I’ve been trying to get back into reading and limit my mindless activity (social media scrolling, bad reality TV) at night. Even if it’s just 10 minutes at night, I try to read something, I’ve also gotten back into the habit of always having a book with me at all time (whether in my purse or on my phone – I’m usually reading two books at a time). My thoughts on some I’ve recently read:
- CAN I SAY by Travis Barker. Read all but 20 pages ?in one night – finished it up the next day. It was worth the loss of sleep. Travis has always been my favorite member of Blink-182. I loved him and Shana on Meet The Barkers and pretty much everything else he’s done. He gave the good, bad, and ugly. It also helped fill some holes (for me): his journey, ?why he always seemed a bit standoffish from the rest of the band members, why they broke-up, side projects, relationships, the crash, etc. He also has one hell of a work ethic. If you are a fan of Travis, you will be a fan of this book.
- LUCKIEST GIRL ALIVE by Jessica Knoll. For a while, any book with the word “girl” in it seemed to be golden. Finally read this one and was left feeling…I’m not sure. I had a hard time relating with the main character.I finished the book asking myself, “What does she want?”
- FIRST COMES LOVE by Emily Griffin.? I had a sour taste in my mouth after her last book.?This one changed it. I really enjoyed it and I think I like Giffin’s format of telling from two sides instead of one.
- Today Will Be Different by Maria Simple. It pains me to say this but, I wasn’t a fan. I was so excited when I saw Maria had another book coming out. I really enjoy her writing style – it’s a bit ADD – like me. But this book was a struggle for me to get through. I hope I’ll enjoy her next one. When I find an author I like, I stay loyal to them (see:Emily Giffin). And while I am usually not a fan of “Books to Movies”, I think this one would actually make a good movie.