Goddamnit Sally Rooney! You did it again! As you probably know by now, Conversations with Friends, Rooney’s debut novel, is one of my favorite books of all time. Crown Publishing sent me an advance copy of Normal People a few months ago and I was saving it. I knew that after Normal People I wouldn’t have another Rooney novel to read any time soon. Now that I’ve read it, I have to wait for a new release (although I will read her short stories in the meantime) but that’s okay. Because now I know for sure that Sally Rooney is one of my favorite female contemporary voices.
Braga, the city I live in, is a five-hour-drive away from Madrid. So when I want to visit the Spanish capital, it's just easier to drive than to fly there. At least, it is for me. It allows me to be more spontaneous and travel at short notice. Last time, we decided on a Thursday that we'd be spending the weekend in Madrid so you get my point!
Sissy: A coming-of-gender story by Jacob Tobia was our April read-along pick! And, it definitely is one of the best non-fiction books I have ever read! Who is Jacob Tobia? Well, the most brilliant, gorgeous and amazing QUEEN, of course! Tobia also is a LGBTQIA rights activist, a feminist writer and a co-producer and host for the series Queer 2.0.
Why should you read this book? Vagina: A Re-Education by Lynn Enright was published last March and it’s an incredible book! I truly recommend it to everyone out there. You know I don’t say these things often but that’s how enlightening this book is! It is a fact: we know very little about vaginas and [...]