I started off 2020 with a modest goal of reading 12 books. One a month. Slow and leisurely. Then Rona hit. I was consumed and in shock with the state of being. I could not concentrate. I swear words leapt off the pages in nonsensical order. I’d read the same sentence over and over again always ending with huh? What did I just read? Then July came around. I was at semi-peace with life. Dare I say I had become accustom to the cliché “new normal”. I dusted off Michael Crichton’s “The Andromeda Strain” and Jilly was back.
Now a mention regarding my ever changing methodology. I have ceased the X out of 5 star rating in favor of the Siskel and Ebert two thumbs up rating design. I know we’re not at the movies and this isn’t TV but this also isn’t Goodreads or Amazon. My blog my rules. Hehe. I will also consistently title these entries are Friday Book Club ~ <insert date>. Rigid much? Well that depends 🙂
Today, on this second day of October, we have J-Dub’s Review of the following:
First up is Eternal Road: The final stop by John W Howell.
John W. Howell paints pictures with his words. He takes us on a page turning adventure with Sam and James bouncing through the afterlife. Sprinkled in are some notable historical events with a prediction for the future. I’ll stop here to avoid any spoilers from me. My rating: Two thumbs up and a recommendation that you read this little gem. You’ll be glad you did.
Second up (is that even a thing)? Okay, next we have Welcome to the United States of Anxiety: Observations from a Reforming Neurotic by Jen Lancaster.
Hey! I resemble that remark. This could explain why I thoroughly enjoyed this book. Yes I am the sun! All about ME!!! JK. Very relatable, witty, and clever observations about navigating social media (and life) in all it’s gory. Not a typo. <Ahem> okay all it’s glory :). I will come back and add some direct quotes but for now, I’ll stop with my rating of another two thumbs up and a recommendation to read. We all need a little levity these days and this book certainly fits the bill.
As always, more to come.