Welcome to Beauty and the Pitch’s virtual book club. You know I love reading and obvi have a million opinions, so I’m thrilled to have you here! Follow along with me as I share updates on the book(s) I’m currently reading. Only rule: no spoiler alerts, por favor.
I’ve said it a couple times that somewhere along the way my education system failed me with classic books that I “should have read in High School” (hint, hint The Great Gatsby). But whatever I’m here now! And I’m totally in a Mars-State-Of-Mind! I was initially going to start the next GOT book, however, being so close to finishing my own book writing the last chapter, I thought it would be good to pick up a book by an author whose work I haven’t read to explore a new writing style. The hustle is real.
Status: Chapter 8
Chapter 1 – I love that it jumps right in but it sucks that I’ve seen the movie so I know how it ends. Either way, I’m here now and I’m ready to “blast off” mu-ha-ha. Ok, no more lame space jokes (5/15)
Chapter 7 – This book is very hard to put down. Some of the space-math-y jargon I completely read past v fast, but still impossible to put down. And I know what happens! I’ve seen the movie! NASA just found out he’s alive and “doing something” but all the things they still don’t know that Watney is working on inside the HAB. He’s f*cking genius. What the book curses like every other word, so I feel my summaries should be able too to without judgment. (5/21)
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I love Tiffany Haddish and had been wanttingggg to read her book until I finally got a copy for my birthday. I was scared I would read it way too fast and that’s exactly what happened. Over one three-hour flight, I read over 100 pages. I laughed a lot. Like a crazy person chuckling by myself in my seat. I also value how open and raw and inspiring Tiffany is. Failure is only part of the process and my comedian plans are back on the table.
My sister looooovessss this book and has read it three times already (IDK how people reread books, so not my thing – once and done. I digress). As we were boarding the plane for our flight, she forced me to download this on my kindle as a “must read.” She even read me a page out loud to which I fell asleep but, to be fair, I was sick. Either way, she won and I’m reading it now…
Chapter 2 – Omg, this is too sad idk if I want to keep reading. Also, WTF is up with her sister?
Chapter 5 – I’m intrigued and also googled images of geisha’s for hours after reading all of the intricate descriptions.
Chapter 7 – My stomach hurts for Chiyo and even Hatsumomo. They both are screwed which means Chiyo will be more screwed. Also, I was scared this is what happened to Satsu. Every time I read more, I’m hooked on this story 100% and when I remember it’s a REAL story (duh, memoirs) I’m shook. This is all so crazy.
Chapter 16 – The last couple chapters were a blur. I found myself reading every little detail so fast and unable to put the book down. Mameha is truly the most wonderful person ever and her kindness is aspirational. On the flip, Hatsumomo is a bitch and I feel bad for Pumpkin.
Chapter 22 – Poor Sayuri. Her life story just sucks – does it ever get better for her? I really hate the Baron and can’t imagine what this will do to her relationship with Mameha.
Chapter 23 – I wonder WHO was the first person that made up all these rules for a life of a Geisha? Bidding for a young girl’s “mizuage.” Feels so very odd. The more I read, the unhappier I get with life. I want the book to be over.
Chapter 28 – I can really hear the confidence in Chiyo/Sayuri changing, which kinda sucks because I really liked her innocence but also the nature of the beast I assume. Also never thought I would say this but poor Hatsumomo. The “wasp-like torture” was saddening but freaking karma.
Chapter 30 – So the war happened. The book lost its intensity for me. Not sure if it’s my work schedule that I don’t want to read for fun or if I’m so over her sad life that I can’t bare it anymore. I totally think Chairman loves Pumpkin and she obviously ends up extracted from Japan so I’ll keep reading but I’m really excited for my next book: The last black unicorn!