Blast from the Past: The Undomestic Goddess

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
371 pages — 6/15-19/2006 — fiction (England, lawyers, housekeeping)
Recommended by: NYT Bestseller List
Borrowed from: public library

This was an amazingly humorous book. I’d never read anything with a similar plot, so it was new. The way Samantha lied was funny because Trish and Eddie couldn’t tell and Nathaniel could. Kinsella made a good move giving the readers more information than most of the characters. It brough out a comedic irony. When Samantha was going to go back to London, I wanted to smack her and remind her that she fell in love and he should be her top priority. She learned so much from the time with the Geigers, Nathaniel, and Iris. I’m glad she ended up making the right decision. Love conquers all.

“You don’t always have to know who you are. You don’t have to have the big picture, or know where you’re heading. Sometimes it’s enough just to know what you’re going to do next.” (p215)

“You never know how things are going to turn out, however much you plan.” (p217)



Blast from the Past is a weekly post I write that focuses on a book I read long before I ever had a blog about books. While I didn’t “book blog” until a couple of years ago, I’ve kept a reading journal of sorts for about 6 years. Blast from the Past is essentially just my way of digitalizing my old book journals–and reminding me what I thought of books long since read. I think it will be a fun way to look at how my reading selections have changed and what I like most in the books I read.


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