I’m super stoked to be joining in Lauren’s inaugural ORYS installment! I have a load of books on my shelves just waiting to be read. (I will actually be posting more about that later in this 31 Days series!)
For this month I chose a book that I don’t actually own, but have had from the library for a good chunk of the summer. I’ve had the foresight to renew it a few times but still probably owe about $20 in fines on it.
Look, sometimes the anticipation of a thing is too exciting to ruin by actually doing the thing. Please tell me I’m not the only person who operates by this warped, warped logic.
This book is about blogging.
Which naturally made it an excellent choice for this exercise.
Jackie is a civilian employed by the Air Force Academy in Colorado. She’s operated her entire life building walls to protect her from repeating her parents’ mistakes. It’s worked really well for her, until the day the Air Force subdivides her office so an Air Force instructor has a place to work, so she blogs about it as a stress release.
Chick lit is a genre I’ve long been skeptical of, but that I’m slowly learning does occasionally delve deeply. This is one of those novels. Mitchell handles sarcasm and depth with a deft hand, which I appreciated. It made the book easy, enjoyable, and illuminating to read. The first chapter I think I laughed at least once every page turn. I recognized a lot of myself in Jackie… so I guess if I’m still single and blogging at 31, we might have a bit of a road map for the rest.
I’d love to hear what you’ve been reading lately, and am always happy to take recommendations. Fire away in the comments!