Let's Pretend This Never Happened by Jenny Lawson
I feel like I'm in somewhat of a book reading slump lately. For example, with this book while I wanted to love it, and while I did enjoy it, I couldn't really get into it.
While I read a lot of the big name mommy blog, The Bloggess isn't one I read. I actually wound up picking this up for book club. While I do think I would have gotten to it eventually on my own, it wasn't one I was dying to read and that may have been part of the reason I wasn't a huge fan.
Don't get me wrong there were parts I enjoyed. I loved reading about her blogger getaway weekend, and imagining just exactly what actual bloggers were all that trip. But also in that chapter I really enjoyed reading about her "freaking out" about meeting her blogger friends in person, because I've had that same internal dialogue on the meet-ups I've gone to. Although I've never gone to a weekend away with a ton of bloggers, I would love to.
I do think each chapter would have worked better as a standalone blog posts, and reading all these somewhat connected stories back to back felt a little repetitive for me. Don't get me wrong, I thought individual stories were funny, but it was hard for me to read several chapters at once.
I always feel somewhat guilty writing a review on a book I didn't fall in love with. But I guess the thing is just because I wasn't a huge fan of this doesn't mean you'll feel the same. In fact, most of the reviews I've read on this have been raving about it, so maybe I'm just the odd one out.
Today I'm linking up with Blonde Undercover Blonde for Book Club Friday!
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