Book Review: Dancing Lessons By Cheryl Burke

My first book on the Kindle was a good one. I say good, when I should say great! I love biographies and memoirs, it gives us as fans a journey through the lives our favorite celebrities. I’ve read Bristol Palin’s book and I was very excited to read, but as this season of Dancing With The Stars I wanted to read Cheryl Burke’s book. Before I got my Kindle, I had my mom on her toes because I wanted this book so much. I love Cheryl and how she dances, but I wasn’t a BIG fan of hers before I read her book. Now because of it, I am a bigger fan of hers and really want her and Rob to stay in the competition tonight for the finals.

When I was reading it, I didn’t like how she placed everything. I didn’t understand it at first but as I kept going on in it, it started to make sense. She titled the chapters as a ballroom dance, and what it represents in her life. So she explained the dance, how it started and a little bit of the time she danced with her partners on the show. Then after she explained the dance terms of it, she went on about stories of her life that were like the dance. I suck at explaining things sometimes, but that’s the easiest way to explain it.

I think my favorite chapters were 5 and 6. I think chapter 6 is about the Paso Doble. It’s a march-style like dance, it’s the chapter that Cheryl talks about the molestion she went through when she was 6. She said at the end of the book, that it was the hardest to talk about since she has not gone public about it before. She’s got guts to talk about her life with the press and negative comments she gets from different people, but that’s got to be the best chapter of the book, she had guts to talk about it and hopefully help inspire somebody else who has went through it too.

The Road to the Finals.

So last night was a new episode of Dancing With The Stars, and the first couple that went was Rob Kardashian and his pro dance partner Cheryl Burke. They had the Quickstep and for their instant dance they had was the Jive. They did an awesome Quickstep as their first dance of the night. Cheryl has never done a instant dance before so they did ths for the first time.

Even though they did really good in both dances. Somebody came back from having an off week last week. J.R. and Karina were almost at the bottom of the leader board last week and this week they got back on top. They had a perfect score for both of their dances. They had the Waltz and the Jive. Ricki and Derek also had the Waltz and the Jive as well and were flawless, despite what the judges said about their instant dance. Carrie-Ann said Ricki looked like she was in and out of choreography a couple of times.

Hope and Maks were good last night. They decided to restart their whole thing. Since they are infamous of having the intense rehearsals. I don’t remember what overall they got last night, but I know they got a 9 in one of their dances. At the end of the Jive last night they were doing a move and the music stopped and they kept on going. Nancy and Tristan had a good first dance. The second was horrible. Len said, “it was like she was Cinderella at the ball and it had struck midnight and it was her time to go.” First off, uncalled for. Gotta say that thank God Tristan’s smart enough to keep his mouth shut unlike Maks.

Throughout last night’s episode I kept waiting for David and Kym to go on and dance and then realized it wasn’t going to happen. Lacey Scwimmer is dancing tonight, she dyed her hair pink and blue. So I don’t know if it’s permant or not but I’ll be on the lookout for her. It’s the results tonight and I have to update my mom on what goes on, but I didn’t tell her much about last night’s until she got home. Might do that if she doesn’t text me five times beforeheand.

This Is Called Whatever You Want.

So I woke up fairly early today. I feel a bit better than yesterday. It still looks like it could rain at any moment if it wanted to and yet the sun could come out and surprise us too. I would rather have the sun come out then have rain for a whole week. It just depresses me. So that might’ve been a factor of yesterday. Today is a new day, I’m in a better mood than what I was yesterday but I know the weather is changing again. My back and neck are hurting like a bitch today. My mom just gave me a pill to make the pain stop, but she gave me the wrong pain meds. I would rather have Advil if it’s not as bad. It wasn’t bad when it first started.

I read twice yesterday. I’m starting to get used to my little Kindle now. Especially the side buttons that turn the pages for me. I love how it’s light as a feather and easy to read without having to hold down a page or two without it closing up on you. They’ve all the same though. I have to use my remote to prop it up on my bed, which is fine. I’m really liking the book I’m reading too. I’m reading Cheryl Burke’s memoir, Dancing Lessons. I’ve been wanting to read it for awhile. As I get more into it the more I like it. Since the Kindle doesn’t really have pages to go off of, I am 49% through it so far. I haven’t read any of it today so I’m thinking it will be in 50s today or more but I’m not going to push myself.

I was just on Twitter and saw two things trending on there. “The Duggars” and “Michelle Duggar” and I clicked on one of them and saw that they are expecting their 20th child. That’s just crazy! I’m happy for them, but there are a lot of kids in that one house. I looked them up on Wikipedia and wanted to look up how old the younger ones were. They have a 2 year old and 1 year old whose about to turn 2 herself. I think I read that right. Josie was a premie and was a complicated pregnancy. I have this baby and pregnant is better than her last one. I also saw that their oldest son Josh and his wife, had a son Micheal James. I knew they’d stick with the “M” thing after they named their first Mackynzie.

Get Ahead Of Myself

So I’m doing something new today, I’m up and in my chair and using my sister’s playlist account to listen to music we don’t have yet on iTunes. I hope she won’t mind as long as I don’t add anything on her playlist. I’m getting ahead of myself today. Actually I’m getting good at doin things ahead instead of a day before like I did in school, but hey whenever I did that in school I got it done and usually got a good grade on it.

Since I got a Kindle yesterday for my birthday I thought I’d look at some prices on Amazon, and I even moved the other chair with the smaller wheels on it and scooted it over by me and lucky me there is a notebook on this messy desk. Finding a pen was easy since there’s like a thousand of them up here. I wrote down nine books I really wanted and got on my blog to check titles and author names. Then I went on Amazon to find some books, and found eight of the nine, and they’re all cheap until you go to total them up.

My total was $56.28 and I don’t have enough money for them all. So I think tonight I am going to look them all up and see which ones I really want. I know two that I really want. Dancing Lessons: How I Found Passion and Potential on the Dance Floor of Life by Cheryl Burke. My Secret Garden by Nancy Friday. I think I should get those and start those and go from there because I really don’t want to spend all of my birthday on books. I have a different state of mind since yesterday. So we’ll see how it all goes this weekend. Wish me luck!