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GOING AND WRITING A BEWKAH JAYSUSand writing a bewkAh jaysus they Is it any good or is it pure notionsIt s feckin faboo Hilair and smart as a pair of them fancy Reduced red soled shoes Louboutins would you be well they wear in the posh mags Bits of it would shred the heart out of you too mindShould Iead 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 finished it We ll meet up for a cup of tea and THE CHATSGRANDFOR ANYONE WHO HASN T chatsGrandFor anyone who hasn t inducted into the wonderful world of OMGWACA I am eternally grateful to my sister for bringing me into the fold it s an Irish Facebook group with over checks Facebook 42 thousand members It started when two college friends from Carlow and 42 thousand members It started when two college friends from Carlow and 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 few years ago to keep the bowsies out and preserve the feel of the group One of the most Double Betrayal remarkable things about OMGWACA is that there isn t so much as a tiny bit of meanness in it It s an affectionate knowing gentleibbing of Irishness of a certain stripe Or many stripes considering the current size of the Dramatis Personae It s where we flock to share the bizarre minutiae of Irish life the sort of things we know others in the group will elate 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 ightly pilloried for 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 The Magistrates' Court: An Introduction (Fifth Edition) read Not a wet blanket or a tall poppy cutter downer to be seen as is onlyight and proper It s are 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 feckin cat by alternating between gales of laughter sniffles and at one point full blown sobs It s sweet and kind funny and heart ending personal and political It s a grand ead altogether said with typical Irish understatement and you could do a lot worse than planning for an evening curled up on the couch with it the good biscuits and a pot of good strong tea or coffee if you e like me and have caffeinated beverage notions Oh My God I am such a complete Aisling From her fallen arches to her love of carbs and knowledge of points in every morsel I connected with Aisling in a way that I have never The Crimson Thread: A Retelling of Rumpelstiltskin really connected with other characters before Maybe it is because I am Irish and therefore couldelate to so much of Aisling s life and see similarities EVERYWHERE but mainly I think it was because Aisling is a little bit of everyone we know as well as a little bit of ourselves and to be honest I wouldn t want it any other wayAisling is solid The Dog Cancer Survival Guide: Full Spectrum Treatments to Optimize Your Dog's Life Quality and Longevity reliable kind and compassionate and completely human and she is fed up waiting for her boyfriend John of seven years to pop the uestion With everyone from their small village moving forward in their lives Aisling wants to move on to the next step too but when things go uickly south with John Aisling soon finds herself living in a new apartment with new friends and new possibilities all on the horizon But there are some things that will never change for this truly Irish gem that will make you laugh when she isn t making you cryAbsolutely fecking hilarious OH MY GOD WHAT A COMPLETE AISLING is than just a funny story it is a story about friendship strength loss and love and getting the most out of life There is drama crazy antics and pure comedic genius throughout interwoven with moments of compassion sensitivity and openness thateally touched my heart I had heard so much about this book before I started to No Beast So Fierce: The Terrifying True Story of the Champawat Tiger, the Deadliest Animal in History read it and was wary that it could never live up to the hype but it surpasses the hype in my opinion and I will be first in line at the cinema when it hits the big screen An absolute gem of a book and a must for all the Aislings in the worldI voluntarilyeviewed this book from the Publisher More chick lit than I usually Close to the Land: The Way We Lived in North Carolina, 1820-1870 read I adored the sharply observed characters and the whimsy in this I was smiling and chuckling away for the most part It also made me cryI m not Irish never even been to Ireland so my entire experience of Irish families is based oneadin. 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 friend 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 from down home and was kiss number seventeen at. G Marian Keyes This eminded
meof her stories with the family and the humour particularly but the bite of also eminded me of her booksAisling is apparently typical of an Irish country gal preoccupied with getting her 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 L. Munatius Plancus romance in this but it s not aomantic story a coming of age story which disappointed me a bit if I m honest The end kind of came up from nowhere and ends were left loose which isn t my thing but still a good eadRecommended for fans of Marian Keyes and Ciara#of her stories #her stories the family and the humour particularly but the bite of
Geraghty I eceived a eview copy from The publisher via NetGalley OhI eceived a The Pink Pearl review copy from The publisher via NetGalley Oh god what a complete waste of my time A book with too many lame duck attempts at wit and frivolity as it attempted to cram at least half a dozen modern Irish culturaleferences on to each page Clearly a book with no understanding of the old less is adage The plot was entirely weak character development non existent Nothing but caricature after caricature instead of three dimensional creations that a Migrant Resistance in Contemporary Europe reader couldeally get invested in At the The Violinist and The Son of Redhead: Two Plays by Leonard Melfi risk of sounding like a book snob to me this is a book designed for a specific market that of mass market popularity focusing primarily on non or infreuenteaders with its seemingly endlessly Fairy Tales are True: Silent Reach from the Dunes to the Khumba Mela repetitive uips and painfully basic prose The perfect example of disposable holiday fiction It is also not a book that would travel well as too many of theeferences 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 forgetful fiction one starPS Thanks to Santa 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 Galaxies in the Universe: An Introduction ring Ais worries that she s never going to have her own Big Day so she decides it s time for a change With the help of Majella her friend from back home and Sadhbh her always glam city office colleague Aisling is about toealise what friendship Dying to Be Ill: True Stories of Medical Deception really means and what seally important to herI had seen loads of my friends on Facebook join a page called Oh My God What a Complete Aisling lovingly Octavio's Journey referred to as OMGWACA over the past few years Never entirely sure when it comes to Facebook I assumed it was a jokey page for 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 Iealised 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 Philosophy in Social Work relate to on some level It s aeally sweet book an ideal one to ead over the Christmas holidays just be prepared for a lot of emotion Let s hope Memmeh bought the good balmy tissues not the ones that ll take your nose off Although I eally love the sound of an Irish voice the narrator s voice on the audiobook was just not for me It was like listening to someone trying to break a world ecord for speed and I honestly don t know how she had time to breatheThis is probably is a eally interesting story but the audiobook did nothing for me at allI will probably Organizing Power read the book version of the story because I believe it has some very goodeviews 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 Bipedal, By Pedal: Confidential Mad Libs readers that the book has numerous Irish words andeferences but these can be looked up and certain Lost Treasure reviewers explain many of these Our Aisling is 28 years old is best friends with Majella has been going out with John for seven years and is getting antsy about the fact that John has yet to propose It begins with the wedding of Liam and Denise and Aislingeflects 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 Victorian Fashions: A Pictorial Archive, 965 Illustrations rural community of Ballygobbard On pushing John about their expected marri. Her twenty firstBut Aisling wants She wants theing on her finger 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 for a spin' and bringing it back full 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.
Age she is alarmed at his esponse that it is unlikely to be anytime soon She organises a break to Tenerife for the two of them clinging to the fantasy that he will propose only on their Landscapes of the Chinese Soul: The Enduring Presence of the Cultural Revolution return she breaks up with himAisling commutes to work in Dublin at PensionsPlus and enjoys the comforts of living with her parents who coddle and support her Feeling her life needs aadical overhaul she moves in with HR work colleague Sadhbh and her intriguing flatmate Elaine in a plush penthouse in Dublin Aisling soon begins to feel at home with her new close friends and their luxurious lifestyle It is a culture shock for the small town girl as she
willingly joins their never ending ose wine andjoins their never ending ose wine and DRINKING THE WORLD OF CELEBRITIES NEW PLACES TO GO the world of celebrities new places to go their strange sense of fashion and ideas of cool veganism and avocado diets Sadhbh and Elaine open their hearts to the fragile Aisling enveloping her into their warmth and care always there for her when her life faces family crises and the neverending tears and hurt as she struggles to get over John Her one attempt at dating married Barry from 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 and Aisling learns of family 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 Media, Mobilization and the Umbrella Movement relationship falls apart The humour and comic touches in the story are contagious and had me laughing this novel iseally good craic The narrative begins and ends with a wedding but we can see a different Aisling from the first wedding She comes to appreciate that she might want different things in life than the old Aisling and can finally appreciate the viewpoint of her ex boyfriend I loved the way she embraced her new friends and their lifestyle even when she was deeply uncomfortable with it as at a techno disco on a Berlin city break A brilliant Getting a Life with Asperger's: Lessons Learned on the Bumpy Road to Adulthood read for those times you need something light and frothy with great characters and comic fun Highlyecommended Many thanks to Penguin Michael Joseph for an ARC Every now and then a lovely funny book comes along I love to know what s behind the beginning of a book and how it became an idea then into the final making and selling of the book I was fascinated to Wie ich Brad Pitt entführte read that Emmer McLysaght and Sarah Breen conceived the character of Aisling in their sittingoom 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 adult fiction title of 2017 Book Encyclopedia of Management Development Methods reviews on wwwsnazzybookscom Fun entertaining and at times a bit emotional Oh My God What a Complete Aisling is a fast paced funnyead which I The Heart of Coaching Supervision: Working with Reflection and Self-Care 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 Iead the novel so it s not essential information but I found it interesting that Aisling is a seemingly fond not cruel term for 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 France is a Feast: The Photographic Journey of Paul and Julia Child 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 areidiculous but that s all part of the fun and there are some much serious moments too it s not all light and 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 Kandinsky recommended Many thanks to Penguin for providing a copy of this novel on which I chose to write an honest and unbiasedeview and for inviting me onto the blog tour I ve long since disentangled myself from 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 Blood Orange remain a PG Wodehouse esue caper 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 iseally weird as well Who hyphenates street light but not small town girl FFS etc. Ee bed in Portobello with stylish Sadhbh from HR and her friend the mysterious Elaine Newly single and elocated to the big city life is about to change utterly for this wonderful strong surprising and 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. ,