Why Girls Are Weird
This book is the story of Anna Koval, a librarian who plays around with HTML (the primary attraction for me!) who creates a web journal that initially was just for practice, then for her friend Dale, then as an outlet for all of her issues, demons and dreams. Her entries are almost always humorous, and almost every time either an improved version of her reality or an out right LIE.
Anna's broken up with her boyfriend, Ian, but writes as though they're still together. She starts to get fan mail, w...more
I was glad that I didn't stop reading at the beginning, because if I had I would've been missing out on a lot of things. The lif...more
Funny, insightful, good character development. Keep ya posted.
Yeah, the ending was predictable, but still, the book was fantastic. There were blurbs and essays that really reminded me of my first internet friend, Jenny. The boob essay especially, reverbated with both her voice and mine. Its with narcisstic love...more
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Girl starts a "web journal"....and somehow (never explained) gets a lot of fans...including a young obsessed fan and a guy that she connects with. Th...more
This book started from a blog the author actually maintained. It took me awhile to get through - it didn't resonate and if I had anything else to...more
I loved this book, I loved the characters, and I loved how true it felt. This is chick lit that doesn't preach that everything's going to be perfect when you grow up. It's a book that could be your own story. Or your best friend's. Or that girl at work that you hate an...more
This book is hilarious. I was actually laughing out loud my boyfriend was giving me weird looks. But it had everything I wanted in it. Comedy, heartbreaks, and a little romance that had me swooning a bit. The main character starts a blog, about her ex. As an online admirer starts to notice her she starts to develop an alter ego and gets caught up in some of her fibs. But I loved Anna, I understood her sarcastic humor too much. She is my ideal protagonist and to top it off s...more
i had so much fun reading this book, it's sheer, girly entertainment. this is one of those books that makes you look forward to any free moments in your day so you can sneak in a few pages. it's got a bit of content and language in it, so consider yourself warned. and whatever you do, do...more
I loved Going in Circles because I'd been there done that, and there wasn't as much I could relate to in this book about a blogger who starts to blend fact and fiction as she shares her life with the internet. But some of the weird is sti...more
OMG I was laughing so hard at times, that the poor girl doing my feet had to stop because I was shaking. Then she started to giggle because of my laughing. Then other ladies in the Spa had to come over and ask me what I was reading because I was cracking them up.
I highly recommend this very humourous book.
Ribon writes with a simple humour and self depracation, but somehow creates a character you want to know personally. Someone you cheer for and would defend in a fight.
I applaud you Pamela Ribon - life should be full of humour - even the icky...more
I enjoyed Anna and Dale and all of the other characters, though Ian didn't deserve half of the recognition he got in this book, every story needs a villain, I suppose. :o)
This second time around I didn't laugh as hard-I mostly chuckled-but it was still a fun read. It speaks to the every-girls, and I was able to relate a bit more to the main character, Anna, now that I am also in my twenties.
Sex. Mentioned a lot. Just a warning.
This book switches between blog entries, first person narration, telephone conversations, IMs, and emails. Usually when a writer decides to throw all those different forma...more
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in my mouth.
through my veins
making my heartache
my pulse quicken
just a bit dizzy.
just a bit numb.
years for more
more of you
i can't wait anymore.
this is torture.
i'm in hell.
waiting for you.
i just want to shout
to this giant crowd of people
"how hard is it to make a latte, fuckers?"
i love you, coffee.”
And in that there’s this: You will always learn something new. About him. About her. About yourself. And in learning the bad, the uncomfortable, the messy- it’s what you take away that counts. What will you do with that knowledge? Will you leave? Pull tighter? Ignore it? Use it to fall in love even deeper? That’s when you learn more about yourself.”