January’s New Reader Book Club Pick: What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty

New to the book club? It’s free to join with no commitments. Read guidelines here.


Straight from the publisher: Alice Love is twenty-nine, crazy about her husband, and pregnant with her first child. So imagine Alice’s surprise when she comes to on the floor of a gym (a gym! She HATES the gym) and is whisked off to the hospital where she discovers the honeymoon is truly over—she’s getting divorced, she has three kids, and she’s actually 39 years old. Alice must reconstruct the events of a lost decade, and find out whether it’s possible to reconstruct her life at the same time. She has to figure out why her sister hardly talks to her, and how is it that she’s become one of those super skinny moms with really expensive clothes. Ultimately, Alice must discover whether forgetting is a blessing or a curse and whether it’s possible to start over…

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I’m Starting a Book Club!

Yes, that’s right! Daniel the Giraffe, English major and soon to a holder of a BA degree, is starting a book club. As 2019 is approaching, almost everyone’s new years resolution is to read more. If that’s not the case for you, then it should be. Reading has been proven to be beneficial to make you smarter, prevent dementia, reduce stress, develop critical thinking skills, improves communication skills, build your self-esteem, help you sleep better, and could save you money.

Here are information/guidelines/tips regarding the book club

  1. This book club is purely online. We will not meet at a random bookshop or coffee shop and discuss the book. Instead, the book club discussion will be held in the comments section of the blog post and/or via Goodreads if you click on this link
  2. I will choose a book monthly. The book I choose will be anywhere from 200-400 pages long and I will provide you with links of where to obtain the book.
  3. The selection of books will be mostly fiction and some non-fiction books. The following genres I will choose from are the following genres:
    -Fantasy, mystery, historical fiction, literary fiction, action and adventure, romance, and young adult.
  4. The selection of the books will be anything from 2000-until to the present. Although in my opinion, it will be fun to read Moby Dick as a group, reading old classic books are often very long and could be challenging for some.
  5. I encourage you too to recommend me picks for the next month book choice. I’m only one person and any help towards the book club will be appreciated. 
  6. You are not obligated to express your opinions about the book on my blog or on Goodreads. Reading is an intimate and private activity that not everyone chooses to engage in discussing their experience of reading the novel. 
  7. You are not obligated to read every book. If the month’s pick doesn’t interest you, you are free to skip it and choose to read to read the next book too.
  8. The pick of the month’s book will be announced on the first of every month via my blog, or my twitter account at @danielgiraffe.
  9. As you are reading the month’s pick, you can check my blog daily and see my comments/review as I’m reading the book along. As the month goes by, I’ll attach links to other reviewers on the books, interviews with the author, other book recommendations, my favorite quotes from the book, and music/clips that relate to month’s book to enrich the experience of the book.
  10. This book club is for people who want to get back into reading. My selection of books will be about the lives that are completely different from our day to day lives. Reading is fun and the purpose of the books are to entertain and suck you into a world you’ve never been before.

So, see you January 1st as I announce the first pick of our book club.

Comment below if you are interested in joining my book club and/or comment below book recommendations that follow the guidelines.

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What To Do When You’re In A Bad Mood

Kill someone. Just kidding! This post is an effort in avoiding that! I mean if this were an alternate universe where you could purge, go for Donald Trump. Could you imagine though??? Your mood would ultimately boost after you’re named an American hero with your face on the hundred dollar bill, a star on Hollywood and Vine, and your face on the cover of a magazine of your choice. I’d choose to be on the cover Vogue with Kathy Griffin with the headline reading: Hero’s ahead of their time. Continue reading “What To Do When You’re In A Bad Mood”

Things to Think About When You Have Time to Think

  • What should I have for dinner that will switch things up? Frozen food? Isn’t frozen food unhealthy? Is there such thing as frozen food that is healthy for you?
  • What is Barack Obama doing right at the current moment? Is he shitting? Do you think Obama thinks about Trump when he’s shitting? I mean it makes sense that the very act of shitting makes Obama think of Trump.
  • What bubblegum flavor doesn’t exist yet? Coffee? Yes, one of the many purposes of gum is to allow for your breath to smell not like shit (Donald Trump) but what if I want to chew the flavor of coffee but not consume it? Will that still have caffeine in it? Will it still stain my teeth?
  • If there was a 10.5 earthquake going on right now, would I be screaming out the building like as if I were in a haunted house? Or would I stay completely still?
  • What if I drank my pee? Would I still pee the same pee or will I pee clear since drinking your own piss considered healthy?
  • Why are hot dogs so unhealthy? Is it the government is trying to control poor people? If hot dogs were really that unhealthy wouldn’t there be a vegan option? Or are those called veggie rolls? Why is it even called hot dog? What would be a better title for a hot dog?
  • Do you think Beyonce ever thinks about Lady Gaga since the Telephone music video? Would Beyonce ever want another collab with Gaga? Another song called Text Message? Or FaceTime? Or for a 2000 throwback: you got kik?
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    My First Impression of Bachelor In Paradise S4 E1

    Mind you, I’ve NEVER seen one episode of any of The Bachelor or the other spinoff shows. This is my first time seeing a show like this. Yes! Interesting right? Daniel Giraffe now has an interesting view into this show! I’ve heard of this show lots of times. I’m a Giraffe. I explore and live out in the wild, I don’t live under a rock. It’s just that I’ve never thought to watch an episode of the show, and when I have an interest, the season is almost over. The thought of watching hours and hours of television just to get caught up to the trend, exhaustes me. But I knew in my 5 feet gut, this was the season to start watching the show.

    Most of my thoughts through out the show was which parts we’re obviously scripted. The part about the guy talking about the dogs in the beginning? Yeah that was obviously scripted. The part about Corrine learning Spanish? Obviously scripted. But that was well scripted. That was funny. So I’m just gonna say some random names and I’m going to say what I thought about each cast member.

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    “What kind of music do you listen to?”

    You know that annoying question that everyone asks when they try to get to know you? I get this question asked constantly because ya know, everyone wants to get to know me. But this type of question is very personal to me. Like if you want to know something this personal about me, you may as well ask for my nudes. This type of question makes me respond in many different ways depending on the person, sex, or age.  Continue reading ““What kind of music do you listen to?””

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