Reading like a fiend!

I am reading so much lately and it feels so good! I have had to read a lot for school, but I am also taking the time to read for pleasure. I have read my book club book already, The Flamboya Tree by Clara Kelly. I highly recommend this book, it’s a fast read, but not light by any means. Kelly recounts her family’s life in the Dutch East Indies during WWII and the subsequent Japanese invasion. Her father was sent to a work/concentration camp far away and her mother along with her 2 siblings were put in the worst concentration camp on that island. They endured starvation, beatings and disease, but stayed together. It will stay with you long after you have finished.

I also finished in just a few hours Carrie FIsher’s Wishful Drinking. Completely different that the last book, but it’s good to change things up. This book popped up as a suggestion somewhere and I thought, why not? FIsher’s honesty and humor about her struggle with substance abuse and bipolarism is amazing. Another to add to your list. I am not a memoir reader generally, but my book club has opened me up to new books and they tend to pick quite a few memoirs. So far, they have been good reads.

Not working in the general sense, but being a full time student has freed me up to have time for me as well. To enjoy reading and not feel like it’s taking precious minutes away from this, that or the other. Sadly, that’s what my last job did to me. I had a hard time justifying sitting down and reading when I had precious little time before I had to get ready for work the next day. Most days you could see the change in my mood about halfway through the day. I had to psych myself up to deal with the unknown problems of the upcoming day.

I am excited to read school textbooks and to do the work and learn.

I just passed my first assessment! Yeah me! I was convinced that I failed, but I managed to get a good score and passed!

I am still working on gathering information about freelancing and will hope to start sending queries out soon! I am unsure about Nanowrimo this year, not sure that I can devote that time to it. If I don’t, my husband reminded me that I can do Nanowrimo anytime I want. Thank you honey!

Happy writing!

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