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Theodora's Diary

(Theodora #1)

3.61  ·  Rating details ·  208 ratings  ·  25 reviews
Saturday 8th May. Emergency! It is 11:30 p.m. and I am suffering from an incredibly intense chocolate craving that will not leave me in spite of prayer, distraction activities and half a loaf of bread and butter. Got out of bed and searched the flat. No luck. Not even a bourbon biscuit. Not even a cream egg left from Easter. All the shops are closed so no nipping out to re ...more
Paperback, 286 pages
Published January 23rd 2002 by Zondervan (first published September 1st 2001)
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Jul 30, 2007 rated it really liked it
Very cute book! Theodora talks about her spirituality and applies it to everything going on in her life. It is amusing, light-hearted and fun!
May 23, 2015 rated it really liked it
I was skeptical about this book--fearing it would be sort of "churchy-preachy" and not very entertaining. Wrong! It's a fun read--I actually laughed aloud in several spots and smiled quite a bit throughout. There are some very colorful characters, and the Theodora is someone you can't help but like. Four stars! ...more
Apr 21, 2009 rated it really liked it
We all need a little fluff every once and a while and some Christian fiction with a side of fluff is a nice diversion!
Chelsea V
Sep 22, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: everyone
Shelves: schoolyear
I loved this book. She's so funny! I wish I was friends with her. ...more
Maria Elmvang
A Christian "Bridget Jones" -- but much better than Bridget Jones could ever be. I greatly enjoyed it. ...more
May 14, 2008 rated it it was amazing
Fun, light-hearted but not trashy. I loved it.
Nov 26, 2007 rated it it was amazing
Recommends it for: christian women or girls
this book made me want chocolate so bad!
Amy Russell
Jul 16, 2020 rated it it was ok
Kind of overly simplified and surface level under the guise of a spiritual book..
I did enjoy all thr references to Greek, quick, meaningfully light story, not sure why under christian fiction as it doesn't get very deep in any spiritual formation, maybe i expected more meat since it was published by Zondervan...was disappointed there were no library copies, have a used paperback from Amazon of anybody wants it....
Caprice Hokstad
Jan 15, 2020 rated it did not like it  ·  review of another edition
Shelves: abandoned
This turned up on a list somewhere as being "humorous". I read all the entries from June (start of the book) through December before I just abandoned it. I didn't find it funny. I found it boring. There is no plot that I could detect. Theodora's life is no more interesting or exciting than mine, which is to say, completely unworthy of being published. I kept hoping to "get to the good part" but if it exists, it must be in the last half of the book. I didn't really care enough to find out. YMMV. ...more
Bridget Raye
Oct 01, 2020 rated it liked it
2.5 stars. I thought this book was a cute attempt at a ditzy narrator. The book really failed to make any deep connections to the audience until the end of the book. I was sad when the book ended because it was just starting to develop a plot! The story was very character-driven. It was not as spiritual as I hoped when I decided to read Christain fiction.
Deevena Jemima
Nov 03, 2017 rated it liked it
Shelves: e-books-owned
It was a humorous account of Theodora's everyday life. Good for a light reading. ...more
This was a 2.5 for me. There were some amusing and touching bits but, overall, it just missed the mark. Miss Read is more my cup of tea.
May 01, 2010 rated it liked it
Theodora is a thirty-something Christian searching for her ministry. This book follows a year in her life. Theodora is a smart, witty character who made me laugh. I especially liked the church bulletin typos and accidental puns that only Theodora seemed to notice. The secondary characters were well-developed for the most part, and I felt as if they were real people. The only character I would have liked more depth from was Theodora's obsessed-with-football (soccer) love interest, Kevin. I wasn't ...more
Pinay Blogista
Jun 13, 2012 rated it liked it
There's never a dull moment with this book and I really loved the humor. Not once did I find myself covering my face with the book at the MRT because of letting about a bahaha laughter. For the most part, the book is entertaining and a great companion to solitary moments. ...more
Jun 10, 2009 rated it it was ok
Interesting so far, I thought it would be like Bridget Jones Diary but it has some religious talk so I'm not sure if I'm going to finish reading it. There are 2 other books in the series though so I'm hoping they tone down the religious talk. I'll keep you posted :) ...more
Wendy Moyr
Dec 07, 2012 rated it it was amazing
Good fun light hearted with a Christian theme - good read
Jessica Kantola
Mar 20, 2011 rated it really liked it
Very cute, very funny book. Enjoyed it very much!
Laura Warhurst
Oct 05, 2016 rated it really liked it
I loved this book so much! It made me laugh!! Out loud!
Jun 25, 2010 added it
This book was okay for me. A bit much with the christianity in it, but I did like the some of the girl humor in it. Loved the fact that when all else fails- there is always chocolate!
Aug 16, 2010 rated it really liked it
Penny Culliford is so witty in an endearing way...
Mar 20, 2011 rated it did not like it
I couldn't even finish it... just dragged through, and finally realized I was not liking it... so I stopped! ...more
Jul 31, 2010 rated it really liked it
Very funny book about a single woman in Britian who is very active in her local church. The church bullitan is full of hilarious gaffes. I really liked this book a lot.
Jul 25, 2011 rated it it was amazing
A Christian Bridget Jones - funny makes you smile at those Christian cliches.
Jul 03, 2009 rated it it was ok
Shelves: fiction, gave-up-on
I actually never finished this book - I just couldn't get into it. It was really quite funny in spots but there was just nothing to keep me coming back to it... ...more
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