chick lit

Sep 18, 2013

The 9 Best Chick-Lit Books You Won’t Be Able to Put Down

Sometimes its nice to power down those electronics and be entertained the old-fashioned way.

Feb 25, 2011

Birthday Faves: 21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Jun 17, 2010

The Know: 10 Books You Need to Read Now

With summer here (or officially four days away) we've got lots and lots of free time on our hands. And by that I mean we're cooped up in our parents house and - god help us - we love our parents, we really, REALLY do, but after about 48 hours back from school we are already counting down until Welcome Week.

Saturday Read: Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me, by Maya Jax

After 8 months of reading textbooks with a highlighter, when it comes time for summer I want something light. Something fun. Something that I can devour quickly on the beach or when lying in bed on a rainy day. And Escapades of Romantically Challenged Me totally delivered.

Saturday Read: Upcoming Summer Reads

Summer has just begun for me and besides working 35 hours a week (doing the best student job on the planet, might I add), I've been devouring book after book. Science, YA, dystopian - I've got it all. However, despite my plethora of reading material, I often find myself trolling Amazon.com, looking for new releases that I can't wait to get my hands on.

May 8, 2010

Saturday Read: Runaway by Meg Cabot

To be honest, I had never really read much of Meg Cabot's work. I dabbled in the Princess Diaries series (FYI: so superior to the movies) and I know she is a fabulously well-known chick-lit author, but nothing I saw ever enticed me to pick it up and give it a go.

Apr 17, 2010

Feb 7, 2010

21 Things I Learned in My 21st Year

Just last February, I was planning my 21st birthday party. Now, I’m facing 22 (or as I like to call it 21+1) straight on. Even though the last twelve months have gone by, it feels like just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas. For my 21st. Because just yesterday I was indulging in jello shots and margaritas.

Sep 5, 2009

Saturday Read: Commencement by J. Courtney Sullivan

Although reviewed as “one of this year’s most inviting summer novels” by the New York Times, J. Courtney Sullivan’s first novel Commencement is the perfect back-to-school dorm room read to carry any undergraduate woman through the first days of their fall term.

Aug 1, 2009

Saturday Read: Straight Talking by Jane Green

Instead of educating myself with the help of intellectual books, I have spent my whole life devouring romance novel after romance novel, missing out on some much-needed sleep and creating completely unrealistic expectations about men and love.

Jul 25, 2009

Saturday Read + Giveaway! Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict by Laurie Viera Rigler

"Rude Awakenings of a Jane Austen Addict" is a companion to Laurie Viera Rigler's first novel "Confessions of a Jane Austen Addict." In "Confessions," Courtney Stone, a modern 21st century blonde, finds herself trapped in the body of Jane Mansfield, a brunette English rose from the 1800's.

Jul 11, 2009

Saturday Read: Dune Road by Jane Green + Interview!

When Penguin Canada contacted me about interviewing author Jane Green, I was ecstatic! Me, a lowly college student, interviewing a international best-selling author? A women who is considered one of the CREATORS of chick-lit?! Needless to say, I jumped at the chance.

Jun 27, 2009

Saturday Read: Hot House Flower and the Nine Plants of Desire by Margot Berwin

I recently received this book from Wiley publishers and, admittedly, was drawn to it because of the spectacular cover art. Beautiful flowers, bright colors - how could I resist! I then read the reviews and learned that Julia Roberts just bought the movie rights and, needless to say, "Hot House Flower" jumped to the top of my reading list.

Jun 6, 2009

Saturday Read: The Alphabetical Hookup List, by Phoebe McPhee

In the summer, I want to be entertained without thinking. I admit to occasionally cracking a textbook, but the majority of my summer reading tends to be a little mindless and purely entertaining. In the summer, I abandon content and literary merit in favor of laughs and a good story.

May 9, 2009

Saturday Read: White Oleander by Janet Fitch

Hopefully you are enjoying the sun in your part of the world (my part of Canada, however, is still not sunny) and getting outside! There is nothing I love more in the summer than curling up on a comfy lawn chair or towel and just reading away the afternoon. What I don't love, though, is strange book-shaped tan line I often end up with on my belly.

Mar 14, 2009

Saturday Read: Dedication by Emma McLaughin and Nicola Krauss

I am not a huge reader of chick-lit, but I admit, sometimes I just get the urge and have to indulge! It's like the 99 times I pass by Mrs. Fields at the mall until that on time I can't take the fresh cookie smell anymore.... and I get three.