Yesterday the day FLEW by and I felt like I did nothing at all. I guess that sums up about 78% of the weekends in my lifetime but still… how does that happen? I slept in until just before 8am, made protein pancakes with peanut butter for breakfast and watched episodes of Seinfeld while sipping coffee and then headed for a late morning workout. I went to barre class and then did a 60 minute rolling hill run at the gym (it was KILLER). On a completely non-fitness related note though… let’s talk about the books I read over the holidays.
I go through serious phases of being addicted to reading and then not looking at a book for weeks. It’s the university courses that get me because I hate ‘forced’ reading and inevitably that turns me off of reading all together! Over the holidays I had lots of time to relax and bury my face in a book for hours on end… #nerdalert
- Number Two by Jay Onrait. Don’t judge me. I am an avid listener of the Jay and Dan Podcast (again, don’t judge me) and I find their immature humour sometimes just the right amount of stupid to be funny. Full of useless yet hilarious tales from the world of a Canadian sports anchor living in America, Number Two was a mediocre sequel to Onrait’s first book, “Anchorboy.”
2. Life of Pi by Yann Martel. I may be the last person ever to have read this book but I finally did it. I really enjoyed it while at the same time wondering if I was really “getting it.” It was a somewhat easy read but things get murky in the carnivorous island and once I closed to book, finishing the last page, I kind of just thought, “WTF did I just read?”
3. Open Heart, Open Mind by Clara Hughes. I really didn’t know too much about Clara Hughes before reading this book except that she was a Canadian Olympic athlete who has won medals in both the summer and winter Olympic Games for cycling and speed skating respectively. I enjoyed the deep look into her troubled past and how each and every hurdle in her life was still overcome and led to greatness. It was a super quick read but a good book.
4. The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins. I heard a lot about this book so when my mom got it for Christmas I knew I would be able to snap it up to read. I took it with me when I babysat my neighbours and five hours alone from when the kids went to bed to when their parents arrived home, I had finished the book from cover to cover. It was SO good, I really enjoyed the suspense and I’m slightly glad I read it all in one sitting because I really got to get into it!
Currently reading… “Heart like mine” by Amy Hatvany. I recently discovered GoodReads and now have a virtual book shelf that bases recommendations off of books I’ve previously read and rated. I have read virtually all of Jodi Picoult’s books (even though once you’ve read one you’ve kind of read them all) and this was a recommendation based on the dozens of hers I had under my “read” list.
I have found myself waking up from SUPER deep sleep lately and I think it’s because I have gotten back in the habit of reading a bit before I got to bed every night. Alternate title for this post: “NOT from the diary of a popular kid” HAHAHA.
What are YOU reading?
Favourite book of all time?
Kindle/ereader or actual page-turning hard copy of a book?