+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 24 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 13 ... LastLast
Results 21 to 30 of 235

Thread: Review of The Woman I Was Born To Be

  1. #21
    Susan Fan Vicki's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Location
    Wisconsin USA
    Posts
    5,616

    Default

    Thanks for such a wonderful review! I'm glad to hear there are things she left out that she could have told. Some part of herself needs to remain hers alone.

    I'm picturing how pleased my husband will be to see me off the computer next week after I've bought the book, only to see me glued to this book!

  2. #22
    Honorary Susan Fan jayhawk fan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Bonner Springs, Kansas USA
    Posts
    6,965

    Default

    Thank you Corkie!!!

    Now I really can't wait to get the book! And I agree with the others...you are a very good writer. I'll bet you were in shock when you saw the book already at the store. Wish your bookstore wasn't so far away!

  3. #23
    Susan Fan trennie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Posts
    32,895

    Default

    What a perfectly fabulous review, Corkie. I mean REALLY GOOD. Any chance you'd have time to put it on AMAZON and B&N???. Who wouldn't want to read TWIWBTB after that.

  4. #24
    Susan Fan AireMom's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    4,052

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by corkie View Post
    I got it yesterday from our local bookstore. Evidently they think the book police won't find them in our little town.
    Wow, I am totally jealous and ready to move to OHIO!
    Thanks so much!

    Evie

    note: My book is due (ok, estimated) to ship today from Amazon.com!
    Celebrating Susan Boyle
    Beloved professional singer of world renown!!
    "...I am who I was born to be." Edinburgh Festival Theatre 28 Sept 12

  5. #25

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by corkie View Post
    Well, I finished Susan's book. It's possible to finish it in a day if you're a fast reader and you don't stop for anything.

    I'm not going into any details, because I don't want to spoil anything for the rest of you, but it was even better than I expected -- and I expected a lot. I thought it was well written, but still found a couple typo's.

    I laughed a lot. Susan has a unique way of telling things that just make a person burst out laughing. She also picked out some of the darnest things to put into the book. Even when I think about them now, I have to giggle. I think Piers will have a hearty laugh or two also!

    Her honesty amazes me. I don't know if I could go into so much about my life. She answered questions we had wondered about. She wrote about things we never even knew about. There were still some things she left unsaid -- and that's just fine.

    While I was reading I'd be giggling, then there were times I couldn't see the words on the pages because my eyes were so teary. I'll admit a few times I had to put the book aside to cry. There were bits from her childhood and a chapter about the Priory which particulary upset me. When I finally finished the book and went to bed, I didn't sleep very well. It was like I'd seen a very emotional movie and hadn't completely wound down yet. Every time I woke up, I woke up very emotional and weepy -- but then I'm an emotional person.

    And -- she loves us!! She makes that perfectly clear. She even makes mention of the "pollster" fans and our efforts on her behalf (and we didn't think she noticed)! She also mentions how thrilled she is with all the gifts she receives and, of course, the wonderful quilt which I think she will treasure forever. The pictures in the book are wonderful.

    I imagine this book will hit every person differently because of our different life experiences.
    It affected me deeply. Susan's unbending faith in God is unbelieveable and her determination and courage when she is absolutely terrified is amazing. I don't see how anyone can read this book and not fall in love with her (or more in love with her). It will be fun to discuss it once everyone has read it.

    You have put into words here from reading her book exactly what I felt when I saw her in NYC last year. She is a person of tremendous courage, determination and faith. As a human being she is incredible and inspiring. As a singer she is sublime. The combination is unprecedented, and this is why there will never be "another Susan Boyle".

  6. #26
    Susan Fan giraffenana's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Hbg Pa
    Posts
    321

    Default

    Oh my goodness, that a perfectly glowing post on the book!!!!!!!!! Words like these will make everyone go out on Tuesday morning to get the best book they will ever read!!!!! I'm sure they will run out of them within an hour. We've read all most all of these things - I have kept a scrapbook since the April audition - but these will be the truth out of Susan's mouth (and heart). I can hardly wait now.
    giraffenana from Pennsylvania USA

  7. #27
    Susan Fan corkie's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jun 2009
    Location
    Ohio - USA
    Posts
    3,749

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by trennie View Post
    What a perfectly fabulous review, Corkie. I mean REALLY GOOD. Any chance you'd have time to put it on AMAZON and B&N???. Who wouldn't want to read TWIWBTB after that.
    Thanks! But like I told Cac, I might change it around a little and get into more specifics. I didn't want to get into specifics for the forum though. Besides that, I'm not sure I'm supposed to have the book yet, my bookstore just called yesterday and told me to come and pick it up. I don't want to get them in trouble by posting a review too much before the street date.

  8. #28
    Sueper Moderator MollBobbers's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Dublin, Ireland
    Posts
    19,123

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by monkeytech View Post
    You have put into words here from reading her book exactly what I felt when I saw her in NYC last year. She is a person of tremendous courage, determination and faith. As a human being she is incredible and inspiring. As a singer she is sublime. The combination is unprecedented, and this is why there will never be "another Susan Boyle".
    You who think yourself young, just have a look at this woman, she has kept a heart of gold and a pure soul (French commentator)

    Please support your Forum: You may buy anything from Amazon through the SuboStore by clicking on "Shopping" (light-blue banner at top of page).

  9. #29
    Susan Fan Abbey's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2009
    Posts
    297

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by corkie View Post
    Thanks! But like I told Cac, I might change it around a little and get into more specifics. I didn't want to get into specifics for the forum though. Besides that, I'm not sure I'm supposed to have the book yet, my bookstore just called yesterday and told me to come and pick it up. I don't want to get them in trouble by posting a review too much before the street date.
    +JMJ Corkie the staff at the bookstore did you a wonderful favor and I agree with you that you don't want to place the personnel into any kind of jeopardy. What a wonderful gift to you that you have it, have read it and thank you for sharing what a great read it will be for all of us, eventually <smile> God bless you! Peace!

  10. #30
    Susan Fan PurpleCat's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2009
    Location
    Chiangmai, Thailand
    Posts
    3,141

    Default

    Quote Originally Posted by terijay7
    I want that book and i want it NOW!
    Quote Originally Posted by cac1936 View Post
    Me two!!!!
    Me three! And I will get a copy only after about 2 months

+ Reply to Thread
Page 3 of 24 FirstFirst 1 2 3 4 5 13 ... LastLast

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts