September POP (Pile of Possibilities)

Netgalley

To Be A Trans Man by Ezra Woodger

A Little Pinprick by Paige Dearth

Group Reads

Slewfoot: A Tale of Bewitchery by Brom – The group pick for Creatures, Creatures Everywhere!

Lagoon by Nnedi Okorafor – My pick for The eclecticist of eclectic book club

Dracula by Bram Stoker – Georga’s pick for The eclecticist of eclectic book club

Magazines

BBC Wildlife Magazine – June 2022

BBC Science Focus Magazine – June 2022

Archaeology – July/August 2022

Discover – July/August 2022

BBC Wildlife Magazine – July 2022

BBC Science Focus Magazine – July 2022

BBC Science Focus Magazine Summer 2022

BBC Wildlife Magazine August 2022

Of course I still wouldn’t be caught up but i’ve been struggling lately so it is what it is.

Comics and Manga

Saga, Volume 7 and 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Still working on my reread!

Monster Musume, Vol. 10 and 11 by Okayado – Still working on catching up!

Currently Reading

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – I’m in the extras after the story.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes – Recently got my medical card so I want to make sure I learn as much as I can.

Of course there is more I want to read (and might, it is a POP after all) but even this is a lot!

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August POP (Pile of Possibilities)

Netgalley

Stinetinglers: All New Stories by the Master of Scary Tales by R.L. Stine – OMG I can’t believe I actually got approved for this! I love R.L. Stine’s books!

A Little Pinprick (Rainey Paxton Series Book 1) by Paige Dearth – I absolutely loved 2 of Paige’s other books so I am excited to read this one!

Me and My Dysphoria Monster: An Empowering Story to Help Children Cope with Gender Dysphoria by Laura Kate Dale – Hello, Trans here. Of course I want to read this!

Group Reads

Necroscope by Brian Lumley – The group read for Creatures, Creatures Everywhere!

Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law by Haban Girma – My pick for The eclecticist of eclectic book club.

Black Sun by Rebecca Roanhorse – Georga’s pick for The eclecticist of eclectic book club.

Other

Saga, Volume 7 and 8 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples – Need to continue the reread for volume 10 in October!

Deep Trouble I and II by R.L. Stine – Working on reading all the Goosebumps books.

Do I think i’ll read all these this month? No. But I just barely got to one in July because of the surgery and everything. Also I think i have an infection at the moment from the drains I still have. Pray for me, seriously. At least 6 of these would be nice but we’ll see what happens.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley – I’ve been saying I need to finish the extras in this book for awhile now. And Frankenstein is my favorite!

Communion: A True Story by Whitley Strieber – Yes I did just read this a few months ago and yes i’m annoyed I have to reread it. I wanted to get to this for YEARS. I finally did a few months ago, and it’s the first in a 6 book series, and bam, there’s a new edition with extra information or something. Ugh. Yes I know, it’s weird to be complaining about this. But I wanted to continue the series not reread the first one. It’s an autobiography series and at least I was able to get this new edition of the first book on audio and it’s narrated by the author so that’s nice.

Cannabis Pharmacy: The Practical Guide to Medical Marijuana by Michael Backes – Until this past week I hadn’t smoked in years but I remembered how it helped my chronic pain and severe stomach problems. Not to mention I like getting high off weed but that’s not the point. My main reason for using it is medical. I finally realized NJ has recreational marijuana legalized now and I went and bought some at my nearest dispensary. I plan to go through the hoops to get a medical card eventually but at least even the “recreational” stuff helps medically to.

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July POP (Pile of Possibilities)

I’m going to try and relax and put less on my plate in terms of reading from now on. I want to do other things. Granted this month, July 18th, i’m getting surgery. I expect to be in the hospital about a week. And then recovering for at least a month. Because that’s what it was last time I had this surgery (colostomy hernia repair). So we’ll see what i’m able to do.

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

This is the only book I *have* to get to. It’s my July pick for the The eclecticist of eclectic book club. I love octopuses and it sounds really good! It makes me think of The Soul of an Octopus by Sy Montgomery which I loved.

Now for the books I would like to get to but if I don’t, oh well.

Paradise Club by Tim Meyer

This is the group read for Creatures, Creatures Everywhere! It sounds fun, and summery, and i’ve borrowed it via KU.

Would I be caught up on magazines yet? Nope.

I need to continue my reread already so I can read volume 10 later this year.

I really should read the books i’ve been getting in my BOTM boxes.

We’ll see if I can get to these or not. I still have a lot of catching up to do.

Why I’m Afraid of Bees by R.L. Stine

There are still many Goosebumps books I haven’t read yet, which is beyond unacceptable! This is next on my list.

Transformation: The Breakthrough by Whitley Strieber

I read the first one, Communion. This is the second book. A guy talking about his abduction alien experiences.

Frankenstein by Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

I have been in the middle of this book since last year. I finished the story Frankenstein, my absolute favorite, but there are extras in it that I want to finish before October. Who knows if i’ll get to it this month or not though.

Stay tuned to see what I end up reading. Like I said, only Remarkably Bright Creatures is a given but the rest of them is what i’m thinking of at the moment. I shall see where mood reading/mood hobbying takes me.

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My June POP (Pile of Possibilities)

My June TBR/POP. I go with POP because I don’t do a strict tbr anymore. Pop gives me more room and I don’t have to feel bad about not getting to something, it’s just a huge list of possibilities.

On my 30th birthday (i’m 33 now) I made a “40 before 40 list” that i’m still working on. I should be done years before I actually turn 40 lol. I am hoping to get to

To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee

for my 40 before 40 list.

For my “Creatures, Creatures Everywhere!” Goodreads Group I am hoping to get to

Joyland by Stephen King

Other things I would like to get to for one reason or another include:

The Mist by Stephen King
Why I’m Afraid of Bees by R.L. Stine
Archaeology – March/April 2022 by Archaeological Institute Of America
Philosophy Now – issue 149 by Anja Publications
BBC Wildlife Magazine – Spring 2022 by Immediate Media Company London Ltd
Archaeology – May/June 2022 by Archaeological Institute Of America
BBC Science Focus Magazine – April 2022 by Immediate Media Company London Ltd

I’d still be behind on magazines, but progress ya know?

Remarkably Bright Creatures by Shelby Van Pelt

This is my July Group read pick for my Goodreads Group “The eclecticist of eclectic book club“. I might read it a little early so I can be prepared and come up with things to discuss as well as the fact I should be having surgery in July, though that’s not until mid-July so I could read it before hand and all that, but we’ll see if I get to it a little bit early or not.

Saga, Volume 5 by Brian K. Vaughan
Transformation: The Breakthrough by Whitley Strieber
Monster Musume, Vol. 7 by OKAYADO
Swell by Liz Clark
The Hacienda by Isabel Cañas
Mermaids and Other Mysteries of the Deep edited by Paula Guran
Tides: The Science and Spirit of the Ocean by Jonathan White

Some potential reads to fulfill bingo boards (and also because I want to of course!)

Trans Wizard Harriet Porber and the Bad Boy Parasaurolophus: An Adult Romance Novel by Chuck Tingle
Break by Hannah Moskowitz
Coral by Sara Ella
Strange Planet by Nathan W. Pyle
The Animated Skeleton by Anonymous
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Can’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain
Cattywampus by Ash Van Otterloo
Eat Your Heart Out by Dayna Ingram

Cattywampus has intersex rep and Eat Your Heart Out has lesbians.

Some potential LGBTQ+ books because pride month!

Spectrums: Autistic Transgender People in Their Own Words by Maxfield Sparrow
The Backstagers: 2018 Valentine’s Intermission #1 by James Tynion IV, Rian Sygh
Sunscreen & Coconuts by Eliza Lentzski
Lumberjanes, Vol. 4: Out of Time by Noelle Stevenson
Fun Home: A Family Tragicomic by Alison Bechdel
Redefining Realness: My Path to Womanhood, Identity, Love & So Much More by Janet Mock
Fledgling by Octavia E. Butler
Ripples & Waves: A Queer Retelling of Hans Christian Andersen’s The Little Mermaid by L.A. Witt
Heartstopper: Volume One by Alice Oseman
Hugged by Verity Ritchie
Sea Foam and Silence by S.L. Dove Cooper
After Hours, Vol. 1 by Yuhta Nishio
Trans Love: An Anthology of Transgender and Non-Binary Voices by Freiya Benson
There Are Trans People Here by H. Melt
Precision Instruments by Blue Neustifter
Take Back the Word: a queer reading of the bible edited by Robert E. Shore-Goss and Mona West

Yes, that’s way more than I can read in a month, and I have even more possibilities listed on my bullet journal pages! It’s not called a POP for nothing! So here’s hoping for a wonderful reading filled June!

Stuff i’d like to watch in June includes; I started The Skull Man on Hidive awhile ago, really need to continue that. Would love to watch Prehistoric Planet on Apple TV+. I have watched 1 episode of Make or Break, a surfing show, on Apple TV+ and really want to continue that. I also watched, on AMC+, an episode of Creepshow. I’d love to watch The Little Mermaid tv show, haven’t watched that actually, at all. Despite loving The Little Mermaid.

If I don’t watch My Little Pony: Make Your Mark before June I need to watch that. Also, Stranger Things! I have watched the first 3 Nightmare on Elm Street movies so I need to continue that series. Also need to watch Sonic 2. And on Discovery+ June 1st should be coming a show called Generation Drag that sounds like it’d be fun!

I need to get to my Sims 2 game but who the hell knows if that’s going to happen lol.

What oh what will June hold?

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Welcome to my new blog (sort of) & May POP (Pile of Possibilities)

I have redone my blog and deleted most of my old blog posts. I wasn’t happy with how it was going, plus I learned about how there’s only so much space I can use and freaked out about all the pictures I had up. Pictures aside though (and that’s not to say I won’t post any pictures from here on out, I just won’t have a ton like I used to) I wasn’t happy with my posts or random schedule.

I’m going to try and stick to a schedule and pre-write up posts. I’m thinking Saturday and Tuesday posts. What will I post? Still whatever I want but since I am a reader there will be bookish content. I do more than just read though so there will be other content to. Movies? TV Shows? Games? Life stuff? Random topics?

My May TBR/POP includes:

Magazines. I have Archaeology, Discover, Philosophy, Science Focus, and Wildlife magazines I badly need to catch up on.

Love & Other Disasters by Anita Kelly. I am currently reading this (as I type this). A female/nonbinary romance? Yes please! My nonbinary queer heart is so happy this exists!

On my 30th birthday (i’m 33 now) I made a “40 books to read before 40” and i’m still working on it! It shouldn’t take me until i’m 40 to finish it. From the books on that list I still need to get to i’m thinking To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee, The Hunchback of Notre-Dame by Victor Hugo, or Like Water Like Chocolate by Laura Esquivel for May.

I’m trying to make my way through all the Goosebumps books I haven’t read yet (or don’t remember reading) and up next is Why I’m Afraid of Bees and Deep Trouble (and then i’d read Deep Trouble II) all by R.L. Stine.

I also have a out of state Brooklyn Public Library card so I read something using that every month.

I am privately doing a couple bingo boards for the year. One was made by someone else and a friend shared with it me, the other I made to make sure i’m reading as diversely as I claim.

For a Neurodivergent author i’m thinking of reading The Brightsiders by Jen Wilde, Get a Life Chloe Brown by Talia Hibbert or Trans Wizard Harriet Porber and the Bad Boy Parasaurolophus by Chuck Tingle.

For first book by a fave author I had some trouble with that as it feels weird to call any other author except R.L. Stine a favorite author because most authors i’ve read 1 book by, but I couldn’t use R.L. Stine because I think that was The Baby-Sitter which i’ve already read, and didn’t like. So, i’m cheating I guess but I can’t see another way to do it, i’m using authors i’ve read 1 book by but I DID love those books so … Anyway for that i’m thinking of Break by Hannah Moskowitz or Believe Like a Child by Paige Dearth.

For mental health rep i’m looking at Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow, Under Rose-Tainted Skies by Louise Gornall or Coral by Sara Ella.

I’m also re-reading the Saga series to prepare for volume 10, and I was trying to re-read them faster until I saw volume 10 won’t be out until late October. Next up on my re-reading is volume 5.

I do have 2 pages filled with a lot of possibilities in my bullet journal but I don’t want to be overwhelming here lol. Also of note, it’s Mermay!

Pile of Possibilities means I don’t *have* to get to anything specifically, these are all just possibilities!

Speaking of possibilities though i’m also trying to work on watching stuff since i’m so bad with that!

I’m in the middle of watching The Nightmare on Elm Street series. I’ve watched the first 3 so far. As mentioned it’s also Mermay. I have started The Skull Man on Hidive, only watched 3 episodes so far. Other shows I would like to maybe watch include: Leave it to Geege, My Pregnant Husband, Everything’s Gonna be Okay, Our Flag Means Death, and Special. All of these are either about being autistic or queer!

I also love to play Sims 2 and don’t play that enough so there is that to. I have other games I should probably play though … lol.