February Book Review
February was a blur. What was only a week-long cruise felt like 38,570,234 years (not complaining, very grateful for the vacation and tan) and like all long vacations the week or two after are almost always a complete wash. You wake up in a haze, not quite sure what day it is, you have a million and one things to do and zero motivation to do them because you got really used to laying by a pool and stuffing your face with pizza all day. I had only one book completed before we left Feb 7th and I brought two others for the cruise because I thought I was going to be in relaxation heave, but I quickly learned that reading on a cruise is impossible, or at least it is for me. I get motion-sickness very easily and thankfully I never did feel seasick, but for whatever reason reading did make my eyes, brain, and stomach spin a little. So instead of books I opted for podcasts, SPF 50, and strawberry daiquiris — like I said, NOT COMPLAINING AT ALL.
Finally when we reached sweet sweet land and the much nicer than expected American Airlines lounge (totally worth the $50 day pass when you have to sit at the airport for 10 hours — they have snacks and food galore and even a made to order guacamole station!), I finally pulled out a book and subsequently finished it on the 6 hour flight from Miami to LA. To the lady sitting next to me, I’m really sorry my overhead light sorta kind of blasted half of your face the entire night, but the book I was bored with actually got kind of good and I needed to finish! I had two more books I wanted to read before the month was up, so of course I left them until the 26th of February (this is the zero motivation after vacation I’m talking about people!!). Sometimes procrastination is the best motivator and I stuck my nose into the books HARD and completed them all before March (okay to be honest I finished the last book on March 1st at 12:27am, but that still counts right?)!
And there we have it, four books in February making the year total so far, seven!! Woohoo! After reading those last two books in two days and in not so great light my eyes are in need of a serious snooze and an eye exam which I’ve already scheduled for next Tuesday. Anna would be so proud.