October 22, 2019


This might be the worst month in the history of months! Lots of annoying health stuff going on which makes me really not want to read. I started all these spooky books for October, but now, I'm feeling really fragile and I don't want to read scary stuff. But I'm reading, like, 5 books and I don't want to start something new while I've got bookmarks in all these others! So I'm just not reading anything. This is not good.

Not that I have time to read anyway. I've just been running around like a one-armed paper hanger. I go home, do the very least of what needs to get done for the day, then I crawl into bed. We need groceries. We need some medications refilled. But, I just don't have time/energy for those things.

On top of all that, I've got a headache today. So I can barely keep my eyes open, much less think straight. Much, much less read.

If I get up the nerve to start a new book, it will be something light and fluffy or maybe a non-fiction. Ooh! A non-fiction about books and reading would be perfect. Let me scroll through my Goodreads list and see what I can find. I'm also supposed to be reading for my book group. I'm falling behind a bit. Better find something fluffy for that.


Bibliophile: An Illustrated Miscellany by Jane Mount - My darling hubby got me this for Christmas last year. This might be perfect. Lots of pictures.

Lit Up

Lit Up: One Reporter. Three Schools. Twenty-Four Books That Can Change Lives by David Denby - This could work. Love to read about books and kids. I also like David Denby's writing.


Literature: Why It Matters by Robert Eaglestone - This is a tiny little book that might be just what I'm looking for. The summary references the video game Skyrim, which is intriguing.

Book Girl

Book Girl: A Journey Through the Treasures and Transforming Power of a Reading Life by Sarah Clarkson - This book is about reading. I've got several books here about books, but here's one about what happens when you read.

I put out a request in my reading group for light, fluffy, no-brain reads. Until I see what they request, I'm thinking some of these might do:

Match in mehendi

A Match Made in Mehendi by Nandini Bajpai - This is a little high school contemporary book in which an Indian girl starts an app to set up matches. What could go wrong? Looks fluffy and cute.


There's Something About Sweetie by Sandhya Menon - This is the second book in a series. I really liked the first one. This one was recommended by one of my reading group gals.


I Love You So Mochi by Sarah Kuhn - Moving away from Middle Eastern based characters, we move to Japanese characters. The main character of this one spends spring break in Kyoto with her grandmother. She meets a med student who moonlights as a mochi costume. That doesn't make sense, but that's what I got from the summary. I've tried mochi. I'm not a huge fan.

So there is a list of possible fluff reads I could read if I can bring myself to start yet another book. Do you have any suggestions?