“The World Was Hers For the Reading” – Betty Smith

I don’t know about you guys but I love reading. It is one of life’s luxuries that I appreciate more and more as I get older.

Typically I am drawn to the self-help or self-improvement genres and also love anything about BC politics (I know…NERD ALERT!). I actually can’t wait to go to Bolen Books this weekend and pick up a copy of Rob Shaw and Richard Zussman’s A Matter of Confidence: The Inside Story of the Political Battle for BC. Now I’m really letting you behind the curtain 😉

I also love books that are classified as “chic lit” but hate that term as it is incredibly dismissive of often fantastic storytelling. Don’t get me wrong: I also love savouring a ridiculous Candace Bushnell-type novel every now and again too. Did I just date myself with the Candace Bushnell reference? #90s

I just finished Erotic Stories for Punjabi Widows and it was SO great! It was funny, well-written and gave me the BT’s (bush tingles) a few times. I highly recommend picking it up if you are looking for something to power through over the weekend as you will not be able to put it down.

Reese Witherspoon read and reviewed it as part of her book club and you can read more on that here.

I have started Hunger: A Memoir of (my) Body by Roxanne Gay and wow is it intense. I can relate to a lot of what she has written so far and find her rawness so beautiful. It is definitely a hard read and could be triggering for some but I am enjoying it so far. Roxanne Gay is an amazing feminist author who also wrote Bad Feminist.

I am off to read a little before calling it a night.

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