Current Reads

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The Vagina Monologues

I have been neglecting my poor bookshelves lately and haven’t made any time to sit down with the many books I want to read. This past weekend I was so greatly torn between knitting, reading, cleaning, and snuggling with my kittens that I couldn’t choose just one or two things to do at once. I have been interested in Amazon’s new Audible app for books on audio so, I figured this weekend would be the perfect time to finally try it out.

I follow Emma Watson’s “Our Shared Shelf” book club and “The Vagina Monologues” was the most recent book on the list. I was pretty excited to see this book come up on the list as I have been trying to get myself to read it and/or see the play for over 4 years now when I first heard about it in my time as an undergrad in Louisiana. I decided that this would be my first Audible download and I would spend the day knitting, cleaning, and snuggling all while being completely engrossed in this book!

There are only a few books that have taken complete control over every emotion I have and this happened to be one of them. I spent the day laughing, crying, in shock, angry and in disbelief and every minute of it was so inspiring. While one person may not be able to relate to all of the monologues, I can guarantee every woman on this earth can relate to at least one.

I am actually pretty glad I decided to listen to this book instead of read it because it felt as if I were sitting with each woman individually listening to their story and everything they had to say. This is a book I think I will listen to more than once because I have learned so much from it.

Have you ever read “The Vagina Monologues”? Have you ever seen it performed? What are your thoughts? Do you have any other book recommendations? I’d LOVE to hear! 🙂


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The Cuckoo’s Calling By: Robert Galbraith

I actually started reading this book about a month ago but I’ve been  a little bit cramped for time so I haven’t finished it yet. What I have read though, wow. The first of a series in “Cormoran Strike Novels” by Robert Galbraith definitely has me longing to read the rest of these books. The quirky characters, the mind boggoling twists, I hate putting this book down (I have sacrificed a good few hours of sleep due to my fascination by every page of this book). For anyone who likes a good mystery, crime fiction, adventure and stellar writing style, I would absolutely recommend this book and probably the rest of the series as well. Another big surprise, guess who Robert Galbraith actually is? I’ll give you a hint. If you were captivated by a certain group wizards throughout the late 90’s-2000’s, and the fabulous writing style that told the story, you’ll read this series with great interest and ease! Yay J.K. Rowling knocks my socks off again, and in an adult novel!

Let me know what you think of the book or of the series if you’ve already read it! I’d love to discuss!

You can buy it here!The Cuckoo’s Calling (Cormoran Strike)

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