This is the eight post in “A Month of Reading“
December eleventh. I’ll tell you what I’m NOT reading. Daring Greatly, by Brene Brown. It’s a self-helpy, creative inspiration book that focuses on helping you break through your fear and shame. It’s less touchy-feely than it sounds, and many people recommended it to me, and I’ve already had a breakthrough or two reading some of it, but I got to a certain point and put it aside. I think maybe it stirred things inside me that were, in fact, daring, and I got too scared of those things, and so now I avoid the book. It’s still on my nightstand, under Night Fall (turns out that title is two words, not one, which shows you how much I care about it) and a biography of Dorothy Parker, which moved from the bathroom to the nightstand when it started to get more interesting.
I haven’t been reading shopping websites, which is notable because it is now 2 weeks until Christmas and I have thus far NOT done any Christmas shopping. I did pick up one gift today at Rite Aid, but the bulk of what I need to get and prepare consists of Amazon and Target purchases. I’m going to make this post short tonight so I can get to that before I pass out.
I also haven’t been reading the Shutterfly website to figure out how to start a special page for a flag football team. That is a job for which I volunteered and I have failed, daily, in favor of errands and writing blog posts and dicking around on Facebook.
So, tomorrow I won’t be dicking around on Facebook. I have presents to order and elfin mischief to arrange and clothes to fold and children to form into kind, smart humans.
Here’s what I did read today:
I love Florinda’s open-minded approach and I’m totally getting this book.