The Weekly Progress: Bored Out of My Mind Edition

The Weekly Progress is a type of wrap up post that happens every Sunday on The Sirenic Codex looking on the week that was.

Okay, let's say it: I'm bored out of my freakin' mind. It's driving me crazy because there are so many things I want to do, and there are always so many reasons I can't. I can't afford some things, I have NO mode of transportation, and I'm honestly developing some sort of cabin fever thing. My family is becoming too much too- it's like, people are content to stay home all day doing nothing and that drives me insane. I can't just watch tv all the time. I need to move and see and do. That's probably why I made the blog design- I was so incredibly bored with the status quo. So do you guys have any recommendations? Ever feel this way? Also, it's raining all the time, which sucks because I want to go bike riding so badly. It's one of the only things that kind of relaxes me.

Books Read

Control was a pretty good read. Blackout was pretty forgettable. Reviews are upcoming for both. 

Currently Reading

I know this book has been getting some phenomenal reviews, but it just hasn't captured me the way I wanted it to. I can't exactly put a finger on why, except that to some extent the story is really not that interesting for me. It's a bit too real, which a lot of people love, but I like speculative fiction for a reason. 

On the Blog

Mari reviewed a book that touched on the topic of homelessness, which is something we both seem to care a lot about. 

I did what I always do when I can't think of stuff to write about: make a list. So here's some of my favourite male authors.

Reaction post for our new lovely blog design! I'm glad you guys like it so far.  

Mari tries #FridayReads and writes about the two books she's currently reading: Before You & Let's Get Lost. 

And to finish the week, I reviewed In The After which I liked, but it was slow.

The Week That Was

Nothing happened. Well, that's not true. I went to the library and had a pretty nice day just exploring downtown with my sister. I'm going to try to make an effort to get out of the house more in the upcoming week. I'll force my family to come with me too.

Song of the Week

This song is one that captures my mood a lot. I guess it's because I've been thinking a lot about the world, in particular trying to understand what is happening in Palestine and Israel. It makes me so sad because there is so much senseless death, and I want to be one of those people helping in some way, but I don't know what I can do. I guess I'll start by trying to contact my local Member of Parliament because I kind of hate Canada's policy towards the violence. This song is exactly about what I feel- trying to reach things that I can't see. 

Anyway, hope you guys all had a great week! Here's to next week being better!



  1. Control looks really interesting so I'm glad to see you enjoyed it :) Reality Boy looks pretty interesting too so I can't wait to see what you think of it!

    1. Control is really good, I recommend checking it out. Reality Boy is highly recommend by many, but it hasn't captured me yet.


  2. I usually don't mind staying in and reading and relaxing, but I need to have the option of getting out if I want. I wouldn't mind a lil less heat for us, we're already having a Sahara heat wave and that sucks! =/
    Control sounds great and I think I need to get it soon!

    1. That sucks too... crazy energy bills to have the AC running all the time. For us, right now, it's rain rain rain rain rain sun rain rain rain.

      I definitely recommend reading Control! :)



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