When I tell you that I almost burst into tears when I received this book, it’s the truth. A few weeks ago, I went out with my friend Nikki. It was after work and we were going to catch up over dinner. When she walked in, we hugged, then she handed me something.
It was this: Grace, Not Perfection: Embracing Simplicity, Celebrating Joy by Emily Ley.
As soon as I saw it, I could feel my eyes do that funny thing when water is about to spill out. I’m not a crier, but when emotions hit… Ooh, chile!
Embracing simplicity, celebrating joy? Sign me up!
The concept of a book club has always been intriguing – it’s a chic thing to do, a fun social activity among friends or other groups. But I’ve never been able to commit. I don’t read very quickly, and if I’m not drawn to a story, or real life distracts me, I fail miserably. So that’s why I never said yes. Until now.
My youngest sister, Maia, asked us (Melissa, Michael, and I) if we were interested in participating in a Read-a-Thon (“Paloozathon”) she’s hosting from the 18th-31st, in celebrate of her and her best friend’s birthdays (August babies).
The goal is to read 8 books in that amount of time. Insert the popular gif of the guy blinking and doing a double take! That was a surefire way for me to not do this. I barely finish one book in two weeks.
Check out below for the criteria she gave…
Girllll… I wasn’t ready!
I made the “mistake” to start reading when I went to bed last night. Read up to Chapter Seventeen the other day, then stopped. I don’t remember reading anything so quickly and still remembering many details. Apparently, Miss Colleen Hoover has a track record of writing some sweet, passionate, heart-wrenching stories. But man oh man, this was a doozy!
Have you read it? Do you like any of her other books? If so, which ones?
What books are on your to-read list? Let me know! I could always use a good recommendation. (I tend to go towards the romance with a bit of angst, but I’ll try anything.) I set up a Goodreads account a while ago and I’m trying to get better at reading/finding ways to wind down after work. Add me, if you like.