Showing posts from January 29, 2023

book review: Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner

Fleishman Is In Trouble by Taffy Brodesser-Akner  Buy Fleishman Is In Trouble via Bookshop!  This is an affiliate link which means I may receive a small commission from your purchase at no cost to you. These are used throughout the post. Thank you for supporting the blog! Overview: Rachel Fleishman has always been perfectly conventional. After struggling to find love and fit in throughout her childhood, she had a fire to excel in every way having the perfect business, husband, and children and winning over everyone in the cutthroat NYC private school scene to land the best playdates. Toby Fleishman loved that devotion to convention even as he loathed the climber-like air it gave her and her absence at the dinner table as he took on more of the work towards raising the children as she grew the agency. They came to resent each other. And then Rachel disappeared. This is the story, told from the perspective of Toby's college friend, of why Rachel stopped talking to her family and wha

January 2023: A Month In Review: Books I Read, Blog Recap, All my TBRs

We've made it to the end of January! I sit here on the very last day of the month ready to reflect on how my 2023 has gone so far, how I'm honoring the reading goals I set just a few weeks ago, and share which books I'm so excited to pick up. All in all, I'm really pleased with how January has gone. Admittedly, it hasn't been the biggest test given that I spent a week of January on break and the weeks following in the early yawn of the beginning of the semester where everything is blissfully slow and gentle. Still, I feel like my life has shifted in a way that is better set up to prioritize both reading and blogging. I actually read more after school started than I did in that final week of break. That feels really encouraging. I've also been blogging a ton and have a few blog posts drafted and ready to go at all times because I've gotten ahead on my reading. Even though none of the books I read this month made my list of standout books for the year, I enjoy