I started reading this book a week ago and have utterly failed to get into it. Despite rave reviews I didn't like the style of writing and sometimes I thought the protagonist's statements were not in keeping with the persona she was meant to have. Additionally, the book wasn't getting to the point. There wasn't enough action to propel my reading forward. Perhaps I am not in the right state of mind for this book right now and will pick it up again at a later juncture but for now, we must part ways.
By the way, just in case you were wondering, Lionel is a gal not a guy.
I haven't been to the cinema in months although each time I go, I tell myself that I should do it more often - not least because the cinema is officially the only place I can watch a full-length feature film without simultaneously playing on my laptop. I also only pulled my iPhone out once to make a note. I think that's totally excusable though, good thoughts have to be noted before you lose them for when you lose a thought there's no simple way of retrieving it.
Humour is the best format within which to relay a serious message and I have to say that Bridesmaids did have several of those. The most important message I got was, 'no matter how many times life comes to bite you in the ass, get up, move on'. The groom's sister was serious comedy, the whole way through. The addition of two Brits, one of which was Matt Lucas (of Little Britain) was icing on the cake. My favourite line from Matt Lucas was "There's a needing it today kind of situation" when he was chasing his flat mate for rent, said in an oh-so British cum American fashion.
I didn't realize that Maya Riperton was mixed race so I was a little confused by the fact that her father in the film was black, but a little research this morning sorted that issue out. Her mother was the African-American Minnie Riperton, famous for the song, "Lovin' You". She unfortunately died from breast cancer in 1979 when Maya was only seven years old.
If Bridesmaids was a book, I wouldn't read it but as a film it is most definitely worth a watch for both guys and girls. I laughed A LOT and came out feeling relaxed and renewed.
By Heather Katsonga-Woodward
Time allowing, I love to read. If I read anything interesting, I will blog about it here.