I will be honest that I hadn’t heard of Annie Choi before reading this book, Shut Up, You’re Welcome. I am glad to have gotten the opportunity to get to her not only Annie but her quirky and funny Korean parents through this book. I love when you start a book and right away it has you smiling and laughing – this is exactly what this book did as soon as I opened it up. She takes you through all the quirkiness of life with her family as well as open letters to people or things that drive her crazy. She is able to tell us about deeply personal issues and yet still keep her humour and make the reader wanting more. I was happily surprised to find that this was actually the author’s second book and of course I immediately had to go and download her first one to read as well. Let us hope there is a third book as well because there is no way this can be the end of her crazy, quirky and funny life.
I am short so found this book fairly entertaining learning how the tall ones cope in laugh. Comedian Margot Leitman has found an outlet to be tall by using her humour in some really funny situations. There were a few laugh out loud moments in the book but would have liked to have read more. I do know I hope she writes another book about life after school. I somehow think she could continue with the tall stories. Overall this was a quick funny memoir with some good stories.
While I didn’t learn anything new about the Royal family that I hadn’t read before I found the author’s analysis of different situations, emotions and reactions by William and the Family very interesting. I was quite surprised and pleased to be able to learn about Kate Middleton and her family as there hasn’t really been alot written about her from many authors. The way that Angela Levin has written this book, looking at how William was raised and how it could impact him being a father definitely gave you something to think about. I would definitely recommend for anyone that follows the Royal Family and especially is interested in the past and the present coming together with the upcoming birth of the next royal child.
I was recently given the opportunity to read Eating My Feelings: Tales of Overeating, Underperforming and Coping With My Crazy Family by Mark Rosenberg.
I had never heard of this author before but am so glad to have read this book. Every chapter of this book was a great and honest story of a time in Mark’s life. I have never laughed so much or related to someone’s stories of food issues like this book.
I love reading a book that is not only honest but also well written and that is exactly what you will get with this book.
Thanks to Net Galley for the opportunity to read this book before it comes out. Trust me this is one book you definitely want to add to your summer reads list!
It is no secret that anyone that knows me also knows I love my manicures. Once I discovered gel polish there was no turning back!
My only problem was I hated having to go every few weeks to the nail place and then wait to get my nails done. I am happy to say that I no longer have to do that thanks to my discovery of Red Carpet Manicures.
They not only provide you with tools that you need to give yourself the nails you desire but they also have a great how to video . I admit the first couple of times were a bit of a challenge but once I got the hang of it there was no stopping me. Here are a few of my latest manicures:
Welcome to my blog! Over the years I have kept blogs and journals for documenting all my personal thoughts and feelings. While this new blog will have some of that I also decided to branch out and talk about things I love to do, shopping, nails and anything else that pops into the head of this fifty something woman! Stay tuned for more to come shortly!