Leds leds did you hear The two wans "behind the omgwaca acebook group are only after " the OMGWACA Facebook group are only after and writing a bewkAh jaysus did they Is it any good or is it pure notionsIt s eckin aboo Hilair and smart as a pair of them ancy red soled shoes Louboutins would you be well they wear in the posh mags
Bits Of It Would Shredof it would shred heart out of you too mindShould I read it soYeah but like stock up on the nice tissues the balsamy ones sure I was a mess of tears and snot and giggles all the way through itI will soGrand And text me when you ve Cooking the Whole Foods Way: Your Complete, Everyday Guide to Healthy, Delicious Eating with 500 Recipes, Menus, Meal Planning, Techniques, Buying finished it We ll meet upor a cup of tea and the chatsGrandFor anyone who hasn t been inducted into the wonderful world of OMGWACA I am eternally grateful to my sister Pure Grit for bringing me into theold it s an Irish Facebook group with over checks Facebook 42 thousand members It started when two college Apple-Picking Day! friendsrom Carlow and Kildare decided to share their observations about a certain type of Irish country girl with a wider audience Over time the cast of characters grew and their audience did too It became invitation only a ew years ago to keep the bowsies out and preserve the eel of the group One of the most remarkable things about OMGWACA is that there isn t so much as a tiny bit of meanness in it It s an affectionate knowing gentle ribbing of Irishness of a certain stripe Or many stripes considering the current size of the Dramatis Personae It s where we Ajax is All About Attack flock to share the bizarre minutiae of Irish life the sort of things we know others in the group will relate to Christmas on OMGWACA is a hilarious shared experience it s also become a place where other writers have honed their craft and journalists shnake in to steal the odd choice cut and are rightly pilloriedor it At the moment the page is bubbling over with excitement about the book with Aislings NFATRs and Majellas galore and yes the GJs Mad Toms and Australia Pauls too sharing their joy at there a being a book and b the book being a wonderful read Not a wet blanket or a tall poppy cutter downer to be seen as is only right and proper It s rare too in this cynical age Despite what the edition says I bought a physical copy Tore through it in one sitting and confused the living daylights out of my cat that eckin cat by alternating between gales of laughter sniffles and at one point ull blown sobs It s sweet and kind unny and heart rending personal and political It s a grand read altogether said with typical Irish understatement and you could do a lot worse than planning or an evening curled up on the couch with it the good biscuits and a pot of good strong tea or coffee if you re like me and have caffeinated beverage notions Oh My God I am such a complete Aisling From her allen arches to her love of carbs and knowledge of points in every morsel I connected with Aisling in a way that I have nev More chick lit than I usually read I adored the sharply observed characters and the whimsy in this I was smiling and chuckling away or the most part It also made me cryI m not Irish never even been to Ireland so my entire experience of Irish The Northman's Bride families is based on reading Marian Keyes This reminded me of her stories with theamily and the humour particularly but the bite of bittersweet also reminded me of her booksAisling is apparently typical of an Irish country gal preoccupied with getting her Blood Trails: The Combat Diary of a Foot Soldier in Vietnam future settled but her chap John isn t on the same page and he s happy as they are So Aisling embarks on something of a life changing experience still donning her anorak and holding into her good sense There s a theme of romance in this but it s not a romantic story a coming of age story which disappointed me a bit if I m honest The end kind of came uprom nowhere and ends were left loose which isn t my thing but still a good readRecommended Cherry Bomb forans of Marian Keyes and Ciara Geraghty I received a review copy rom The publisher Via NetGalley Oh My NetGalley Oh my what a complete waste of my time A book with too many lame duck attempts at wit and rivolity as it attempted to cram at least half a dozen modern Irish cultural references on to each page Clearly a book with no understanding of the old less is adag. Aisling is twenty eight and she’s a complete Aisling She lives at home in Ballygobbard or Ballygobackwards as some gas tickets call it with her parents and commutes to her good job at PensionsPlus in DublinAisling goes out every Saturday night with her best riend Majella who is a bit of a hames she’s lost two phones already this year – Aisling has never lost a phone Aisling spends two nights a week at her boyfriend John’s He’s rom down home and was kiss number seventeen at.
Emer McLysaght ☆ 3 reviewFeel at home with her new close riends and their luxurious lifestyle It is a culture shock When Red Cried Wolf for the small town girl as she willingly joins their never ending rose wine and champagne drinking the world of celebrities new places to go out their strange sense ofashion and ideas of cool veganism and avocado diets Sadhbh and Elaine open their hearts to the ragile Aisling enveloping her into their warmth and care always there or her when her life The World in the Curl: An Unconventional History of Surfing facesamily crises and the neverending tears and hurt as she struggles to get over John Her one attempt at dating married Barry rom work is curtailed when she bumps into Piotr and becomes a sobbing mess when she becomes aware that John is seeing someone
ELSE AS FAMILY TRAGEDY STRIKES ANDAs amily tragedy strikes and learns of amily secrets she is determined to support Sadhbh in her personal woes and troubles I love the way Aisling has her horizons broadened and her thinking pushed into different directions when her personal relationship alls apart The humour and comic touches in the story are contagious and had me laughing this novel is really good craic The narrative begins and ends with a wedding but we can see a different Aisling A Constellation of Vital Phenomena from theirst wedding She comes to appreciate that she might want different things in life than the old Aisling and can inally appreciate the viewpoint of her ex boyfriend I loved the way she embraced her new riends and their lifestyle even when she was deeply uncomfortable with it as at a techno disco on a Berlin city break A brilliant read Sextasy: Master the Timeless Techniques of Tantra, Tao, and the Kama Sutra to Take Lovemaking to New Heights for those times you need something light androthy with great characters and comic Still Life with Chickens fun Highly recommended Many thanks to Penguin Michael Josephor an ARC Every now and then a lovely Still Life with Chickens: Starting Over in a House by the Sea funny book comes along I love to know what s behind the beginning of a book and how it became an idea then into theinal making and selling of the book I was Paradox Bound fascinated to read that Emmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen conceived the character of Aisling in their sitting room in 2008 when they began to observe the many traits characteristics and uirks of a particular type of Irish girl one they identified around them and one they identified with Oh My God What a Complete Aisling was an instant sensation in their native Ireland and the Number One best selling adultiction title of 2017 Book reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom Fun entertaining and at times a bit emotional Oh My God What a Complete Aisling is a ast paced unny read which I really didn t want to put downThe word Aisling seems to be a term originally coined in an Irish Facebook group set up by Emer and Sarah which has amassed many members who discuss the things they ve noticed and observed about a certain type of Irish girl known as an Aisling I didn t know this before I read the novel so it s not essential information but I STFU, Parents: The Jaw-Dropping, Self-Indulgent, and Occasionally Rage-Inducing World of Parent Overshare found it interesting that Aisling is a seeminglyond not cruel term or a certain type of girl and what an amusing character this novel s Aisling isOh My God What a Complete Aisling made me smile and laugh and though she s odd in many ways I really warmed to Aisling seeing the world through her eyes is so entertaining and left my hugely amused Her observations on other people and their habits are brilliant Some parts are ridiculous but that s all part of the un and there are some much serious moments too it s not all light and Syncopated: An Anthology of Nonfiction Picto-Essays fluffyI wish there were pages to this novel so I could spend time with her Emer and Sarah write a second book asap please Definitely recommended Many thanks to Penguinor providing a Copy Of This Novel of this novel which I chose to write an honest and unbiased review and Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All for inviting me onto the blog tour I ve long since disentangled myselfrom the Facebook group because it s just too much but the original sharp character observations are here in spades My main problem with this book is that it doesn t stick to its guns and remain a PG Wodehouse esue caper What a Lass Wants full of improbable but hilarious character sketches and unlikely hijinks but instead takes a left turn into SERIOUS THEMES and ends up in the weeds The punctuation style is really weird as well Who hyphenates street light but not small town girl FFS et. Ee bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbhrom HR and her Conquering Your Quarterlife Crisis: Advice from Twentysomethings Who Have Been There and Survived friend the mysterious Elaine Newly single and relocated to the big city life is about to change utterlyor this wonderful strong surprising and Mexican Hooker funny girl who just happens to be a complete Aisling Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen the creators of the much loved Aisling character and the popular Facebook page 'Oh My God What a Complete Aisling' bring Aisling to life in their novel about the uintessential country girl in the big smo. E The plot was entirely weak character development non existent Nothing but caricature after caricature instead of three dimensional creations that a reader could really get invested in At the risk of sounding like a book snob to me this is a book designedor a specific market that of mass market popularity The League for the Suppression of Celery focusing primarily on non or infreuent readers with its seemingly endlessly repetitive uips and painfully basic prose The perfect example of disposable holidayiction It is also not a book that would travel well as too many of the references and style of language are uniuely modern day Irish Hands up if you ve no Irish connection and you can tell me who either Paul Galvin or Mary Kennedy are Or maybe Coppers or NationwidePuerile and utterly The Thirteen-Gun Salute forgetfuliction one starPS Thanks to Santa Suspicion at Seven: A Lois Meade Mystery for giving me this as a Christmas present Even though I pretty much hated it I love getting books as gifts Aisling is a small town country girl who loves her Daddy a good hotel breakfast jeans and a nice top and her boyfriend of seven years JohnWhen there s still no sign of the elusive engagement ring Ais worries that she s never going to have her own Big Day so she decides it s timeor a change With the help of Majella her riend rom back home and Sadhbh her always glam city office colleague Aisling
is about to realise what riendship really means and what s really important to herI had seenabout to realise what riendship really means and what s really important to herI had seen of my riends on Facebook join a page called Oh My God What a Complete Aisling lovingly referred to as OMGWACA over the past ew years Never entirely sure when it comes to Facebook I assumed it was a jokey page or people called Aisling I joined considerably later than everyone else about a year and a half ago and was immediately confused Talk of a Dramatis Personae and Generic John left me baffled until I realised that I did indeed marry a Mad Tom I m turning into an utter Memmeh myself and I know a hell of a lot of Aislings I wasn t sure what direction this book would take but Sarah and Emer have taken their original concept and written a heartwarming lovely story about a girl we can all relate to on some level It s a really sweet book an ideal one to read over the Christmas holidays just be prepared or a lot of emotion Let s hope Memmeh bought the good balmy tissues not the ones that ll take your nose off Although I really love the sound of an Irish voice the narrator s voice on the audiobook was just not Gulp!: The Seven-Day Crash Course to Master Fear and Break Through Any Challenge for me It was like listening to someone trying to break a world recordor speed and I honestly don t know how she had time to breatheThis is probably is a really interesting story but the audiobook did nothing The Outlaw and the Upstart King for me at allI will probably read the book version of the story because I believe it has some very good reviews I completely adored this highly entertaining and comic look at the Irish cultural phenomena that is being an Aisling She is bought to life here by the authors a novel that has its origins in a Facebook page that documented and captured the varied traits attributed to an Aisling I should warn readers that the book has numerous Irish words and references but these can be looked up and certain reviewers explain many of these Our Aisling is 28 years old is bestriends with Majella has been going out with John or seven years and is getting antsy about the act that John has yet to propose It begins with the wedding of Liam and Denise and Aisling reflects on how so many women she knows have achieved the status of wife and even motherhood the normal expectations of a woman in the small rural community of Ballygobbard On pushing John about their expected marriage she is alarmed at his response that it is unlikely to be anytime soon She organises a break to Tenerife Standing By: The Making of an American Military Family in a Time of War for the two of them clinging to theantasy that he will propose only on their return she breaks up with himAisling commutes to work in Dublin at PensionsPlus and enjoys the comforts of she breaks up with himAisling commutes to work in Dublin at PensionsPlus and enjoys
comforts of with her parents who coddle and support her Feeling her life needs a radical overhaul she moves in HR work colleague Sadhbh and her intriguing latmate Elaine in a plush penthouse in Dublin Aisling soon begins to. Her twenty irstBut Aisling wants She wants the ring on her inger She wants the hen with the willy straws She wants out of her parents’ house although she’d miss Mammy turning on the electric blanket like clockwork and Daddy taking her car 'out or a spin' and bringing it back ull of petrolWhen a week in Tenerife with John doesn’t end with the expected engagement Aisling calls a halt to things and soon she has surprised herself and everyone else by agreeing to move into a thr. .the comforts of with her parents who coddle and support her Feeling her life needs a radical overhaul she moves in