Sunday, December 27, 2009

twenty boy summer

Twenty Boy Summer by Sarah Ockler

I thought this would be a cute romance novel and instead it was about a girl who gets her heart broken by her first secret boyfriend and boy next door who dies. Still good but A LOT more serious than I had been counting on. 290 pages.

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

escape into fiction

A few audiobooks got me through my holiday baking extravaganza.

The Maltese Falcon by Dashiel Hammett
from my facebook: "Noir is not my thing. I knew this.Listening to Maltese Falcon while baking Christmas cookies kind of balanced out in a surreal way. Cookies didn't make me sentimental and homesick; Sam spade et al didn't make me lose all faith in humanity. Now to read a romance novel before bed..." December 13 at 12:44am via Facebook for iPhone ยท I listened to it, 7 hours.

Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler
companion to Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict, which I liked. 9.5 hours on audiobook by Kate Reading, who is always a delight!

from my facebook: "Read a book from start to finish under the covers and with my trusty booklight. Fabulous way to spend an evening quasi-alone! (kivrin is snuggled next to me) the book was "Busy Woman Seeks Wife" by annie sanders-- smart fun chick lit career girl romance, and British" Sat at 1:27am via Facebook for iPhone Only Friends
I also really liked this writing duo's first book Goodbye, Jimmy Choo from 2006, which I reviewed here
303 pages.

Saturday, December 12, 2009

teen romance fest

Party Games by Whitney Lyles 284 pages
South Beach Sizzle by Weyn and Gonzalez 250 pages
Dancing Queen by Erin Downing 245 pages

Wednesday, December 02, 2009

teen love

The Ex Games by Jennifer Echols 302 pages
In the Stars by Stacia Deutsch and Rhody Cohon 288 pages

Post nanowrimo I'm feeding my YA paperback romance addiction. But I have the new Jasper Fforde and the new Douglas Coupland, so I will be moving back to quirky grown up fiction soon!