Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea

May 24, 2015

Ever so often I come across a book that captures my heart and soul. It envelops me into its world and there is no escape until the story fades. It feels like I am right there with the characters...walking their paths, living their dreams and feeling their every emotion. Girls of Riyadh by Rajaa Alsanea is one such book that has taken me on an unforgettable journey.

This weekend I was transported to Riyadh, Saudi Arabia and became entwined in the lives of four Saudi women, Sadeem, Gamrah, Lamees and Michelle. I was taken on each of their journeys to navigating a world firmly rooted in tradition and culture. Each of their stories captured my heart and left me at times, contemplating my religion, myself and my way of life. Most of all, it left me with a healthy respect and understanding of a people that I apparently know very little about. 

This book captured my attention, my heart and my weekend. I was quite literally lost in the words that appeared before me...the days raced forward and before I knew it, evening time slowly crept before me. I started my adventure into the Saudi world and the lives of the four women on Friday night and bade farewell to them late Sunday evening. I will forever hold their stories dear to my heart. 


I highly recommend this book if you are in the market for a great one.

Now, where should I visit next and who's story shall I get immersed in? The hunt for a new book begins. :)

Currently...

May 23, 2015


Reading...'Girls of Riyadh' by Rajaa Alsanea
Playing...Clash of Clans (Just a tad bit addicted)
Watching...The Bachelorette 11 with Kaitlyn (My guilty pleasure...I have been watching since Trista's season)
Eating...dry biscuits and bread (Just getting over a bout of food poisoning) :(
Drinking...Ginger Ale and Coconut Water
Loving...Desiree Hartsock's blog
Hating...feeling sick.
Enjoying...being home today.
Thinking about...this blog and it's direction
Looking forward to...two months vacation (6 more weeks)
Feeling...blah.
Wanting/Wishing...to be on a beach in Barbados.
Listening to...Champagne Kisses by Jessie Ware (Lovvvveeee this song)
Thanking...God for guiding me, protecting me and always having my back.
Going...to catch up on some blogs. :)

Until next time folks...

xo

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May 19, 2015


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