So last week I brought up a few goals for summer and then it was the end of school and I guess I saw something shiny and got distracted and never addressed them again.
I’ve also been honing my craft of creating the longest possible run-on sentence ever.
What I really want to talk about today is related to my goal of reading some books this summer, but I need to address a few of the other goals I mentioned.
First, I finished watching both seasons of Scandal. I got so sucked into it by the end that I happened to read a headline on Fox News that said the current administration is losing all credibility and thought, well, it’s no wonder with all the shenanigans going on in the Grant administration right now. Olivia Pope can only do so much.
Second, if you don’t curl your eyelashes, I must implore you to try. I know it may seem unnatural to hold a metal object right next to your eyelid and squeeze it as tight as you can, but it’s a game changer, ladies. If I could only do one makeup related thing before leaving the house it would be to curl my eyelashes. And, yes, it does help to heat it up a little with the hairdryer but I usually save that for special occasions because ain’t nobody got time for that on a daily basis.
Okay, now for books. Here are a few that I’d recommend.
(I mean, obviously, I’d suggest Sparkly Green Earrings or A Little Salty to Cut the Sweet if you haven’t read them already, but here are some other suggestions based on what I’ve read in the last few months.)
1. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
I can’t remember if I mentioned this when I read it earlier in the year, but it’s worth mentioning again. This isn’t a light beach read, but it’s a book that I will remember forever. So incredibly powerful and left me with tears running down my face several times.
2. Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling
I just finished this about a week ago and loved it. I’d resisted reading it even though I am a fan of Mindy Kaling because I thought it might not be as funny as I hoped, but I was wrong. It made me laugh out loud several times. This would be a great one to read by the pool.
3. The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
Oh, this book. I finished it in two days. It’s the story of two teenagers who are in love and also happen to have cancer. Which sounds like a terribly depressing subject for a book. But it is brilliantly written and you will fall in love with these characters and their witty, sharp dialogue. It’s so good.
So now it’s your turn. What books have you loved recently? What should I add to my summer list? I’ve got to get to reading if I’m going to have time to finish five books this summer and get my laundry room organized, too. Even though I might be willing to sacrifice an organized laundry room in exchange for a good book. Because I believe literacy is important. I believe the children are our future, teach them well and let them lead the way.
(I have no idea why I just ended with that.)