Friday, March 8, 2013

Book Club Friday!!


Thank you for the comments last week.  I have a horrible habit of reading comments via my email and then saving them to respond to at a later date...that later date is usually weeks later.  Sorrrry!! I will get back to you though!

This week I read:
  Here is the description from Amazon:

“There is really no better indicator you’re a mother than acquiring the ability to catch throw-up in a plastic bag, disinfect your hands, and immediately ask your friend to pass the beef jerky as you put on another Taylor Swift song and act as if nothing has happened.”

This is the type of insight Melanie Shankle offers in this quirky memoir of motherhood.

Written in the familiar, stream-of-consciousness style of her blog, Big Mama, Sparkly Green Earrings is a heartwarming and hilarious look at motherhood from someone who is still trying to figure it all out. Filled with personal stories—from the decision to become a mother to the heartbreak of miscarriage and ultimately, to the joy of raising a baby and living to tell about it—Sparkly Green Earrings will make you feel like you’re sitting across the table from your best friend. A must-read for anyone who’s ever had a child or even thought about it.

I saw this book on someone's Instagram the other day.  Before that, I had never heard of Melanie Shankle or her blog Big Mama .This book has a 5 out of 5 star rating on Amazon so I was really excited about reading it and had high expectations that it would be really funny.  While I did laugh a few times, it wasn't as funny as I thought it was going to be...  It was just an okay book.  I'd give it a 3 out of 5.  Not the greatest thing I've ever read nor the worst thing.  Anyone else read it?  What'd you think?  

Hope y'all have a great weekend!
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