Monday, January 14, 2013

I Read Some Books

Before I had a kid I worked a horrible, no good regular job downtown. I took public transit and passed the time by reading. It was sort of a way to relax both before and after work. Then I barely read at all the first two years of mommyhood. I didn't have the time or the interest. I'm happy that I made time to read 19 books last year! They certainly don't all qualify as literature, but it was nice having my nose stuck in a book most nights.

A Dog Year
Anne Frank: A Diary of a Young Girl
The Hunger Games
Catching Fire
The Girl Who Played with Fire
Another Bullshit Night in Suck City
The Sisters Brothers***
The Color Purple
Bringing Up Bebe
Let's Pretend This Never Happened
Wishful Drinking
2001: A Space Odyssey
French Women Don't Get Fat
The Help*
Carpe Diem
How Georgia Became O'Keefe**
Robinson Crusoe

That's actually 21 books - so I can read, but I have trouble counting. And I also read Confessions of a Scary Mommy, but it's so short that I decided not to include it in the list (notice how I still told you about it, though). And I tried to read 50 Shades of Grey but I just could not handle the corny juvenile writing style (don't hate me).

*My favorites.
**My most favorite!
***The best cover art.

BTW: Most of these are linked to Goodreads ONLY because it was an easy way to show you the covers and the authors. It has nothing to do with promoting that website or any specific titles - I'm just lazy like that.