Tuesday, January 10, 2006

Great Read

If any of you have read any books by Helen Fielding, you already know you love her. Bridget Jones' Diary, The Edge of Reason, and Guide to Life. HI-larious. Sometimes I don't think the movies do the books justice. But I watch them over and over nonetheless.

I just read another great one of hers that I am highly recommending. Not necessarily to the boys...but to any girl who just totally digs a great story and some very well-written "chick-lit."

Olivia Joules and the Overactive Imagination. I loved it! I had no idea where it was going to go, it kept me laughing the whole way through, and it made me want to jump up and start traveling the world fighting crime. As a kid, I adored Nancy Drew. I wanted to be Nancy. The strawberry-blonde hair, the hot boyfriend Ned, and the Mustang convertable. Not to mention and exciting life solving all kinds of mysteries. This is much better literature than my high-school favorite and now I have a new alter ego to follow after!

Well worth your time. Grab a cosmo, kick off your shoes and crack it open.

I borrowed it from my sister-in-law but she might not get it back...


Marcia said...

I so want to read that now! Thanks!!!

And I propose that this bookclub merely be a group of blogs that often post about reading... much easier that way. What do you think?

heather said...

Great book! I listened to that book on tape last year on the way to VA Beach...good times!!!

(p.s. another good read is The Devil Wears Prada - I think that's what it's called...especially good on tape - i think i listened to it twice...)

anne said...

I have heard the Devil book was good...Oh man, going to have to run back over to Amazon...I just ordered a tons of books last night! :)

Kelly said...

I love, LOVE Bridget Jones's Diary, but I forgot all about Helen Fielding! Since you've reminded me of her, I'm going to find her other books, too. Yay!

Also, Anne, I wasn't in on your book recommendations post, so I want to tell you about two of my favorites. Possession by A.S. Byatt, and Bel Canto by Anne Patchett. Also, for lighter fare and along the same lines as Bridget, is The Nanny Diaries by Emma McLaughlin and Nicola Kraus. It was hilarious, and it's stayed with me. =o)

anne said...

I did love Nanny Diaries! That was hysterical for sure!

Possession and Bel Canto, huh? Sweet, I'll put them on the list!