I haven’t posted much lately because I started a new job at the beginning of May. There have been lots of changes happening at home, and we all needed some time to ease into new routines. I have however been reading.
When I was a student I did a lot of reading but none of it was for pleasure. As an avid reader, I struggled without an escape into a good book. Therein lies my dilemma.
As soon as I finished school I dove into my first read of the year. Reading is a sedentary activity which I probably why I enjoy it so much. The trouble is that I can and will read for hours at a time, and even though my fitness tracker is buzzing, flashing and all but telling me to get off my fat ass I can’t help but read just one more chapter. I balance out this predicament by reading humour. I laugh, I burn calories it’s like a workout, although I can’t find the “reading” setting on my fitness tracker.
Book reviews aren’t really my favourite thing to write but if I am telling you about what I read consider it a recommendation. Also, three of the four books are written by Canadian’s and the fourth is an honorary Canadian so these are perfect for the month leading up to Canada’s 150th.
One Brother Shy by Terry Fallis (Canadian!)
- disclaimer – slight bias because my last name was used in the book but only 4 stars because it was misspelled.
- second four-star disclaimer – I also won this as an advanced reader copy from Goodreads, but my stars can not be bought with free books so it really is good
Confessions of a domestic failure by Bunmi Laditan (Canadian!!)
- I am a Pinterest mom and I still loved it!
- I read it in 24 hours, my fitness tracker almost caught fire trying to encourage movement
The Fashion Committee by Susan Juby
- I preordered this one and waiting very impatiently for it to arrive, but once it did I threw my fitness tracker into the dryer for a spin and got down to business
- Eat local, buy local, read local – Susan Juby lives on Vancouver Island!
I am Malala by Malala Yousafzai (Honorary Canadian)
- There was zero laughing, but there was crying
- Honestly, I had a hard time with all the people mentioned, and the history but the message is so important
- I am amazed by Malala Yousafzai and her determination
What are you reading? Tell me I want to know.