This week, we've definitely been feeling BLUE. Can you guess why?
Aside from all the fun that we've had telling folks how blue we've been feeling, I've been doing some reading! I had a great week in reading, which I needed after last week was unremarkable.
My book club opted to read Me Talk Pretty One Day by David Sedaris. I've been raving so much about Calypso that Levi suggested we bite the bullet and all try one of his earlier books.
I will refrain from providing TOO much of a review, as we will be discussing it Thursday, but I found it hilarious. Sedaris provides snapshots of his life that hit my sense of humor so perfectly that I can get a stomachache from laughing so hard. Read this book to laugh, not to come away with any sort of significant message or thought-provoking theme.
I also finished up Outliers: The Story of Success by Malcolm Gladwell. My friend Meg suggested this book to me some years ago, and I'm just sorry it took me so long to get to it! What a phenomenal read! Gladwell explores why some people become incredibly successful, and really dives into multiple terrific examples. So many factors can play into determining success in various fields, including year of birth, month of birth, parenting style, genetics, and opportunity to practice honing the craft. Outliers was inspiring for sure, but mostly just fascinating. I'm not usually sad when books are finished (yay, time to start a new book!!) but I would've enjoyed another heap of examples of success stories. I'll definitely be grabbing another book by this author. Great recommendation, Meg (who is also a success story)!
Next up: I'm flying through another amazing nonfiction book - and learning all about the hidden world of Islamic women. Now THIS would make a great book club selection!
Mom of four, wife of one. By day I fund-raise with coffee, by night I read with wine and chocolate.