I was able to finish another book off my list this week YAY!! I finally finished Otherwise Engaged by Suzanne Finnamore!
Let me first state that if you are engaged and extremely happy about it DO NOT READ THIS BOOK! Don't get wrong it didn't change the happiness I have or the feelings I have about my own engagement but if you want a book to put the fear of marriage into someone here it is! I'm not sure what this author was thinking. While I know people out there get cold feet and get doubts and I'm sure it's totally normal. Heck I might even run into those thoughts myself down the road (nothing on the horizon at this point) but this book will do everything in it's power to scare the bajeezus out of you. I had a hard enough time getting into this book and when I finally bit the bullet and got through it, not only was I EXTREMELY against the main character and her fiancee because of their piss poor attitudes but the ending just made me hate the book.
This book is all about the fears this woman is experiencing during an engagement that she got because she gave an ultimatum. Don't get me wrong sometimes people have to do what they have to do but when you "force" a man to choose between losing you or getting hitched to you and then all you do is bitch and moane about everything afterwards it's probably not meant to be. I rate this book a BIG FAT F!!!!!!! I wouldn't recommend this book to anyone that's single, engaged, married, divorced, etc... Thanks a lot Ms Finnamore!
It feels so good to get this review out as this book bothered me extremely and I kept hoping for the ending to swoop me up and make me appreciate the book. All it did was fuel the fire my friends!
Now onto happier things - I've begun reading two books this time. I am reading Chelsea Handlers book while I walk at the gym and it's HILARIOUS so far! I have to keep myself in check from bursting out laughing! And I've also begun Eat, Pray, Love and I am enjoying it so far. She reminds me of Julie Powell (from Julie/Julia Project and Cleaving) whom I adore and give major props for having the guts to take on an extraordinary adventure on their lonesome! So far so good and I am itching to get home tonight to read it! I bet I finish it over the weekend YAY!!
Anyone else read either of those books? What'd you think?