Ok, this totally isn’t a book review, it’s just three funny quotes that I loved from the book, but if you love them too, you will love the book, so… I am calling this a book review.
“Men, I’ve learned from my many dates, like to hear the word ‘Wow’ a lot when they’re talking about their careers.”
“No girl ever wants to be called ‘normal,’ does she? She wants to be called ‘special’ and ‘amazing’ and ‘sexy’ and ‘passionate’ and a million other words that mean she’s unique. ‘Normal’ is just another word for ‘boring.’”
“Women love figuring a man out, and we’re very good at it. But men have no interest in figuring us out.”
Fun read. Worth spending a night with. Sort of a retelling of Pride and Prejudice, but with a cute twist. BTW, I still don’t get why books that aspire to the label “literature” (versus genre) are labelled as “novel” on the cover. Do you think I’m so stupid I won’t figure it out? What could this be? Memoir or fiction? Tell me or I won’t be able to figure it out… Rant over.
More info about the author (this was her debut novel in 2007 and she’s had 10 or 11 novels out since then; I will be following up on them!): AlexandraPotter.com; the book is available in all the usual places and, if you’re in Calgary, my copy just went back to the public library, so go put a hold on it before the woman currently looking over my shoulder–girl, what are you doing?–does. 😉
mjanecolette // TellMe@mjanecolette.com