Category: Books

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Olivia Joules & The Overactive Imagination by Helen Fielding

Olivia Joules is a freelance journalist for the Sunday Times. She has been asked by her editor to cover a fabulous Hollywood makeup line launch party. While there, she ends up catching the eye of the sexy Pierre Feramo, who may or may not be an Al-Qaeda terrorist. What follows is her adventures around the world. She pursues hunches and leads on the pretense of working when really, she wants to know more about Feramo.

She is eventually recruited by MI6 for a mission of utmost importance. Her adventures were presented very much like a modern-day James Bond. Not quite as exciting as saying something Sydney Bristow would’ve found herself in, but I shall leave it at that.

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Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Twilight is everything that I thought it would be, and more. And what I thought was that it was horrendous. The language feeds into its young adult target audience. Basically I went into reading it knowing it as trussed up LDS fanfiction, and it read like that. My opinion didn't…

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Let Me Tell You: New Stories, Essays, and Other Writings by Shirley Jackson

I've always sought out stories about families - by birth or by choice - over the years. The Chronicles of Narnia (paid link). The Baby-Sitters Club (paid link). The Fast and the Furious (paid link). I would even include Remember Me by Mary Higgins Clark. I'm talking about Shirley Jackson's…

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After Dark by Haruki Murakami

Excellent book. I like to think of it as a post-modern film noir set in Tokyo, around two sisters named Eri and Mari. The story follows how their lives connect to each other, an old friend, an abused Chinese prostitute and the keepers of a "love hotel" that found her…

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Me & Mr. Darcy by Alexandra Potter

American bookstore ninja/Darcy fangirl runs into Mr. Darcy in modern times on his own turf. Hi-jinks ensue. It's amazing the impact Jane Austen has had on literature, how many times her storylines have been retold and redone even today. I'm not a hopelessly obsessive fangirl, but I do recognize her…

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