February Book: Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawsen
February was a short month and I managed to finish a book for the month early. I received Let’s Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawsen from one of my yoga friends. She suggested I read it because a.) it’s absolutely hilarious and b.) she’s a fellow blogger like myself. You can check out her blog here. I urge you to! I’ve been reading more blogging books so I knew Jenny’s book would be a great choice to read! Although her book was more of a memoir than a blogging book I still enjoyed it!
This book is a riot! Jenny has no filter what so ever and she writes whatever is on her mind. I love her bravery. It’s very encouraging! Within the first few pages of her book I was hooked. I was also hooked on her ability to curse because let’s face it if you know me you know I curse like a sailor! (Not proud of that but at least I can admit it!)
Reading about her childhood growing up in Texas was a treat! Her dad constantly tormented her and her younger sister with dead animal carcasses for his taxidermy business. I was in tears during some points of this books, laughing so hard I had to put down the book and regroup. I couldn’t imagine living in a home where you are surrounded by dead animals. *Cringes*
As Jenny grows up she embraces her weird childhood memories specifically the love of taxidermy animals and her hometown. At one point she discusses her homesickness after getting married. I related so much to that feeling when I moved from my hometown. She pushed through her homesickness but managed to get her family to move to the country…something which she knew so well.
Jenny is truly inspiring. Her back story of working corporate 9 to 5 and then quitting to become a full-time writer and blogger was encouraging. She really took a chance and even though she was socially awkward she came through with her blog The Bloggess and met other bloggers along the way. In true blogging community fashion Jenny came out of her shell with the help of her friends. When I found out Jenny wrote another book, Furiously Happy, I decided to add it to my reading list this year.
On the docket for March is actually something a little different. My yoga teacher gave me Living Your Yoga by Judith Lasater to read. I started the book early as soon as I finished reading February’s book. I will post that review in a few weeks!
What are you reading this month? Share with us! I am always looking for book recommendations.