Hope you’re all well and have enjoyed the summer, I recently went to Edinburgh on a little family holiday to visit the fringe festival and had a fab time with all my fave people.
I have decided to add a new section to my blog all about my favourite hobby which happens to be reading (yes I am aware that I am probably the world’s most boring 21 year old going, however that is what happens when your body is trying to destroy your life).
I have embarked on a journey to complete the 52 books in 52 weeks challenge in 2018. I have just finished reading book 33 which was a book called “Why Mummy Swears” written by the fabulous Gill Sims. Having previously read and enjoyed “Why Mummy Drinks” I was very excited to read this one, one thing I will say is I have probably over 100 books and have a problem with buying new ones every time I read one jut to replace the one I have just finished reading.
Ross picks my next books that I read off of my shelves so it’s always a wonderful surprise at what type of genre I am going to be thrown into next.
Anyway I want to talk about “Why Mummy Swears” Gill Sims does something that everyone loves and combines chicklit with cracking comedy, you’re taken on a journey with Ellen (exasperated mother) Simon (distant father) Jane (social media influencer daughter in the making) and Peter (son, that loves nothing more than farting and making someone guess what he’s eaten).
Now I don’t have children however I can relate to this book on so many levels, especially seeing how grown up young kids are now and also I can see bits of my childhood in this book, the rows with my sister, the endless slog of doing homework and generally being a pain in the arse wherever possible. But I can also see parts of Ellen in plenty of people I see on a day to day basis who just wants to peruse her passion but is treated differently for being “a mere female” and having to fight against her husbands old fashioned habits in which a woman’s sole purpose is to clean, cook and look after the kids while he goes out and earns the money!
Gill flips these stereotypes on their head when Ellen embarks on her dream career and goes back to work full time meaning Simon has to step up to the plate and take responsibility for his children!
Throughout the book you will pick up many new swear words and fabulous phrases some of which include “eleventybillion” and “buggering pig dog” which may be one of my fave nicknames for a pet ever! My repertoire of swear words and new phrases is fuller than ever thanks to her comedy genius mind!
This book will have you laughing and swearing in your head the whole way through due to being frustrated with some of the characters and I will put money on the fact that you know at least 1 person In your real life working or personal that is exactly like one of the characters in this book! Who knows maybe one of the characters is you in a former life…
So overall I would give this a 9/10 and it’s definitely one that I would go back and read again as it would be an easy pick on a rainy day sat in your pjs wanting to escape to another planet for a while!
I’d love to know what you think of my book reviews and would love to know if anyone would be interested in running an online book club/book swap open internationally where we can come together over a common hobby, make some friends and build a support network!
Keep an eye out for my next review which will be all about “Legendary” by Stephanie Garber which is the sequel to “Caraval”
Signing off for now