Ever since I can remember, I have liked nothing more than burying my head into a damn good book. At the age of 7 or 8 whilst my friends were all reading the books with the secret key and that boy (was his name chip?) and his dog.. I had read every single book in the classroom and had been given permission by my teacher to take books out of the library.. I quickly read my way through everything I could get my hands on, and to this day, still read at an unnaturally fast pace. I read the final harry potter book in 3 days, 'angel' and 'crystal' took me just over a day each... The book I am about to talk about, which is 420 pages long, has taken me roughly 3 days...
In some ways I enjoy it because I know its a sign of intelligence etc, in other ways it really frustrates me because I find it impossible to get lost in the book, within two or three days its over! :(
Anyway, with my second year of uni being finished, I've had time to throw myself into the book pile again, with my latest read being 'The Secret Life of a Slummy Mummy' by Fiona Neill.
In short the book follows a woman called Lucy Sweeney, once a producer on Newsnight she is now a mother of three who is clumsy, forgetful, and an all-round disaster compared to her husband Tom who has OCD!
Here is the blurb from the back of the book:
'For Lucy Sweeney motherhood isn't all astanga yoga and Cath Kidston prints. Its been years since the dirty laundry pile was less than a metre high, months since Lucy remembered to have sex with her husband, and a week since she last did the school run wearing pyjamas.
Motherhood, it seems, has more pitfalls than she might have expected. Caught between perfectionist Yummy Mummy No.1 and hypercompetitive Alpha Mum, Lucy is in danger of losing the parenting plot. And worst of all she is alarmingly distracted by Sexy Domesticated Dad. It's only a matter of time before the diry laundry quite literally blows up in her face...'
I'm not going to give anything away about the book as I feel that all of you girls should buy it and enjoy it for yourself, what I will say is that this book made me laugh so hard I cried. There were points when I was so absorbed in the story that I would find myself shouting or gasping at the book as though I was watching some sort of T.V show (Deal or no deal? anyone?).
In short, this is an absolutely fantastic read... all 420 pages of it are carefully contructed and written with a sense of love and accuracy by Fiona Neill, not a word is out of place. Definately five stars for this one! *****
Go on, you know you want to! you can buy it here for pittance! It truely is brilliant :)