whit May 6, 2016 - 12:27 pm

Fact: I love Jessica Jones, and I want to have Killgrave’s evil babies.

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