I was always an avid reader, until I wasn’t. Somewhere along the way my reading waned, mainly because of just life; then, with the deep depression, I couldn’t concentrate enough to read, or I’d instantly forget what I read. Even though the depression is still here and deep, for some reason in the past month or so I’ve been able to read, and I have been. I’m very happy about that. It’s like coming home, only better, cuz home kinda actually sucked.
I opened a Goodreads account a while back (set to private because I don’t need another social media thing). I joined the reading challenge, with the goal of 24 books in 2019, and I’m amazed that I’m ahead of schedule. It is literally (pun!) the only thing I’m ahead of schedule on right now, or anywhere close to schedule.
Today, while I was thinking about books and the recent, happy changes to my reading ability and at the same time as multitasking skimming Facebook, I saw a new post from NPR about World Book Day being today. Cool. Synchronicity n stuff. They included a link to their Book Concierge page with over 300 picks for the best books of 2018 (many categories for that 300). If you roll your mouse over the covers of the books listed, it gives you a brief description of the book and a link to a full review, so it is a handy reference.
<sarcasm font> Oh, and thank you Facebook! This is exactly why I still have a FB account: to stay updated on certain sites. Oh sure, you parse and screen which posts I actually see (or don’t see), no matter how I set my preferences. I’m sure there was a good reason to show me this post today for World Book Day . . . which was on the 23rd and when NPR posted it. </sarcasm font>
Featured image credit: Jenny Lawson’s memoir, which I’m currently reading.