Monday, 21 September 2015

The Book List #1

 

Not That Kind of Girl // Lena Dunham

 For the first time on this blog of mine I'm going to review a book (no harm in changing things up a bit, eh?) I'm not going to lie, I'm not the biggest book worm; you won't catch me reading for hours on end or come to me on advice on a good read for a winter. I'm more of a  person that goes through fazes, I could go months with out picking up even a single chapter then suddenly have a pile I want to read; I'm more the on and off book worm (if such a thing!)
Whilst in the airport on the way to Cyprus a few weeks back, I quickly pick this up in WHSmith after realising I had no book to read by the pool (prime reading time) I basically picked it up because it was pink and looked the kind of light-hearted girly book (kinda judged this book by its cover - don't kill me)
On the whole it was just that - a light hearted take on life by a women named Lena Denham. It's kind of a self help book in a way that she tells stories and scenarios of things that have happened in her life, telling her audience that 'this happened to me, so if it happens to you, don't feel bad about it' - well that's the narrative I got! She splits the book into five sections -  'Love & Sex', 'Body', 'Friendship', 'Work' & 'Big Picture' and talks through each section (as the cover reads) about what's she's learnt. As parts of the book are talked about 'to the point' and in raw detail which gives it a really truthful edge. Through the swearing and graphic scenarios Lena has got hear self in, it makes you smile and gives you spirit that its ok to be reckless and make mistakes. The cover had a little sticker that read 'creator and star of HBO's GIRLS' - and after reading this I series feel I need to watch Girls, because if the humour from this book is half as much as it is in Girls, then I feel I will have found a new series to guide me through life.

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  1. I really want to give this book a read. I'm a literature student so at the moment I don't have a lot of time to read books for myself but when I do this will definitely be on my list!

    love, lissyhayes.co.uk

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    1. I'd definitely suggest giving it ago; something to read if you have a bit of free time perhaps! X

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  2. There's definitely no harm in changing things up a bit, I've been considering doing my first book review on my blog too! I've seen this book in a few shops and I've heard great things about it - definitely think I need to get it for a light-hearted read :) x
    Charlotte's Road

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    1. Yeah its definitely great for a little light reading! I always think its nice to have a chnage.. I'll look out for your first book review too!!

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