Its a real pageturner, but then, what happened in the end?! I hated it. This was the first Danielle Steel book I ever read, and bec...moreI hated this book!
Its a real pageturner, but then, what happened in the end?! I hated it. This was the first Danielle Steel book I ever read, and because of it, I'm never going to pick up any of her books ever again.(less)
But given my mood for the recent days, I didn't want a happy ending for this book. I admire Nick's perseverance in the travels, but I hated his job. He always had to stay away and it frustrated me. However, the photographer is another story. I liked his job, and he would make things easy for Georgie. However, that wasn't how the story ended.
I though like how close Georgie's family was. And I was hoping I had that too. :)(less)
This is a laugh-as-you-read book. It's funny and light. Plus, it gives you tips on how to evade creditors: 1. Fake a broken leg 2. Pretend to have gland...moreThis is a laugh-as-you-read book. It's funny and light. Plus, it gives you tips on how to evade creditors: 1. Fake a broken leg 2. Pretend to have glandular fever 3. Send a check - has to be unsigned though 4. When the check comes back, sign it, but make sure you get the date wrong - e.g. March 7, 2200 5. Your non-existent aunt is sick 6. Your non-existent aunt died 7. Your poor, but also non-existent dog died 8. Hide at your parents' house 9. Tell the creditor, that there's probably a glitch in their system 10. Leave the letters unread
So many options! Rebecca Bloomwood indeed tried them all :)(less)
Midway in the book, I would have given it 3 stars.
But coming near the end, those last few pagers of seriousness, i changed my mind. This book deserve...moreMidway in the book, I would have given it 3 stars.
But coming near the end, those last few pagers of seriousness, i changed my mind. This book deserved 4 stars!
At first, it was all about Becky, just wanting to shop. And of course to shop. And to shop some more. Well, of course, what would I to expect out of Becky, but midway, things started changing. Her shopping was ruining her career, breaking up her relationships, in short, destroying her life. But she really came around.
She sold all her stuff. Became more mature and worked things out.
I wonder whats in store for me in the next book of the series.
I'm thinking Rebecca Bloomwood just doesn't learn :)(less)
Sophie Kinsella never fails to make me laugh. She also does an outstanding job of making me experience a flurry of gases. LOL
Samantha Sweeting. She ha...moreSophie Kinsella never fails to make me laugh. She also does an outstanding job of making me experience a flurry of gases. LOL
Samantha Sweeting. She has a life everyone could dream of having. Samantha thought so too. She had a wonderful career anyone would envy. She was a high flying lawyer. She was the youngest in her firm, with the brightest future ahead. But that was before she made a grave mistake that put her entire career at stake.
But then, she just thought that she had everything she ever wanted. Well, maybe she had a non-existent love life, but things were better that way for her. She always had only six minutes to spare on a relationship, but that wouldn't work out. Until she was given a chance to a different taste of life.
Blinded by shame, she rode the train and ended up some place she didn't know, and ended up knocking on a doorstep, where she was cared for, but unfortunately, was mistaken for an applying housekeeper.
But that was when Samantha Sweeting had a taste of the sweet life. Cooking, ironing and laundry is hard even to those who have plenty of experience of it. But Samantha has ZERO knowledge on anything about household chores.
But she learns and takes the "SWEET" out of Samantha SWEETING and lives it. And maybe, just maybe, Samantha would have more than six minutes or even a lifetime to spare on love. :) (less)
I once thought of myself as quite an intellectual being, but after reading this book, I felt that it has suc...moreBridget Jones's Diary was bloody horrible.
I once thought of myself as quite an intellectual being, but after reading this book, I felt that it has sucked all the IQ i once had (i refuse to believe that I had none to begin with, haha), since this book felt like a hundred pages of BLAH BLAH going on.
I wanted a light read, after literally being in the middle of gun point. I, who has zero tolerance for violence, needed something to cheer myself up. However, this book sucked the humor out of me. I don't even remembering laughing even once. I wanted to give the book the benefit of the doubt. Maybe I was just overly traumatized after the gun thing, so I tried reading another book, and bloody hell, I was laughing. So I have to put all the blame on this bloody excuse of a book.
I will continue to rant. Ranting is good. I felt no pity for Bridget. I found her absolutely unlikable and highly repulsive. I felt no remorse for her inability to find a boyfriend or manage to fulfill a thing or two on her new year's resolution list.
This is the most shallow book I've read, and even I don't see the point of reading it. If it's barely for entertainment, I'm sorry, this book failed. I could only be glad that I finished this sad excuse of a book, though I do regret the time and effort wasted in finishing it. The only reason I gave it two stars, is because I love Mr. Darcy and the hero of this book is named Mark Darcy (though Mark Darcy is in no way comparable to Mr. Darcy in anyway, except by name). And hey, with the two stars, I was being way too generous.
Hmm, despite this book not making me laugh, it did help me unleash a little bit of anger and sorrow I feel for having to endure a moment of having a stranger point a gun at my face. But at this point, the gun could have been more desirable than having to endure reading this book once more.(less)