Hello. I have not been consistent in blogging, commenting on other’s blogs, or doing much on social media. 2018 was filled with a lot of stress. I am determined to work through this depression and procrastination to turn 2019 into a happier more productive year.
With that being said, I am jumping into a blog prompt from 1 of my favorite blogs, Mama Kat’s Losin’ It.
I chose prompt number 6: Tell us about the best book you read in 2018.
I received an advanced copy of “An Anonymous Girl” which was published January 8th 2019 by St. Martin’s Press.
An Anonymous Girl is probably the best book I read in 2018. It begins with a young woman, Jessica, who does in home make-up sessions to pay bills. When she finds a chance to earn quick cash to appear and participate in a survey on morality, given by the well known Dr. Shields, she takes it. Soon the study gets intimate and Jessica finds her morality answers may depend on her life.
It’s a fast-paced novel that left me wondering how I would have answered the questions on the survey. It dives into a #MeToo movement and mental illness. Morality is questioned and it ask what would one do for money? What are the lengths someone will go for financial reasons?
What’s your favorite book you read in 2018 and what are you reading now?
Link up over at Mama Kat’s Losin’It Writer’s Workshop! See you there!
I was lucky enough to get a chance to read this book through Glose free. There May Be Spoilers This story is told by Wendy, the oldest of two sisters that lean on each other to survive their mentally ill mother.
Wendy tries hard to shield her younger sister from the ugly details of their mother’s life. Later, it is Robin who can stand up to their mother while Wendy tries to be the help their mother needs.
Georgann, has an uncanny ability to manipulate people, especially her daughters and men. She has several marriages, several boyfriends, and several married boyfriends. Although Wendy and Robin live an extravagant life full of theater, top private schools, being with the popular crowd, and famous people, they learned to hold their breaths for their mother to ruin everything.
Their mother had a “Joan Crawford – Mommie Dearest” quality of being cruel. From telling them their father didn’t want them, to announcing they had different fathers, she kept her children from feeling loved or stable. They had to deal with suicide attempts, their rooms being destroyed in the middle of the night, her drinking, and humiliation even at high school graduations.
This book reaches into your heart and stays there long after the end. It shows us an ugly truth that not all mothers are fit and what does one do when the person they depend on tries to hit them with a car or throws a burning shirt at them? This story has glamour, humor, sadness, and tragedy rolled into one book. On a scale of 1 to 10, I definitely rate it a 10+.
Read any good books lately that you’d recommend? Share in the comments!
Ah, Hilary had ask me to co-host and I was so excited, and as you can see by my fill-in for number 2, I totally had not made a post. I apologize to Hilary! Feeling Beachie is a favorite of mine and I do love the Follow Friday Four Fill-In Fun. Here are the statements and it’s a blog hop!
- Is it really ____?
- I am the opposite of ____.
- Saying ____ is hard for me
- My favorite pastime is ___because it allows me to___.
1. Is it really the 6th day of 2014?
2. I am the opposite of responsible.
3. Saying I’m wrong is hard for me.
4. My favorite pastime is reading because it allows me to be pulled into another story besides my own.
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This is for Day 30 of Yeah Write’s 31dbbb. Today, it’s about writing a review. Not too far fetched from Day 19’s, write an opinion post. The topics are endless on reviews a person could write. I was reading along ideas on the page, but deep down, I knew what I would write a post about if it were a review post. My second favorite poetry book.
I found Mary Karr in a section at Wal-mart. I adore memoirs and this seemed like a great one. It is called; The Liar’s Club.’ Once reading this book over and over, until the pages began to look worn, I ordered her next memoir from Books-A-Million. This one is called, ‘Cherry.’. Mary Karr has written at least one to two memoirs since then that I have not gotten a chance to read yet. One of them is called, ‘Lit’
After the first two memoirs, which were brilliant, I discovered along the way, Mary Karr also had out a few books of poetry. I am addicted to poetry, so right away, I ordered her poetry book, ‘Viper Rum’. I am more than astonished by this heartfelt collections of poems. Reading her first two memoirs allowed me to understand many of her pieces more in ‘Viper Rum’.
However, even if you haven’t read a memoir by her, I would recommend anyone picking up a copy of Rum Viper ‘. Even if a person doesn’t write poetry, nor read it often, this book and collection has a style that can captivate any reader. With poetry weaving in and out of each page, some speaking of her father, some her mother, and some friends,, this book is easy to relate to. Some poems are creations of her struggles with religion, love, break-ups, and of her turning 18 years old, and embarking on a crazy ride through life, dabbling in drugs, sex, poems, and finding her way back home.
Not to spoil the book for the reader in anyway, I won’t at this moment, list my favorite poem. That can be done next Thursday when I return to write a review on some topic I choose. ***Note to Self*** I need to add my calender, per 31dbbb.