What I’m reading…

Great vacation read…I finished it in one week while vacationing in the Dominican Republic.

“I have to finish this page before going back into the water!!!”
“What do you want?!? I’m reading here!!!”

I have now read all 3 books in the series (‘The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo” and “The Girl who Played with Fire” are the preceding books in case you’ve been living under a rock and are not familiar).  Very easy, quick reads once you get used to the Swedish people, street, and city names.  I chose to completely skip over them and not really try to sound them out or keep track of what was what and where was where.  Worked for me!

The underlying current running through these books is empowerment of and justice for marginalized women.  It is a graphic and possibly horribly exaggerated depiction, but very effective and entertaining along the way.  It’s the type of thing where you may not agree with the heroine’s actions, but you support the outcome and understand where she is coming from and why she does what she does, however crazy it might be.  The heroine represents the warrior in all of us, finding unknown strength in the face of increasing and seemingly impossible adversity.  Somehow she always comes out alive and on top.  (Hmm, do I smell a yoga class theme in there somewhere?)   I love happy endings!

Read this book and be inspired to find your inner Warrior Queen!

From antiquity to modern times, there are many stories of female warriors, of Amazons.  The best known find their way into history books as warrior queens, rulers as well as leaders…

Stieg Larsson “The Girl who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest”

Warrior I on Playa Bonita, Dominican Republic

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