Wednesday, December 28, 2011
Book Review: A Belle in Brooklyn
As the learn-ed scholar that I am, you would think that I love to read. Well, I used to...3 college degrees ago. I recently completed my 2nd Masters and vowed that I would rekindle my love for reading. So I got a NYPL library card & got to it. My first book after my 10 year hiatus was A Belle in Brooklyn.
I started following Belle on Twitter a while ago. (I refer to her as Belle cuz we are BFFs in my head.) The first thing I noticed about her was the platinum blonde streaks in her hair...I adore them. (More on this later.) Belle started off working at magazines and eventually started a blog which lead to this fab book. A Belle in Brooklyn is basically the life story & life lessons of a 20-something making her way through NYC. Wait a minute, I'M a 20-something making my way through NYC! I love Belle's candor & reading the book feels like your girlfriend recounting all the hilariously awkward and awesome moments of her life. What I love the most about Belle is her assertiveness. As a sweet, shy (no really, I am) gal myself, I admire the way Belle fearlessly handles relationships, career decisions, and tackles this great big beautiful city.
So, cheers to you Belle & all of us Belles-in-the-making.
Next up for Div's Book Club: My Horizontal Life: A Collection of One Night Stands by Chelsea Handler. The title alone is hilarious to me...thanks for the recommendation Kimmy T.
PS. What yall think about me getting platinum blonde streaks???? :-)