Right then, so rather than write my last final paper, here I am reading a book I plan to recommend to everyone I know, give as gifts, etc.
As I was perusing my sanctuary that is Borders, escaping from a harrowing day of classes and finals, I came across a title I could not allow to slip through my fingers (or G’s, she wants it for her birthday, damn now she knows what I’m giving her!).
Some Girls: My Life in a Harem by Jillian Lauren is going to be responsible for my failing grade. I simply could not put it down! This intriguing memoir sheds light on a life most everyday Americans, or citizens of fortunate Western-culture countries, would have absolutely no idea about.
The book follows Jillian’s life from when she began living on her own in NYC (and who wouldn’t want to do that? I know I plan on it after college, here it’s already a good book) as a struggling actress who soon finds herself on a plane to Brunei at the behest of the Sultan’s brother Prince Jefri.
I know, quite the change of lifestyle. Jillian soon becomes one of the Prince’s favorites in his harem and reaps the benefits of limitless spending privileges and royal treatment. But yapping at the advantage’s heels are some girls who would do anything to see her fall.
The well-crafted prose along with the addicting story will have you hooked by page one. I started reading it the second I returned from Borders and finished it two days later (it would have been sooner but the Glee Club had our annual Pops concert – which was amazing!!! – and it took over my life once again). The wild tale of a contemporary Scheherazade will keep your thumbs turning pages well into the wee hours. Kudos to Jillian!
Creative Writing Status and Goals (We’ll Do It All in One Go Today)
Rescue Me: It’s coming along. I’ve been writing this little sucker non-stop between classes outside whenever it’s not raining and have the sunburn to prove it. As of right now I’m where I want to be. Goal: don’t lose the momentum.
BMK: Half through edits and I am liking it much better. Now that I’m cleaning it up, I’m not sure if it would still count as a YA novel or if it would be an adult novel … a full post on this alone is due so I can gather your trusted opinions. Goal: Still 2,000 hits!! only 130 to go!!