MY FAVORITE 10 BOOKS OF 2016

If you’ve met me, friended me on Facebook, or know….pretty much anything about me, you know that I am a colossal, almost-to-the-point-of-annoying book nerd.

I’ve been reading rabidly since I learned how in the first grade. I was that kid – you know, the insufferably straight-laced one – whose primary source of conflict with my parents in middle and high school was reading past my bedtime  – under the covers, with a flashlight. (I know – I’m a badass.)

It’s probably no surprise, then, that I read….a lot. All the time. Pretty much whenever I can get the chance….because if I’m NOT reading, you don’t want to be around me. (It’s not pleasant.) Reading makes me happier, more productive, and generally just a better person.

That said, in 2016, I read 80 books.

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THE TIME I GAVE THE PEOPLE WHAT THEY WANTED

“You should write a book!”

“You are a FANTASTIC writer – I literally devoured every single word on every page of your website.”

“Can you write like every day, please?”

These are just a few of the comments that people have made to me over the last eight years on my blog.

Which, yeah, is flattering…in a way. But it also brings out a wild-eyed teeth-baring smile of frustration (usually with labored breathing) every time I hear something like it.

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