Friday, January 17, 2014

Dinner with Mr. Darcy [Book Review]


Okay, so let me explain you to this week's blogging… It is funny.  To me it's funny anyway.  So if you read this and feel like, "What is so funny about this?" - Just imagine me crying laughing as I tell you the story, and then you can find something to laugh about.  Because *I* think it's funny, and I've heard that my laugh, on its own, is something to laugh at.  ;)

Once upon a time, before Christmas, I was in the Chapters book store.  I was going to buy one thing, probably about a $20 value.  Then, unsuspecting customer that I was, I was perusing the gift section (I like the gift section), and someone (an employee) walked up to me and told me that if I spent $40, I could get $10 in points toward my next purchase.

OH MY WORD, FREE MONEY!  (That's what my brain was yelling.)

For some reason, in the frenzy of "This is such a good deal," I quickly gathered up an armload of $20 worth more of… Stuff.  I mean, nice stuff.  Stuff I wanted.  But still, thinking back, it probably wasn't the wisest thing I've ever done…

…Anyway, YESTERDAY, I was in Chapters again.  And I wasn't gonna buy anything.  Not-- One-- Single-- Item.  After all, I don't have a job at the moment, so I shouldn't be buying stuff.  BUT THEN I SAW THIS!

I probably shouldn't have been browsing the cook books/gift section, since that is my favourite section, and full of my favourite things.  After reading the title of this book, I picked it up thinking "Oh this is going to be silly…"  But then, I flipped through it and immediately felt that it was a kindred spirit.  It was like… My friend I hadn't met yet.  I LOVED IT.  So, I was like, "I have to buy this."

When I impulse buy, I always have to rationalize to myself why it's a good idea.  So here was my rationale…

"I haven't updated my blog this week - I've been too busy!"

"THIS IS AMAZING!  I could feature it on my blog!"

"AND I HAVE $10 OFF MY NEXT PURCHASE!!!!!"

*ching*

Done.  I bought it.

And now, I have to share my joy.  For two reasons:  First, that was part of my excuse to buy it (sharing it with you), and second, if you like my blog, you might be a little like me.  And if you're a little like me, you might also find, this is a kindred spirit of yours as well.

Meet your new friend:  "Dinner with Mr. Darcy," a beautiful, pink cook book.










Those are just a few random pages.  The whole book is just magical.  I can't wait to spend more time reading it.

Enjoy!  And I promise, it is my intention (oh so much) to be back next week with something awesome to put on here.  So stay tuned.  I can't wait to share some of my latest projects with you.

--Naomi

P.S. You can buy the book on Amazon at the link below!  For cheaper than I got, even with $10 off, I might add.  (I'm trying not to dwell on that, lest I get bitter.)  Anyway, if you buy the book, let me know what you think of it.  I would love to have the pleasure of knowing, you got it cheaper than I did.  And that you like it, of course. ;)

3 comments:

  1. It was always a dream of mine to have dinner with Mr. Darcy. Thank you!

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    1. Haha, no doubt. ;) Thanks for the comment!

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  2. Omg! I HAVE to get my hands on this book!

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