May kind sucked for me.
I was really, really busy at work, and I barely had any time to have fun and then I found out all the teachers at my kids' school hate me and I am not rich enough to just sell my house on a whim and move to another school district and most private schools in our town are at capacity or cost $12K PER STUDENT annually (and, I mean, we have 4 students), so we are on a waitlist at a place and are otherwise just fucked because the teachers told me they hated me AFTER all the open enrollment deadlines passed. And I have basically been ruminating on that shit and not reading. And I would like to give more details about this story, but I have written it a million times and I just come off as looking insane because you must be reading it and thinking that doesn't make any sense what could she have done that she is not telling us? But I have been honest with you about hating Harry's terrible second grade teacher and yelling at aids who suck and fighting with the principal about my right to post on FB and this blog, so I have told you everything. And some of you already hate me a little and think I am a loon, so you are just reading this with a smug face and thinking OMG we knew she was crazy and now everyone else does, too. But I have to tell you, it is hard to be the parents of a smart kid who needs to be medicated to succeed in our fucked up public school system generally and in the school down the street specifically.
So, anyway, I barely read in May.
6. The Year We Turned 40 by Liz Fenton and Lisa Steinke: Cute. Sort of.
5. The Bazaar of Bad Dreams by Stephen King: I wanted to love this book because I do love Stephen King, and he is the best when he writes short stories, but nothing here blew me away. I did love the forward to each story that talked about how he was inspired to write it.
4. The Last Anniversary by Liane Moriarty: I love her. This book is older and nowhere near as good as her most recent offerings, though.
3. Smoke Gets in Your Eyes: And Other Lessons from the Crematory by Caitlin Doughty: The title really sums up this excellent and kind of creepy memoir.
2. The Glass Sword by Victoria Aveyard: READ THIS! Read Red Queen first. And join me in looking forward to the NEXT 2 BOOKS!!
1. You by Caroline Kepnes: SERIOUSLY, you guys. READ THIS, TOO. So much creepy.
One funny book story before I go: Harry had to miss the first day of his human growth an development unit at school because he was home with his terrible sunburn. Yesterday, we went to the library to sign up for the summer reading program, and he made a beeline to a book on display in the teen room called Sex Is a Funny Word that is a comic strip style discussion of sex and puberty. And he read 100 pages of it before bed last night. He just wanted to make sure he was caught up with the rest of the class. So, so, so funny.