I was going to say that maybe I had broken my March reading slump, but then I checked how many books I finished last March (five) and realized that I’ll probably finish five books this month. So I was just being dramatic as usual.
Okay, I am a little ready, but I am mostly not ready. I am especially not ready to live that 7 a.m. class life again.
2. My friend Jasmine’s book came out. You may have heard of it:
She did a launch party in LA at The Ripped Bodice, so I got the chance to hang out with her and a bunch of other super cool authors and non-author people, including one of my online friends who I kept trying to meet but our schedules just couldn’t get it together. But! On that day, it worked out! So, that was fun. (It was more than fun.)
Today’s topic is memorable reads: unique, weird or memorable book(s) – books you did not finish, were super weird, characters you disliked, book award winners (from this year) you read and didn’t like, books you didn’t think you would like, but you did. And you know me, always with the “so far” because the year isn’t over yet. (A lot of reading can happen in 11 days!)
Memorable (and not in a good way):
A Bollywood Affair by Sonali Dev — Horrible, awful sex scene that made me stop reading the book.
Blame by Michelle Huneven — White privilege b.s. that goes unchecked and a cop-out ending.
Memorable (and disturbing–doesn’t mean I didn’t like the book):
Sharp Objectsby Gillian Flynn — There is a whole lot of not good and a mess of crazy in this novel.
And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie — That last death is…whew. Also, the killer’s motivations and methodology are something else.
Memorable (in a fun way):
Fame, Glory, and Other Things on My To Do List by Janette Rallison — I will forever think of the opening night play and laugh.
The New Guy (and Other Senior Year Distractions) by Amy Spalding — High achieving whackadoo! Passive aggressive dog walking!
Thug Notes: A Street-Smart Guide to Classic Literatureby Sparky Sweets — Literary analysis by your favorite around the way dude and mine. Fun and funny.
Also, Merry Christmas to me because I just found out there’s a Thug Notes podcast. God bless us, everyone.
Well, I was all buoyed up to write this post, and then my daughter called and we had a lovely chat for about 30 minutes, and now I’m ready for bed. But! I have challenged myself to post every day, so answer the challenge I will. I’ll keep it pretty straightforward, though.
1. I have challenged myself to write a blog post every day during November. That means I have posted some things. Here are those things from last week: