Yes, I know. One book is probably not super brag-worthy but since I haven’t read a new-to-me book since September or October, it feels pretty amazing. Or sad. Maybe a bit of both? And sure, maybe I finished reading the book Sunday night but let’s not lose sight of the main point: I read something and I’m participating in the Show Us Your Books link-up again. Yay Tanya! You are such a good, committed reader. Or committable. Sometimes I get confused. 😉 Moving on, folks. Nothing to see here!
The Book I Liked in January/February
One might be the loneliest number but it’s still better than zero!
The Book I Liked
A solid thumbs-up from me.
Class Mom by Laurie Gelman
Book Description: Jen Dixon is not your typical Kindergarten Class Mom and her best skill may be annoying the other parents.
Book Review: This book has gotten plenty of rave reviews and overall I enjoyed it. I really loved Dixon’s emails and her snarky sense of humor but don’t go in expecting something illuminating or really any substance. It’s thin on plot and honestly characters besides stereotypes, which wore a bit thin because there was really nothing else to sustain the 300+ pages beyond Jen. The whole subplot with Don felt contrived and a little annoying. I would have much rather gotten more insight (and better mined humor) from Asami and some of the other parents.
To Read or Not To Read: From my review you might think that I didn’t really enjoy this, but I did. It wasn’t amazing, I did, however, laugh out loud several times and it passed the time just fine. This would be a great palate cleanser after reading something heavy.
To More Great ReadsSo here’s the thing: I got 3, 4 or 10,358,928 books on my Kindle, waiting to be read. Begging to read. And I’m super hopeful that some day I’ll read them, although probably not all 10,358,928 of them but maybe more than one. I also have so many books that I want to borrow from the library or even buy and it actually overwhelms me, which is another reason my reading is lagging (again) this year.
I got readers guilt, people. It does exist! Or at least it exists within me. But I feel bad about the NetGalley books that I still need (and want to) read. I feel bad about the books I keep borrowing from the library and not reading, because if I was the person behind me in the queue, I’d wanna give me a solid kick in the rump for making them wait. It also bothers me that I only have one book to share with y’all. Oh well. Tomorrow is another chance to read a book. I’m pretty sure that’s how the quote goes. 😀
What great (or awful) book did you read last month?
P.S. Yup, I’m late but I did finally get around to sharing my best books of 2019 last week. Find out what book earned bragging rights as the very, very best book I read in 2019.