Guys. I have too many books. So many in fact, that my office seems to be overflowing into the other rooms in the house. I just can’t help myself. Being surrounded by books makes me feel alive, like there isn’t anything that I can’t learn or can’t do. Yesterday I went to the thrift store and bought four more wooden crates to turn into a small bookshelf. I still haven’t put most of my books on the shelves, but I feel better already because I know now that I have space for the books that I have and the ones that I know I will buy.
Friday night I stayed up LATE. Much much later than I like to stay up. I was reading this book:
So, women’s fiction is kind of my love. It’s all about women overcoming these horrible situations and coming out on the other side stronger than they ever imagined. I spend a lot of my time telling people to build each other up instead of tearing each other down, especially women, and it is hard work. It’s really hard for me sometimes because sometimes gossiping is so much easier than remaining silent. These books remind me to build up, not tear down, even if I don’t like the person, even if I think some people are crazy. If I haven’t lived their life, which I haven’t, then I shouldn’t be judging them. That’s not my place.
But, that’s off topic. This book. First of all, Jane Green has to be one of the sweetest writers out there (No, I haven’t met her, but I do stalk all of her social media outlets, and that counts for something right?) She has this beautiful office with all of these built in bookshelves and a huge, beautiful iMac and it is just glorious. And, her family is beautiful and she gives me hope that the writer’s life doesn’t have to be a solitary one.
Anyways, this book. You know what’s going to happen. You just have to know what is going to happen, but you don’t know how it’s going to happen or how in the world these women are going to pull through. I stayed up until midnight on Friday and got up at six on Saturday to finish it. I just couldn’t let the characters’ lives hang in the balance. It was too much. So, if you like women’s fiction, I definitely recommend this book.
Do you guys have any recommendations for me?
Happy Sunday friends!