Why Girls Are Weird
When Anna Koval decides to creatively kill time at her library job in Austin by teaching herself HTML and posting partially fabricated stories about her life on the Internet, she hardly imagines anyone besides her friend Dale is going to read them. He's been bugging her to start writing again since her breakup with Ian over a year ago. And ...more
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
A fantastic summer commute book. Just the right amount of humor, fictionalized universal real-life experiences, and wonderful characters to keep me interested all the way through.
The moments of sheer hilarity were some of my favorite parts and they included:
- Tiny wooden hand jokes
- Poems for the love challenged
- How to fake a football orgasm
- Talking to Billy Banks during a Tae Bo workout
- The 'Betty' haircut
- Stank feet
- The bridesmaid wrangler
- Smith & The Action G ...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
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
Her style is unique in that it is formed in a series of blog posts, letters, emails, notes, etc., which is great given the fact that that IS how Ribon actually started writing - throug ...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
I loved this story and the characters I could totally relate to. I laughed, nodded along and generally felt she was writing about me and my experiences as a blogger ten years ago.
A fantastic book and I highly recomm ...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
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)
I LOVED Anna. Loved loved loved. She was so very very real. She was by far my favourite thing about this book. She was funny and sarcastic...and used it all to deal with her less than perfect life. I appreciated how much she didn't have any idea what the hell she was doing or how she was supposed to get to the next point i ...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.”