Thursday, July 09, 2009

Were These Books Written for Me?

It's time for another summer book review!!! And these ones are all about me...sorta.

A coworker left a book on my desk last week...and I read the whole thing that night. How could I not when it was apparently the story of my life?

It started off deliciously funny...mmmmmm, but then it all went down hill from there. Poor Jennifer Johnson is kitschy and witty, has a tchotchke-filled apartment, a nasty boss, and a princess-y sister who is getting married. And then she meets Mr. Right...or so she thought. By the end of the book, I wanted to punch him in the throat. Then I wanted to punch HER in the throat. Suddently, Mr. Right was not all she ever wanted. Moral of the story: DON'T SETTLE and DON'T GO LOOKIN FOR PERFECT BECAUSE THERE'S NO SUCH THING! Got that message loud and clear!

What ticked me off the most about this book as I had such high hopes in the beginning. The author, Heather McElhatton, starts off seriously funny. Her writing is quick and saucy...but then she kinda loses it and becomes Debbie Downer in a major way. No me gusta.

On to book 2...
In the airport last night coming home from my business trip, I arrived with 30 minutes to spare. Just enough time to grab a frozen yogurt (yum!) and buy a book. I know this airport inside and out and knew that the bookstore usually stocked more than the typical Paradies shops. I quickly glanced up and down the shelves and POW, this one jumped out at me. I had to get it! Seriously, how perfect is the name, The Trouble with JJ?

Turns out this book is pretty stupid and written like a soap opera...but with that name, I had to have it...even before I read the back. Unfortunately, JJ isn't the heroine - it's the guy. Maybe I should give it to my male coworker here whose initials are JJ, too. Ha!

I wouldn't recommend this book...even though I haven't finished it. It was an impulse buy...and a bad one at that!

Have you read anything good lately?


Tira J said...

Oh Jen! You are hilarious! God will provide a man for you when the time is right. Trust me. I don't know how old you are, but I had to wait a long time to get my arms around Mr. Right! It's when you are not looking, is when someone will come along.

CarleeKajsa said...

oh man! i just mailed that book to you yesterday - Jennifer Johnson is sick of being stopped me in my tracks in target and hoped you hadn't seen it yet...oh well - bummer that it stunk! read harry potter with me (my 4th time reading book 6) and then we can see the movie together!!

the BLAH BLAH BLAHger said...

Tira, you're so sweet! (sssshhh, don't tell anyone, but I'm 32! ha!)

And Carlee, that is TOOOOO stinking funny!

Deana said...

Hi Jen!! You crack me up! I love the comment you left on my blog about the "high class moonshine." Totally made me laugh. Thanks for stopping by.

KrustyTheCat said...

I love YOUR name! lol I think it's very creative!! And thanks for visiting my blog too ;o)