Katie has lofty career aspirations that seem to change almost hourly: writer, film director, teacher, educational psychiatrist. In the meantime, she's waiting tables and waiting for "Mr. Right" to arrive out of the blue -- which seems unlikely, considering her romantic track record is as pitiful as her job history.
The Main Course
Still, a girl can dream, even w ...more
I actually wasn't expecting anything about this book. I bought it on a whim actually while I was on a date with my husband. And yes, to be honest it was because of the more because of the cover than the blurb, hahaha :D
But after reading this book, I was ...more
En realidad, he salido algo escaldada y no es que la autora escriba mal. El libro, al igual que mis favoritos de Marian Keyes, tiene puntos buenos de humor, temas interesantes de los que tratar y unos personajes que no podían ser más sacados de la realidad ni hechos a medida (yo misma me he sentido identificada con uno de ellos) pero aún con todo y eso, la historia no me ha terminado de convencer. ...more
i just love Melissa Nathan's style. Getting to know something about everyone in the book. You always find a way of identifying with at least one of her characters.
In my case that was the main character Katie Simmonds. In her twenties, not knowing what to do with her life, that job she really wants to do and having her parents at her back, trying to get her to make a decision. A decision, they would approve of.
Well at least her mother does. Her father only wants, what's good for her. He w ...more
It was my first English book I ever read (being from Germany), and it was witty enough to keep me reading, even when I got stuck on a word now or then. I had a lot of fun, liked the characters, enjoyed the plot, and had a really good time being entertained.
I can really recommend it to all fans of chick lit like Kinsella!
"The Waitress" by Melissa Nathan is a warm, witty and entertaining book. Not only it makes you laugh out loud at some parts, but it also makes you think and search what's under the surface.
It's very close to real life, as it shows a woman who despite being well-educated is unable to make a commitment at work as well as in romance. Katie Simmonds, the heroine, has many dreams, but somehow, she fails to make them come true - this scenario repeats itself time and time again. However, there is so...more
This is the sort of book wh ...more
Ho trovato questo libro nella mia esplorazione della biblioteca vicino casa. Era li, solo soletto, sembrava chiamarmi e chiedermi Leggimi!. Come potevo rifiutare? Mi ha in un primo momento sconfortato la lunghezza, mi sono infatti chiesta se lo avrei finito (ultimamente ho poca pazienza nella lettura). Eppure, dopo qualche conto sulle dita mi sono detta Provaci!.
Così eccomi qui, in poche parole, dopo 9 giorni a recensirlo.
Katie Simmonds è una protagoni ...more
The Waitress chronicled the life of Katie, a cheeky and sarcastic waitress ...more
Part of what I enjoyed about “Th ...more
This novel desperately needed a better editing job than it received - there were entire chapters, and a couple of characters, that could have been cut. I did not care what happened to Hugh outside of ...more
Quite honestly I found this book incredibly boring and tedious. A quarter way through the book and nothing had happened... So i gave up on that one and have just been reading fangirl since.
Mlle Alice, pouvez-vous nous raconter votre rencontre avec The Waitress?
"C'est grâce à Jane Austen que j'ai découvert Melissa Nathan et deux de ses romans: Acting Up et Persuading Annie, qui sont respectivement d'excellentes réécritures modernes d'Orgueil et Préjugés et Persuasion. Et je me suis dit alors: "Pourquoi s'arrêter là!"
Dites-nous en un peu plus sur son histoire...
"Katie est une jeune femme un peu perdue, qui est serveuse en attendant de trouver ce qu'elle veut véritablement faire ...more
Katie, I can only describe her a clueless but one who has a lot of ambition to prove herself. To whom- probably the rest of the world. She can be a writer, film director, teacher, educational psychiatrist, etc.
But what is she now? A waitress.
Her personal lives are a disaster, her professional life is a disaster.
Enter Dan. The guy who makes her heart beat fast. ...more
Katie Simmonds, a waitress at the rundown restaurant, The Cafe has big dreams with zero ambitions. Every week she has new career choice or a new passion, something which she gets bored of in less than a week. Her chance encounter with Dan and a later disas ...more
I've only made it to page 12.... Not sure if I ...more
When working on Persuading Annie (2001), Nathan was diagnosed with breast cancer. She refused to let the illness dominate her life, and - in public anyway - was unfailingly positive. She had no time for most journalism written by cancer sufferers: "self-indulgent dirges ...more