Ready or Not… Out I Come! – Raechel Bull

Ready or Not… Out I Come! – Raechel Bull

Ready or not... Out I come

4 Stars (4 / 5)

So I’m finally back after an excruciatingly long absence from reading. Not by choice mind you… some extremely horrific pregnancy complications have meant that for over three months now, I have been unable to read a book, newspaper or even scroll down the screen of my phone without becoming violently ill. Only now, almost halfway through the pregnancy, am I able to read without needing my head in a bucket.

So I thought it was an extremely fitting way to get back into the swing of reviewing, by giving my thoughts on the last book I read before the vomiting started, which coincidently happened to be a book on pregnancy, birth and motherhood called ‘Ready or Not, out I come.’

I really liked this book. It is a mothers account of the struggles of getting pregnant, miscarriage, pregnancy, birth, and becoming a mum.

The author incorporates not only the her own story, but also stories from numerous other people who have gone through similar things. These different perspectives were extremely interesting and I found myself adding my own in my head.

I enjoyed the different subjects and chapters on things like conception, miscarriage, and premature birth.

My only criticism would be that even though it had a lot of different perspectives and information, I still felt like it could have gone deeper. Although, having said that I did enjoy the lightness of it. There are just so many horror stories out there and to hit the points on the more depressing subjects – without making a depressing book – is an achievement.

Would I recommend Ready or Not… Out I Come!?

Yes, any woman or couple struggling to conceive, anyone who has suffered the pain of a miscarriage, or any new mum or mum-to-be would appreciate this book and find it very helpful, and at times inspirational. It was an extremely quick and easy read which is a big plus – especially if you are time poor.

A massive thanks to author Raechel Bull for a copy of this book for me to review. I am SO SORRY it has taken me so long! I TOTALLY owe you a coffee!



If you enjoy Ready or Not… Out I Come! You may enjoy:

Mindfulness for Mothers   Maternity Leave


Bossy Pants – Tina Fey (Audio Version)

bossy pants

3 Stars (3 / 5)

I thought I was going to like this audio memoir a little bit more than I actually did, so I was a touch disappointed. However it was still enjoyable.

Tina Fey, American comedian and writer, tells of her life from awkward child and teenager, to successful producer and star of the hit show 30 Rock.

I like Tina Fey. I like 30 Rock (although have not watched many episodes) and I had heard this audio book was AMAZINGLY funny.  But I’m not sure if it was just because of the American humour, but I just didn’t LOVE it. I enjoyed that Tina Fey narrated it herself. I don’t think anyone else would have been appropriate anyway. However I felt that some of it was quite dry. Especially at the beginning.

Don’t get me wrong, there were some extremely funny laugh out loud moments. I especially liked towards the end when she was talking about being a mother and toying with the idea of having another baby at 40. I suppose I could relate to that stuff a bit more than the rest (Not that I’m quite 40, but I am a mother…). And it was certainly an interesting glimpse into comedy writing and the difficulty of putting together a TV show. However a lot of it, not being too familiar with the different people involved in the show or SNL which we don’t even get on TV over here (unless you download or pay for it) just went in one ear and out the other. Also a lot of the political stuff went over my head too because it just didn’t interest me.

I thought the chapters were put together well, each one was like a different funny story. And I loved her sarcasm. I really enjoyed it, I can’t quite put my finger on why I didn’t like it more to be honest.

Would I recommend it? Yes Bossy Pants was certainly worth reading, or in my case listening to. It had some extremely funny moments and overall was very interesting.