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Twelve Books I’m Reading at 24.

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One of my goals for this year was to finish a book a month. I used to read all the time, but in college, it slipped away as I was constantly reading for classes, and wanted nothing to do with more words. I’m getting back into it, and as a goal, I’m going to finish a book a month.

Only the Innocent, Rachel Abbott. ~ First book of the year was actually a book I started before my birthday, but had been reading for several months. I was trying to figure out what was happening, and honestly, I only read a chapter at a time. The book is a realistic thriller surrounding the death of the great philanthropist, Hugo Fletcher, which follows a pair of thrilling protagonists. Tom Douglas is a detective, and powerful and aggressive team knows from the get go that the killer is a woman. The other piece centers around Laura Fletcher, the wife of the famed deceased. The thriller touches on some very sensitive topics, and I wouldn’t suggest it to a younger audience. But if you want a thrilling roller coaster ride that illuminates a difficult situation, give it a gander. It’s easy to find on Amazon.

Marked, Kim Richardson. ~ For my November book, I went with the first of a fantasy series. Marked is the first novel in the “Soul Guardians” series, a free book for Kindles right now. For me, a fantasy series needs to hook me early. This one did that. The snarky, klutzy but fierce protagonist, 16-year-old Kara Nightingale, is rushing to the most important meeting of her young life when she’s whisked away to a new land. She teams up with a cliched male lead to battle demons, described quite grotesquely. Honestly, was a tad startling at first. Anyway, as the first of a longer series, Kara learns quite a bit throughout the novel, ultimately surviving a battle with several Higher Demons. If you’re looking for a new fantasy ride, this might be the path. IF you’re hesitant, wait until I release information about the second book, Elemental, which I plan on devouring over the holiday season, cozied up by the fire.

Other Books to Read this Year…

I am just starting An unEnchanted Fairy Tale, so I can’t let you know about it yet. It has started strongly, with an average girl, saving the life of the BMOC. But he’s mysterious, and she’s scared… That’s all I know so far. Needless to say, my interest has been piqued.

First, I want to read Matthew Berry‘s book, Fantasy LifeI love his podcast with Nate RavitzPod Vader, and Stephania Bell. It’s got a lot of insightful fantasy football advice, as well as fun humor, and has led me to playoff births in all 3 leagues and a pair of first round byes. In general, I really feel for Pod, who like me, is constantly mocked but always rises up against it with a perfectly timed Groin Drop. However, I would love nothing more than to crush him in next year’s Man’s League. P.S. I love that the 06010 loves Taylor Swift.

Several books that have been suggested and are considered for the remaining  months are:  Donna Tartt ~ The Secret History; Christopher Hitchens ~  Letters to a Young Contrarian; Tina Fey’s best seller, Bossypantsand the F. Scott Fitzgerald classic, The Great Gatsby.

Fey’s book is probably tops of that list. I also want to read Colbert’s book. But both of those are things I’d love to listen to instead.

Anyway. If you read this whole thing.. you’re definitely a Hermione.

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Women Kinda Rock

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I grew up with two older brothers. I had no sisters. I learned about life without women around. I didn’t really have the chance to live in close quarters with a girl until I was moving in with three at the same time. I’ve lived with only women since. They’re cleaner, always have candles, and don’t eat all of my food. It’s a win.

What I learned from the last several years is that women are pretty bad ass. And I really admire how strong you all are throughout the random happenings of life… (sorry to generalize throughout this article, BTdubb)

I always admire how you can pull yourself together if a random person enters the conversation when you’re heated. We were mid-argument when the pizza guy arrives. Suddenly, you’re like a perfect school girl, answering the door with a smile and a thank you. But the minute that bad boy closes, you’re able to flip the switch and blast us. I don’t have that control, and it’s very impressive that most of you ladies do.

Speaking of control, I really admire your self-control during your time of the month. I know that in the media, it is a common argument that women on their periods are the equivalent of a gigantic lizard raining terror down upon an entire city. Although I’ve never experienced menstruation and base all of what I know on word-of-mouth and the media, I’ve come to the conclusion that the sources are wrong.  I can never really tell when you girls are on your time. You keep it locked up. You don’t bitch. You are rockstars.

This goes double for girls I’m dating. When I’m with you constantly throughout the day, and we start fooling around late at night, and you stop me with a subtle, “sorry, my aunt flow is visiting,” I am baffled. Where was the evil devil woman? Nowhere. Just a delight who held it together all day and still brought spunk to the table. I truly admire this anti-stereotype.

Speaking of defying stereotypes, I also love it when a girl does something typically performed by a man and absolutely crushes it. I’m talking about the girl who runs train on everything in life. She knows how to change her own flat tire and the oil in her sleek Audi A4, (Love these). She also does her own finances, taking care of her monthly budget and taxes.

To be honest, my mom does our finances, so I can’t say it’s always a male task, but I love seeing you girls tackle tasks like these with ease. But more than just being able to accomplish these tasks, I really admire that you’ll do it with grit, determination, and a zero-shits-given attitude, all the while, brimming with confidence and spunk.

It makes me so happy to be living in the 21st century. Women are gaining their own place. It is great, and I am glad to watch you take control.

Also, shout out to Amy Poehler and Tina Fey. I love both Parks and Rec and 30 Rock. You two were great on SNL, great with your own shows, and are always classy as F$%k. Love you ladies.

Closing Chatter.

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