Tag Archives: chicklit

Montclair Filament

I started reading Elisabeth Egan’s A Window Opens shortly before I left for Yangzhou, but for some reason, moving to China and immediately losing my suitcase put me slightly behind on my reading and blogging.  I mean, I could have just … Continue reading

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Bennington Girls Are Easy

Bennington Girls Are Easy is about two best friends, and their wider circle of college friends. Actually, it’s about living in the city right after college. I love struggling-friends-in-the-city chicklit, and I love lifestyle porn, but I get extremely annoyed … Continue reading

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In Which There Is Tudor Fiction I Don’t Love

Remember when I said how excited I was to review Six of One? I just loved the premise, a time-traveling chicklit about the six wives of Henry VIII, and I could not wait to read it, but then… it turns … Continue reading

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‘Rich Kids of Instagram’: Satyricon and the City

Rich Kids of Instagram is a Tumblr of, well, rich kids posing with their expensive stuff. Whether it’s yachts, sports cars, resorts or dropping $10,000 on cosmetics, the Tumblr recalls late-Roman excesses. It’s hard to tear my eyes away, and … Continue reading

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“The All-You-Can-Dream Buffet” by Barbara O’Neal

The All-You-Can-Dream Buffet, by Barbara O’Neal, tells the story of four food bloggers meeting for the first time in person to celebrate an 85th birthday, although each woman is going through a rough time. Lavender, the birthday girl, invites baker … Continue reading

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Amy Shearn’s ‘The Mermaid of Brooklyn’

The advert on this book — “sometimes all you need in life is a fabulous pair of shoes” — signaled sassy airport chick lit to me, and so I put off reading the book until I was in the right kind of … Continue reading

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