Sunday, June 27, 2010

Getting to Know you Sunday and a Book Review

Getting to know YOU

It has been awhile since I participated in a Getting to Know You Sunday hosted by MannLand5. So I thought I'd jump right in this week

Here are the questions

1.If you had 5000.00 to spend on plastic surgery what would you have done?
2. Do you watch Soap operas and if so what is your favorite and why?
3. Favorite clothing brand?
4. An afternoon shopping spree at your favorite store or maid service for a year?
5. would you ever vajazzle?
6. Favorite Disney Princess?
7. Last movie that made you bawl your eyes out?
8. Have you ever broken any bones and if so what?

1. Hmm I'm not a big believer in plastic surgery. I feel that those botoxed plastic women, aka Heidi Pratt look way to fake for me. But if I had the money to spend I would get a tummy tuck. No matter what I eat or the workouts I do, I cannot lose the little pudge on my belly. So a tummy tuck for me please!!

2. Soap Operas:I used to watch Passions and Guiding Light but to be honest I haven't watched a soap opera in years.

3. Favorite Clothing Brand: I don't really have a favorite brand. I ship just about anywhere. For jeans though I love Citizen jeans

4. A choice between an afternoon shopping spree or maid service: A shopping spree!! I don't even need to think about that! Especially if someone else is giving me the money to spend

5.Vajazzle: I have no clue what that is so no!

6.Favorite Disney Princess: Ariel! I always wanted to be a mermaid as a little girl.

7. Last movie that made me bawl my eyes out: Pretty much an movie makes me cry.I would have to say Dear John

8.Broken bones: I am knocking on wood as I type this but I have never broken a bone!

And now for my book review. I just finished the book The Help by Kathryn Stockett.
Excerpt taken from Barnes and Nobles
Be prepared to meet three unforgettable women:

Twenty-two-year-old Skeeter has just returned home after graduating from Ole Miss. She may have a degree, but it is 1962, Mississippi, and her mother will not be happy till Skeeter has a ring on her finger. Skeeter would normally find solace with her beloved maid Constantine, the woman who raised her, but Constantine has disappeared and no one will tell Skeeter where she has gone.

Aibileen is a black maid, a wise, regal woman raising her seventeenth white child. Something has shifted inside her after the loss of her own son, who died while his bosses looked the other way. She is devoted to the little girl she looks after, though she knows both their hearts may be broken.

Minny, Aibileen's best friend, is short, fat, and perhaps the sassiest woman in Mississippi. She can cook like nobody's business, but she can't mind her tongue, so she's lost yet another job. Minny finally finds a position working for someone too new to town...

I wasn't too sure of this book when I picked it up. The books I read are usually lighter, more beach reads than anything on a serious subject matter but as I've heard great things about this book I decided to give it a try.

I read it in 2 days. I couldn't put it down. I loved it. The book is set in the 60's in the heart of Mississippi during a time period full of turmoil due to the racial tensions growing across the nation. This book made me laugh, cry and be thankful over how far things have come since then. It also reminded me that even though we didn't live through the civil rights movement it still didn't take place that long ago.

If anyone is looking for a must read def pick this up

Now I am on to read an American Wife


  1. I just bought it. Now I'm even more excited to start reading!

  2. Vajazzle is like getting your vag bedazzled. pretty weird if you ask me! lol

  3. I'd never heard of "vajazzle" either...until now! How odd...

    Anywho...this book sounds great and if you're recommending it, then it is a must read. Thanks!

  4. I read American Wife. I really liked it. I found it even more interesting once I saw Laura Bush on Oprah a few months ago. The book is based loosely off events from her life and I thought it was good!

  5. I read The Help too, and I adored it! Can't wait to hear about American Wife. My m.i.l. recommended it to me, but I haven't gotten around to reading it yet.

  6. So glad you liked The Help.. .It is one of my fave books.. such a good read!!

  7. Um?! Do you have to go somewhere to get your vag vajazzled? Or do you just use the bedazzle thing? That's just weird! Why would you rip all of the hair out then put jewels in its place? Again, weird!