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Spinning Around

2.73  ·  Rating Details ·  45 Ratings  ·  11 Reviews
Hello? I think there's been some mistake. The life I ordered was the one with the gorgeous, helpful husband, the two well-mannered, angelic children, and the self-cleaning dream house. Here's what was delivered: Matt, the sort-of soul mate with great stories and sketchy domestic skills; Emily, a sweet little girl who could get carsick on a tricycle; weirdly sensitive ...more
Paperback, 288 pages
Published October 1st 2006 by Kensington (first published 2004)
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Mar 04, 2012 Paulina rated it did not like it
A terrible, predictable bore.
Kristie Helms
Aug 31, 2010 Kristie Helms rated it did not like it
This is pretty much the stupidest book on the planet. That's about all I can say.
Feb 08, 2013 Louise rated it it was ok
I skipped a lot of this book and I really didn't find the rest of it too interesting - a shame because I have enjoyed the other Catherine Jinks' books I've read.

A mother of 2 bemoans the loss of her manicure, figure, bank balance, and sexy boyfriend. Then she bemoans being a mother of 2, the band-aids on her hands, her weight gain, her messy house and the fact that her sexy boyfriend is now her husband. Some people are never happy.

Along the way we meet a 'perfect mother', a corporate embezzler,
Jul 08, 2013 Nicola rated it liked it
Not bad for a grab from the bin at the dollar store. I think I picked it up because it met one of the requirements of a reading challenge - one I apparently did not complete as this has been in the pile for ages.
Nothing truly compelling, but not so bad I had to plug my nose to finish it! Helen apparently needed a good wake up call - to recognize all the wonderful things she had. Matt needed a good shake and a reminder to communicate with his family!
The resolution could have covered a few more
Sep 27, 2012 Bree rated it really liked it
Shelves: chick-lit
This was actually a decent Chick Lit book. I didn't feel that it was overwhelmingly similar to other books I have read in that genre (I hate when I start one and say, "Geez did I already read this, or was it another book just the same?") It was first person; she was likable. the plot was decent, if not better to describe as a real situation, not super far-fetched, as I have once again read in the past. I bought it for $.10 so I can't complain!
Jane Routley
Aug 03, 2014 Jane Routley rated it liked it
Light frothy, absorbing and fun, but I thought the structure went a bit wonky at the end. Enjoyed it very much though. and was genuinely worried for the narrator even though sometimes her voice was a bit shrill. All about early motherhood and its slings and arrows.
Sep 01, 2016 Sara rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit, australian
I was a bit disappointed in this book as the characters were all annoying and the story just seemed to drag on
Apr 30, 2013 Topaz rated it did not like it
From the description I thought it would be quite nice and funny, but it turned out to be predictable and boring. It went on and on and on but nothing really happened in the end.
Aug 12, 2012 Michelle rated it did not like it
OMG this was painful to read. I guess thats what you get for paying $1.29 or so for it. This book just dragged on!
Aug 02, 2012 Amy rated it did not like it
I picked up the book at a flea market for a quarter. I read 3 pages and grew bored. So I headed to Goodreads to see if I should continue. Thanks for saving my time everyone!
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Catherine Jinks is the Australian author of more than thirty books for all ages. She has garnered many awards, including the Children’s Book Council of Australia Book of the Year Award(three times), the Victorian Premier’s Award, the Aurealis Award for Science Fiction, the Australian Ibby Award, and the Davitt Award for Crime Fiction. Her work has been published in Australia, New Zealand, Britain, ...more
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