What I'm Reading

There are only 24 hours in the day. Only. Ok, 16 hours (minus 8 hours for sleep - gotta refuel). So, that’s 16 hours to be social, work on my writing, commuting, and just basically living. This leaves me with no time to read. I was such a big reader -- case in point, my overflowing bookcase. But that’s all about to change. I’m a fast reader, and it’s only right that I put this to use (while I can!) Age is such a bummer, and with it comes numerous problems that we cannot avoid. I don’t want to be 60 years old, looking back on my youth, and hoping that I had read more.

Until 1 ½ years ago, a favorite pastime of mine had been to curl up with a book that grabbed my imagination. My favorites were anything by the Bronte sisters, To Kill a Mockingbird, Tennessee Williams, Nora Roberts, Judith McNaught, Stephen King, Gabriel García Márquez, to name a few. I’m eclectic with my book choices -- as with everything else in my life -- which is a good thing if you ask me (I know you didn’t, but I’m just saying!)

Anyway, to get back on track, I will be starting with All Grown Up by Jami Attenberg, which was released March 7, 2017. It’s a book about Andrea Bern, a native New Yorker who’s a heavy drug user and constantly changing men and jobs. She also happens to be a talented artist who has lost her way. Usually, this wouldn’t be the type of book I would be into, but I must admit, it’s a bit intriguing. I’m eager to see how Ms. Attenberg breaks down this character (because to be honest, this is not a unique character.)

You can read along with me, or you can just wait for my review. Because, let’s face it, reading is a healthy exercise for your brain. You do not want to be 60 years old, looking back on your youth, and hoping you had read more. Yes. I went there. Happy Friday!