Book Reviews

Biblio-files for July 2013

Fill your house with stacks of books, in all the crannies and all the nooks -Dr Seuss

While “in the moment”, I felt I was hardly getting any reading done in July, what with the packing up and moving and unpacking business in the middle weeks of it. I basically was collapsing, exhausted into bed each night, only able to read for tiny amount of time before I succumbed to sleep. So I was pretty shocked when I realized that I had still kept up with my book a week normal amount…well, sorta. There was that one weekend once the boxes were all unpacked and I was able to take a deep breath before I had to throw myself crazy style into work that looked like this:

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I’m pretty sure that caught me up. Then it was time for crazy work time and the beginning of the Fall/Winter season which is my favorite as a designer because it gets INSANE starting mid October (if it’s a good year) and I’m trying to get as many eggs in as many baskets as possible right now for that to happen. I was actually pretty stoked to move in July because the internet is the pits all month long. Everything comes to a standstill and just bums me out. So I spent that time moving which was a bit of a torturous distraction, but I am all settled for the season…boom!

What was I talking about? Oh yes, books! Looking for a book to read? Here is what I read in July and if I think they’re worth your perusal…

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1. Cheat and Charmer by Elizabeth Frank
Set in the 50’s-70’s and about a women who married a writer in the movie industry and their life in Hollywood. Oh the drama! It took me a long   while to get into it, but I think that was due to my being so tired when I was reading it. Meh.

2. Goodnight Nobody by Jennifer Weiner
Also pretty drama filled, about a basically bored housewife who finds herself out of Manhattan and in the CT burbs raising kids, wondering all along how she got there. A fellow mom is murdered and bored housewife decides to brush the dust off her latent reporter yearnings and solve the crime. Meh.

3. Bossypants by Tiny Fey
Hells yeah. Read this now. And then read Everyone is Hanging Out Without Me by Mindy Kaling. You will then shower me with gifts as I have given you happiness and laughter wrapped up in two pretty packages. Double Awesome!

4. Flower Confidential by Amy Stewart
Pretty intriguing account behind the scenes of the flower industry. Not as dry as business books, but still fascinating to learn from it. Totally recommend.

Go forth and read my little pretties…because as Sarah Utter coined: Reading is Sexy!

 

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