Tuesday, April 28, 2009

Light reads, laugh a lot

A grand night in...

Trading Up
Candace Bushnell
Selling at RM15
Retails at RM32.95

My thoughts
If you liked Sex and the City. You'll love this too.
In Trading Up, Janey Wilcox (first introduced in 4 Blondes) is a beautiful underwear model who wants everything she can get from life. She drives a Porsche Boxter, snags a rich husband, and parties in the Hamptons with the rich and powerful set. Yet it's never enough for Janey, who uses her beauty and sex appeal to move her way up through high society. Candace Bushnell (author of Sex and the City) skewers the society she knows so well.

Learning Curves
Gemma Townley
Selling at RM15
(inclusive of postage)
Retails at RM32.95

My thoughts
Chick-lit. All's well, ends well. A very light read with the potential to make you laugh.


Jennifer Bell used to travel the planet with her boyfriend, fighting the good fight for mother Earth. But after the breakup (not a good fight), Jen moved back to London to work for another mother: her own. Harriet Bell founded Green Futures, a consulting firm, after splitting up with Jen’s big-shot father, who runs a rival (and Harriet thinks corrupt) company. But Harriet can’t expose his crimes without proof. And she wants Jen to find some.

Since Jen hasn’t seen her dad in more than fifteen years, it’s a snap to infiltrate his company . . . under an assumed name, of course. Soon she’s worming her way into the good graces of the company’s managers to find evidence of wrongdoing. What she discovers is that her father’s world is a whole lot different from her own–filled with Palm Pilots, MBAs, martini lunches, designer suits, and Daniel Peterson, a guy who puts the gorge in gorgeous.

Teen Reads

Do Over
Niki Burnham

Love Lottery
Cathy Hopkins

SOLD at RM10 each
2 for RM15
Postage included

When it comes to love, how many chances do you get?

Synopsis for Do Over
Girl meets prince. Girl looses prince. Girl gets prince back -- right? Well, that''s what Valerie is hoping. She''s back in Schwerinborg after spending some time with her mother in the good ol'' US of A, and hopes that sparks are still flying between her and Georg. At first it looks like things are going great, until a ski trip to the Alps has Val and Georg''s romance hitting some moguls. Could Val''s love life be heading for a face-plant?

Synopsis for Love Lottery
Becca's on a losing streak with boys and she's willing to resort to anything to have a little fun. So on a dare, she kisses the next guy she sees: Lal Lovering, who's on holiday in Cornwall and totally cute.

But when Becca realizes she's interested in more than just a holiday fling, she wonders if Lal can ever see through her rather overwhelming first impression. Between her own changing feelings and her parents' disintegrating marriage, Becca starts to see what sort of support a boyfriend can give...and just how important her friends can be.