Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? (Confessions of Georgia Nicolson #10)
For Georgia, the more things change, the more they stay the same. Just when she thought she was the official one-and-only girlfriend of Masimo, he's walked off into the night with the full hump, leaving Georgia all aloney on her owney--again. All because Dave the Laugh tried to do fisticuffs at dawn with him!
I struggle a bit with how to rate this one since (5 stars), I enjoyed every blessed moment of it. But (3-4 stars), as far as series FINALES go, it was over a bit too soon. I mean, you'd have to be extraordinarily dim to have not figured this ending out somewhere around book five, but still. I wanted to revel in the conclusion a bit more before I turned the page and found myself at the glossary. And, to be honest, I wanted something as gripping as Angus nearly dying in the last insta...more
Dear man on the train. I am so sorry that I sniggered. I saw your face fall, and I know it appeared that I was sniggering at you, but honestly, I wasn't. I was sniggering at Georgia Nicholson. I would like to extend this apology to all the other people who suffered my laughter (and snorts, and silent shaking). On the train. Oh, and the bus.
I can be a book snob. I admit it. For someone whose MA is (and eventual PhD will be) in children's literature, you'd think I was mro...more
Also, I would l...more
First of all,feel free to call me utterly bonkers because I felt like crying when I finished.Maybe it was the boyfriend thing,but a major reason was merely that it ended.It feels like Georgia's story was my story or something.Or that she was a very close friend.In any case,I must be loony after all.Thing is,I was so absorbed in the story,and laughed my arse off at some parts of hilariosity and f...more
Ah, there's nothing like a bit of Georgia Nicholson silliness to cheer me up. I love that Louise Rennison's books are still funny the third time you read them, I could actually just sit here quoting awesomely hilarious lines to you instead of writing a review - I thought about it.
What should I say? These books never fail to make me laugh (sometimes out loud) and I'm only sad that this book is the end of the road for our Ace Gang, sex gods, luurve gods and (most importantly) our Hornmeister. Yes,...more
‘Are these my basoomas I see before me?’ was so, so funny. I’d forgotten about Louise Rennison’s ability to make you laugh out loud. She writes the most absurd situations and has her characters have the strangest conversations that you’d burst if you didn’t at least giggle at. She is a comedy genius.
The characters each have distinctive personalities and compliment each other perfectl...more
Masimo has got the Humpty Dumpty (in other words, pissed) due to Georgia twisting/dancing with Dave the Laugh and Georgia has resolved to eschew Dave the Laugh with a firm hand, though not doing a very good job at it.
*** Spoiler alert ***
Things are going swell with Masimo but soon after becoming the girlfriend of the Luuurve God (again), the Stiff Dylans are signed with a major management company who wants them to move to London. The pro, Robbie is free of Wet Lindsay. The con, G...more
Georgia speaks in a refreshingly teenage-like tone, and instead of trying to make it more polite or more suitable for adults, Rennison has played up the angst ridden 'oh no my hair is pouffy it's the end of the world' narrative. The main character Georgia, is a great person and one i would have loved to have known back in school.
She seems to always be having a good time, and for many parts of the...more
Are These My Basoomas I See Before Me? is the final book in the Confessions Of Georgia Nicolson series. It is about a girl named Georgia from England who is always "on the rack of luuurve". She is constantly choosing between boys, and her best guy-friend (Dave the Laugh) always seems to get in the way. This time, she doesn't even have to choose. She has previously chosen Masimo, the Italian lead singer of the band The Stiff Dylans. And nothing can tear them apart this time. Or can it?
I can conne...more
Masimo is having a megahump with Gee after seeing her twisting with Dave the Laugh (Georgia's Hornmeister and an occasional snog partner) at the end of the previous book. Gee is determined...more
As a whole the series was great. It was hilarious and even though Georgia is self-centred she is always funny to read about. Normally the books have something in them that makes me go “Wait, Georgia does care about other people and has actually learnt something instead of complaining about how big her nose is.” But the last couple books have been lacking this factor :/ So basically Georgia is just plain annoying.
Ok it is a bit unbelievable th...more
When we last saw Georgia in "Stop in the Name of Pants," Masimo "the lurvve god" had stropped off to strop central with the Mega hump because he had seen Georgia dancing with Dave the Laugh. Once again Georgia was left in the cakeshop...more
Dennison, L. (2009). Are these my basoomas I see before me?: Final confessions of Georgia Nicolson [Recorded by S. Nielsen] [CD]. New York, NY: Recorded Books. (2010)
Genre: Realistic Fiction
Awards: YALSA's Top 10 Amazing Audiobooks for Young Adults 2012
Format: Audiobook (5 CDs)
Selection Process: YALSA Teen Book Finder, Follett
Georgia Nicolson gives her final performance as she muddles her way through life with lots of chuntering and sophisticosity. In her tenth and final diary (HarperTee...more
1. Robbie! He dumped Lindsay twice! I mean, seriously, he needs to make up his mind! Not to mention Georgia went to all that trouble and then dumped him for Masimo anyway.
2. Masimo! This dude needed to ma...more
I was right, though. The Rom and Jul play certainly made a big impression with Dave the Laugh turning a tragedy into a comedy. ;)
One final Angus moment: “He was biffing toy mousy with one paw and then biffing him back with the other…. Then he...more
I don't want to give anything away, but I will say that this book was very satisfying. Funny, sweet, poignant...and just so damn good.
Here's what sold it for me: (remember, this is not a spoiler) At the end of the book, Georgia realizes that she's still young, and that's okay. She flat out admits she's not mature enough to make big life decisions yet. Also, she doesn't expect to meet her future husband while she's still in her teens, and wants to spend time with...more
A few lines I <3'd:
How many times do we all have to do this? Get up, go to school, again? Before everyone admits it a crap idea?
I said, "'She wouldn't get it if it came in a big bag labeled 'IT'."
If looks could kill, I would have been deader than a dead person on dead tablets. In de...more
I like reading these books because they are very light and all around enjoyable.
I said before that I start picking up on the language and it's true. Just the other day I called someone a loon, and said it was nippy noodles out. Then laughed to myself really loudly.
The best was when I was reading these books a while back and was mad at my boyfriend at the time. I called him a stupid prat. He was highly pissed and confused at the same time. Ahhhh memories!
I'm glad the book...more
It was obvious from at least the...more
THE HILLS ARE ALIVE WITH THE SOUND OF PANTS :D