The best day of someone else's life
Despite being cursed with a boy's name, Kevin "Vi" Connelly is seriously female and a committed romantic. The affliction hit at the tender age of six when she was handed a basket of flower petals and ensnared by the "marry-tale." The thrill, the attention, the big white dress—it's the Best Day of Your Life, and it's seriously addictive. But at twenty-seven, with a closetf...more
Anyway, if you liked "Friends," you’ll probably like Kerry Reich’s book, "The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life." It’s filled with characters...more
lead me to believe it would be since the narrative was going into weddings of three of her friends on back to back weekends with horrifying all navy dresses. But it was a bore to read, perhaps I opened the book with too much expectation but the narrative was plodding along in a 16 year old girl sort of way.
She writes in vernacular words I imagine girls at the mall still s...more
The characters are all likeable and less st...more
Light, easy, lazy-sunday kind of read.
Enjoyable plot, loved the characters, and the ideas on marriage :)
There was so much alcohol-drinking in the novel though!!! It was very relate-able, and a great chic-lit novel. Witty, charming and honest
Loved the writing style, though some of the dialogue was a bit confusing, and towards the end, i noticed some weirdl...more
The Best Day of Someone Else’s Life focuses on Kevin “Vi” Connolly and her group of friends and family, and is specifically about the marathon of weddings she’s going to be attending over the course of the year and how they and her relationships change her view of weddings and marriage.
Reich’s knack for dialog is terrific. Vi’s sense of humor, especially when she deadpans it with a particularly clueless, or witless, person, is perfect. The snappy back and forth between Vi and her frie...more
I had a few problems with this book. The biggest was the unnecessary use of capitalization for emotions. This was a huge reason I did not like the book at...more
There were two things I found really Annoying. The first was her introduction of so many characters. I found it Confusing, Unnecessary, and a little bit Strange. The other thing was the continued use of capitalizing the protagonist's feelings. It was Humorous in the beginning but by the e...more
The next problem is that book tries to be witty and fails so hard. Half the time when I was reading the first 60 pages I had to keep going back to see if I missed something because the character seem to speak in code or their own language.
Also I hate HATE when authors try and write in regional accents. That is bad fanfiction ri...more
Meanwhile, all of her friends are getting married. This book is about all of the weddings that she attends and how her feelings about marriage changes as she goes all over creation to attend these weddings.
Will Vi find the perfect man? Will she become the bride instead of the bridesmaid?
The book was ok... but i thought it was too long with way too many details.
I thought this would be a funny chick-lit weekend book. I thought I'd laugh a bit, and then enjoy some romance.
Instead i was physically sick. How many times I wanted to throw the book across the room, and thankfully remembered it's a Kindle and I don't want to have to replace it.
This book made me not want to attend another wedding in my life! It was so boring,...more
So many TV series/ films in this book (and I guess it's old movies). It did irks me when I cant digest the situation she tried to imposed. Well yeah 3 stars for that.
In the copy I borrowe...more
It flowed well, and after page 200 or so I actually found myself laughing out loud at some of the inane things that happen and at the end of the book I found myself falling in love with the protagonist (she's a very likeable and jovial person!).
Good for a light read!