Book Challenged

So I accepted some challenge on goodreads to pick a number of books to read in 2015, and I combined it with another book challenge that’s a picture floating around FaceBook.


I texted my mom, who is terminally ill, to send me a list of her favorite books. She tells me Charles Dickens, Mark Twain, military history and astronauts. How can I actually sit down and read anything from that list? I’m not sure if she was being serious, just listing shit she remembers from school, letting the pain killers talk or fucking with me… I have a hard time believing by mom would have such a dry and boring reading list.

When I was 16 I worked at Burger King. My mom and her sister would order at the drive thru speaker, but wouldn’t order like normal people. They had to ask for “a man with a real big whopper,” or a hamburger with extra ketchup hold the bun. She put dish soap in a shopping mall water feature. She slept with my boyfriend. She wrote my school excuses truthfully: my daughter stayed home because she drank too much this weekend & is hung over…

I found a book I’m going to read, hopefully all the way through; Astronaut Wives. I put it on hold at the library. If nothing else it will check off two boxes on the list… I’ll keep you posted. If I can stay awake…


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