- Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy by Ally Carter
- The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life by Laurence Shorter
- Don’t Judge a Girl by Her Cover by Ally Carter
- Tina’s Mouth by Keshni Kashyap
- Your Heiress Diary by Paris Hilton
- The Red Dress by Nicholas Hughes
- I’d Tell You I Love You but Then I’d Have to Kill You by Ally Carter
- The Lazy Guru’s Guide to Life
- Essays- The Second Series by Ralph Waldo Emerson
Reading I seriously don’t even know. The Student’s Mythology by Catherine Anne White, Edith Wharton by Hermione Lee, Gloriana by Kevin Guizenga, Cross My Heart and Hope to Spy, and something yet to be determined.
I decided to heavily pursue my reading goal for the year. Currently, I need to read 20 books in 20 days. Of course, I’m still working on the Daily Stoic, which I will finish at the end of the year, and I should have the Wharton biography done by the end of the year too. So that leaves 18 books in 20 days. It seems crazy and it probably is crazy but I can do it except that it kind of depends on when my e-book hold comes in for the new King. Because I HAVE to stop everything and read that!
In the meantime, I have been piling up little books around myself. Some graphic novels. Little Black Classics. The Old Man and the Sea and A Room of One’s Own.
But if I’m being honest I have to admit that I am kind of tired of the hustle and bustle. I am tired of the pressure that I put on myself. I am tired of the lack of help. I am tired of feeling cast off and undervalued and unappreciated. I am just fucking tired. I want to JUST STOP for a bit. I want someone else to take care of the million things that I take care of. And I want to sit on the couch and play a fucking video game for hours. Or I want to lay in bed and watch X-Files on my phone. I just want out from under the crushing burden I’ve been feeling.
Yes, sometimes the best escape is books. But you’ll notice that I didn’t just say I want to read more because it makes me feel better. No, I put a strain on myself, an expectation, a crazy goal.
ABR. Always be reading…