#2014BloggerChallenge - Book

February 01, 2014

Our latest #2014BloggerChallenge? Write a book report! haha! Not quite. Gaby wants us to share our most loved book with you.

Now, I am a BIG reader, it is a huuuge passion of mine and has been since I was tiny. 

My Mum used to take me to the library to try and quench my insatiable thirst for reading but never managed to! At age seven I would read a Roald Dahl book in a matter of hours, my parents wouldn't believe that I could have possibly read it so quickly - they would quiz and question me on specific parts of the books but, of course, I would always know the answers as I had read it properly... and loved it!

I continued to read through my teenage years and it is still a massive part of my life now as an adult, I want to pass on my enthusiasm for reading to my daughter as I think it will stand her in good stead - it seems to have worked as she loves listening to stories and 'reads' to her teddies all the time.

The degree I did in my spare time was a Literature degree and it was the perfect excuse to read lots of different types of books, I find studying a story so rewarding.

I think sharing my favourite 'story' book with you would be quite difficult, I kind of want to keep that part to myself... Does that make sense? Plus, I have so many that are favourites for different reasons I wouldn't be able to choose just one.

So, when I read about the challenge the first booked that jumped straight to mind was, of course, No More Dirty Looks by Siobhan O'Connor and Alexanra Spunt.



Now - before of my non-green-aspiring readers switch off please let me make one thing clear... This book is a great read regardless of what you think about chemicals in your make up. It is written from the point of view of two ladies DEEP in the cosmetic industry, which is what, I think, makes it such an interesting read.

If you are into 'green' beauty then you have to own this book purely for reference alone - it has an excellent list of ingredients to avoid and it goes into real detail about why you should steer clear.

Anyway, I thought I'd keep this post short and sweet, there was a real risk that I could have gone on for hours here!!

Thanks for reading

7 comments:

  1. I was also a Roald Dahl bookworm as a child :-) First, green book I read was this one, found it very easy and enjoyable compare to others

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    1. I'm glad this was my first 'natural' book purchase, eased me in gently... anything else you would recommend for me to read next? xx

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  2. I need to get this book! I've had it on my "wishlist" for awhile..I also am a huuuuuuuge book fan, and as a green beauty blogger/lover I really should own this! Great post! :-) xx

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    1. Honestly do it! You won't regret it, such a great read and very informative & useful too. Thanks for reading :-) xx

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  3. Roald Dahl is the bestest <3 I loved his books as a child because they are so funny and quirky. I haven't read this one though, but it sounds interesting. I look into it more on Shelfari.

    Check out my challenge post on the Kite Runner: http://olivia-savannah.blogspot.nl/2014/02/kite-runner-by-khaled-hosseini-2014.html?showComment=1391373537460#c4764139283675196808

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  4. Yep! Another bookworm here! I remember reading one book in one day as a child during the school holidays. I´m really interested in reading the No more dirty looks book. I follow their blog and would love to read their book. I might just buy it as my birthday present to myself. :-)

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    1. It would be a good choice! It's a great read as a stand alone book and then it is an invaluable resource after reading the 'story'. It is an eye opener as well! It tells you all about the lack of regulations in the US cosmetics market - luckily it's a lot stricter here in the UK/EU but it is still not ideal! Let me know if you do get it and read it :-) xx

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