BLUES, GO AWAY! LET’S MUSE….

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Books & Fairytales-Musings

Welcome to another Monday of Chasing Away the Blues...and Musing with Jen and the gang, over at A Daily Rhythm.

Today’s Prompts:

  • I’m currently reading…
  • Up next I think I’ll read…
  • I bought the following book(s) in the past week…
  • I’m super excited to tell you about (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I’m really upset by (book/author/bookish-news)…
  • I can’t wait to get a copy of…
  • I wish I could read ___, but…
  • I blogged about ____ this past week…

THIS WEEK’S RANDOM QUESTION: What book would you currently recommend to someone? Why?

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Pondering here…okay, let’s start with a book I bought last week.  I am a big fan of Orange is the New Black, and with the third season coming this next weekend, I was primed for this book:  Out of Orange, by Cleary Wolters, the real-life Alex Vause.

 

 

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Fans nationwide have fallen in love with Orange Is the New Black, the critically acclaimed and wildly popular Netflix show based on Piper Kerman’s sensational #1 New York Times bestseller. Now, Catherine Cleary Wolters—the inspiration for Alex Vause, Piper’s ex-girlfriend, friend, and sometimes-romantic partner on the show—tells her true story, offering details and insights that fill in the blanks, set the record straight, and answer common fan questions.

An insightful, frustrating, heartbreaking, and uplifting analysis of crime and punishment in our times, Out of Orange is an intimate look at international drug crime—a seemingly glamorous lifestyle that dazzles unsuspecting young women and eventually leads them to the seedy world of prison. Told by a woman originally thrust into the spotlight without her permission—Wolters learned about Piper’s memoir in the media—Out of Orange chronicles Wolter’s time in the drug trade, her incarceration, her friendships and acquaintances with odd cellmates, her two marriages, and her complicated relationship with Piper. But Wolters is not solely defined by her past; she also reflects on her life and the person she is today.

Filled with colorful characters, fascinating tales, painful sobering lessons, and hard-earned wisdom, Out of Orange is sure to be provocative, entertaining, and ultimately inspiring.

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I would recommend a book I read last week for those who enjoy suspenseful page turners:  Crash & Burn, by Lisa Gardner, kept me rapidly turning those pages, feeling the mounting intensity with each page. (Click title for my review).

 

 

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What books are you enjoying this week?  What are some of your favorites?

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