Happy Thursday, Bookworms!
I’ve been reading, as per usual, and there is just something delicious about Sophie Kinsella. I resisted her charms for far too long and I really had no reason to do so. When I finally broke down and read I’ve Got Your Number (review) I was a goner. My Mother-in-Law actually recommended I try The Undomestic Goddess next. She’s got pretty good taste in books, so I figured it was a safe bet. Ooooh Mama Kelly. You were right. Such fun!
Samantha Sweeting is a high powered attorney working in London. She’s just turned 29 and is on the fast track for partnership in her firm. Who cares that she doesn’t know what type of vacuum bags her machine uses (or that it uses bags at all…) And sewing on buttons? That’s what dry cleaners are for! And if cooking were truly necessary, would so many delicious takeout options exist? Work is life, all the rest can be hired out.
Of course, that’s all before a single mistake derails Samantha’s entire existence. Panic sets in and Samantha flees without a plan. She soon finds herself in the countryside being mistaken for a potential housekeeper. A housekeeper. Ms. “I didn’t know vacuums had bags.” You can imagine the hijinks, can’t you?
As a rather undomestic gal myself, I found Samantha endlessly amusing. I mean, I’m not much of a cook and I certainly couldn’t pull together a fancy pants dinner, but dude. I can sew a button on, I know what kind of vacuum bags we use, and despite my dislike of household chores, I can competently complete most of them. Even though I’m kind of a mess in the kitchen, I CAN, in fact, cook more than toast. This book made me giggle and made me feel like a regular Martha Stewart. Heartwarming humor with a generous dash of romance made The Undomestic Goddess a winner in my book.
Talk to me Bookworms! What is your least favorite household chore?
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