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Odyssey in a Teacup by Paula Houseman @PaulaHouseman #BookReview

Happy Monday book lovers!

Thrilled to be part of the blog tour for this laugh out loud book! Many thanks to Rachel for my invitation and to Paula Houseman for this humorous story!😂

Odyssey in a Teacup
Encounters with a pair of supersized Y-fronts; a humourless schoolmarm with an unfortunate name and monstrous yellow incisors; and a tut-tutting, big-breasted, modern-day gorgon are the norm for Ruth Roth. She’s used to crazy.
Her mum squawks like a harpy and her dad has a dodgy moral compass. Add in daily face-offs with a relentlessly bitchy mirror, and Ruth’s home life feels like a Greek tragicomedy.
She hankers for the ordinary. But blah is not a good fit for someone who doesn’t fit in. And isn’t meant to.
Ruth’s vanilla existence is an issue for her besties—her hot-looking, obsessive-compulsive cousin and soul mate (who needs to do everything twice-twice), and her two closest girlfriends.
With their encouragement and a good homoeopathic dose of ancient mythology, Ruth embarks on an odyssey to retrieve her spirit. She’s confronted with her biggest challenge ever, though, when one of these friends sends her spiralling back into a dark place.
The decision she must make can either bring her out or launch the mother of all wars in her world.

My Thoughts

4 LOL Stars 🌟🌟🌟🌟

⚠️ DO NOT READ IN PUBLIC! Due to uncontrollable laughter evoking strange looks from those around you!⚠️

This was such a fun lighthearted read that I really needed! I’ve read some pretty dark books with some pretty intense subject matter as of late, so this was a wonderful change of pace… a little ray of sunshine…. A delightful and witty coming of age story that spans from Ruth’s childhood to Ruth’s 40s…

Ruth has a humorous approach to life…. the good… the bad… and the ugly… you want to be friends with Ruth… and you will cheer for her to triumph over her adversaries…. with judgmental parents, preposterous teachers, and countless amounts of unsupportive people in Ruth’s life it is a wonder she still has a sense of humor… well perhaps not, sometimes when life has thrown as much at you as you think it’s possible… you’ve just got to laugh! But fear not Ruth has a lot of good in her life as well reminding you that you can choose your friends, but you cannot choose your family….

This book was a fun breath of fresh air that left me with a smile on my face and a stomachache from laughing so much!

*** many thanks to the author and Rachel at Rachel’s Random Resources for my copy of this book ***

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Author Bio – Paula Houseman was once a graphic designer. But when the temptation to include ‘the finger’ as part of a logo for a forward-moving women’s company proved too much, she knew it was time to give away design. Instead, she took up writing.
She found she was a natural with the double entendres (God knows she’d been in enough trouble as a child for dirty wordplay).
As a published writer of earthy chick lit and romantic comedy, Paula gets to bend, twist, stretch and juice up universal experiences to shape reality the way she wants it, even if it is only in books. But at the same time, she can make it more real, so that her readers feel part of the sisterhood. Or brotherhood (realness has nothing to do with gender).
Through her books, Paula also wants to help the reader escape into life and love’s comic relief. And who doesn’t need to sometimes?
Her style is a tad Monty Pythonesque because she adores satire. It helps defuse all those gaffes and thoughts that no one is too proud of.
Paula lives in Sydney, Australia with her husband. No other creatures. The kids have flown the nest and the dogs are long gone.
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Live, laugh, love! Berit☀️✨


We are Berit and Vicci... two girls from different parts of the world who were brought together by Goodreads and a love of all things books 💕📚

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