Okay, I am well aware that it is Thursday( sorry for the delay),but the likelihood of me getting up out of my bed yesterday evening to blog was zero percent! I’m still over here under the weather and with the constant change in weather its been making my migraines go into to overdrive, which has made it difficult to focus on much of anything!
I did however manage to get through “The Pearl That Broke Its Shell” by Nadia Hashimi and was very pleased! This was another fantastic read! This book really brings to light the battle that women in the Eastern Hemisphere have to deal with. Many of their social freedoms are non-existent.The fact that families who are not “blessed” with a son in their family are viewed as “lesser than” worthy. The right to vote, the right to choose who to love, the right to education, the right to an opinion all deemed as not important freedoms for a woman to possess.This book uses two different protagonists ( Shekiba and Rahima) to show the fight that women have fought and are still fighting for change. Again,a great read! 4.5 out of 5 stars!
Next, I am currently finishing up “Jesus Is” by Judah Smith! I really like Judah’s writing style. I enjoy the fact that he brings the gospel to the pages in a way that is relatable to those who are just getting started on their spiritual walk, those who are well grounded in their faith are those in-between! His witty banter makes this a quick and enjoyable read! I hope to finish this book by Sunday.
Okay, that’s all I read this week. One,because of my migraines and two, because Netflix has taken over my life! LOL.:) This week I watched a number of things on Netflix.
- The Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt: A Netflix original series! Such a funny show! I watched the entire season ( hangs head in shame lol)
The series follows 29-year old Kimmy Schmidt as she adjusts to life in New York City after her rescue from an Indiana doomsday cult. The pilot opens with her rescue from the cult’s underground bunker, where Kimmy and three other women were held by the Reverend for fifteen years. (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Unbreakable_Kimmy_Schmidt) This series stars Ellie Kemper ( The Office,Bridesmaids,21 Jump Street) and is written and produced by Tina Fey(hilarious) and Robert Carlock. If you are looking for a good laugh check out this gem!
- I also watched “It’s a Girl” a documentary by Evan Grae Davis: This documentary targets the cultural traditions that support female “gendercide” and violence toward women in India and China. This documentary really shed light on the plight people in countries like China face with their “One Child” law and in India where female children are viewed as a burden and women are encouraged to abort them during gestation or kill or abandon them if born. So sad. A real insightful documentary.
- Then i watched old episodes of “The Fresh Prince of Bel-Air”, “Grey’s Anatomy” and probably every single vlogger on YouTube 🙂
This week I Plan to get back on the reading train, but the fact that I just found “A Different World” on Netflix may prove to be a detriment to my reading goals! I purchased a few books this week.
I picked up “Life Is” by Judah Smith which is a follow-up to the book I’m currently reading ( Jesus Is) I’m super excited to read this one. Amazon describes this book as follows :
Judah Smith believes Jesus shows us how to live life to the fullest. In this follow-up to his New York Times and USA Today bestseller Jesus Is ____, Judah completes the new sentence again and again, revealing how
· Life is to be loved and to love.
· Life is to trust God in every moment.
· Life is to be at peace with God and yourself.
· Life is to enjoy God.
Judah writes as a friend, welcoming new believers, lifelong followers of Jesus, and even the merely curious. He shows us the love of God that defies human logic and the life that God intends for us to have in the here and now. With excitement and humor, Judah looks at the stories in the Bible from his unique angle and shows how life is all about loving God and loving others.
I also purchased ” Finding Me: A Decade of Darkness, A Life Reclaimed: A Memoir of the Cleveland Kidnappings. Amazon describes this book as follows:
Michelle was a young single mother when she was kidnapped by a local school bus driver named Ariel Castro. For more than a decade afterward, she endured unimaginable torture at the hand of her abductor. In 2003 Amanda Berry joined her in captivity, followed by Gina DeJesus in 2004. Their escape on May 6, 2013, made headlines around the world.
Barely out of her own tumultuous childhood, Michelle was estranged from her family and fighting for custody of her young son when she disappeared. Local police believed she had run away, so they removed her from the missing persons lists fifteen months after she vanished. Castro tormented her with these facts, reminding her that no one was looking for her, that the outside world had forgotten her. But Michelle would not be broken.
In Finding Me, Michelle will reveal the heartbreaking details of her story, including the thoughts and prayers that helped her find courage to endure her unimaginable circumstances and now build a life worth living. By sharing both her past and her efforts to create a future, Michelle becomes a voice for the voiceless and a powerful symbol of hope for the thousands of children and young adults who go missing every year (http://www.amazon.com/Finding-Me-Reclaimed-Cleveland-Kidnappings/dp/1602862796/ref=sr_1_3?s=books&ie=UTF8&qid=1426815006&sr=1-3&keywords=michelle+knight)
Lastly, I purchased “Keep Quiet” by Lisa Scottoline. I enjoyed some of her previous novels and this one was on sale for 40% off so i figured why not. This appears to be a mystery novel. I don’t really know anything about this story. I’m just banking on the fact that Lisa is a great author and I’ll probably enjoy anything she puts out!
This week I want to finish “Jesus Is” and perhaps read “Finding Me“. Those are my very realistic goals for this week! 🙂 Happy reading ya’ll! xoxo