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
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
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.
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
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 ;-).]
- the thesis parts... ugh. I mean, they are fine to show how "sassy" the main character is... but no thesis ...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
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
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
The plot twists weren't really twists at all and you pretty much knew what was going to happen t ...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 …. 43 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
But isn't it what I wanted from this chick-lit in the first place? Something easy to pass an evening with, forget real life problems and enjoy some litheness.
Also, it kind of remind me of my early teenager years when I read 'Princess Diaries' and it is not always a bad thing to go down your memory lane.
Since I haven't read that much for some time, because of reasons... (lots of reasons or maybe I'm just making them up) this one was a nice start. Now off I ...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
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
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.
Seperti kebanyakan chicklit, si tokoh utama seringkali diperkenalkan dalam adegan perayaan yang berujung pada kekony ...more
Lizzie Nichols can’t keep her mouth shut for anything. She talks and talks all the time. She is in college to become a fashion designer. She has a long-distance boyfriend, Andrew, from London. Her college roommate, Shari, is now her best friend. Lizzie seems like a good and fashionable girl who can take care of herself.
Lizzie goes to London for some of the summer to visit Andrew, and makes a big mistake. Lizzie and Andrew get into it because Lizzie doesn’t know how t ...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