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Queen of Babble (Queen of Babble #1)

3.71  ·  Rating details ·  56,724 Ratings  ·  1,921 Reviews
Lizzie Nichols has a problem: she can't keep anything to herself. And when she opens her big mouth on a trip to London, her good intentions get her long-distance beau, Andrew, in major hot water. Now she's stuck in England with no boyfriend and no place to stay until the departure date on her nonrefundable airline ticket. Fortunately, Lizzie's best friend and college roomm ...more
Published June 1st 2007 by Turtleback Books (first published 2006)
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Jun 25, 2007 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: No one
Shelves: chicklit
This is chick-lit at its worst. Predictable, and annoying, the protagonist makes you want to throw her off of a moving train. She speaks like my 15 year old niece, perhaps worst. I found it somewhat hard to believe that someone like the leading male in the book would find a vapid, self absorbed, over the top and nosey woman interesting.

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
Jul 04, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Chick Lit Fans
Shelves: romance, funny, chicklit
Once again, after reading a string of heavier novels, I was ready for something light and fluffy. Yay for literary cotton candy, and a good "chick lit" book can always be counted on.

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
Ah, Meg Cabot. Author of the famous Princess Diaries.

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.
Jun 03, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: 2011
I've been reading a lot of books lately and I haven't written a review for any of them! I decided to start writing one for Queen of Babble because this is seriously in my chick-lit top list right now. I love it.

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
Chelsea (chelseadolling reads)
Re-read 7/29/15: 2.5 out of 5 stars. Cute, but nothing special. I feel like I remember this being so much better. Oh well.
Brooke ♥booklife4life♥

Basic Info

Pages/Length: 5hrs and 41mins.
Genre: Chick lit

At A Glance

Love Triangle/Insta Love/Obsession?:
Slight Triangle.
Cliff Hanger: no
Triggers: n/a
Rating: 3 Stars

Score Sheet
All out of ten

Cover: 8
Plot: 7
Characters: 7
World Building: 6
Flow: 7
Series Congruity: n/a
Writing: 7
Ending: 7

Total: 7

In Dept

Best Part:
B's never win.
Worst Part: Dumb girls.
Thoughts Had: really!; wow what a bit*h; Diet coke!!!!


Continuing the Series:
Recommending: eh

Short Review: Okay i am going to w
Jan 10, 2008 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Recommends it for: Adults
This is a mindless read. The main character, Lizzie, has just graduated college with a degree that is pretty much useless. She has no idea what she'll do with the rest of her life, and she is completely wrapped up in Andrew, a boy she spent one evening with. She flies to England to spend the summer with him, which is where the real story picks up. Lizzie is a superficial and annoying character, making it difficult to keep reading at times, but there are a few funny bits throughout the story. In ...more
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Okay. Here are my problems with Queen of Babble.

Just about everything.

The entire book happens in a timespan of just a couple days. So it took a couple days for Lizzie to (view spoiler)
Aug 30, 2009 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: books-read-2009
Queen of Babble is the first in the Queen of Babble trilogy starring Lizzie Nichols. When we meet her she’s just about to fly to London to be with her long-distance boyfriend Andrew. Trouble is, he hasn’t been totally honest with Lizzie and she ends up with nowhere to go. Her friend Shari offers her the chance to stay at Chateau Mirac where Shari and her boyfriend Chaz are working for the summer. Whilst on her way to France she meets Jean-Luc (Luke – another one!)… could Lizzie be falling for hi ...more
I picked this book up for variety, since it has been sitting on my office table for the longest time, and it's been a while since I read a chicklit novel. The verdict? It was a light, okay read - nothing exceptional (where chicklit is concerned), nothing bad, either.

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
Megs ♥
Oct 13, 2011 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition

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
Talk Supe
Apr 24, 2012 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
There are some books that should bbe taken seriously and then there are some meant to simply entertain, this belongs to the latter.

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
Jun 19, 2013 rated it it was ok  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: series, women-s-lit
When I first started this book, I was very annoyed with the main character / narrator of the book. She was so pathetic and needy and her thoughts were very annoying. I almost put the book aside and gave up on it completely. It took a good 20% of the book before she had a single realistic thought. When she finally does what you were waiting for that first 20%, she starts to slowly grow as a character.

The plot twists weren't really twists at all and you pretty much knew what was going to happen t
Wicked Incognito Now
How disappointing that I bought the sequel to this along with this book. I really expected a Bridget Jones-like, silly quirky good time. Which this story tries to be, but it goes too far. No one is as stupid and innocent as this woman. Even really stupid people realize that if you have a long-distance relationship, and the guy invites you to stay with him (in England) and it turns out he lives with his parents, and "oh yeah" the only bed he has for you is a rigged mattress in the laundry room... ...more
Alisha Marie
Lizzie Nichols is a blabber-mouth. But that's not her biggest problem. If I was her, I'd be more focused on the fact that I was a self-absorbed, boyfriend-stealing, shallow, mindless, sorry excuse for a woman. After meeting a guy for 24 hours, this idiot declares that she's in love with him AND THEN proceeds to move in with him, to another country of course, after only "knowing" him for three months. I put quotations around knowing because after the initial 24 hours, the contact she had with thi ...more
Feb 07, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
At least Lizzie Nichols knows she has a big mouth. They don't call her the Lizzie Broadcasting System (LBS) for nothing. A fashion history major, Lizzie is a girl after my own heart. Obsessed with vintage frocks, legendary designers and carbs, she is the kind of girl that you can't help but to love.

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
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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,
Jul 23, 2014 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: chick-lit
This was a quick, fluffy book.
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.
*The Angry Reader*
Totally cliched chick-lit. Ridiculous boyfriend. Empowering weight-loss. A crush with an evil gf (why oh why would I view a man who dates a gorgeous-but-terrible woman as a hero?!??). And a heroine who prattles on about the most vapid things. It's like being inside Kimmy Gibler's head.
Aug 04, 2014 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: kindle, romance
Oh boy, this book had me laughing so hard. Funny and sweet, and exactly what I was looking for in a beachy read. Onto the next!
Nov 03, 2016 rated it liked it  ·  review of another edition
It was a cute book, but not enough substance to make me interested in reading the rest of the series.
Citra Rizcha Maya
Jun 04, 2015 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Setiap perempuan harus bertemu dengan lelaki kepar*t sebelum bertemu dengan pria yang tepat. Sepertinya itulah yang coba dikatakan oleh Meg Cabot dalam novelnya Queen of Bubble. Lizzie Nichols, seperti perempuan kebanyakan, suka sekali bicara, hanya saja Lizzie tidak punya kontrol yang baik. Dia akan bicara apa saja, kapan saja, pada siapa saja yang seringnya berujung pada masalah.

Seperti kebanyakan chicklit, si tokoh utama seringkali diperkenalkan dalam adegan perayaan yang berujung pada kekony
Dec 11, 2008 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

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
Ornella (Nyx)
2.5 Stars

I started out really liking it, then about 1/3 in, it got annoying. They weren't kidding about the babble thing, the girl can not shut up! But that wasn't even the problem, I actually started getting used to it and found it funny again later on, My problem was she was always in denial, kept making up wild excuses for stuff, and she was such a pushover at the start.

What saved this book was that Lizzie does actually learn to stand up to herself and stops making wild excuses all the time.
Jan 10, 2013 rated it really liked it  ·  review of another edition
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. What's the point of planning for the future when she's done it again? See, Lizzie can't keep her mouth shut. And it's not just that she can't keep her own secrets, she can't keep anything to herself.
This time when she ope
I love chick-lit! It's girly, it's silly/retarded, and it makes me feel better about myself (i.e. that I'm not such a blabber-mouth that I jeopardize my Crush's relationships with his mother and money-grubbin' girlfriend while concealing my own secrets from my best friend).

That's the essence of this book. Lizzie just finished college with an Interdisciplinary degree in History of Fashion (!) and runs off to England to spend the month with her English boyfriend, Andrew. Whom she'd spent one 24 ho
Georgia Barker
Feb 29, 2012 rated it it was amazing  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: favorites
Absolutely hilarious. Queen of Babble follows Lizzie, a typical hopeless romantic who cant keep her mouth shut. Much to the disappointment of her friends and family she spends most of her money travelling to London to see her long-distance boyfriend. However things don't turn out as planned and she finds herself stuck in London with no where to go.
Funny romance begins as she travels to Paris to see her friends who are staying in a sixteenth century chateau catering weddings, meeting handsome Lu
May 21, 2011 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
I'm all for a quick, fun read every now and then. Ones that don't really make you think, just laugh and sigh. This book definitely did not make me think and there was a lot of sighing but no laughing and a whole lotta eye rolling.

The main character, Lizzie, didn't do a lot of thinking either. She misses something huge about graduation and repeatedly ponders her 'boyfriend' and their hypothetical children. She focuses on the fact she used to be fat and hasn't had a bit of bread, not even a crumb
This book was cute...and sweet...and fluffy. It had all the charm, comfort, and familiarity of a chick flick.
That's the problem.

The writing was charming and easy to tear through, but the story was so Hollywood spoon fed, that it left me cold. There wasn't one single plot development that came as a surprise. The main character, Lizzie, was Elle Woods-meets-Bridget Jones-meets-every other slightly ditsy but persevering and totally lovable heroine of this genre. But everything falls into place far
Jul 08, 2009 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: humor
So, this book is tripe. It plays into every negative and counter-productive stereotype about what women think and want, and on top of it, the main character is a moron. I understand we can't all be reading great works of literature all the time, and we all need a way to blow off steam occasionally, but seriously, this is so bad I couldn't even enjoy it on a superficial beach-read level. And some of the fashion history facts? Just plain wrong. I only read it because my friend was getting rid of a ...more
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Librarian note: AKA Jenny Carroll (1-800-Where-R-You series), AKA Patricia Cabot (historical romance novels).

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
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