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Jan. 29th, 2010


fender_qt

Books to read on the train?

Hello ladies- I see this community has quieted down a bit... last post being in early November, but I thought I would post here and see if anyone responded. I used to be a regular member, posting and reviewing, but have been quite busy over the last few years. I recently moved up north and have a 2 hour train ride each way to school, so I have much more time to read which I am thrilled about. Right now, I am reading "Dear John" by Nicholas Sparks, but will be done with it pretty soon.

Looking for recommendations of books to read on the train. Something entertaining, and light hearted enough that I won't have to be too concentrated. Also, something that wil make me energized and happy, put me in a good mood before going to school and work all day and night.

Any recommendations? Thanks!

Jul. 26th, 2009

HK: Feeling Japanese

hisensei808

book Review: Meg Cabot "Queen of Babble"

I don't even know where to begin with this review. This book has to have been the most painstaking book to finish reading for me yet.

Lizzie Nichols (A.K.A. the Queen of Babble) just recently graduated from college with a History of Fashion degree and is planning on visiting her boyfriend in London. However, life is not all it is cracked up to be for Lizzie as she begins to run into many difficulties starting with her finally requirement from the university.

In spite of challenges with her graduation requirements, she stills flies to England to meet up with her boyfriend to discover he is not really the man he claimed to be. Escaping the lies of foreign love, she reconnects with her best friend in Europe, but because of her 7-11 mouth, she continues to get into more and more trouble. Will he mouth ever find a way to remain closed and can Lizzie find her way out of the debacle she has put herself in?

I bought this book with some high expectations, however I should have left it on the shelf. Griffin is clearly what Cabot is not. Cabot's writing reminds me of the mind of a teenage girl: very indecisive and full of meaningless, pointless, annoying whining. Throughout the whole book I kept screaming two words: "Shut UP!" And I think this is what made it very difficult for me to finish. I could not handle all the babble the Lizzie had in her.

Furthermore, I guess I was spoiled with Griffin's detailed writing. I loved the fact that Griffin writes with detail to the character's history and current lifestyle, and I was looking for that with Cabot (oops).

Sorry if you're a Cabot fan, but this clearly is not for me. I am just happy I made it through the bloody book.

Jul. 22nd, 2009

pushthebuttons

Book recommendations?

Hey all! I've got some long road trips ahead of me and I was wondering if anyone had any good book recommendations. I'm a fan of what some people call "trashy" romance novels. I like the Regency romance novel types (I love Jo Beverley and Mary Jo Putney), and I love the juicier erotic romance (blush) novels (such as Carly Phillips and Erin McCarthy).

Does anyone have any recommendations? I'm also open to any genre of chick lit. I'm sure if it's recommended to me here, it will be good.

Jun. 14th, 2009

HK: Good Morning world

hisensei808

Emily Griffin....

I just finished reading "Something Borrowed" and "Something Blue." Would love to hold a discussion on the books if anyone is interested.


What did you think? Which did you like best? Why? What did you think of Darcy's transformation?? What about Rachel's relationship? Any other thoughts? Willing to share as posts come in.

Mar. 29th, 2009

HK: Feeling Japanese

hisensei808

Can You Keep a Secret....

by Kinsella...

I just finished reading the book and all though I have two of my friends raving about the book, I hate to disagree. I found "Remember Me" much more interesting than "Secret." Not stating that I disliked "Secret," as there were parts I was nearly screaming out-loud (Jack's TV interview for one). But "Remember Me" left me with an unanswered question. I had no burning questions at the end of "Secret." If you have read either books, or both, please do feel free to comment. I am curious to read what others think/thought about both books.

Mar. 2nd, 2009

Tiptoes

xinsomnia

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So apparently I'm a post-whore... Sorry bout that.

Anyways, just wondering if anyone is on shelfari.com? Want to be my friend? C=

Mar. 1st, 2009

Tiptoes

xinsomnia

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So I just finished reading the book I Did (But I Wouldn't Now) by Cara Lockwood. I really liked it! The character wasn't the kind that I normally can empathize with, but somehow I still ended up liking the book... and even was mildly surprised by the ending!

Has anyone else read it? Liked it?

Feb. 24th, 2009

Tiptoes

xinsomnia

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So I read Remember Me? by Sophie Kinsella the other day.

Little bit of a spoilerCollapse )

Speaking of Sophie Kinsella, did anyone see the movie Confessions of a Shopaholic? I saw it and thought it was super cute!! Light and fluffy, just the way I like it.

Feb. 13th, 2009


poeticgoddss

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We''ve become an awfully quiet group lately, haven't we?  I just finished Chelsea Handler's MY HORIZONTAL LIFE: A COLLECTION OF ONE-NIGHT STANDS.  It was funny, but not quite for me.  It's registered on Bookcrossing.com and I'm looking to get it moving.  Anyone want it?

Oct. 31st, 2008

courtney

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Erin McCarthy

I have recently fallen in love with Erin McCarthy's writing after reading Mouth to Mouth and Heiress for Hire . I stumbled upon Heiress for Hire at a used library book sale and bought it because the cover looked like one from a book I might enjoy reading. Well, I fell in love with her writing and have been wanting to read more from her. I was just wondering if anyone had read any of her vampire books and if they were as good as her chick lit writing? I'm sure I'll read one sooner or later but wanted to see if anyone loves her as much as I do?

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