Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Booking it 2011 - December

I surprised myself and did quite a bit of reading this past month.  Please check out what everyone is reading at Life As Mom.  As well as the plans for 2012!

I read the Girl's Guide to Homelessness by Brianna Karp. The basic gist of the story is girl loses house and loses job.  Girl moves into late father's travel trailer and parks it in a Walmart parking lot. Girl starts a blog about homelessness. Deeper than that the book explores the definition of Homeless.  Intertwined is the story of her past with the Jehovah Witnesses and deep abuse she suffered at the hands of her mother. Parts of this book are deeply disturbing and raw.  I am going to say this read is not for the faint of heart. Brianna will challenge your definition of homelessness.  I think in our current economy there are SO MANY working poor that are just one bad situation from living in their cars or being on the street. Brianna was lucky to have a travel trailer to move into but I still consider that homeless. 

I also read two books by Zoe Ferraris - City of Veils and Finding Nouf.  They are both mysteries/thrillers set in the Middle East and give one a rare look into a woman's life in the Middle East. Find Nouf is the first in the series but I read them out of order.  I really enjoyed both of them and can't wait to read more by Zoe Ferraris.

1 comment:

  1. I imagine that that book had to have been eye-opening. Thanks for booking it with us!