Tuesday, February 28, 2017

Books I Read (February)

168 Hours 
by Laura Vanderkam 

Ahhh, this book! 
This book inspired me like Marie Kondo did in the fall of 2015
(except in a totally different way). 

The timing was absolutely perfect on this book. 
One of my New Year's resolutions was to do a time study on myself, 
and was struggling to figure out how that went. 
And then a blog I follow (but can't remember which one! AH!) 
mentioned this book and I immediately got it out from the library. 

I find this book fascinating, from a statistics / observation perspective. 
I will say that I came to many different conclusions she did 
(particularly about raising kids, housework, etc) 
but the studies and stories she presents are very inspiring. 

And most importantly, I learned how to do a time study on myself!
(Results to come soon...) 

The Devil Wears Prada 
by Lauren Weisberger 

I had read this book years ago after the movie came out 
but decided I needed a refresher before "Revenge." 

I adore the movie but it is vastly different than the book. 

Even the story-lines are dramatically altered, 
although I maintain that both are great stories even if they aren't similar. 
The movie is chic, artsy, and all around beautiful. 
Meryl Streep is beyond outstanding. 
The movie has twinges of humor and sarcasm, 
but the book so so so much more. 
The book is so freaking hilarious with sarcasm dripping from every line. 
I have laughed out loud both times reading the book. 

Revenge Wears Prada 
by Lauren Weisberger 

I'm a little torn on this. 
On one hand, I think the storyline could have been a good independent book. 
But after "Devil Wears Prada," it just felt like a forced sequel. 
It had all the drama of Devil Wears Prada,
 but none of the humor. 
The first book as positively dripping with sarcasm and this, 
well, it was just not the same. 
Probably as a stand-alone book I would have liked it better. 

You'll Grow Out of It 
by Jessi Klein

OK book despite never having heard of Jessi Klein. 

Some of it didn't resonate with me at all and some of it was hilarious. 
Her poodle vs wolf chapter is pure gold 
(I'm a wolf, absolutely). 
And some of her "secrets" about womanhood made me crack up. 
Other chapters I couldn't relate to. 
And then there were chapters that were fairly awkward, 
like her porn chapter. 
It was just... weird. 
So yeah, some good, some meh, some... no. 

1 comment:

  1. Okay, I'm putting 168 Hours on hold (or taking it out today if I can). It sounds fascinating! I always love a good book review.