Blast from the Past: Girls’ Night In

Girls’ Night In by various authors
8/3-9/2006 — 314 pages — short stores (fiction)
Borrowed from: public library

★★★★ (4.25)

Party Planner by Meg Cabot – 4
Traveling Light by Carole Matthews – 5
Cat Lady by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez – 4
Changing People by Sophie Kinsella – 5
New York by Jill A Davis – 4
Revenge by Emily Barr – 5
Here Comes Harry by Jessica Adams – 4
Know it All by Sarah Mlynowski – 5
In Agony by Isabel Wolff – 4
Dating the Enemy by Lauren Henderson – 3
From this Moment by Megan McCafferty – 4
What Goes ARound by Louise Bagshawe – 5
Rudy by Lisa Jewell – 5
The Truth is Out There by Marian Keyes – 3.5
Here We Are by Lynda Curnyn – 4
Siren Songs by Stella Duffy – 4
The Marrying Kind by Anna Maxted – 4
Don’t You Know Who I Am? by Adele Lang – 5
Dougie, Spoons, and the Aquarium Solarium by Jenny Colgan – 3.5
Acting Strangely by Chris Manby – 4

I couldn’t figure out how else to come up with a rating unless I rated each and averaged the twenty out. Traveling Light about engaged woman traveling and finding romance. Changing People about chick helping friend and are kindling her past love. What Goes Around about man divorcing wife when she did exactly as he but she’ll be happier than him.

“Problems are patient, they’ll be waiting for you when you come home.” (p88, New York, Davis)

“What’s the jar-full-of-coins thing?…That if you put a coin in a jar for each time you have sex the first year of marriage and take one out every time you have sex after that, the jar’ll still have coins in it when you die.” (p15, Dating the Enemy, Henderson)

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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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