Hello…FRIDAY! This has been such a hectic week and I have to admit that while I did enjoy bits and pieces of this week, I really hate the fact that my eating habits went askew and let’s not even talk about my exercise regime. I was lucky to be able to fit in something on Tuesday, Wednesday and today! For someone who works out almost everyday, it’s just frustrating when your regular schedule gets disrupted by…life. But, to be able to still fit in SOME semblance of normalcy I think I deserve a pat on the back. Hope your week hasn’t been as hectic as mine. As they say, “the show must go on”, so here is this week’s list of Love, Like & Loathe.
*The Wardrobe Girl by Jennifer Smart
Thankfully, I managed to squeeze in some leisurely reading time before this hectic week and managed to read this particular book that I have gladly included on my LOVE list. The Wardrobe Girl is written by Jennifer Smart, who has worked in the film and television industry for many years, including on the drama Home and Away. So it wasn’t a surprise to find The Wardrobe Girl, a fictional look at Tess Appleby’s life as a wardrobe assistant on “Pretty Beach Rescue”, an Australian drama. Trying to rebuild her life, Tess decides to take step down from her amazing career as a costume director in London to go back to Sydney. Like the drama that goes on in television soap operas, Tess’ life is just as, if not more interesting.
This contemporary romance novel is a light and great read, keeping you entertained from the start. I loved reading how her disastrous life begins the moment she starts her new job being thrown into the politics of romance, petty actors and egotistical producers. Sadistic I know, but it just made me laugh or gasp at the “mistakes” she made! The stereotypical characters are hilarious and makes the story interesting and easy to relate to, even if you’ve never worked behind the scenes before. It just makes it very believable. If you love books that are quick and easy to read while still entertaining, then I’d highly recommend this book. Let’s just say I couldn’t put it down and if I didn’t need to have my sleep I would’ve stayed up all night to finish it!
Goopify Your Relationship
I’m sure most of you would have already heard by now that Chris Martin and Gwyneth Paltrow have now “consciously uncoupled”. In other words gone to splitsville central. While, yes it’s pretty sad that marriages do break up, I can’t help but laugh at the term they (or most probably Gwyneth did) used. Clever no? Funny but clever. Let’s just say I kept on saying to Mr. C that night (repeatedly), imagine if we ever “consciously uncoupled”. Or could we do it unconsciously? And, the thing that comes out of this is (much like when John Travolta mispronounced Idina Menzel’s name) a widget that actually describes your relationship status, Gwyneth style. In other words, “Goopify” your relationship!
Have a play and see what yours is. Here’s mine:
I’ve decided to change this week’s LOATHE more to something that makes me ponder, because while I don’t loathe it, the thing I’m about share does make me think.
A friend of mine shared this on her profile a few weeks ago (I think) and this isn’t the first time I’ve seen the same thing being shared and posted because I guess most of us that do use Facebook are born between the 50s – 70s. While it does trigger some nostalgic memories – good ones, I won’t deny that some of the things mentioned do make me wonder why I did do them at all!
So while it’s great to reminisce the past, I do think not everything is that great when you sit down and think about it.
*I was given an author review copy of The Wardrobe Girl via Netgalley in accordance with the site’s Disclosure Policy. All comments are my own.