Currently Crushing: Book Talk

Hey y’all! Don’t you just love a good book? I sure do. Books can take you on adventures to other worlds, or make you see things in this life differently. It has always been a favorite pastime of mine. Today I’m going to give you four books that I have or am currently loving!

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1. The Help by Kathryn Stockett

I know this book is a few years old, but it is still a fantastic read! If you haven’t read it or seen the movie with Emma Stone and Viola Davis, you definitely need to! Both heartwarming and hilarious, The Help is about a black maid and a white socialite in 1962 that come together to write a book in hopes that it will change the rules and the thoughts about segregation. Stockett hits the book out of the park and in the end you will feel better for having read this story!

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2. Let’s Bring Back: The Lost Language Edition by Lesley M. M. Blume

This isn’t your everyday type of read because it is formatted more like a dictionary, but it will create the desire to start using your words more thoughtfully! Think Urban Dictionary, but much classier. Let’s Bring Back prides itself on being “a collection of forgotten-yet-delightful words, phrases, praises, insults, idioms, and literary flourishes from eras past.” Here are a few examples:

Grand- “She just graduated from clown school at the top of her class – isn’t that grand?”

Nincompoop- “A simpleton or a fool; falls into the fun-to-say category. Some have ventured to assert that the seventeenth-century term is a compression of the Latin phrase non compos mentis (“mentally incompetent”).”

Pizzaz-“A mid-century word for ‘flash’ or ‘flair’. Give ’em the old pizzaz”

Isn’t that fun?!? You can look forward to so many more fun old phrases if you get this book!

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3. Dracula by Bram Stoker

A classic. I’m sure some of you had to read this in high school or college, but if you haven’t picked it up in awhile you should because it’s a fantastic read! It’s the best type of vampire book around, this is no Twilight I assure you. Dracula is filled with suspense, horror, and a crazy love triangle! Make sure you get this classic!

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4. Homeward Bound by Emily Matchar

This book has been a really interesting read! I haven’t read through it completely, but what I have read has kept me hooked. Matchar takes an interesting look into women who are embracing the “new domesticity.” She interviews women that are everything from bloggers to etsy sellers to stay at home moms, all in search of what is making them interested in stepping away from corporate life to move back to the home. I seem to really resonate with some of these women and it makes me happy to see that I’m not the only one who doesn’t strive to work my way up the corporate ladder. It’s definitely an interesting read and I would suggest reading it!

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These books are some of my current favorites! I’m sure that I’ll have another list for you soon!! Hope you have a great Wednesday!

Abbie

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