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Book review: Yes Please By Amy Poehler

Hello everyone, today I’m going to share with you what I thought about Yes Please by Amy Poehler.

I don’t know why but I’ve wanted to read her book for a while. Maybe it was because I consider her a successful talented woman so I wanted to read whatever she had to say (I feel the need to tell you that I have Bossy Pants by Tina Fey on my wishlist). I have never seen her before on Saturday Night Live, but I knew she was a legend; she was funny as hell and everyone on the media loved her. So I guess that without having to see her perform, I wanted to read what she had to say.

I started the book and I completely loved it; when you are going through the pages it seems as if you are having a conversation with her. Even though it’s been edited, it feels raw, real, and honest. On this book, Amy is all over the place. She opens up about a lot of stuff, she tells you what she thinks about certain things in life (like drugs, cellphones, and marriage) and she shares with you things from her past (like her young adult life, her time on SNL and her memories while recording Parks and Rec –careful, if you haven’t watched Parks and Recreation and you are planning to, wait until you finish, because it contains major spoilers).

Like I said before, on Yes Please, Amy Poehler is all over the place, she’s not telling you her life year by year going in chronological order; she goes back and forth between past and present, making it interesting to the reader. One paragraph she’s 10 years old, the next one, she’s 25 and living in New York.

I really loved the book; I read it as if my life depended on it. I couldn’t stop reading because every time I put it down I felt as if I was stopping this amazing chat I was having with her. Her life is so interesting and she has a lot to say!

So, I would have to say that if you loved her on SNL or you loved her on Parks and Recreation, you HAVE TO buy her book. Also, if you want to read the life of a strong, funny, independent and smart woman, go for it because she’s amazing and you won’t regret it. This book will make you laugh and think about a lot of stuff, but I guess the most important thing is that it will inspire you.

So, if you are interested in buying her book, you can do it here where it also is 17% off, so don’t miss this amazing chance of buying this great book with free worldwide delivery! I really enjoyed reading it and it made me laugh out loud a few times.

So, let me tell you, have you read this book? What are your thoughts? Are you a big Amy Poehler fan or a huge Parks and Recreation fan? Now that you’ve read this review, are you interested in reading “Yes Please”? I would love to read your thoughts or whatever you have to say in the comment section, so please leave me a comment below! If this is your first time on ITBC feel free to check the rest of the blog and subscribe or follow me on my social media so you can be notified whenever I post an update! Thank you so much for reading, see you next time… bye!

-L.S.

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Book Review: The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

Today I’m going to review The Other Boleyn Girl by Philippa Gregory

I am a huge The Tudors fan and I love to read books based on historical events. I don’t know why but I’ve always felt attracted to the Henry VIII’s story. I really can’t pinpoint what is it that makes it so interesting to me, but I can’t help that I’m obsessed with it.

I decided to buy this book after finishing The Tudors a couple months ago (I know, I know I’m late to the party- save it) and I thought it would be a great idea.

This book it’s a little different to The Tudors’ series because it’s from the point of view of Mary Boleyn (The sister of Anne Boleyn) and even though it says it’s based on historical events you can tell that situations had been altered to make it more appealing to the story (as if it wasn’t interesting enough!).

I have to admit that I really enjoyed reading the book and I couldn’t stop reading it. What’s interesting is that this book it’s like Titanic. You know how it’s going to end, but you still can’t stop watching it because you want to know how they get there. Well, the same thing happened here, even though I knew how it was going to end, I wanted to know what happened and how they got there so I couldn’t stop reading.

I have to admit that this book has a lot of haters because it’s not as accurate as you may think or hope. Like I said before, you can tell that personalities were altered to make the story more appealing. And that’s kind of what didn’t make me love this book. In a world as complicated as the Royal Court you can’t have characters that are good and self-righteous and characters that are just plain crazy and evil. Nothing is black or white; everything is a huge grey mess. And I think that Philippa Gregory could have taken advantage of that grey mess and write a really interesting book.

Nevertheless, I really enjoyed reading the book; it was hard for me to put it down. The only thing I have an objection with is that the characters’ personalities could have been a little more complicated (as I’m sure they were in real life) and deep. But I have to admit that I might buy more books from the saga because I really enjoyed reading them.

So I would say that if you really enjoyed watching The Tudors and you are not too picky when it comes to accurate historical facts, you’ll enjoy this book. If you want to know how it felt like to live in the court and how desperate people were to climb to the top and be the king’s favorite, you’ll enjoy this book. If the only thing you only care about is the facts… well, don’t read this book and read a History book, a more accurate one where the only thing you’ll only get is facts.

Anyway, if you want to give this book a try I would leave a link right here where you can get a great deal on this book and you can get it delivered to your house for free –it doesn’t matter where you live! Besides, it’s 43% off, it IS a great deal!

So tell me, have you read this book? Do you enjoy it? Do you think I’m overreacting and the book was perfect? Do you hate it? Do you like The Tudors? Is there any historic character that you enjoy reading about? So please leave me a comment, I would love to read it! Thank you so much for reading this and if it’s the first time visiting ITBC feel free to check out the rest of the blog! I hope I see you next time…. Bye!

-L.S.

 

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