February 10, 2011

Striking Fear

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?


Sandie said...

I haven't read cleaving. But now i will. Loved Julie Julia though.
I'm one of those people that just isn't into Chelsea Handler though. :)

Connie said...

I need to read some of these books!!!

Mary Pat Siehl said...

thanks for the book tips!

thanks for stopping by my blog siehledwithakiss.blogspot.com today and taking the time to write such a kind comment. I would be honored if you stopped back again sometime or even signed up to follow me and i would do the same! thanks!

Sharla said...

I haven't read any of those books, but liked your book review and will stay away from the Otherwise Engaged one, as right now I AM engaged!! I've had a couple panicky moments but am happy and moving forward! It's so disappointing to spend time reading a book and end up hating it!

Tammy said...

Don't you hate it when the book stinks? We had a stinker in my book club a few months ago and It was such a chore to get through it. Thanks for the heads up, I'll steer clear of this one. :)

my4blessings said...

Love an honest book review. Glad it didn't create any false fears in you!

Becky said...

Loved, all three of Chelsea Handler's books! Freaking hilarious! I also loved Eat, Pray, Love. Really gave me a different perspective on things than I had ever thought about before. Happy reading!

Bella said...

Sandie - beware! Cleaving is a COMPLETELY DIFFERENT Julie Powell than the one you meet in Julie/Julia. A lot of people really disliked her after reading Cleaving.

Thanks everyone for the comments!!

Sharla - congrats on your engagement! VERY EXCITING!!

Lisa Dorsey said...

Oh how awful that someone would write a book like that about engagement. Good book review though.

I will definitely check out Chelsea Handler's books. Thanks for the recommendation. You might also like Always the Baker, Never the Bride. Very funny, easy read. Got it from Kindle for only $5 and so worth it!!!

Tracy said...

Hey Bella, tell us how you really feel about this book, lol.
I have never read it, nor will I after that review, teehee.
I have not read the one you are reading now either. But if it is funny I will check it out :)

Bella said...

Lisa - I am definitely planning on reading that book :) Hopefully I'll be reading it soon cause I actually got it for free awhile back from Amazon :)

Tracy - HAHA...I couldn't help but be so honest on this one!!
You MUST read the Chelsea Handler one, it's so ridiculously funny!!

Yankee said...

I've read EPL and while I liked it- the middle section in India got to be too much to me. Loved Italy, loved Bali but wanted to gouge my eyes out in India. It's because I am not a religious person and do not like to read people's opinions on God and faith so it was a trying time for me. But otherwise very good- hope you enjoy it!


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