Wednesday, March 14, 2007

book review

i finished 'shopaholic and baby' this morning...LOVED IT...i love all the books by sophie kinsella and this one was no exception. it finished up all tidy and neat but ms. kinsella left the door open for yet another becky bloomwood adventure. if you've never read any of the shopaholic books they are the ultimate in chic lit and very similar to bridget jones' diary.

back to reading 'a wedding in december'...

oh, and here's a book meme...i stole if from ragus pug's site AND pam over at 30something:

1. Hardback or trade paperback or mass market paperback? i like hardbacks and trade paperbacks
2. Amazon or brick and mortar? which ever is cheapest!
3. Barnes & Noble or Borders? barnes and noble
4. Bookmark or dogear? bookmark
5. Alphabetize by author or alphabetize by title or random? i just group books by author but they aren’t alphabetized
6. Keep, throw away, or sell? keep lots, donate rest to local library (after letting other people read them)
7. Keep dustjacket or toss it? keep
8. Read with dustjacket or remove it? read with dustjacket – they make great bookmarks!
9. Short story or novel? novel
10. Collection (short stories by same author) or anthology (short stories by different authors)? either one
11. Harry Potter or Lemony Snicket? harry potter
12. Stop reading when tired or at chapter breaks? i try to make it to a chapter break but sometimes at night i fall asleep
13. “It was a dark and stormy night” or “Once upon a time”? once upon a time
14. Buy or Borrow? mainly buy
15. New or used? new (love the discount rack at b&n)
16. Buying choice: book reviews, recommendation or browse? browse
17. Tidy ending or cliffhanger? tidy ending
18. Morning reading, afternoon reading or nighttime reading? anytime i get a chance
19. Stand-alone or series? mainly stand-alone, i’ve read a few series
20. Favorite series? shopaholic or harry potter – close call
21. Favorite children's book? i don’t remember what i read as a child... some nancy drew and all the little house books oh and trixie belden!
22. Favorite book of which nobody else has heard? save karyn: one shopaholic's journey to debt and back by karyn bosnak
23. Favorite books read last year? oh i barely remember what i read yesterday but i’d say all the mary kay andrews books
24. Favorite books of all time? i love most all books so picking a favorite is impossible
25. Least favorite book you finished last year? i’m going with the least favorite book i finished so far this year – the scent of scandal by carole matthews

happy reading!



rpm said...

It is hard to remember all the books I read, too. I have to keep a list to refer back to so I don't buy the same one in a series by a certain author. Have you thought about keeping an online listing of what you read? You can keep a listing at and there's another one called

Magnolia Sun said...

I like the shopaholic series too, haven't read the new one yet.

girlville said...

rpm, i really need to start making a list cause sometimes at b&n i will see a book on the sale rack and can't for the life of me remember if i've read it even if i thumb thru it!!