In the summertime it’s always good to catch up on reading.I’m so far behind in reading it’s ridiculous with my schedule being so busy. There are two new books on my nightstand that I want to dive right into though that looks quite interesting and I wanted to share with you. The first one is about my friend over in the United Kingdom name Helen Rochfort. She makes the cutest purses and her company has grown so much. Author Carole Matthews decided to write a book loosely about Helen’s life story called, Summer Daydreams, too cute! The second book is called, I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures Of A Soldier Of Fashion.Written by Gretchen Berg about a liberal American girl teaching English, in black Gucci pumps to conservative Muslim Iraqis.
What if you had always dreamed of something more…? Nell McNamara has a happy life: her boyfriend Olly adores her, their four-year-old daughter Petal is the centre of their world and Nell has a steady job in the local chip shop. When the chippy needs a makeover, Nell jumps at the chance to unleash the creativity fizzing inside her. Inspired by what she can achieve – and encouraged by the best friends a girl can have – Nell is determined to try something new and starts making her own line of must-have handbags, which are soon flying off the shelves! It seems Nell’s dreams are finally coming true, but her success doesn’t come without a price. Before too long, Nell has to ask herself if it’s really possible to have it all…Full of fun, love and laughter, soak up the sunshine with Summer Daydreams.
I Have Iraq in My Shoe: Misadventures Of A Soldier Of Fashion:
“I am not moving to Iraq to teach.”
And then I met the recession: I ate cereal for dinner, gave up the gym membership, and came face to face with looming unemployment.
To cope, I reluctantly uprooted my life and moved to the Middle East.
“An American living in Iraq” is moderately intriguing. “A single, bossyassertive, socially liberal American female living in Iraq” is a hot mess waiting to happen. Particularly a single, assertive, socially liberal but politcally lazy American female who would rather watch The Rachel Zoe Project than a presidential address.
There are plenty of books about Iraq of the uber-dramatic variety. First-hand accounts of perilous military missions (Ambush Alley: The Most Extraordinary Battle of the Iraq War), or forbidden love stories (Love in a Torn Land), or heroic escape stories (Concealed…Inside the Enemy). All fine stories, but what the world needs now is a funny book about living in Iraq.
I prefer to entertain, and make people laugh, whether it’s with me, or at me. This story has a little bit of both, probably more of the latter.
“But will I like the book?” might be what you’re asking. I don’t know! Maybe? Probably? Yes?
I Have Iraq in My Shoe will especially appeal to people who:
Don’t take themselves too seriously
Champion equal rights
Occasionally use their horoscopes to make important decisions