Blog Friends Book Club Review Time - What Alice Forgot

 
  
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      Well well well it's book review time! Yes, another B.F.B.C. book down- time to review! Lindsay and I started this book club to get out of our book comfort zone. To spread our book wings a bit. This book was a book that did not really catch my attention however I HAD to know how it ended - so finishing it I did.
 Did you like the younger Alice best? Or did you relate more to the older Alice?
Lindsay: I am not sure which Alice I liked best, but I do think I was able to relate more to the older Alice. I mean she was rigid and organized and I understand that. Young Alice just floated around and had a ton of patience- which I guess is something we all need.
Sharee: The "new" older Alice - the one that finally realizes that money and the "crap" doesn't matter but the simple things do - l like ice cream on the beach.

What would your younger self of ten years ago think of the person you are today?

Lindsay: Oh I am not so sure. I would think the younger version of myself would think I am kind of boring and fat. Ya definitely those things. Ten years ago I was only 16 and honestly I thought I knew it all then- oh how I have grown.
Sharee': She would be very proud of where I am and how far I have come.

 What would surprise your younger self most about the life you're currently leading? What would disappoint you?
Lindsay: I think I would surprise myself with the family that "fell" into my lap. I am not sure I ever pictured myself as a Step-Mother, ever. Here I am and it was so unexpected. I am not really sure that I would be disappointed about anything other than how I have let myself go a bit. I wait too long between hair appointments and waxing these days. Not cool. 
Sharee: Surprise me would be that I am in the career I am - it was not my college degree arena at all and I was in product for ever. Disappointed??? I don't think I would be.

Do you think it was realistic that Alice ended up back with Nick? Were you happy with that ending? Do you think they would have ended up together if she hadn't lost her memory?
Lindsay: Yes I think it is totally realistic AND it made me sooo happy! I was going to be pissed had they not ended up together. I don't think they would have gotten back together had she never lost her memory, but the reason for their divorce was so stupid. It made zero sense. If anything it sounded like "hurricane" Gina came into their lives and ruined everything. Why werent' they angry with her ass?!
Sharee: I have to agree with Lindsay - I AM So happy they ended up together and they truly loved each other but SHE let outside factors get in the way. I do not think they would have gotten back together is she would not have lost her memory. I think sometimes any marriage needs to step back and say hey wait a minute we love each other and this other shit is getting in the way.
If you were to write a letter to your future self to be opened in ten years, what would you say?

Dear Future Self,

Lindsay: In ten years a lot of things can change- think about it . . . 16, 26, 36, all those are such different moments in your life. Not good or bad- just different. Learn to embrace change. Never hang onto something and be unwilling to accept change or you will become an old mean hag who learns nothing new in life. Don't forget your willingness to learn and try new things. Always be open minded. And remember to take the stick out of your ass on some days. Laughter is the best cure of anything. Never forget that.

Dear 42 year old Sharee' {first off holy crap 42???}

Sharee' always make sure happiness is the root of everything. Enjoy EVERY moment no matter how small or big it is. Family IS the world. It is okay to make mistakes but learn from them, embrace them, say sorry, accept an appolgy and move on. Fight for what you believe in and know when to back down. take the time to believen in yourself, your life, your family, your work, your friends.
True Happiness does exist!! REMEMBER THAT.
{now if I can remember to read this in 10 years}

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Amazon Description:
It’s the summer of 2008. For the past decade Nick and Bryony Skinner and their four children have ridden high on the economic boom, but their luck is about to run out. Suddenly, the privileged family finds itself at the center of a financial scandal:

their Central London house is besieged by the press, Nick disappears, and Bryony and the children become virtual prisoners in their own home. And Ali, their trusted nanny, watches it all. As the babysitter, she brings a unique insider-outsider perspective to the family, seeing far more than even the family itself is capable of. But when a reporter with a personal connection to the story comes asking her for the inside scoop, will Ali remain loyal to the family who never saw her as anything other than the help? Or will she tell her side?

Written with Fiona Neill’s delicious humor and addictive style, What the Nanny Saw is a keenly observed, often comical chronicle of the urban wealthy elite, of parents who are often too busy to notice what is going on under their own noses, of children left to their own devices, and of a young nanny thrown into a role she doesn’t know how to play. It is a morality tale of our time, a tale of betrayal, the corrosive influence of too much money, and why good people sometimes do bad things.

What the Nanny Saw is a book I am excited to get started. Download, buy, or borrow this book and come back and link up with us on November 1st to review it! 

Until next time . . . 

3 comments:

  1. I like the new old Alice too. I can definitely relate most to her. And...if it makes you feel better...I'll be 45 in 10 years. Oh My Gosh...I can't even think about that right now. :)

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  2. I love the blogging book club idea!!! I love reading and this really gives me an excuse to do so!!!! I am hoping to be able to check it out from the library, but they are all taken, so I am hoping to get it in time to join this month!!! If not, hopefully I can have better luck next month =/

    Jessica
    takeitlikeamommy.blogspot.com

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