On My Nightstand by Deborah Rodriguez
Deborah Rodriguez is the author of the nonfiction New York Times bestseller Kabul Beauty School and the internationally bestselling novel The Little Coffee Shop of Kabul. The hairdresser and motivational speaker was a cofounder and director of the first modern beauty academy in Afghanistan, and also founded the nonprofit Oasis Rescue. She lives in Mazatlán, Mexico, where she own Tippy Toes salon and spa. In honor of her latest book, Margarita Wednesdays: Making a New Life by the Mexican Sea, Deborah shares her current reads.
Wow, what is on my nightstand? That’s a loaded question! Hmmm, let me look. I have ear plugs for the band playing outside my front door, a glass of wine so I don’t mind the band playing outside my door, my reader so I can have 100 books next to me at all times, and earphones so I can listen to books while the band is still playing until the wee hours outside my door. Oh, I almost forgot: I also have M&M’s for emergencies.
I am excited to get started on Dollbaby. I was lucky enough to have received an advance copy of Laura Lane McNeal’s debut novel. Word on the street is that it is every bit as good as The Help, with the bonus of a New Orleans setting. Dollbaby will be published in July.
A Paris Apartment by Michelle Gable – it’s about an American auction house appraiser who goes to Paris to evaluate the apartment that has been undisturbed since WW2! I can’t wait to find out what’s in the apartment. My mind is already whirling.
Without Reservations, The Travels of an Independent Woman, by Alice Steinbach – Alice, an American journalist, travels in Europe, discovering as much about herself as about the places she visits. There is nothing better than reading a book written by a strong woman.
Lisa Sees’ new book China Dolls is also on my nightstand. I started Lisa Sees’ China Dolls when I was on my book tour, but due to travel and being very tired I had to set it down. I am now officially diving in uninterrupted. I love anything that Lisa writes, and I think I may be one of her biggest fans! I am so fascinated with the Japanese and Chinese during the time of internment on the West Coast. I can’t wait to pick this book up again.
I’m in my jammies with a bag of M&M’s, a nice glass of red wine; the air conditioner is on full blast and I’m ready to go on a new journey. Oh no…which book should I start with?
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