January 12, 2015

Currently Reading

I'm (finally) back in England from my 4 week long break and whilst I'd be lying if I said I was reading all the time, I did finish reading two books. These happen to be two of the most funny and relevant books of this time, all according to yours truly.

Yes, Please by Amy Poehler
Some may know Amy Poehler from the old days on SNL, others may know her as super cool producer and cast member of Parks and Recreations, or maybe you don't know her at all. It doesn't matter. Yes, Please is Poehler's autobiography written by herself and is injected with a good dose of wit, humour and self-depreciation. It takes you through different stages of her life and how she got where she is right now and why, accompanied with funny anecdotes. The way it's written, it reminds me a lot of Tina Fey's Bossypants – which is all kinds of awesome – but obviously different content wise. I'd definitely recommend picking this up, if you'd like to know more about the life of female comedians, fancy reading a fun and easy-to-read book, if you want life advice from someone who's a tad cray, but nonetheless awesome, or if you just like the pink neon letters on the cover. Your pick.

How To Be Parisian by Anne Berest, Audrey Diwan, Caroline de Maigret and Sophie Mas
Caroline [de Maigret] is my ultimate girl crush ever after I've seen this video, which is just hilarious and so true. After having lived there for half a year, I can say that with many things I'm the same. Not sure if I should be proud or ashamed of it, ha! The book is basically a guide for all aspiring Parisians out there, covering their culture, way of thinking and way of life. It's such a fun read and not something you should take too seriously, though I have to say: the girls who wrote this know their stuff. The quotes and tips in there are great guidelines and reminds me we should not take life and ourselves too seriously. “Embrace your inner snob. (Because let’s face it, that’s who you are.)”



  1. sometimes i don't understand the obsession over french people but then when i see photos of 'effortless french chic' i def see the appeal. i have the 'yes please' book on my reader right now but i'm finishing a couple of books before i get to it.


    A Beautiful Zen

  2. Yes, Please is on my to-read list, everyone has been talking about it and I love her in Parks and Recreation. Thank you for sharing your thoughts.

  3. One of my 2015 goals is to try and read more, so those go definitely into my amazon wishlist! How to be Parisian sounds so funny, I just watched the video and it cracked me up... and wow, that woman has something... she's very attractive.

  4. I am reading through Yes Please as well and I LOVE It! She sounds so real and someone who's life journey you can relate to!

    I need to pick up the second book - ever since I saw the cover of it (and of course, the title!) I was totally - "It's a must-have!"

    Stephanie | theFantasia.com

  5. Lovely post- I really want to pick up How to Be Parisian now! xx


  6. After having lived there for a while, I don't really think I can say I understand the obsession over French people (I never really did, honestly). But yes, their lifestyle and way of thinking/living is quite inspiring. They truly live by the term "bon vivant", which I should do more often.

  7. She does. The bonus part cracks me up each time I watch it. Yes it watched it more than once, ha!

  8. So true. With every random Joe and Jane launching a biography (or book for that matter), it's quite difficult to find something that's real and easy to relate to. Let me know what you think of "How To Be Parisian".

  9. Let me know what you think (if you do)!


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