Anyway, the point of this post isn't the hate on sports. To be honest, I enjoy watching them in little spurts. But this leaves me with a lot of free time. Enter: books. We can still hang out in the same space and not bother each other while doing our own thing. Win-win.
I thought it would be fun to start a little series about books I have read. I really enjoy hearing what other people think about a book. Sometimes reading can be a lonely experience. After I finish the last page, I always want to discuss with others since a story can affect everyone differently. I should probably join a book club.
I recently finished reading Lena Dunham's Not That Kind of Girl. And I looooved it.
I have mentioned in an earlier post that I loved Lena Dunham. I love that she speaks her mind and says what we are all too afraid to say. She is comfortable in who she is and is an advocate for women and for the LGBT community. She is an actor, author, screenwriter, producer, and director. This girl is so crazy talented! I was first introduced to her in the show Girls. It really caught my attention and I binge-watched the whole series. Once I was all caught up, I needed more.
Her book is a collection of essays, based on her life experiences. I thought it was funny, quirky, and brutally honest. She didn't skim over anything! She talks about growing up in an artsy family, her obsessive-compulsive disorder, crazy boyfriends, college life, and everything in between.
I see a lot of parallels between her essays and various plot lines in Girls. Her writing style is very easy to follow and it feels like I'm listening to a friend talk. I really didn't want it to end. Hopefully she will write more soon!
Have you read anything worth sharing lately?