A few weeks ago (I’ve been terrible about posting regularly) I received a book in the mail that I didn’t order. At first I was confused and a little worried. Had someone ordered something using my card and forgot to change the mailing address? Was this a gift from one of my relatives who are notorious for randomly sending me things? Was I buying books in my sleep? Of course my husband, who called to tell me about the book, was no help at all.
Well as it turned out it was none of the above. Every now and again I sign up for a Goodreads give away. This book was one such book. The give away hadn’t ended and I didn’t receive an email notifying me that I won.
It’s an uncorrected proof and it’s free. Plus I will never turn down a book.
Three cheers for surprise books!
For whatever reason, I’m drawn to non-fiction books. Normally I avoid those types of books like the plague. Now don’t get me wrong, I love history…I just don’t like reading about it. But apparently, that has changed. I blame the musical Hamilton. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for months nearly non-stop. I also love learning about Colonial America. Well now I’m reading the biography that inspired the musical and because of that, the flood gates have opened. I’m adding non-fiction books left and right.
But you know what? I love reading and learning. I think it’s high time that I branch out into the fascinating world of non-fiction. Either way, I’ll be happy.
I don’t think I really have to explain this one any further. I swear go on youtube or spotify and listen to the album. I love musicals anyway but this one is steadily taking over my life.
When I was in my teen’s my favorite show was Gilmore Girls. I have many a fond memory of my mother and I curled up on the couch watching the show. I often dreamed of being like Rory. She was smart, funny, and very much her own person. While surfing around the internet one day I came across a list of books from my favorite tv show. The list had every book ever mentioned on the show. Now, of course a few of them aren’t real but the vast majority are. So I have decided to embark on a new challenge…to read the entire list if plausible. I copied the list and printed it out. Then I went over it to see if I could already check off some books. About ten down only 380 some more to go!
Here’s the link in case you too want to embark on a literary journey. Good luck my friends! Rory Gilmore’s Reading List
I know I am very much guilty of this. I highly doubt that there is a single person in this world who doesn’t compare themselves to other people. Sibling rivalry ring a bell? And honestly I don’t really think it’s all that bad, but I do have to agree that the best person to compare yourself against is you. We know what we had to overcome to reach where we are. We simply don’t know that about other people. They may have gone through hell and back and are now finally on the up swing.
I know that I have made plenty of mistakes and had my fair share of failures, but I’ve gotten over them and am all the better for it. I’ve come a long way on my path to be a better author, better wife, better person and I know that I’m not done yet. I’m hella proud of the achievements that I have made.
So stop worrying about what the people around you have. Instead focus on how you can become a better version of yourself.
Oh Summer, how I long for you when you’re gone (well except during Fall) but I really need you to give me the go go juice instead of indulgent indifference. This is the time of year that the rest of my life is not warring with my need to write. Seriously mate, I love you but we gotta get to work before you leave me for Fall and I’m sitting here not having done a thing.