Tuesday, 9 February 2016

Books This Week 12

Hi all, been reading only fluff off late. Somehow am not able to read anything substantial- just not in the mood. These are the books I've read last week

Style & The Successful Girl- Gretta Monahan

I used to enjoy watching Gretta on Tim Gunn's Guide to Style & was thrilled to pick this up. She divides dressing styles into 4 categories- weekend,  girly, sophisticated & sexy & we are supposed to pick the one we most feel is "me". As far as such style books go, this is one of the better ones. Good stuff.

Everything Eyes- Bobbie Brown

Lots of eye makeup tips & tricks make up this book. There is nothing new though. Also there is a special section for eyeglasses & the makeup you can do to highlight them more. I think this has only been added to promote Boobie's own new line of eyeglasses. Blatantly self promotional. You can easily pass this book.

Secret Model Beauty- Lindsay Lockwood

Another ho hum book. It offers nothing new & there are so many spelling mistakes (makes me wonder if it was edited at all). Repeated usage of "your" for "you're" & "pours" for "pores" really kills it for me. Stay away. You have been warned.

I'm in a reading rut. Please suggest some great books. Cheers.


  1. hey girl, i am currently reading sherlock holmes. most of the stories i have read before, but yet they are sooo good. There is a book by Doyle called 'On the unexplained', where he talks about psychics and supernatural things. Towards the end of his life he became a believer in these things. I took it with a pinch of salt, but it was very good reading. He spoke about Houdini using some of these powers as well. Also Lemony Snickets, totally loved the whole series. And then anything by Sue Townsend, Angela Carter or Margaret Atwood. Her later works are depressing, but good nonetheless.

  2. Thank you for so many reccos. I think I'll start reading a Sherlock Holmes book too - it's one of my favourites.