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#21 princess

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 09:05 AM

While I liked Lovely Bones, I know what you mean about the Chicken Soup thing. :D I've been sticking to my fluffy chick lit last few books. I got a box full of random books that I'll be digging thru soon though, let you know if find anything good.

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Posted 17 February 2006 - 05:06 PM

I read "MilkRun" by Sarah Mylnowski..pretty good...also now reading "Whose Wedding is it Anyway?" by Melissa Senate..pretty cute.

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Posted 25 March 2006 - 05:30 PM

I agree that Good in Bed was a good read. I also love the Stephanie Plum series. I began them back in the summer and am currently on Hot Six. Since they'll be making the first one into a movie (with Reese Witherspoon), I keep thinking of actors and actresses for various parts. I keep picturing Estelle Getty everytime Grandma speaks in the book. I swear the character is straight out of Golden Girls. At the same time this past winter, I was reading Girl With a Pearl Earring. Took me forever as I never got more then a few pages read a day. I do NOT recommend that one.

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Posted 27 March 2006 - 04:46 PM

I struggled through The Girl With A Pearl Earring. I liked the idea behind the book (not much is known about the painter, so the author created a story behind one of his paintings), but I didn't care for the writing style.

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 11:00 AM

I agree that Good in Bed was a good read.

I also love the Stephanie Plum series. I began them back in the summer and am currently on Hot Six. Since they'll be making the first one into a movie (with Reese Witherspoon), I keep thinking of actors and actresses for various parts. I keep picturing Estelle Getty everytime Grandma speaks in the book. I swear the character is straight out of Golden Girls.

I loved Good in Bed! Great book. I have another one by her--Goodnight, Nobody--has anyone read that one?

I also just read Enchanted, Inc. by Shanna Swendson. It's basically like Sex in the City meets a grown-up Harry Potter; but without the sex! It's cute.

Stephanie Plum is getting old for me--she's been losing her gun in the bottom of her purse too many times. And how many times does her car have to blow up? You'd think after 12 years of being a bounty hunter, she'd learn something! Still, they are funny books, and I do have a thing for Morelli. :D

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Posted 20 June 2006 - 09:01 PM

I loved Goodnight, Nobody. Have you read another one of hers, Little Earthquakes? Very good.I liked Enchanted, inc also. I just read a new book called Consider Lily. The authors have another book called Emily Ever After. Cute books.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 09:42 AM

I loved Goodnight, Nobody. Have you read another one of hers, Little Earthquakes? Very good. I liked Enchanted, inc also. I just read a new book called Consider Lily. The authors have another book called Emily Ever After. Cute books.

I picked up Little Earthquakes, but I wasn't sure about it--it seemed like a downer from the beginning (mini-spoiler alert: wasn't one of the characters going through a miscarriage?). I can't wait to read Goodnight, Nobody. About Enchanted Inc--the only complaint I had was that I wanted more things to happen, kind of faster. It seemed like it was a lot of going to work, office stuff. Maybe that was just me! LOL! I'll probably read the second one, Once Upon Stilettos, sometime.

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Posted 21 June 2006 - 02:04 PM

Ohhhh, I didn't know there was a second! I will have to check it out.Little Earthquakes is a little bit of a downer. It has been a while since I read it so I can't remember exactly what happened. I remember I liked it though. :)

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:08 AM

Ohhhh, I didn't know there was a second! I will have to check it out. Little Earthquakes is a little bit of a downer. It has been a while since I read it so I can't remember exactly what happened. I remember I liked it though. :)

Have you tried Marion Keyes? I read her <i>The Other Side of the Story</i> and liked that one quite a bit.

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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:19 AM

I really like Marian Keyes, though I often have to email my best friend (in London) and ask her what things mean :D There's another english author I like who I find similar in theme, but I can't remember her name--I'm searching now. She has a new book coming out, I think....Ah, Jane Green. New book "Swapping Lives" just came out. I love Sophie Kinsella too--know she's been mentioned in one of these threads too--I find Marian Keyes and Jane Green to be as funny but slightly more serious as well.

Edited by Hoyaheel, 23 June 2006 - 09:21 AM.


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Posted 23 June 2006 - 09:44 AM

Ok, chick lit aficionados (or EW subscribers). I need your help. I was flipping through my Entertainment Weekly from a couple of weeks ago during a flight - I think it was the Summer Preview issue - and they had a section about upcoming book releases. There was one that looked really good, I want to say it had a fashion angle and a mystery angle (gah why can't I remember more details?). But like an idiot I left my magazine in the seat back pocket forevermore. Does anyone have the magazine or recognize the book from my meager description? I've done random searches on Amazon and came up empty.Another book, another mistakenly discarded magazine: People recently reviewed a memoir that the reviewer characterized as kind of a realistic Sex and the City - by a newspaper relationships columnist. Anyone heard of this one?
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Posted 23 June 2006 - 05:38 PM

Ok, chick lit aficionados (or EW subscribers). I need your help.

I was flipping through my Entertainment Weekly from a couple of weeks ago during a flight - I think it was the Summer Preview issue - and they had a section about upcoming book releases. There was one that looked really good, I want to say it had a fashion angle and a mystery angle (gah why can't I remember more details?). But like an idiot I left my magazine in the seat back pocket forevermore. Does anyone have the magazine or recognize the book from my meager description? I've done random searches on Amazon and came up empty.

Could be Julie Kenner's new book (her first one was The Givenchy Code (lol) and I'm pretty sure she's got another one coming out right about now. Or else it just came out. Try searching under her name. Do you remember if it was a hardcover or a paperback (ie, price point?)?

I'll check around and see if I can find anything else (I know a lot of writers and readers). If you remember anything else about it, let me know. Color of the cover, etc.

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Posted 27 June 2006 - 03:02 PM

No, it's not Julie Kenner's new book (but I'm glad you suggested it might be - I just searched her name on Amazon. "The Manolo Matrix"? LOL!!!!)I think it was coming out in trade paperback and I swear the cover had hot pink on it (but that probably doesn't narrow it down much in the chick lit arena). I want to say it was mostly white with black print and pink accents.
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Posted 28 June 2006 - 01:57 PM

No, it's not Julie Kenner's new book (but I'm glad you suggested it might be - I just searched her name on Amazon. "The Manolo Matrix"? LOL!!!!)

I think it was coming out in trade paperback and I swear the cover had hot pink on it (but that probably doesn't narrow it down much in the chick lit arena). I want to say it was mostly white with black print and pink accents.


I figured it out, I think. Spying in High Heels by Gemma Halliday. Pretty sure.

Let me know if I got it!

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Posted 02 July 2006 - 07:06 AM

Hmmm...that one looks like a possibility. But if you think of another one let me know. Thanks!!!!
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"If it doesn't make sense, it's not true." - my mom quoting Judge Judy

#36 Hoyaheel

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 07:02 AM

Does anyone have a recommendation for a good Pride & Prejudice "sequel"? I've found a bunch listed online (boy, Jane Austen fans are superfans deluxe!!) Just wondering if anyone had any personal recommendations?I've read all the Stephanie Barron mysteries (written as if Jane Austen is the detective--very fun to read), after watching Pride & Prejudice again over the weekend (the Colin Firth version :P ) I remembered I wanted to read one of the follow-ups written in modern time....

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Posted 04 July 2006 - 12:34 PM

I'd recommend "Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues," by Linda Berdoll. It's a very sexy, very smart extension of P&P--*lots* of snarky, wink-wink double entendres. I was disappointed in the recent follow-up ("Darcy and Elizabeth"), which had major plot issues--like the author decided to jump back into the setting/characters without really knowing what the point of the book was. The first book was really fun, though, in a "I-know-this-is-fluff-but-by-God-let's-live-it-up" sort of way.

Edited by Leia1912, 04 July 2006 - 12:36 PM.


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Posted 05 July 2006 - 04:37 AM

Thanks Leia--I'll request that one at the library!

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:17 AM

), after watching Pride & Prejudice again over the weekend (the Colin Firth version :P )

Mmmm...one of my favorite movies. I haven't read any of the "sequels", so I'm interested in hearing too.

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Posted 05 July 2006 - 07:19 AM

I'd recommend "Mr. Darcy Takes a Wife: Pride and Prejudice Continues," by Linda Berdoll. It's a very sexy, very smart extension of P&P--*lots* of snarky, wink-wink double entendres.

I'm on that one. Sounds fun.

Did anyone ever read that follow-up to DuMaurier's Rebecca...I think it was called Mrs De Winter? Just wondering if it was any good.



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