Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Belle de jour


Today's Smile-Inducer : I have a problem with relaxation. I indulge in it too much ....

Walked along my bookshelves the other day looking for something light to take the edge off mugging for exams. Dancing my fingertips along the spines of books, I rested on this one. Honestly, it was the cover that drew my attention. Bought this some time back after reading about the author.

My initial aim was to look for something light and easy on the braincells. This book surprised me by being really witty, down to earth and entertainingly X rated. Splendid for cleansing the palate in between mouthfuls of Reconstructive vs Displacive Polymorphic Transformations, Queuing Theories and Reliability Engineering. Nothing like sexy, smart, sharp observations to take away the acrid aftertaste of last minute lamp burning ...

I shall lay off her descriptive sexploits and leave you rather with this ... :

Stop being a workaholic. On the rehab coolness stake : workaholic is somewhere between glue-sniffer and habitual tissue-eater. Alcoholism is so much more you. - Belle de Jour

7 comments:

smallkucing said...

Sounds good.If i come across it will check it out

Now in the middle of Dan Brown's The Lost Symbols

Joanna said...

Yes, the book really surprised me. Quite entertaining :)

OOOh.. Dan Brown's The Lost Symbol. Planning to read that soon too. Should be good, anything by him is always a page turner

reanaclaire said...

i m reading smallkucing's book "The Gift" ... sayang to read eventhough i have received it from her more than a month ago...

Cleffairy said...

Belle de jour is actually a sex blogger- she's a prostitute. The book is not fiction, Joanna. It's a biography, actually.

There's even a documentary about her- Belle de jour. She's a British prostitute. .I used to read her blog. Very explicit. She jot down all her experiences as a prostitute. No joke!

Joanna said...

Reanaclaire : Ooh, The Gift is a nice book. LOl. With such a pretty cover I can understand why sayang to read :)

Cleffairy : Lol, I am aware that the book is not fiction. This one however is a little more interesting since it deals with her trying to quit prostitution and get a real job. Pretty much jotting down her parallel observations between her life as a call girl and one holding a proper job..

I gotta say though, her perspectives and reasoning are sometimes logical .. albeit in a wrong way :P

conan_cat said...

lol! i'll just be a glue sniffer instead. :P

sounds like a cool book!

i'm currently reading Austin Howe's "Designers Don't Read". irony is that the book is written by a copywriter for designers and it's full of words. oh well. :P

Joanna said...

Conan_cat : LOL ! I think habitual tissue eater sounds cute in a disordered way :P

Talk about irony huh? The book has a catchy title though. Wouldn't mind flipping through it :)