Not that anyone was sitting around anxiously waiting for my return but…I’m back! Love that GIF! It may be a bit much but it makes this all seem a lot more important than it really is. It has been almost exactly two years since I last posted content on WordPress. I have been distracted, swamped and frankly, overwhelmed with trying to reasonably cope with the whole Covid mayhem, elections, grad school applications and life in general. The last couple of years have been chalk full of unexpected twists and turns, but all with very distinct purposes. Yes, “everything happens for a reason” is one of those cliches that I proudly live by. What about you guys?
…cause I sure missed you! The last couple of years, my reading has been light. Work has had me bogged down. I only got a chance to read 30 books in 2020 and so far this year, I have only been able to read six. Well, technically only five but I read one of them twice in a row. Though I didn’t get to read much last year, I did get a chance to read a few really fantastic books. Here are my top six favorites from my 2020 stash:
- Evicted: Poverty and Profit in the American City
- Nada by Carmen Laforet
- Unorthodox: The Scandalous Rejection of My Hasidic Roots by Deborah Feldman
- Teacher Man by Frank McCourt
- The Invisible Wall: A Love Story that Broke Barriers
- The Dream: A Memoir
So…what have I missed? Has anyone else put on an insane amount of Covid weight? What fun stuff have you been up to? Me? Nothing. Please feel free to overshare with me. I have been bored out of my mind. M.u.s.t.l.i.v.e.v.i.c.a.r.i.o.u.s.l.y.t.h.r.o.u.g.h.y.o.u!
Any great book recommendations I should consider reading this year? So far, I have read a wonderful biography on the life of Beatrix Potter and the Unabomber’s Manifesto; not together. Separately. Strange mix. I know, but I like to keep things interesting. The best book I have read so far this year is The Lying Life of Adults by Elena Ferrante. I read it in Spanish though. It was magnificent. She and Carmen Laforet are my two new favorite authors.
What have you read so far this year? Looking forward to hearing from you!