It’s another Friday and my week has gotten away from me. Expect posts for the next four days….at least! And a special welcome to my newest follower…you know who you are, but WELCOME! But today is all about a book; or maybe two books; depends on how you look at it.
When my best friend Sarrah sent me Let’s Pretend this Never Happened, I thought she might be a little crazy. I wasn’t sure if it was going to be a commentary on divorce (because she and I both were), or really what to expect. However, as I was pregnant with my second at the time and often found myself unable to sleep at night, I started reading it in the dim of the living room and attempted to stifle all of my out loud laughing. My hubby even came out once to tell me to keep it down. It was the kind of book that you don’t want to put down, even when your eyelids are drifting shut and you’re reading the same hilarious line over and over again.
After that I was hooked! I looked up The Bloggess and started reading her posts when I could. When I found out that I too could be a blogger and how to “subscribe” to a blog, hers was the first one I signed up for. I have never modeled myself after Jenny Lawson, but her writing is amazing! She’s smart, witty, easily able to connect with, and best of all, genuine! That’s why, last year, when she announced the release date of her second book, Furiously Happy, I told myself I would get it as a birthday present to me. As most things go in buying stuff for myself, that didn’t happen.
But, thanks to my local library, I was able to get a copy of Furiously Happy three weeks ago and proceeded to devour it as fast as her first book. So, without further ado, a brief review of Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson:
Go buy this book! It is amazing!
Okay, but seriously. This book is about the author’s day to day life with a variety of mental illnesses. And, because I believe we all have our own quirks that have or have not yet been diagnosed, I think anyone in the world could relate to the stories in this book. If I were the type of person to really let myself cry while reading a book, the pages would have been soaked with every kind of tear (compassionate, laughing, sadness, self reflective, etc, etc, etc). I hate to sound like one of those kids from Reading Rainbow, but this is a MUST READ!
What is your favorite book so far this year?
Do you laugh out loud while reading?
Have you been to your local library lately?
Real book or ebook?