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I needed to wash my brain of the Fifty Shades series, but I didn't want anything too arduous or deep either. I have read all of Emily Giffin's books by now. I know what to expect with her, in that she brings all of her female characters through journeys. Ones that are real, emotional, and full of actual development. Many of Giffin's books are the same way. All of them feature thirtysomething women. All of…

There are moments in every book by Sophie Kinsella where I become annoyed by the female protagonist. Then I wonder momentarily why I keep reading her books since I've read almost all of them. I find the Shopaholic series's protagonist the most annoying, and yet, I still continue to read those books. I don't read a lot of chick lit, but there are a couple of chick lit authors who I tend to read. Kinsella…

So, I have read all of Sophie Kinsella's books. I am going to admit that the shopaholic series protagonist Becky Bloomwood can be grating, but for some reason, I keep reading the books. Kinsella still has the opportunity to make me laugh or chuckle once in a book, and I did really like Can You Keep a Secret?. I keep hoping I'll like the others books as much, and I do prefer Kinsella over Meg…

When I started this novel reading about Becky Brandon (nee Bloomwood) coveting Dior baby items, I wondered why I was still reading this series. Becky is still the consummate consumer, lies to her husband Luke a tad too much about it, and as much I personally like fashion and designer clothing, I can not imagine buying myself that many luxury items for a baby, let alone for myself. Then, as usual, Sophie Kinsella's amusing and…

This is the first book I've actually finished since February. It's always depressing when I realize that I haven't actually read a complete book in a month. In any case, I said I was going to read Northanger Abbey next or finish The Best American Travel Writing 2006, but I have been stressed and tired. I wanted to read and finish something that I knew would be quick and relatively light. That doesn't mean I'm…