I’m assuming most people know Trevor Noah. He is a comedian and host of the Daily Show. I’ve watched all his Netflix specials, which I find are more so story telling with limited jokes interspersed. He doesn’t leave me laughing the whole way through, but he makes good points on society, politics and can have great jokes. I wouldn’t say my favourite comedian.
As many people are, I am obsessed with Hamilton. If you have been living under a rock since 2015 (and I was til a few months ago). It is a musical that has turned the world upside down. I am waiting patiently not so patiently for it to come to Toronto in 2019. I’ve been listening to the soundtrack for awhile. I did my research after listening, I had to know more about Alexander Hamilton and his life.
As you know, a couple posts back I was in a reading slump. I figure I’m also way behind on my Goodreads challenge, so a way to catch up might be to read chick lit. I tend to read them quickly.
So armed with many free ebook downloads and an intent to read, I choose as my first book, Neanderthal Seeks Human: A Smart Romance
Now, after this book I AM CURED. (Kind of funny if you know the plot but those of you who have read it can laugh with me). I saw my classmate talking about one of the other books in the series. Luckily I didn’t overhear too much to ruin the series for me. But I was intrigued by how animated they sounded when they were talking about the book. It sounded like something I needed to get out of my reading funk, something I could sink my teeth into, something I could obsess over besides Grey’s.
And it worked! Here’s how:
I can’t seem to get reading. I’ve read two books this year. TWO! I challenged myself to read 60 books this year after beating my goal last year (which was 50) by reading 56. Now I’m probably so behind I’m scared to look at my Goodreads progress. Where last year it used to say I was above schedule, now I’m so far behind.
In my book editing class, we were asked to pitch a Canadian book published in the last year. It was just my luck that The Best Kind of People had just come in the library for me after months of waiting. This is fate! So I choose to pitch this book to my class.
I started with the objective of tidying my room. I picked up this book thinking it would help with organization hacks, such as drawer dividers. I thought it would tell me that I should throw things away if I haven’t used them in a year. For years I have searched to become more tidy and am a sucker for any organization product, which is why I began reading this book.