Monday, October 20, 2014

Passing It On

Today, I was supposed to review Caitlin Moran's How to Be a Woman, which I first heard about on A Practical Wedding when they did a whole book club about it. But then... I didn't finish the book on time. Which, as a book blogger, I know is awful. But then, as a real life person with a real life life, I figure it's ok. The weather was too beautiful to not be frolicking around in it.

So, what am I to talk about now? Well, I'll tell you a bit of how the book came into my hands.


A few months ago, I was scrolling through Instagram, passing time, when I happened across one of my friends from elementary school. She is now living states away, singing in a band and working at a local bookstore (yea, I'd say her life is pretty rad). She posted a picture of Caitlin Moran's novel, and I commented that I have been wanting to read that book. And what did she respond?

"Hey Em, if you send me your address, I'll mail it to you when I'm done."

Ummmmm. WHAT? Yes. Please.

Can we all take a moment to acknowledge that getting a package in the mail is right up there with puppy noses and the smell of old books in terms of the best things ever?

So last week, I was checking my mail, and BOOM. A book. A book I've wanted to read for a while. AND it had a sweet note in it. Handwritten. I'm typing in fragments because it made me that excited. Really.


This novel about all the fun/crappy things about being a woman, from having to shave to deciding to have kids or not. It's also about the fundamentals of feminism, and if you think you aren't a feminist, this will be the novel to change your mind. Plus, it's hilarious. Like... truly laugh out loud funny.

So I figured that instead of writing a full review of the book for you, I would pass it on! As much as I would like to keep this beauty for myself, I think that since I received it in the mail, it's only right that I mail it off for its next home. So, it's Little Infinities Inaugural Book Giveaway! All you have to do is like my Facebook page and put a comment below saying why you would like the book, and you're entered! Twice!

Good luck, and happy Monday!

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16 comments:

  1. I love passing on books after I've read them and never expect them back as long as they pass it on also.

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    1. I'm the same! When someone asks to borrow I book, I would rather just give it to them. I love passing on books that I love!

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  2. I am so with you that getting mail, especially a nice thick box full of unknown goodies, is the best thing :) well, one of the best things for sure.

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    1. It certainly is! And with a handwritten note--perfection!

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  3. I love that you're going to keep passing it on! What a novel idea (pun intended!). I had never heard of this book, but I love anything about feminism and random thoughts, so I think I'd love it!

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    1. It's definitely not a book for everyone, but my goodness, it's so good!

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  4. Ooh, I'm going to have to read this book now! Thank you for passing it on. :)

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  5. I need to read something that's going to make me laugh out loud.

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    1. This novel certainly made me gasp and laugh!

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  6. Sounds like an interesting read and I love that you've chosen to pass it on! There's something special about a well-loved, secondhand book. :)

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    1. And this book is thirdhand! More love, a bit more dogeared, but already broken in and ready to be read again!

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  7. I agree, LOVE getting packages in the mail, especially since it seems like most mail days are bills! Also, love that your friend jumped in and offered to send the book your way! I have two little girls and I miss reading like I use to. Hoping to get back into it, maybe with this book. Too often we miss out on life to self pressure or deadlines that we force on ourselves, good for you for ceasing the day!

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  8. I really love this idea! I always love discovering new books in obscure ways, and this just seems like such a fun way to get my hands on a book! As for why I want to read the book:

    I was so inspired by Emma Watson's He For She speech (seriously, I think about it at least once daily), and I would love to learn more about what it means to be a feminist.

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  9. What a good idea to pass the book on! It would be fun to keep it going from person to person. :-)

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