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A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:28 am

“Why Mummy Drinks” by Gill Sims.

I have to say that I am only half way through this but it has made me laugh out loud. Not many supposedly funny books do that for me.

If you have every juggled a young family with life and/or work then you will find this book hilarious.

It is deffo chick-lit but intelligent chick-lit.

I have loved her aspirations at the start of the new school term and her subsequent reality. Her descriptions of her ‘feral’ children and her tacit war with the well-groomed mothers at the school gates who make her feel inadequate.

It’s a long time since my two kids were little but I could identify with the whole thing. Exaggerated? Yes. Hilarious? Yes.

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Foxysally » Thu Nov 30, 2017 11:22 pm

The author writes a blog/ Facebook page called "Peter and Jane" which I often read. It's like a live diary of this and very funny. Like you, even though my girls are grown, there was a lot which rang true!
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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Fri Dec 01, 2017 11:08 am

Oh wow Sarah I didn’t know that -I shall look for it.

I just love the constant toilet humour of her son Peter. It’s all farts and poo! And that just what little boys are like in my experience.

Actually the bigger ones aren’t much better come to think of it :lol: :lol: .

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by stuart13 » Fri Dec 01, 2017 4:22 pm

Farts or Poos?

:wink:

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Post by MikeyB » Fri Dec 01, 2017 10:56 pm

The trick is discerning the difference beforehand when you’re on Creon, Stu, as you well know. :D

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Post by stuart13 » Sat Dec 02, 2017 8:53 am

:wink:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 02, 2017 1:04 pm

:lol: :lol: :lol: @ Stuart :lol: :lol: :lol:

See what I mean about boys turning everything into toilet humour? :lol: :lol:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Foxysally » Mon Dec 04, 2017 1:03 am

Stuart and Mike illustrating your point perfectly for you, Jane :wink: :lol:
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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Sat Dec 09, 2017 11:45 am

:lol: :lol: aren’t they just? :lol: :lol:

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Post by paul..m » Mon Jul 16, 2018 6:36 am

This is going to hurt by Adam Key
Very funny about a Dr s life even pancreatitis gets a mention in the first 30 pages
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Post by maz » Tue Jul 17, 2018 9:25 am

Thanks for the recommendation Paul. I enjoy books like that.
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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by chandra » Tue Jul 17, 2018 6:01 pm

I bought that book for my daughter last Christmas, Jane :D

This is a good idea for a topic, Jane :D

Whilst on holiday I read 'We are all completely besides ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler.
I really enjoyed it (no spoilers allowed please) and the twist comes very early on.

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Post by Janey Dal » Wed Jul 18, 2018 4:40 pm

I hope she enjoyed it Julie! I bought it for my daughter and daughter in law last Christmas. Neither have children (yet! Fingers crossed) but they both work with children so appreciated the humour.

I hope we can all share out great reads. I constantly have a book on the go and have nearly 500 on my kindle which is about 5 years old now.

I have just got into Lisa Ballantyne and have read 2 of her books. They are both Richard and Judy recommended (I can’t stand Richard and Judy but their recommended books are usually very good!)

Gill Sims has a new one out called “Why Mummy Swears” which I haven't bought yet. I refuse to pay £6.99 for a book so will wait until the price drops on my trusty kindle.

Thanks for the tips guys I will look them up.

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by refandy » Thu Jul 19, 2018 10:22 pm

Cutting for Stone - by Abraham Verghese. Not my usual kind of book but a really good read.

I'm currently working my way through the classics, some of which are really hard work :evil:

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Re: A book I must recommend

Post by Janey Dal » Fri Jul 20, 2018 11:42 am

Which ones Andy?

I like Dickens personally but some others I have tried are hard work! I have tried Lorna Doone about 6 times and just can’t get away with it!

Any you could recommend as not too hard?

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