Friday, December 30, 2011

Book Club Book Review

This is going to be short and sweet because I have to hurry and get things ready because this weekend is REBECCA'S WEDDING WEEKEND!!!!!! YAY! So much to come on that later!

I'm linking up with Ashley and Crystal for the Cover 2 Cover Book Club!

1. What do you think is the most important piece of advice that Jordan Christy gave in this book?

I think that we are so focused on society and the media, that we forget how to be "real" women with class and dignity. I feel like many of us have lost sight of how things used to be and how our grandmothers would feel about today's behavior!

2. What do you think is the most obnoxious “Stupid Girl” characteristic?

Oh geez, I can name a couple.... Obviously stupidity, silliness, and just plain acting stupid because you think its cute. Ugh.

3. There were SO many great quotes in this book. Do you have a favorite?

I have to relate to the Top 10 Ways to Get Hired. I deal with stupid people everyday in my field and I swear people do not know how to make a resume, dress for an interview, or how to answer important questions. I look at tons of resumes online, so if you want me to look at yours, just email it to me! My company is really good at helping people fix their resumes and I enjoy doing it. We have seriously the worst of the worst resumes but they are really great people with great experience. I haven't dealt with too many stupid girls with work because my field is mainly men, but I cannot even imagine what some recruiters deal with. You're never going to get a job if you are a stupid girl!

4. What do you hate most about how our modern day media portrays women? Which celebrity do you dislike the most?

I think that the media is ridiculous about women's weight and appearances. Seriously, something needs to be done! The media makes us size 8 girls feel like whales!

 5. Jordan Christy said that one of the best ways to cultivate a healthy self-image is by celebrating your positive and unique qualities. If you have the time, take the “9 Types” Personality Test here: Did you discover anything new about yourself? Which type are you? Which traits do you feel are most representative of you?

I am Type 2 the Helper. I wasn't surprised by this. I took a strengths test in college and I learned my best traits were woo, competition, positivity, harmony, & achiever. I definitely like to help people and if you look at my job, recruiting, all I do is help people find their perfect career everyday!

 6. What are the top 5 things on your Smart Girl list? (goals to become a more articulate, knowledgeable, and well-rounded person.. see Jordan’s list on page 62)

1. Learn sign language
2. Go on a mission trip
3. Get my Masters Degree (possibly in agricultural education)
4. Join a Junior League or something similar (gotta move back south, though!)
5. Start a fundraiser for something close to my heart

 7. One of Jordan’s suggestions for staying out of a rut with your group of friends is to travel together to your “signature cities.” If you have time, take the signature cities quiz here: You will have to make an account to get your results, but it’s definitely worth it. What’s your signature city? Have you ever been there? Do you ever see yourself visiting your signature city in the future? Would you ever consider traveling to your signature city with your group of friends?

Hahaha, my city was New Orleans. Funny this was the city because I went last summer in 2010 for a ZTA Conference and was a little terrified of the city. Too much poverty, crime, and drunk people for my liking. Think I'm going to have to disagree with this one! I was even so nervous about flying there that I had a panic attack in the airport! The only notable happening from the trip was that my ZTA chapter was ranked #2 in the nation. Yes, you heard that right!

 8. Overall, what did you think about the book? What was your favorite part of the book? Least favorite?

I really liked this book. It was my first book I purchased on my Kindle and it was such an easy and quick read. I like quick reads. I agreed with a lot in the book and I feel like most of us who read it agree with most things the author talked about. I just want stupid girls to get their act together!

Can't wait for the next book!

Off to mani/pedi time with the BRIDE!!!!!

Ta ta,


Anonymous said...

Great review! I love your "smart girl" list. We have the same personality type too.

Jackie {York Avenue} said...

Sounds like a good book, thanks for the review. I have to check it out. Have a happy new year Charlotte!!