I’m happy to say I’m back to a regular reading schedule. I had slacked off for a while there, as work deadlines and commitments were seemingly never ending. But just like a child with his favorite blanket, I am reassured and renewed by books.
Also, I can never seem to keep up with the growing pile at my bedside. Now, to add to my literary anxiety (in a totally good way), my book list is growing on my electronic devices and I’m totally diggin’ it.
An online friend introduced me to an app that syncs with your local library so you can download audio or e-books to your phone or Kindle. I had thought about joining one of those subscription-based audio book sites, but I just couldn’t see spending the money. Especially since I wouldn’t have a real life book to add to my bookshelf when I’m finished reading.
I’ve downloaded a few ebooks to my Kindle, but I have to say I get through books faster if they’re of the audio kind, right on my phone. It’s just easier to press play and listen for a few minutes when I’m getting ready in the morning or driving to and from school drop-off or for longer listening on the treadmill.
I gravitate toward non-fiction more than fiction, although I do love a good novel. Lately, I’ve been fixated on autobiography, biography, and memoir. Billy Crystal’s memoir was one of my favorites. In fact, I’ve considered re-reading it (even though I read it when it first came out in 2014.)
It may be on my phone right now … just waiting patiently for me to finish the book I’m currently reading: Leah Remini’s memoir “Troublemaker.” It’s about her life in and out of the Church of Scientology. All due respect to any Scientologists out there, but oh my lord is that religion messed up. I think there’s a little bit of a “cult-like” phenomenon to most religions, but this one just seems super strange. But hey. At least they’re not knocking on my door trying to convert me, right?
*flashback to repeated attempts by local Jehovah’s Witnesses to persuade me to find salvation in their little pamphlets as I try to stifle my regret for even opening the door*
Anywho. The book is captivating. Plus, I love listening to Remini’s signature Bronx ‘take-no-shit accent.’ It makes me smile.
I realize I should probably make more room for literary classics and books that really take a deep dive into tough issues or universal conundrums. But for now? I guess I’m hooked on memoir. And books that spill some celebrity gossip.
I’m at the part of the book where she describes what *really* went down at Tom Cruise and Katie Holmes’ wedding. JUICY.
Follow me on Goodreads for my final review of the book, but so far it’s no less than three stars….
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