Sunday, July 20, 2014

Book Review: Virgin by Radhika Sanghani

Virgin by Radhika Sanghani
Expected publication: August 5th 2014
5 Hilarious, Awkward, Honest Stars

A major hit! Laugh out loud funny and relatable.

Ellie is a 21 year old woman in her last year of university, who drinks at the pubs regularly, goes to parties, and hangs out with her friends. Like the majority of college students.  Only, she’s a virgin. And not by choice. She is dying to pop the cherry and be able to relate to her peers. Not being able to giggle about awkward hookups or have the experience to swap great sex stories, she feels left out the “normal” college crowd and like a freak.
On a mission to finally lose her V-Card, Ellie hilariously journeys on road to self-discovery.  She spares the reader none as she learns everything from where to put your hands or tongue for that matter to the benefits (and disadvantages) of waxing the lady bits. Nothing is off limits.

And that is why this book is so fantastic. We’ve all been there. Radhika Sanghani wasn’t afraid to boldly and honestly tackle many issues -- which many authors skim around, sugarcoat, or skip all together -- in all their glory.  And it’s awkward and hilarious, and actually useful.  Seriously, where was this book when all these question first started popping up in my head?
Ellie is a great character. She has many freakouts and breakdowns. But she bravely keeps putting one foot in front of another. She laughs at herself and learns to bounce back.  And even though she feels like it is a horrific to be the only virgin in a sea of sexual active peers, almost everybody accepts her virginal status without judgment.   Eventually she begins to see past the goal of just losing her virginity, and learns major life lessons about growing up, relationships, communication, and friendship.
This book probably isn’t for everyone. But if you – or a friend – have every cut yourself down there trying to shave, “snogged” a guy that ended up being gay,  used wikipiedia way too much to answer question that Cosmo won’t even answer,  etc. etc., then you’ll be cracking up Ellie and her friends.

*Thanks to NetGalley and Penguin for providing this copy in exchange for an honest review.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

Long Hiatus -- Nursing School

'Ello, fellow book lovers.

 It has been a long time since I have blogged, reviewed a book, or even *gasp* participated in a meme.  In fact, I've only jumped over to my blog a few times in the pass few months to drop a NetGalley review down and be on my way.  Life  -- as I'm sure you can relate -- has kept me slammed. And sadly this blog and book reviews have taken a back burner.  Even reading at times has taken a back burner (on that note, I did finally watch the first six seasons of TrueBlood. And mostly loved it. And definitely loved all things Eric. Can't wait for the new season to actually come out on DVD.  #endrandomness). Enjoy the following picture :p


Anyway, I wish I could say that my hiatus was about to end. However, I'm afraid the exact opposite is about to happen and I'm about to become even more busy. I got accepted into a local RN program.  They've already told us for the next two years that we belong to them.  So I have a feeling that this blog and even reading is going to take a major backburner to make way for studying, class, labs and clinicals shove their way to the front of my life with fist flying.

With the few weeks I have left of freedom, I'm trying my best to enjoy life, reading, and family time.  And hopefully be a little more active on this blog and connecting with my fellow bloggers. Cause that really is one of the greatest parts of book blogging.  Additionally with the last bit of summer, I have this huge list of books that I wanna get finished. (Most of them are actually historical romances which seems to be my new addiction -- more on that soon, well, hopefully :D). It would be great if I could find a read-a-thon or something of the like to help knock off some of these. And also, it would be beyond amazing to get a chunk of my NetGalley books off my mind.

Seven really isn't too bad of a number. I just need to buckle down and get them read.

I know that I want be on here very much once the middle of August rolls around. But you can still find me on Goodreads (here), and hopefully on my personal blog if you're interested.  This will most likely contain 2AM rants, random thoughts, and me gushing about my love for pizza (Adventures Abound).