The first thing I need to tell you is that my local library opened back up yesterday and I couldn't be happier. Libraries are amazing, and they just can't be replaced virtually.
I've also been reading some books!
Windfall by Jennifer E. Smith
This is a cutesy and predictable romance centered around a winning lottery ticket gift. Once I realized that this would be the case, I almost abandoned it. I’m not much for cutesy romance. However, I found myself turning the pages quickly and actually enjoying the story. I like this book because it allowed me to daydream a little about how I’d spend my lottery winnings, but I also thought the character development of the protagonist was remarkably well done. I would recommend Windfall as a beach read, or when you just need some fresh air between heavier books.
This is Big: How the Founder of Weight Watchers Changed the World by Marisa Meltzer
I really had high hopes for this one, and had been looking so forward to reading it. But, it super sucked. Actually, the first half was marvelous. The author flips between her story and the story of the founder of Weight Watchers. Her story started off funny and interesting and the story of the founder started off inspiring. But it all took a nosedive somewhere in the middle where the author’s story started spinning in circles with no real revelation to be had and the founder’s story was just sad. Skip it.
Digital Minimalism: Choosing a Focused Life in a Noisy World by Cal Newport
Everyone needs to read this book. Newport provides a solid argument for becoming a digital minimalist and provides practical and proven tips for getting off your dang phone and being present for your family, getting loads more work done, and also what to do with all that extra time you will have! One of the best quotes was from someone who became a digital minimalism and described what it was like to be the only parent at the playground actually playing with their kid and not looking down at their phone. It’s true – we’re abandoning our real, actual lives to watch people we don’t care about fight with each other on Facebook. If you’re ready to give the phone a rest for a while, pick up this book instead.
Next up- I’m reading a book that has been on my TBR list for many years and I’m loving it. I’m also reading a brand new book just because the cover was pretty, and I’m not even embarrassed to be telling you that.
What are you reading?
Mom of four, wife of one. By day I fund-raise with coffee, by night I read with wine and chocolate.