Mission Accountable Day 33: Recovery Spin and Reading

Today brought very limited sleep (apparently Sweet Pea didn’t care that I was trying to recover from a 14 miler) and an easy 40 minute spin on the trainer.

This time, instead of watching something awesome on the iPad, which I am wont to do, I read. As per usual, I have an overdue library book, Jonathan Tropper’s “One Last Thing Before I Go,” which has multiple holds and is therefore not eligible for renewal. I would like let the other library patrons know it’s really not worth the wait. I really enjoyed the first one I read by him, “This Is Where I Leave You.”

One Last Thing Before I Go
Crappy, disappointing novel
This Is Where I Leave You: A Novel
Really good novel! Couldn’t put it down

I was expecting more awesome writing in One Last Thing, but the dialogue was trite and the characters felt two-dimensional. So I blew through the last five or so chapters just to get to the end, and then I started “The Secret Race,” a story of doping in professional cycling, based mainly on interviews with Tyler Hamilton, as well as many others in and associated with the sport. I’m on the second chapter. So far, so good.

The Secret Race: Inside the Hidden World of the Tour de France: Doping, Cover-ups, and Winning at All Costs
What I am reading now

  I think the best, most gripping books I have read in the past year or two have been “The Hunger Games” and “Big Girl Small“.

I just finished “How to Be A Woman”by Caitlin Moran, and while not exactly a page turner, I highly recommend it. She’s hilarious, witty, bright, and makes a compelling argument for saving the money you could have spent on waxing your hoo ha and spending it instead on things you really need, “like the electric bill and cheese.” (I’m pretty sure that’s an exact quote).

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What are you reading right now? Anything good? Do you finish books you don’t love or do you stop reading in the middle? When do you find time to read?

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