Sad Sushi and Book Recs (Or Random Procrastination)

I have a confession: Nozawa and his SugarFish have basically ruined raw fish for me. Today I thought I’d be frugal-ish, so I walked to Sushi Stop instead of SugarFish. I saved myself a sad $18 and ended up with salmon I wanted to feed to the dog because it just wasn’t on a bed of warm, sticky rice. My Boxer really is going to get the albacore for dinner because I just can’t choke it down…

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And because I love the goofy bastard more than I love people.

He really is, like, literally a bastard. He really doesn’t have a daddy — a truth that troubles my grandmother whenever she remembers who I am.

On the bright side that whole situation has given me an idea for a novel. I’m starting to outline it today. I have procrastinated by reading other people’s books for long enough.

And as one last ditch effort at procrastination, here are recs from my recent reading endeavors:

Pretty Girls by Karin Slaughter – This book is hella disturbing and you may not want to be my friend any more after you read it, but I promise you won’t be able to put it down. I read it in 24 hours.

The Book of Polly by Kathy Hepinstall – This is one of most delightful books I’ve read in absolutely forever. I devoured it in four days and was devastated when it ended. It’s impossible not to fall in love with Polly. The woman shoots blanks at squirrels, doesn’t understand why her daughter’s Jesus doesn’t let her drink margaritas, and brings a falcon to a parent-teacher conference. I want to be Polly when I grow up.

What Alice Forgot by Liane Moriarty – From the author of Big Little Lies (a great novel and a solid HBO miniseries), this is also being adapted. I’m sure Hollywood will destroy it because it’s just perfect now. This is not to be confused with Still Alice, which I can’t bring myself to read because of the whole-my-Grandma-doesn’t-know-who-I-am-thing. This book also deals with memory loss, but in a charming, Moriarty kind of way that leads to love and stuff.

The Husband’s Secret by Liane Moriarty – Yes, Liane again. This woman can write. Trust.

And now I really will work on my outline because I’m not trying to wait tables for the rest of my life.

Also?

I need to eat better sushi on the reg.

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