On the Bookshelf: recommended reads
Instant Love: How to Make Magic and Memories with Polaroids by Susannah Conway, Amanda Gilligan, Jenifer Altman - I'm a big fan of Ryan Marshall, author of the blog, Pacing the Panic Room. A couple months ago he posted a video he made for the project and book, Instant Love and I knew it was a book I wanted to dive into. The photos looked amazing and to hear a bit more about Polaroid from 3 talented photographers was something I knew that would keep my attention. It was a great little read and I actually learned a thing or two or twenty about photography! I picked this book up on sale at Urban Outfitters.
Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (and other concerns) by Mindy Kaling - This book was recommended by Valerie and then I recommended it to my Book Club! Kaling is one of the writers for The Office and also plays a character in the show. In the book she talks about her time working for The Office, being a female writer in a predominately male field, and her real life friends and actors, among many other things. She's witty. So witty, and a good story teller with quite the interesting life story of trying to make it big in New York City.
Divergent by Veronica Roth - Oh, young adult trilogies. I love you so. This first book of the trilogy was a recommendation from friend's mom (who loves YA as much as I do!). The book felt like a mix between The Host and of course, Hunger Games. It takes place in a dystopian world with 5 factions that you can belong - Candor (the honest), Abnegation (the selfless), Dauntless (the brave), Amity (the peaceful), and Erudite (the intelligent). The book follows a young girl, Beatrice, as she struggles with following her families values and setting off on her own into adulthood, following her heart as she chooses a new faction. There might be a little love story in there too.. for good measure. Go read it!
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