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Birchbox Book Club-The Bridesmaids*

Thursday, July 24, 2014

I am a super speedy reader, especially if I'm engrossed in a book that I find interesting. As soon as I got The Bridemaids by Eimear Lynch in the mail, I opened it and read it in just two days. That may not seem too speedy, but the only solitary time I have to read is the bus ride to and from work, totaling only 30 minutes each day. The book is chock full of first-person narratives as told by different bridesmaids. It opens your eyes to everything that goes into the behind the scenes making of a Bride's big day. 

I plan to personally hand this book to any and every friend who calls to tell me they are engaged. Of all those on my list of who should read this book, future Brides are at the tippy top. I hope they learn exactly what I learned from this book, which is that being a bridesmaid isn't all pretty dresses and oohing and ahhing over how pretty the Bride looks. It's a lot more work than that. It can not only cost a ton of money, but also a lot of time and energy. People don't talk about that part. They talk about the honor of being asked and how fun the wedding is going to be, but not the months leading up to the actual big day and all the work that goes into making that wedding a success. Not to say that all weddings are expensive and time-consuming or that those that are, are not worth your time or money. In truth, The Bridesmaids showcases the good, the bad and the poofy world of bridesmaids and their Brides to be. 
(Always with my nose in a book)
What I enjoyed most about the book was the diversity of the stories and the emotions they imparted. It was a roller coaster of funny, deep and sad tales from bridesmaids around the world, of different ages and sexual orientations. I have yet to be a bridesmaid myself, but with two sisters, it is almost a certainty that I will be walking down the aisle in a ridiculous poofy dress trying not to trip. This book gave me a glimpse into the world of these best supporting actors, showcasing what may be in store for me in the near future! 

Have you read The Bridesmaids? Did you like it? Hate it? Let me know in the comments below!


*Quick Disclaimer: This book was given to me by Birchbox at no charge for the purpose of reading & participating in Birchbox Book Club. The thoughts and feelings on this book are my own. 

4 comments:

  1. I promise no poofy dresses from me!

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    1. LOL! Yes, I now have this in writing!

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  2. I am reading it now! Good review!

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    1. Thank Mb! I hope you loved it as much as I did!

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