Not only is this the shortest month of the year, but it has been a pretty busy one for me between work and lindy hop. I am still doing quite a bit of reading though, just not enough to keep up with my Kindle orders. I’ve decided to make this a regular feature of the site, sharing some bookish thoughts on the last day of each month.
A friend and former editor of mine recommended this book to me a long time ago. I think I actually started reading it sometime last summer, but throughout January and February I managed to finish it off. First, Jon Acuff is a funny guy. His self-deprecating humor made this a pretty fun read. Second, don’t let the humor fool you. Acuff is talking about some serious stuff in Quitter, whether you are a serial job quitter (he was) or someone who needs a reality check about the hard work it will take to make your dream job your day job this book will challenge you.
I’ll be honest. I didn’t buy this book because I’m terribly concerned with weight loss or getting into shape. I bought this book because Candice Cameron wrote it! Because I watched Full House when I was a kid and I still do sometimes when it is on TV. And because I was dying to hear more about how she became a Christian, handled being a celebrity and more. So far I’ve ready a little more than half the book, and I’ve gotten more than I bargained for, including a healthy perspective on appetite, diet, weight loss, and self-discipline. She incorporates Scripture throughout and it has been reshaping my attitudes towards food and exercise in a good way.
I’ve only barely begun rereading Emma, my favorite Austen novel. I picked it up again because I was writing about Mr. Knightley for my Valentine’s Day post. Emma is a total brat, but I love her. Sadly, it may take many months of reading a chapter here and there before I finish it.