Khaled Hosseini “A Thousand Splendid Suns”

I finally, finally finished this lovely book. Man, do I ever need to get back into the habit of reading before bed, I am really missing this, and it definitely has played a toll on my sleep.

A Thousand Splendid Suns puts life into perspective, and was a lovely read over the lives of strong women. The book looks at the lives of two women, Mariam and Laila, and how their lives become intersected through Laila’s marriage with Mariam’s husband Rasheed.

It’s a mother-daughter story, and the strength these women endure during a period of great turmoil and transformation within Afghanistan.

Neil Postman “Amusing Ourselves to Death”

The full title of this book by Neil Postman is “Amusing Ourselves to Death: Public Discourse in the age of Show Business”

Reading this book, I just kept thinking about how much it made me seem like a Communications grad. I actually knew what Neil Postman was talking about because of my studies. #win
I understood references, theorists, arguments, it was great. And I felt it perfectly encapsulated my academic studies in 164 pages. Continue reading