1.3.11 : 3/365
Today was our last day off for the holidays and it's bittersweet. One part of me quite enjoys being off and having the time to do whatever I want, for however long I want, but the other part of me can use the return to structure. I'm not too worried, there is another long weekend in April... :(
I just finished my first book of 2011, and I'm going to talk about it for a change. Last year, I started up with another challenge 'the 25 book challenge' and while I probably read a lot, I didn't keep up with the required descriptions as I completed them. Also with having; purchased and moved into a new home, planned and executed a wedding, and a three week honeymoon, I just didn't read as much as I had been previously. This year, I'll get back to it. As you can see I like challenges, or at least the principle of them as I think it adds to the structure I need. I also need to add a disclaimer for those that don't know, I read fluff 9 times out of 10. I like this style of book more than any other for the most part because they are entertaining and I don't need to think to keep up. I do a lot of thinking, sometimes (often) I just need a break.
For the first time I'm going to combine the two challenges -
Here is picture 3 of 365;
Blurb from 'http://www.mariankeyes.com/Books/Under-The-Duvet';
A real treat - the incredibly funny jottings of a hugely bestselling and much-loved author Her books are read and adored by millions around the world - now read the collected journalism of the woman who writes them: the woman under the duvet. Marian loves shoes and her LTFs (Long Term Friends), hates estate agents and lost luggage, and she once had a Christmas office party that involved roasting two sheep on a spit, the Moroccan way. She's just like you and me...
She writes funny, sure, but she is funny too! I couldn't help but enjoy this book but in a different way than all of her other stories (n.b. save for the second book of this sort, there are only two other Marian Keyes books that I have yet to read and they are both on my bookshelf, as I also received them for Christmas). I love reading about all her characters, the Walsh family being the most common players, but without fail all are entertaining in the own way. Even Keyes' darker stories were as enjoyable to read as the fluffier stuff. This was different though, this collection of short stories paints the author as a character in her own right. She is entertaining through her own real life adventures and isn't it always fun when there is some truth to the story?
I would recommend this book with the fine print being; it may not always sound like real life, but it is!
Here is the link in case any of you are interested in checking it out for yourselves;
Under the Duvet