2019: It’s all about books, baby.

So, I may have done something insane.

I might have said that I want to read 100 books in 2019. Which, I mean, shoot for the moon I guess. But even though zooming out and looking at this challenge freaks me out and makes me think of how this trivial failure will feel in December, I am really enjoying reading again.

As I mentioned before, I started reading again, with great ferocity, towards the end of 2018. Since then, I’ve read through 13 books, which for somebody who hasn’t read that much in a long time, is a lot. So I figured, 100 sounds like a good number, right? Heck yeah. The fact that I’m apparently “1 book ahead of schedule” is pretty motivating, too.

I just finished out Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly by Anthony Bourdain. Bourdain is a personal hero of mine, and this book did not disappoint. And while it didn’t exactly spur me to join culinary school or attempt to climb the restaurant ladder from dishwasher, I did make a cheese sauce from scratch and had an honest attempt at mozzarella sticks, so I guess I learned some things.

Next on deck is In the Company of Women: Inspiration and Advice from over 100 Makers, Artists, and Entrepreneurs by Grace Bonney, which I am sure I will love because I love learning things and being inspired and women are smarter and more inspiring than men.

Wish me luck!


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