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I'm currently reading. [Jan. 9th, 2009|11:37 pm]


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I'm currently reading "Remember me?" by Sophie Kinsella, and I literally cannot put it down. Sophie is such an amazing writer, and it's nice to read something by a British author, for once I know the places she's talking about (but it isn't relevant if you don't, it's just nice for me to be like "ohhh I've been there," lol. If you like something light hearted and funny, then I highly recommend this book.

Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it's 2004 and she's a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, to her disbelief, she learns it's actually 2007 - she's twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she's the boss of her department - and she's married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life? She can't believe her luck - especially when she sees her stunning new home. She's sure she'll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He's drawn up a 'manual of our marriage', which should help. But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old colleagues hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up...and lands a new bombshell. What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

ISBN: 9780552772761

[User Picture]From: spunkyar
2009-01-13 04:37 am (UTC)
Hey girl!! This is a good idea. Ok my first recomendation is "Veil of Roses" by Laura Fitzgerald! I read it a couple months ago and it's a great book. It was very sweet and deep, but was still a quick read. (I hope you like it!)


This compelling debut follows one spirited young woman from the confines of Iran to the intoxicating freedom of America—where she discovers not only an enticing new country but the roots of her own independence. . . .

Tamila Soroush wanted it all. But in the Islamic Republic of Iran, dreams are a dangerous thing for a girl. Knowing they can never come true, Tami abandons them. . . . Until her twenty-fifth birthday, when her parents give her a one-way ticket to America, hoping she will “go and wake up her luck.” If they have their way, Tami will never return to Iran . . . which means she has three months to find a husband in America. Three months before she’s sent back for good.

From her first Victoria’s Secret bra to her first ride on a motor scooter to her first country line-dance, Tami drinks in the freedom of an American girl. Inspired to pursue her passion for photography, she even captures her adventures on film. But looming over her is the fact that she must find an Iranian-born husband before her visa expires. To complicate matters, her friendship with Ike, a young American man, has grown stronger. And it is becoming harder for Tami to ignore the forbidden feelings she has for him.

It’s in her English as a second language classes that Tami finds a support system. With the encouragement of headstrong Eva, loyal Nadia, and Agata and Josef, who are carving out a love story of their own, perhaps Tami can keep dreaming—and find a way to stay in America.

http://www.randomhouse.com/catalog/display.pperl?isbn=9780553383881 - Here you can read the first 33 pages. :)
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[User Picture]From: allie83
2009-01-13 07:39 am (UTC)
Wow, that sounds SO good babes, thanks for the recommendation. *runs to Amazon* I have turned in to a book worm this week and I love it eeek :) Do you think it would be better to put recommendations in a seperate post?

I hope we get more members, I want BOOKS lol.

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[User Picture]From: juditigger
2009-01-13 01:11 pm (UTC)
This books looks interesting. I only read one Sophie Kinsella book and have not completely jumped to her Shopaholic series bandwagon. Will try to grab a copy! Thanks for featuring this :)
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[User Picture]From: allie83
2009-01-13 03:47 pm (UTC)
I have just bought her shopaholic series, and I hope I enjoy them as much as I enjoyed reading this. I have such a hard time reading, as I have really bad eyesight, and I get eyestrain really quickly, but with this book I didn't care, I literally couldn't put it down lol. Let me know if you read it :)
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[User Picture]From: kazalou
2009-01-14 12:04 am (UTC)
I love Sophie Kinsella books, she's also written the Undomestic Goddess about a girl who flees London and her high powered job as she thinks she's screwed up and goes to a small village on the South Coast, where she finds work as a domestic help - it's very funny.
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[User Picture]From: mmleadinglady
2009-02-18 04:48 am (UTC)
I really loved this book when I read it last year. There were parts that seemed to go on too long, but it's my favorite Kinsella book so far.
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[User Picture]From: allie83
2009-02-18 05:18 am (UTC)
I had the same reaction as you, I couldn't put it down. I love it. I really enjoy her style of writing. What did oyu make of the shopaholic series?
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[User Picture]From: mmleadinglady
2009-02-18 05:28 am (UTC)
I liked the first one and the fourth one, but the ones in the middle were sorta retreads IMO.
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