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Bookseller at Barnes & Noble, Humanities student at NAU, mother of 2, artist, animal lover, voracious reader and lover of all things literary, introvert, believer in magic

Currently reading

Science In Context: Readings In The Sociology Of Science
Barry Barnes, David Edge
The Apothecary
Maile Meloy
The Key & the Flame
Claire M. Caterer
Fifty Shades of Grey
E.L. James
Tiny Beautiful Things: Advice on Love and Life from Dear Sugar
Cheryl Strayed
Beautiful Creatures
Margaret Stohl, Kami Garcia
Pride and Prejudice
Margaret Drabble, Eloisa James, Jane Austen
Progress: 60/379 pages

The Swallows of Kabul: A Novel

The Swallows of Kabul - Yasmina Khadra What happens when you are surrounded by nothing but madness, desolation, and hate? Do you succumb to violence, depression, and despair? The Taliban rules in this novel set in Kabul, Afghanistan. Women are heavily restricted, forced to wear a burqa in public, never allowed to show their faces to the world. Parts of this book infuriated me, knowing that women are treated this way in the modern world. Each character must find their way amongst the ruins and intimidation of a world gone mad...."We've already been killed, all of us. It happened so long ago, we've forgotten it."I give this book 3 1/2 stars for the descriptive detail of life under the Taliban rule.....emotionally challenging to read, but well worth it.