For some reason I've been really bad at leisure reading lately. I've always been an avid reader, but within the last few months I haven't read nearly as much as I usually like to. So it's a goal of mine this summer to set aside some time to put my phone down, ipad away, computer turned off and just read. Because yes, I'm one of those people who still likes to read books the old fashioned way. There's just something about holding a book in my hand that I prefer over an ipad.
Since I have about ten weddings to go to this summer, it seemed fitting to start with this one. Save The Date by Mary Kay Andrews.
"Bestselling author Mary Kay Andrews writes novels that are funny, smart, and heartfelt. In SAVE THE DATE, one Savannah florist must decide if love really does exist outside of fairy tales — it's so good you will want to RSVP!"
My reading preferences are all across the board. I like to read memoirs, sad stories, mysteries, nonfiction, satire, and then there are those that I call "light and fluffy" because they are a pretty easy read and they can just pick you up and take you away to a new world. I would definitely consider it a light read. It's easy to get into, the characters are all pretty likable, and it's just one of those enjoyable stories that is easy follow along. It's a perfect summer book read by the beach or pool.
I always find it pretty humorous to read about bridezillas and since the main character in this story is a florist, she has to deal with plenty of them. I just can't imagine being as nutty about a wedding as some of these women are. I know they're obviously fictional characters, but we all know real-life bridezillas exist.
I don't know where I went wrong as a kid, but I've never been the girl who dreams about her "big day." Of course I want to have a great wedding some day, but it's never been this huge priority for me to make sure that it's the best day of my life. But who knows, I'm sure that could all change as time goes on. Perhaps when the day comes that Chris and I eventually decide to take the plunge and transition our seven year dating relationship into a "married relationship" I'll become that bridezilla I get such a kick out of reading about.
In the meantime the biggest priority for me when planning a wedding is whether or not there will be an open bar.
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