One of the things I wish I had more time for is reading. Sure, I read tons of blogs and websites each day, but I find it hard to finish an actual book. I end up reading the first few chapters and then I get too busy I forget all about it. Plus, I hate spending money on books that I’ll read once and then never use again. $29.99 for a hardcover I might not even enjoy? Annoying. And maybe it’s just the libraries near me, but their selection isn’t really anything from the last 5 years- and that’s mainly what I want to read.
With that being said, I asked for a few books for Christmas and ended up really enjoying one of them. I think you guys might like this one, too (especially if you enjoy reading my blog), so I’m going to do a short review.
“Let’s Pretend This Never Happened (A Mostly True Memoir)” is a hilarious tell-all by Jenny Lawson, aka “The Bloggess“. Jenny runs a successful blog where she writes about her family, her cats, and her everyday adventures- which are far from boring or “normal”. Jenny is my kind of girl- she loves cats, swears like a sailor and uses her self-depreciating humor to get through each day. I was so excited to read the book, and it definitely did not disappoint.
The book chronicles the eventful points in her life- ranging from her childhood living with a taxidermist as her Father to the first time she met her future husband’s parents. Jenny shows that being weird is the new normal. From the way she describes living with anxiety to the time she overdosed on Ex-lax and mistook her cat for an intruder, you can’t help but love her.
This is one of those books you might want to read in the leisure of your own home. Why, you ask? Because there are parts where you will laugh out loud. Literally. And strangers might think you’re crazy.