Queen of Babble
What's an American girl with a big mouth, but an equally big heart, to do?
Lizzie Nichols has a problem, and it isn't that she doesn't have the slightest idea what she's going to do with her life, or that she's blowing what should be her down payment on a cute little Manhattan apartment on a trip to London to visit her long-distance boyfriend, Andrew. But what's the point o...more
Which is presumably why they automatically put Queen of Babble in the children's section at my local library.
Aaaand this is me, aged 9, finding that detailed sex scene:
Completely unrelated and random fun fact about me: I can pinpoint the exact moment my childhood ended. ...more
The author tries to convey that the characters quirky but annoying disposition as somehow endearing; unfortunately it doesn't work. It's to my understanding that ...more
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Man, people go hard on these quasi-retro chick-lits, don't they? I'm not sure what people expected from this one, bar a fanciful, wish fulfillment fantasy, but if you were going into this expecting something life-changing, I suppose, yes, you're going to be very disappointed. Keeping in mind that all of Meg Cabot's heroines sound exactly like what I imagine Meg Cabot probably sounds like (in that they are all the same person with differe ...more
Without having read the first one, I added all three Queen of Babble books to my list, figuring I'm neurotic enough to want to read the whole series. With the first one, we are introduced to Lizzie, a young twenty-something who is one thesis short of graduating college and a continent away from the man she loves...a ...more
Some may find this novel superficial, unrealistic and way too predictable, and you know, maybe it kind of is but that doesn't mean it's less fun.
I read this book after reading a lot of "depressing books" and wooow, it seriously was an amazing choice. I just couldn't put it down. It's the ...more
The one thing I cannot stand is a female character that is so immature and clueless as to be just too stupid to live. I quit on page 44 …. 43½ pages longer than I should have read, but I was determined to give it a fair shot. After all, Cabot does start with a quotation from William Shakespeare … promising. But then she begins the novel this way:
I can’t believe this. I can’t believe I don’t remember what he looks like! How can I not remember what he looks like? I mean ...more
- the thesis parts... ugh. I mean, they are fine to show how "sassy" the main character is... but no thesis ...more
Pages/Length: 5hrs and 41mins.
Genre: Chick lit
At A Glance
Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?: Slight Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: no
Rating: 3 Stars
All out of ten
World Building: 6
Series Congruity: n/a
Best Part: B's never win.
Worst Part: Dumb girls.
Thoughts Had: really!; wow what a bit*h; Diet coke!!!!
Continuing the Series: yes
Short Review: Okay i am going to w ...more
Funny, enjoyable, chick-lit romance.
Yes, full of ideas known from other books of this genre (I haven't found any original/new idea), but still I don't mind. I have a nice time.
[Nonetheless, I am not interested in reading the next parts of the series. But Meg Cabot's books stay on my shelf to-read in the times of need ;-).] ...more
I'm not sure what it was that made me give this book 4 stars the first time I read it but that wasn't the rating I gave it this time around. The book was cute and I had a good chuckle over some of the parts but for the most part the MC, Lizzie Nichols, was not only one of the most annoying characters I have ever read, she was also immature in the fact she couldn't keep her mouth shut. I think it was supposed to make her endearing to readers but for me it was ...more
I am pretty sure I have had this book on my TBR for like ever, maybe 2 years-ish? I just like the cover and title and I thought it was going to be a cute romance book where I'd fall in love with the main character and everything. Yeah, that didn't happen at all. From the first page I was really annoyed with Lizzie. I didn't care about where she was going, where her friends were going, or who the hell Andrew was. I just didn't like anything about this book at all.
Then there's Luke, oh sweet naive ...more
The plot twists weren't really twists at all and you pretty much knew what was going to happen t ...more
Though I had more tolerance for this now than I did when I initially tried to read it, probably about fifteen years ago, I'm still not particularly impressed with Queen of Babble.
The opening is painful. Lizzie's very difficult for me to sympathize with in the opening chapters. She's arriving in London to stay with her boyfriend for the summer, a boy she barely dated and has only kissed before the term ended and he went home to England. In fact, they don't even recognize each other at th ...more
Queen of Babble is the story of Lizzie Nichols, a (non-)graduate of History of Fashion who lives with her parents at Ann Arbor, Michigan, who flies all the way to London, England, to spend time with her British boyfriend, Andrew. Whi ...more
3.5 stars, actually.
This book was okay. If you are looking for a light and fluffy read this will do, but I have to say I would recommend the Heather Wells series over this one. This series is very similar to that one, in my opinion, but it doesn't have the fun mystery of Heather Wells books to keep it interesting. It is also very similar to the Shopoholic books by Sophie Kinsella. Basically this book is not very original, and if you are a chick-lit lover, like myself, you may find yourself think ...more
This is no Jane Austen but it has the right amount of comedy without the heroine acting like she has brain cell shortage and it isn't too high brow either for it to be snobby. The first part made me cringe because I was crossing my fingers that Lizzie won't fall for Loser Andy and thank god she didn't put our sex to shame! Yes she thought she was in love but when thi ...more
After graduating from college (if you don't count that senior thesis that she still has to complete) Lizzie decides to head to London to spend the summer with her fabulous boyfriend Andrew. In the th ...more
And that's the thing with this book. You know it already. (Spoilers below, maybe)
You know that the guy usually doesn't turn out to be a prince. You know that the stranger you spill your guts to is going to show up later on down the road. You know your best girl friend will be ...more
I can't be as happy about it as I once was because I did the mistake of reading also book #2 and #3, which completely ruin the story of book #1, and brought down the whole series.
The beginning parts with the UK boyfriend were gruesome (Especially the parts in his room) I would have lived better without them. ...more
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Meg Cabot was born on February 1, 1967, during the Chinese astrological year of the Fire Horse, a notoriously unlucky sign. Fortunately she grew up in Bloomington, Indiana, where few people were aware of the stigma of being a fire horse -- at least until Meg became a teenager, when she flun ...more