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Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"

Like most of you I'm an avid reader. I'm hoping to re-connect with old friends, make new friends, and of course spread the love of reading and writing around to everyone!

Currently reading

Amy Falls Down: A Novel
Jincy Willett
The Van Gogh Blues: The Creative Person's Path Through Depression
Eric Maisel Phd
Yes Please
Amy Poehler

The Underground Girls of Kabul

The Underground Girls of Kabul: In Search of a Hidden Resistance in Afghanistan - Jenny Nordberg

This book was written by Jenny Nordberg and was an excellent piece of investigative journalism because the book was based on her actual interviews with women who lived part of their lives as boys, in Afghanistan.

 

Gender roles and how they vary around the world has always been an interesting topic of exploration for me. However, I thought it was sad that these interesting, tough, remarkable, and defiant women aren't able to fully be themselves in a country that has been considered "the worst place to be a woman." 

 

I thank Jenny Nordberg for giving these women a voice, as well as, serve as a reminder that all of us in the west should be grateful for our freedoms and not take them for granted.

 

A must read for anyone who has the slightest inclination to truly understand what it is like to be a girl and a woman in one of the most unsettled countries in the world.

 

Disclaimer: I received a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review from Blogging For Books. Thank you!