This book was not a book that was on my radar screen....until I won it through a blog giveaway at Always a Blogsmaid! As soon as it arrived in the mail I got started on it and loved it. It is written by a wedding photographer in San Francisco (so you knew I liked her already based on the fact she lives in my favorite city!) and it is seriously full of hilarious stories of weddings that she has shot. From the woman who got her lip waxed and a bad spray tan the day before the wedding, to the officiant who threw up on the bride's dress, to the Elvis impersonator who brought down the house.....this lady has seen it all. It was a super fun, easy read and I'd totally recommend it!
My favorite quote from the book: "I don't want to correct imperfections in Photoshop. I like crooked teeth and big noses, a veil blowing across a bride's face, eyes squinting up because someone is laughing really hard. The flaws are the good stuff."
How to Be a Hepburn in a Hilton World by Jordan Cristy
As soon as I saw the title of this book, I knew I had to buy it. How awesome is that? Seriously? This book was fun and a quick, easy read. It was nothing earth shattering---don't dress trashy, don't talk trashy...generally don't act trashy. Nothing that we ladies should not arleady know. But a little reminder every now and again that you are not the only one trying to be a Hepburn is not a bad thing! Here are my favorite quotes.
"Our culture is in desparate need of real women with brains, beauty, and self-respect--women who aren't afraid to take risks, dream big, and order dessert. If we don't do it, who will?"
"We live in a free country with rights, freedoms and opportunities that women would have killed for a hundred years ago--and instead of voting, getting the CEO spot, going for a doctorate, or volunteering at a women's shelter, many young women today are too busy shaking their badonkadonks in short-lived music video and diligently dedazzling their cell phones with more pink rhinestones."
"So regardless of the guy's current status, bank account, background, or beliefs, if he's interested, he will do the pursuing. There's no need to interfere with the ways of nature!"
"At an infantile stage, we're already thinking about Prince Charming and wondering exactly how he's going to rescue us, what he'll be wearing, and why on earth he's taking so freaking long to get here. When you add it up, that's a lot of wishing and hoping and praying--from the day we start walking to the day we say 'I do.'"
"Great women of history don't put their lives on the line just so that we could dance on tables and text boys all night long, so let's do them proud and start standing up, speaking out, and using our voices for good."
I'll be back at the end of April with two more books to report on. Until then, you can keep up with me on Goodreads. (Add me if you have it!)
What books are y'all reading? Any recommendations?