Ah, The Spice Girls. There’s nothing that gives me the same feeling than when ‘Wannabe’ comes on. It’s like a switch that just makes you go wild, care-free, takes you back to your childhood. One minute you’re standing by the buffet and the next, on the dance floor just like at your school disco. And that will never change. The Spice Girls had that effect, didn’t they? They are rooted in culture, in that generation. There’s something joyous, exciting, addictive about that feeling. It’s an excuse to escape back into your childhood. And that’s not going to change, is it? I don’t think so…
I love a good memoir. I used to have them for Christmas. Mostly memoirs from my favourite stars growing up: David Walliams, Ant & Dec, Rob Brydon, Jennifer Saunders, Dermot O’Leary. But most of these memoirs were straight-forward in it’s structure. Born – growing up – school – leaving school – career, etc. I think it’s refreshing when a celebrity releases a memoir and goes against the traditional idea of a memoir.
Lately, when I’ve been looking at my TBR pile or browsing through books on Amazon, I keep telling myself: I need to read more funny books. Books that are hilarious on every page, whether that being fiction or non-fiction. So, when I saw this book in a giveaway on Twitter, I took my chance and I won a copy of a proof of the book! I never win anything! And it was signed! This book is funny. It’s hilarious on every page and oozing with charm and a big heart.
Ever since reading Hillary Clinton’s book What Happened, I seem to have read and enjoyed a lot about American politics. Most recently, of course, Fire & Fury (didn’t enjoy that much but I’m glad I read it – you know what I mean?). So when I saw this book being published, and with that gorgeous cover, I knew I had to grab myself a copy.
This book is having a bit of a ‘moment’, isn’t it? A Zoe Ball book club pick, week after week in the bestselling charts in paperback and it has just been announced that it’s being made into an eight-part comedy drama on BBC 2. But I’ve never read it… until now.
Like everyone, I’ve been engrossed in the whole Jeremy Thorpe scandal thanks to the BBC One drama, A Very English Scandal starring Hugh Grant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw as Norman Scott. I’ve loved this series, it’s all that I’ve been thinking about. Hugh Grant is just brilliant as Jeremy Thorpe and Ben Whishaw is just beautiful as Norman Scott. No beat goes unnoticed. But, when I first saw this TV drama was coming, I saw that it was actually based on a book by the same name. So, after the first episode, I ordered myself a copy. And, it’s safe to say, the book is just as, or if not more, gripping than the TV show…
I’ve been waiting for this book for months and months. I pre-ordered the book straight away as the premise really interested me and I was over the moon when it arrived in the letterbox a day early. This really is a book for right now.