Queen of Babble in the Big City (Queen of Babble, #2)
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Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement and looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in the universe (not necessarily in that order).

When "Summer Fling" Luke uses the L word (Living Together), Lizzie is only too happy to give up her plan of being postgrad roomies with best friend, Shari, in a one-room walk-up in exchange for cohabitation...more
Hardcover, 307 pages
Published June 26th 2007 by William Morrow (first published January 1st 2007)
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Melannie :)
I don't think I'll be able to marry, attend a wedding, or listen to Taylor Swift's
'Speak Now', ever again without thinking of this book.

This book was fairly fantastic, like all by Meg,
what I loooooooove the most about her books is that the characters are always SO real,
like they could easily be you, or someone you know,
and this book's heroine, Lizzie, is pretty much every woman I've known,

Yeah, you might not admitt it, but we all have a Lizzie Nichols inside,
a girl that feels like she is not cut...more
Courtney
I loved the first Queen of Babble book...but ultimately, there is no where for chick lit to go but marriage and the rigors of planning a wedding. Having read it all before, I was a little frustrated and bored with Lizzie Nichols, the aforementioned Queen of Babble, a blabber-mouth and vintage fashion fiend.

The second book returns Lizzie to the States, after meeting Luke--a former investment banker and "prince" with a chateau and vineyard in France. Of course Lizzie encourages him to follow his...more
Anne-Michelle
I think I'm officially over Meg Cabot. I enjoyed a couple of books in one of her series, but now that I've read 4 books by her, I've found that they're all based on the same story, and they always have the same ending. By the time I got to this book I was able to predict the ending and storyline based on the other books I've read, and they're just not as much fun anymore.

This was the first time I "read" a book by listening to it on audio disc, and it was pretty boring. Maybe the last 45 minutes...more
Laura
The first 1/2 of this one just drug on and on for me. Then the second 1/2 (mostly from when she got what would be her big break in her chosen field), it was pretty good. But I don't buy the Chaz thing. I think that was all "I'm sad, drunk, at a wedding on new year's and now I'm horney." I didn't see any kind of connection between the two of them prior to that. Then to have Luke jump from no future to marry me, I don't buy it. I could see some kind of promise ring maybe, I don't know. But that wa...more
Sashana
I won't give this book a long review. It wasn't a bad book, but it's not memorable either. Meg Cabot is a good writer but she really needs to start developing her characters more. Once again this book wasn't bad, just predictable and the characters showed no growth from book one to book two.
Angela
Oct 06, 2008 Angela rated it 5 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone
A great fun read with an unforgettable heroine.
Blodeuedd Finland


I do like chick-lit, it is always funny, sweet and totally silly, and a girl needs silly now and again.

This is the second book about Lizzie Nichols, in the last book she found her prince charming, and he is really a prince too, if one of many French ones. They are living together on 5th Avenue until she can find something with her friend Shari. She also wants to find a job working with what she loves, wedding dresses. Things do not go as she expected and she ends up living with Luke, working as...more
Georgiann Hennelly
Lizzie Nichols is back, this time in New York city , looking for an apartment and a job. When summer fling Luke uses the L word as in living together . Lizzie is all to happy to give up on her plan to share an apartment with best friend Shari. But Lizzie is not so lucky in her employment search.As Shari finds the perfect job, Lizzie struggles through one humiliating interview after another either she is over qualified or under qualified for her chosen field of work -vintage - gown -rehab. Shari,...more
Tina
Not as good as Queen of Babble (#1), but still very enjoyable. Should be at least 3.5 stars.

Yeahs ::

* Same fun writing. Although, I didn't find myself laughing as much as I did with the first book in this series.
* All these vintage clothing and wedding dress refurbishing talk has me missing my sewing machine. This series has me tailoring my shirts that just sit in my closet because they fit funny.
* Shari's story twist. Saw this coming, but it was still a little shocker.
* Like the new characte...more
Rachel
Queen of Babble in the Big City is book two of Meg Cabot's Queen of Babble. This review assumes that you have read the first book, Queen of Babble, and may have spoilers for it if you haven't.

The beginning of this book finds Lizzie moving to New York City to pursue her dream of becoming a certified wedding dress restorer. Luke is also in New York City pursuing his dream of becoming a doctor. The two of them move into Luke's mother's apartment together while she is living in France with Luke's fa...more
Carolyn
Fun read! This is my first read by this author, although it is the second book in this series. The main character, Lizzie Nichols must have been more of a gossip in the first book but has gotten much better.

Through events that must happen in the first book, Lizzie is now an aspiring wedding dress shop alternator (she likes to take really old wedding dresses and update them, she also find fun vintage clothing for herself), but cannot find a paying job now that she has just moved to the Big City,...more
Namratha Kumar
A massive improvement on it’s prequel. Just when you begin to doubt the chick-lit prowess of the mighty Cabot, she thwacks you in your snarky face with ‘Queen of Babble in the Big City’ .

Scatterbrained, babble-prone Lizzie Nichols is back. She’s living with her boyfriend - Luke in a plush 5th Avenue Flat in the city of her dreams, New York. The expert on vintage clothes is bursting with enthusiasm and has that special-sheen which only a happily-ever-after scenario brings.

But just when you start...more
Susanne
I found this one in a second hand bookstore and was a bit skeptical since I was no fan of the first book in this series. However, I got ill and wanted to read something light and there it was. I really liked it! The start of this book is a bit slow, but it turns out to be an entertaining book. Lizzie Nichols is a very endearing heroine. I read it from cover to cover the first time and bought the last one which I love love love. However, reading it for a second time I didn't enjoy it that much. I...more
♥ Marlene♥
Sep 20, 2008 ♥ Marlene♥ rated it 4 of 5 stars
Recommended to ♥ Marlene♥ by: sunlightbub
Shelves: chick-lit, fiction
on Saturday, July 12, 2008


Weirdly enough I liked this book even better than the first one. I can't say why but it kept me intrigued. I liked the little stuff about wedding dresses, (more than the extras in the first book) .
All and all I liked this book so much I tried to buy book 3 . Queen of Babble gets hitched. Alas it is not yet available here. There is a Belgium shop where I could order it but it would cost me 19 euros.
Then I did a search and I ordered it online through a new online store:...more
Jennah
Nov 25, 2008 Jennah rated it 3 of 5 stars
Recommends it for: anyone looking for a humorous but not to deep book
This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. To view it, click here.
Sara
This book truly annoyed me!! The second book of the series completely ruins the story of the first. When an author writes the perfect romantic story, with a great happy ending, why do they have to go and destroy everything with a second and a third book?!
I really liked the utter romance of the first book, and I wish I left it there, as the author should have.
If you were swept away by the French romance of book number one my advice is not to read this one, it will just spoil the story.
And the...more
Danielle Wood
So Lizzie has moved to the big city, New York, and living in a plush apartment with a job at a huge law firm. Her and Luke get on great but she tries to get him to commit too soon in their relationship which ends up with her moving out and becoming homeless, and then loses her job! This book is the second book in the Queen of Babble series and really you would need to have read the first one to fully understand some parts of the story.

I really liked the twist with Shari, Lizzie's best friend, w...more
Laura
This book was okay, but it took me about 3/4 of the way to really get into it. AND there will be a third book about Lizzie, becuase that is just the way it ended. Not the best book by Meg Cabot. I wish she'd find a new character to write about. I'd have much rather read a book about two of the minor characters in this book!

It was an okay book, though, as are all by this author.
Elin
Lizzie Nichols has returned after a summer in France with her boyfriend Luke, her best friend Shari and her boyfriend (and Luke's best friend) Chaz. They're now all moving to New York to start their lives after college. Of course, Luke is starting college again, to become a doctor.

For Lizzie this means a lot of changes, she has a hard time finding a job as a wedding dress restorer, and has to settle for part time and un-paid with Monseiur Henri, and part-time as a receptionist at Chaz's dads of...more
Jessica
This book was slow to start for me but by the end I loved it!
Ellenjsmellen
Adorable. I love Lizzie. My favorite of the 3 books.
Amanda
I am addicted to recurring characters in books (that's why I loved The Second Assistant and The First Assitant).

This book did not disappoint. As I mentioned earlier, this character cracked me up by not holding back a single thing she was thinking - much like myself and my grandma (from who I apparently inhertied 99% of my genes).

Our character has moved to New York and is living with her boyfriend at the end of the last novel. She is working as a receptionist at a law firm owned by her best frien...more
Shonda
3.5 Stars

My Summary:
After spending the summer in France, Lizzie, Luke, Shari and Chaz move to New York City to begin the next chapter in their lives. Luke and Lizzie move in together and their relationship quickly turns serious. Meanwhile, Chaz and Shari are drifting apart.

As her three friends begin school and work, Lizzie struggles to find her niche. Chaz suggests she apply for the front desk receptionist at his father’s law firm. It’s about this time when she volunteers her services at a weddi...more
Veronica Widya
i know Lizzie is big mouth, but she also have a big heart which not many people have it.
i love lizzie's character. she's not annoying for me. i mean, her big mouth not excessive, it seems normal. she's cute, sweet, lovable and amazing. in this book, we could know that shari not longer love his boyfriend chaz not because of the xxx thing, but because she love somebody else. she's lesbian, or B sex i guess. because she loved guys before meet the right lady.
chaz is nice and everything, he help lizz...more
Merredith
This is the second in the Queen of Babble series. I didn't realize that when I got it, as I've never read #1. I don't think I missed anything. Everyone in this book was just half done. No development. I realize it's chicklit, and thereby the junk food of books, but still. As annoying as it was for the main character to be obsessed with getting her boyfriend to marry her, and being nosy, it was more annoying that no one in her life seemed to support her dream. The one great thing about this book...more
ais ariani
ceritanya sangat amat ketebak memang. as usual lah...seperti buku-nya Meg Cabot lainnya, tapi cukup menyenangkanloh membaca buku-buku fairy tale kek gini. Lumayan membangkitkan sisi drama dan putri-putrian di hati saya :mrgreen:

bercerita tentang Lizzie Nichols, si ratu ngoceh yang merasa sangat beruntung bisa pacaran dengan Luke, si 'separuh pangeran' yang memiliki Ibu yang sangat baik (sepertinya) karena mengijinkan Luke dan dirinya tinggal di Apartemen keren di New York City.

Bukankah itu impia...more
Gen
I really loved this book! I'm getting into reading loads of chick-lit, very lately. I've recently reread 'Bergdorf Blondes', by Plum Sykes and then I read another of her books, 'Debutante Divorcee'. Followed up with 'Chasing Harry Winston' by Lauren Weisberger. (I'm hardly getting any sleep at night, reading all these books!) But I loved Meg Cabot's character, Lizzie, the most so far. The other books have their intrigue but in a way they are sort of like just romance novels to me, of which I hav...more
Charliee' (Ohana means family)
Queen of Babble in the Big City

Lizzie Nichols is back, pounding the New York City pavement looking for a job, a place to live, and her proper place in he universe.
When 'Summer Fling' Luke uses the L word (Living Together), Lizzie is only too happy to move in with the love of her life in his mother's Fifth Avenue pied-à-terre.
But Lizzie's not as lucky in her employment search and her notoriously big mouth gets her into trouble almost at once...
Soon Lizzie finds herself jobless and homeless all ov
...more
Tracy
Jan 15, 2013 Tracy rated it 2 of 5 stars
Shelves: bocd
Listened to on BOCD. Second in a trilogy; I didn't read the first. The only Meg Cabot I have read is the Allie Finkle series (for YA), which I find hilarious, but this book was just meh. It ends on a cliffhanger, but I think I'll just track down a synopsis online rather than read the next book.

The idea is that the main character, Lizzie, gets in trouble because she can't keep her mouth shut, but I didn't really see that as a problem for her more so than it is for anyone else. Anytime another cha...more
Yola NY
Lizzie Nichols di New York!

yaaah,, ajakan dari Luke, cowok musim panasnya dan beruntung lanjut ke musim gugur, buat pindah ke NY. (soalnya Luke mau ngelanjutin kuliah kedokteran buat nolongin anak2). Lizzie tinggal bareng Luke di apartemen ibu Luke yang mewah di fifth avenue ( ya ampun, si Lizzie dan org2 di novel ini ributin apartemen ini mulu) dan membatalkan rencananya berbagi apartemen bareng sahabatnya, Shari (yah coba dipikir, apartemen paling murah di NY ajah 2200/bulan!)

seperti biasan, L...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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