Monday, December 18, 2006

Hex and the Single Girl

Hex and the Single Girl by Valerie Frankel (author of the fabulous Smart vs. Pretty)
Emma can transmit pictures into people's minds, a power that she uses for good in her matchmaking business Good Witch, Inc. to place suggestive pictures of people into the minds of their wanna-be-lovers. She has strict rules and does her best to make the world a better place in her own special way. Until William Dearborn, a sexy visual artist, is her target, and she can't keep her mind on the job.
Cute, funny, smart. I checked it out. 290 pgs.

Let's Get Lost by Sarra Manning

I heart sarra manning. If you like teen girl fiction, READ THIS BOOK. that is all.
I checked it out. 308 pgs.

Wednesday, December 13, 2006

So many books

So, obviously I have actually been reading the last 4 weeks, although I have been lazy about updating my list. I will do my best to catch up soon!

Dairy Queen by Catherine Gilbert Murdock
I borrowed this new YA novel from a friend and read it in an evening. A dairy farm girl becomes the personal trainer to the opposing team's high school quarterback. Super wonderful, although I'm finding it hard to describe why. It was just a very unexpected and lovely story.
I checked it out. 275 pgs.

Nature Girl by Carl Hiaasen
I heart Carl Hiaasen and this new book is like a combo of the best parts of his recent kids fiction with his environmental Florida black comedies. His manic-depressive main character wasn't a bad guy, she was a divorced mother fighting her own internal and external demons. I liked it, but then I've never read anything by Hiaasen that I didn't like. And to think, I only discovered him in 2001 when I was preparing for my first job interviews and knew he was a favorite author of one of the interviewers. (I didn't take that job, but I discovered a great new author!)
I checked it out. 306 pgs.