Reading: The Paris Wife
This book is SO good!! Okay, okay fine, so I'm still on Chapter Two… but the first few pages I've read!? Quite intriguing! It's supposedly a masterful work of historical fiction - which ordinarily I'd pass on, or at least it's certainly not my favorite genre out there in the world of books - in the point of view of Hadley Richardson, Ernest Hemingway's wife, telling the readers about their relationship. Being the hopeless romantic that I am, I almost decided not to buy the book at the last moment because I heard the ending is "heartbreaking" (hellooo, did they miss the memo that all love stories, ever, should always have a "happily ever after ending"!?), but I decided to buy it anyway - along with a box of tissues - because it's about ERNEST HEMINGWAY.
Watching: House of DVF
Wearing: my trusty, neon Asics sneakers
Listening to: "Love Me Like You Do - From 'Fifty Shades of Grey' " by Ellie Goulding
The thing I absolutely adore most about Ellie Goulding's unique voice is how emotionally-raw it is. You can practically feel how much the words mean to her; she isn't just singing any random words - they really have meaning to her! And to me, that makes her an exceptional artist.
Inspired by: Sheryl Sandberg, COO of Facebook and author of Lean In & Lean In: For Graduates
*bows down to her greatness* I can honestly say that this book entirely changed my life. I grew up thinking that men work and women take care of families, that this was just the way things were. When I got to my liberal arts college (emphasis there on the liberal!) I began to realize that this was not "just the way things were". Author and Co-Founder of LeanIn.org Sheryl Sandberg promotes the idea that all genders should have equality, both in the workplace and the home. SHERYL, I LOVE YOUR WORK!!! (Please, please tell me that you all get the Mean Girls reference… the whole Damien-chasing-the-girl-out-of-the-bathroom-by-saying-Danny-DeVito-I-love-your-work-thing… anyone?? Anyone!?! Maybe I know a thing or two about movies/television, after all ;) hahaha!)
What's currently trending in your life? Any suggestions for a read, watch, wear, listen, or inspirational figure?