That’s right, my journey through The Most Epic Booklist Which Is Perpetually Added To (TMEBWIPAT*) has begun.
I decided to begin with probably the most light-hearted book on my list, Bossypants by Tina Fey.
I’m about halfway through and I am thoroughly enjoying myself. I don’t usually laugh out loud** while reading books, even funny ones. I don’t know, I just usually smile, or inwardly laugh hysterically while retaining my normal internet-reading expression.*** But I have spent most of the time spent reading this book laughing like a person who is really very amused. You may be able to tell that some of Tina’s writing style has rubbed off on me. Or at least I like to think so.
She somehow manages to make everything funny, even what I imagine would be a truly hideous experience (fainting after being hit hard in the cervix by a speculum at your first pap smear for example)**** into a charming and funny anecdote, the type of story that you would tell at an afternoon cocktail party.
So I would highly recommend Bossypants to everyone, but especially 30 Rock/Fey fans, because this book is like reading the memoir of a slightly more well-adjusted Liz Lemon, without the crippling insecurity.
Also her dad sounds like a BAMF.
*Don’t worry I won’t refer to it as this. Much
**I said laugh out loud, lol.
***Which is this by the way.
**** OUCH, basically.
My books are getting out of control. I need to do some trademe selling to free up some space.
Added to the list below:
Half of a Yellow Sun/Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
Alias Grace/Margaret Atwood
Briefing for the Descent into Hell/Doris Lessig
Remains of the Day/Kazuo Ishiguro
The Bean Trees/Barbara Kingsolver
The Namesake/Jhumpa Lahiri
I Know Why the Caged Bird Sings/Maya Angelou
Small Island/Andrea Levy
White Teeth/Zadie Smith
Brick Lane/Monica Ali
Stories/Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantino
The Final Testament of the Holy Bible/James Frey
So it begins…
Showtime again! To be honest I’m not the biggest resort fan. It’s all beachy and windswept and look-at-me-with-my-tasteful-straw-hat. I’m more of a winter/stunning gown girl meself. But I have found some nice stuff in my travels.
Mmmmmm… chocolately-brown-leathery goodness. I love this colour and this look. I want a skirt/shorts this colour.
I love this shape and the cut-out look in the metallic material creates a really nice effect.
I WANTS IT. I can’t figure out whether it’s just one piece, or two layered over each other, but it is perfection.
I’m not sure why I like this, or even if I like it. I’m still figuring it out. It would look amazing on Blake Lively though.
I love the structured-corset bodice look on the dress and the soft, muted colour of the jacket. Hate the fringe on the shoes.
It’s a swimsuit that looks like a cardigan. How could I not love it?
I have always loved those colours together and I want that bag like nobody’s business.
So floaty and wispy and pretty 🙂 Love that pink.
This looks like it moves beautifully, and that’s fairly impressive for a still photograph.
I love this painty, screen-printy silk look and those colours are perfect together.
Finally, some pretty dresses! Love the shiny, ruffled black.
IF ONLY I wasn’t short and nowhere near rich enough, I would have both of these and wear them every day. Like a boss.
In response to this misogynistic nonsense, and in no particular order (plus these are just the ones I can think of off the top of my head).
- P.D. James
- Agatha Christie
- Alice Hoffman
- Diana Wynne-Jones
- Margaret Atwood
- A.S. Byatt
- Jane Austen
- J.K. Rowling
- Paulina Simons
- Virginia Woolf
- Harper Lee
- Did I mention Margaret Atwood?
- Hilary Mantel
- Joyce Carol Oates
- Patti Smith
- Oh and, I’m sorry, I think I may have forgotten Margaret Atwood.
And you know what worries me, after having re-read my list? I’m pretty sure they’re all white.
Note to self: read some female authors who aren’t white. Or who aren’t Margaret Atwood.