Small confession: I haven’t been reading much lately. It’s not that I don’t want to be reading, it’s just that I feel like I’ve been running around like a chicken with its head cut off.
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April was crazy. I vlogged every day. (Have you seen all the videos yet?!) And then when April ended, May began, which meant that the semester was ending. And well, even though the semester ended Friday, here I am back at work teaching an intersession class. Oh, and did I mention that I spoke at OKC Litfest on Saturday?
So, I’m keeping busy.
But even so, I’m popping in here to share the books I’ve been reading lately. Here’s a look at all two books that I’ve picked up.
Reading Lately: May 2018
This is not a book that I would’ve normally picked up. But the cover was so enticing, and the cover copy hooked me good. The premise is that Alice’s grandmother is a quirky writer who wrote a cult classic book of fairytales and now lives in a big estate called the Hazel Wood. Alice and her mom live out of a car mostly, and avoid the Hazel Wood. Then, Alice gets word that her grandmother dies. That’s all I’ll share, in the interest of not spoiling the story. I’m not a huge fairytale fan. They mostly make me angry and I feel like the way things work out is incredibly arbitrary. But I did enjoy this book. If you’re in the market for a good escape, go ahead and pick it up.
Like most 30-somethings, I’m working my way through the backlog of issues I have in order to be a better person, and this book has been part of the process. I’m working on ferreting out the numbing behaviors I have, and all the self-defeating behaviors that prevent me from getting what I want out of life. I recommend it highly to most women, and if you feel like you’ve got some stuff to work through, then pick this one up. The title makes it really fun to read in public.
What Have You Been Reading Lately?
Let me know the books that have kept you up at night. What books are in your TBR pile? I would ask for recommendations, but stuff is actually about to get even more busier, so save it for now and I’ll hit you up in 30 years when maybe there’s some downtime.