Hi Virtually readers! As you may have noticed, I’ve been incredibly busy since starting university and I’m learning how to squeeze blogging around the edges of everything I’m doing. One thing that involves is preparing posts ahead of time, and another part (which I’m doing today) is writing fast, fun posts. So, seeing as I’m currently in the middle of several books, here’s some of my thoughts on them! (covers link to goodreads bc who has the time to make blurbs? NOT ME ANYWAY)
Also, before I forget: I got a new phone and this somehow made instagram hate me and I’ve emailed them to no avail, the end result being that my instagram (@virtually_read ) seems to have been deleted. I didn’t have a huge amount of time for book photos anyway, even though I enjoyed it, so I don’t really know what to do, but for now there won’t me any book photos 😦
I finished this a few days ago, and I quite enjoyed it. There was a big deal on twitter about it when it came out, I think? The issues the moxie club deals with felt quite American (it’s basically a less good, American version of the Spinster club in a lot of ways). The characters felt quite young, but this is probably because I’m getting older (ah! Time passes! Who would have thought?). Also, I don’t get what moxie is. I’d give it maybe 3 stars.
I’ve read excerpts of this at different times, and finally persuaded myself that I didn’t have to read the whole thing, just bits and pieces. There are definitely some good thoughts, but I don’t think C.S Lewis and I would agree on quite a few points about Christianity. Also, it’s relatively sexist and involves almost solely gender exclusive language.
The Bonobo and the Atheist
I’ve been saying that I don’t want to bother reading things that I’m not enjoying, so even though I know I’m capable of getting through this and it seems quite interesting, I decided to DNF. Shocking, I know. It was interesting–about whether morality could have evolved and what this means for religion–but it was a bit too academic.
I Contain Multitudes
I’ve been meaning to read this for ages and basically I want to go into microbial ecology now. It’s really interesting to see all these principles we’ve learned about in Ecology lectures applied to microbes and it basically makes me really happy yay!!!
Moonwalking With Einstein
I’ve been reading this as an audiobook for over a month, and I’m up to the last part. I’ve learned plenty about memory and I like the narrator and how it combines interesting research with a personal story.