Thursday, July 30, 2009

Chic Lit & Rachel Gibson...

Chic Lit... It's been awhile since I've read alot of straight chic lit. And to be honest, I never really understood until recently what qualified as "chic lit".

Anyway, about a month ago, I was yard saling one Saturday and came accross a neighborhood sale, so obviously I had to make the rounds. I came accross a family having a sale and they had NO ONE there, so I stopped just to take a look. The first thing I see is a box (you know the kind that holds copy paper) overflowing with paperbacks. So I start looking and inside are books buy Susan Elizabeth Phillips, Rachel Gibson, Nora Roberts, etc. You get the idea, all chic lit. So I start going through making my selections and the woman walks up to me with a couple of bags. Yes that's how many I had already chosen. We start talking and finally I just get exasperated and ask how much for all of them. (Now she had already said the books were a buck a piece. I bet I had at least 15-20 books in my hand). Do you know how much I paid for a box of books that I've already read only 3 out of? $6. Yep, thats it. So I (of course) paid her the $6 grabbed the box and hauled a*s outta there before she could change her mind. So right now, I have a box of books in my trunk, waiting to be read. Now, I will say that I went through them and immediately took some to my UBS for credit. I just did not think they sounded interesting enough to read, or I'd already read them (the Nora Roberts).
So the point I was going to make: I sat down Saturday to read "Not Another Bad Date" by Rachel Gibson. I read it in less than 6 hours and laughed my way through it. Rachel Gibson is now on my list of "must buys". I've already went to the bookstore and bought all of her books they had available! I can't wait to sit down and read them all! The characters she creates are hillarious! I'll be doing some short reviews for these books within the next couple of days.


Sarbear said...

I wish I could find a yardsale like that around my house!

holdenj said...

What a great story! I love it when we find great books in unexpected places. And yes, I also wish I could stumble upon a yard sale like that in my area!

Linda Ellen said...

Hi Susie,

Yes, I'm back, but I actually feel drained because I haven't had much sleep! haha, but my vacation was fun for the most part.

I'll recuperate, and I should be fine. Since I haven't been with a computer in a while, I bet my Google Reader must be overflowing. I have so much catching up to do! Book Review Requests have been piling up to. Upon my return, I had opened up 5 parcels all at once, and they all contained books or e-books. Felt like it was my birthday.

Thanks for welcoming me back. =)

-- Linda

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