Life was summer filled this past week! I'm sitting here on Sunday night exhausted, but in the best way possible.
The reading streak that just keeps going...
If you think David Sedaris' schtick is tired, think again. His new essay collection, Calypso, is phenomenal. Of course I listened to it, which is the only way to go with him. I read two quick novels that were fluffy, but still fairly high quality. Loved Hannah Pittard's Listen to Me, thought Gabel's debut novel, The Ensemble, reminded me of a combination of Meg Wolitzer's The Interestings and the movie Center Stage, but set in the world of classical music...which is not a good thing.
Another week, another three books read!? Insanity! So many people told me I would have no time for reading once Simon was born. In my experience, this couldn’t be farther from the truth. I haven’t been this consistent with reading since grad school and that was not exactly optional...HA!
I chalk it up to a few things:
1) Getting a Kindle was a total game changer. I love reading on it and the instant access to library + purchased books is incredible.
2) Not watching TV. Harsh I know, but I hardly watch anything anymore. I do not think reading is superior to television, I just don’t have many shows I like right now
3) Reading whatever I want with no judgements. No more avoiding books that I consider “fluffy.”
4) Charging my phone downstairs and out of the bedroom. This forces me to read uninterrupted before bed every night.
5) The From the Front Porch podcast by Annie Jones and Chris Jensen. This podcast about books, reading, indie bookstores, and southern small town life is one of my favorites of the week and it has inspired me to read more.