For breakfast today I ignored the oatmeal, once again, and instead settled for yet more cereal…along with some super fast reads!
Bossypants by Tina Fey
Old Possum’s Book of Practical Cats by T.S. Eliot
I was really excited to read Bossypants, probably because I think Tina Fey is awesome! The book was a fast read, but wasn’t quite as LOL funny as I expected, though I did go into breathless laughter at a few points. (Mainly the parts about periods and female beauty expectations) She talked a little about feminism and a little about her life. I loved reading about the time she spent at SNL and also 30 Rock (which to be honest, I have never seen, and never even knew that she was a part of at all, whoops) I wouldn’t call it a super deep book that you must read, but it did have some nice opinions on how women are viewed (beauty wise) and some things that girls go through growing up. She talks a few times about a scar she got on her face, which reminded me of a few of my scars and how people always act weird when they see scars like “Haven’t you tried scar removing creams?” but then how am I supposed to tell you the awful/hilarious story of how I can to attain this raised lump of white skin? Granted, it’s also not proper etiquette to ask people about scars or on the other hand, to just start telling strangers stories about your wounds. (I’m guilty of this, I’m sure)
Some parts of the book I found to be easy to relate to, and others not so much, and that’s probably because I am not 40 years old and I am not a mother, though I am an only child and yes, I was normally the only one in my classes in elementary school who was an only child. I enjoyed the read, it was funny, told me a lot about Tina’s life, relatively easy to relate to, and had some feminist undertones.
I was looking up “must read books about cats”, to see which books I’d already read on these lists. (Answer: Quite a few) Like Dewey
, A Streetcat Named Bob
, Etc. Along the way I stumbled upon a book of poems by T.S. Eliot about cats! These poems actually inspired the Broadway musical Cats
, which is one of my all time favorite musicals! I mean, I even had the cassette tape AND the VHS tape, which I tended to watch almost daily as a little girl. Clearly I had to get my hands on this and I did! The poems have a bit of a younger feel to them, like children’s poems and the book also includes illustrations, but it’s such a joyful little read! The one poem in there is the exact lyrics for one of the songs from the Cats
musical! I found myself humming it while I was reading it, that was pretty stellar! I love reading the inspiration for musicals, or the book that came before the movie!
Next on the list: Cat Sense & Is Everyone Hanging out Without Me?