Sunday, February 28, 2010

In My Mailbox (1)

I'm still working my way through a pile of books I got for Christmas, so most of the ones I picked up from the library this week are for recapping over at They Let Us Read This As Children?

Bridget Jones: The Edge of Reason
by Helen Fielding

A new year begins - and Bridget Jones, the globally bestselling unflinchingly self-disciplined, and definitely practically nonsmoking heroine is about to discover what happens when you have the man of your dreams actually in your flat and he hasn't been to the supermarket - not just tonight, but ever.

Lurching from the cappuccino bars of Notting Hill to the blissed-out shores of Thailand, searching for The Truth in spite of pathetically unevolved men, insane dating theories, Smug Married advice ("I'm just calling to say in the potty! In the potty! Well, do it in Daddy's hand, then!"), Bridget experiences a zeitgeist-esque Spiritual Epiphany somewhere between the pages of How to Find the Love You Want Without Seeking It (can self-help books really help self?), protective custody, and a lightly chilled Chardonnay.

I read the first book a few years back and never got around to reading it's sequel. I've heard good things about this so I figured it was time I checked it out.

Besides I needed something more adult to check out along with the following (to be recapped and snarked, with love of course, later this week):

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Lauren said...

The Bridget Jones books are among the few grown-up titles I've read in recent years. Love 'em. Quality recap / snark fodder too.

Bookalicious Ramblings said...

Bridget Jones, Sweet Valley High and Baby-Sitters Club?! Win win win! Happy reading!
ps: Loving your blog name! :D

Kathy Martin said...

Interesting variety! I hope you enjoy your books this week. Happy reading!

Windowpane Memoirs said...

Nice! Happy Reading ;)



Lizzy said...

Aw, the Baby-Sitters Club! I heard they were re-releasing all of those. Enjoy your books!

bclement412 said...

Great books. Happy reading!

Jessica said...

This is the best IMM I have seen so far!

(And thanks for following my blog!)

A.J. said...

omg I remember I use to read the Sweet Valley books all the time! XD
Have fun reading! :D

Laura (The Bookie Bunch) said...

Awesome books!

Here's what I got this week:

Have an awesome booktastic Monday! :D
The Bookie Bunch

Beth said...

Baby Sitters Club! What a blast from the past! I was obsessed with those books! I'm tempted to pull mine out from their box in the basement!

I absolutely adored Edge Of Reason!

Lori said...

I love Bridget Jones movies. Never read the book though. Heard great things though.Enjoy your books. Here's Mine.