Daisy Jones and the Six, by Taylor Jenkins Reid

Daisy Jones & The Six

I didn’t realize that this was written by the same author as The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo.  I loved that book, too.

Daisy Jones & The Six by Taylor Jenkins Reid
My rating: 5 of 5 stars

I really enjoyed this book! It has become a running joke with my family and friends because I carried it around with me for months. I never disliked it, it was just that the world seemed hell bent on not letting me finish it.

The book was written like a Rolling Stones article. Each person involved got his say. It was a different approach to telling the story, but it worked. I loved it.

Out at Breakfast

I was at Breakfast with Daisy Jones and the Six. The server came up to me and asked how the book was, excited when she saw the title. I gave her a vague “it reads like a Rolling Stones article.” She asked if I meant that it just goes on without real chapters and then said she’s been wanting to read it. I was surprised she knew what I meant, but I am guessing she had heard about the book.

Later, after three cups of coffee, she came back and asked me if I’d like more coffee. I didn’t say what I wanted to, which was “sure, if you’d like me to stay here and you have to deal with me bouncing off the walls all day.” I just declined a fourth cup. She offered me water. Maybe she read my mind?

I left there considering bringing the book to her when I finish it. I know where she works, so I suppose I could. I wonder if she’d appreciate it.

Doing a favor for a friend

A friend asked me to do a favor for her at 4 am today. I said no problem. Alarms all set, I went to sleep. I woke up at 1 am, and realized that it was possible she meant 4 am Eastern time. Yup! Thankfully, I realized it in plenty of time to get it done. Now I get to sleep in, feeling accomplished.

In theory, that is. I got the order done, but the card I tried to use didn’t want to work, so I had to fully wake up to figure out why and what to do. Then I tried to email her the confirmation that I’d accomplished my middle of the night task, but my address book on my email account decided that it wasn’t going to work. I had to hand type her email address in. Thankfully, I knew it, but suddenly blanked on if it was yahoo or gmail. I guessed right.

Of course, by then I had to get up and use the bathroom, because what else does one do in the middle of the night?

I got back in bed and had to find extra blankets since our heatwave finally broke and my toes were cold.

I didn’t eat much dinner because I wasn’t hungry at dinner time. I don’t want to get up and eat at this time of night because I don’t want to let my stomach think that it’s an option. I’ll drink water, so I’ll have to get up and use the bathroom again in an hour or so.

I don’t know where my purse is with my kindle on it, and I don’t want to fall asleep with my reading light on, so I decided to write here instead of read. It didn’t make me tired, though. I think I’m going to have to bite the bullet and find the purse.

Now that I’ve found the purse by getting up and turning on the light, I should be fully awake.

And I just remembered that my daughter reminded me right before bedtime that I told her I’d drive her and a friend somewhere with no parking in the morning. At least her version of morning starts closer to noon than most people’s version of morning.

It’s 2 am now. I am going to stop writing and read for a little while. Hopefully I’m tired enough that a little while won’t take me to morning. Goodnight!

Are You Drinking?

First of all, let me say, the answer is, no, I am not drinking.  I am finishing up several half written posts and publishing.  And I am finishing several barely thought through posts.

A friend who follows the blog messaged me to ask if I was drinking, since so many posts went through today.  No.  Just working on not procrastinating and finishing up what I can.  I decided to write a bit tonight instead of reading.

I do understand that it is difficult to know when I am drunk and when I am just being my normal goofy self.  Tonight, it’s all me.  Typos and all.

Making progress

I was proud of myself yesterday because I had finished a book in the morning. I have another half hour on my audiobook left, so I’ll finish that today on the way to work.

I picked up Daisy Jones and the Six, and was making real progress in it. It’s a good book, but I have had other things needing attention first.

My daughter walked by and said hi. She did a double take. “Haven’t you been reading that for months?” Yes. I have. Maybe I’ll finish it this weekend.

I decided that I’ll just ignore the comment and continue making progress. There will be a day soon that Daisy doesn’t travel with me.

Changing my Oasis cover

When I got my oasis, in September, I loved it.  I wanted to protect it as best as I could.  I went searching for a cover.  I found this cover that totally suits me.  It was about $18 at the time.  That was about what they were running, then.  Not much cheaper.

Since I was going on a trip and I planned on reading poolside, I decided that I should find a cover that I don’t really care about, so it wouldn’t get ruined.  I found two cases for under $5 each.  I ended up not changing them out, since I really love the cover that I originally got.  You can see that the edges are a tad worn, but I’ll wait until it’s beaten up a little more before changing it out.  The brand new covers are in a spot where I won’t lose them when it’s time for a change.

Curing Social Media Addiction

(curing social media addiction)

This is a linked article on substituting books for social media.  It’s talking about what a time sucker social media can be.  It’s not curing procrastination, but finding something else to do in its place helps.

The author read 5 books in the month that he went off social media.  I do that on a normal month.  Imagine what I could accomplish if I read instead of doing other things.  Hmmm.  Am I going to try it?  Not yet.  Maybe someday.