Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Twenties Girl

My Shelfari below is updated with a new book - Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella courtesy of our local library. I was delighted to find a new book from my wish list on their shelves. I think they have been hit hard by the state budget cuts. Our library is so heavily used; we really need even more space and resources. Ah well, a wasted rant in these economic times...

Anyway, the book. Sophie Kinsella is best known for writing the Shopaholic series. I read the first one of those and while entertaining, I just can not identify with anyone that clueless about their personal spending. I suppose we all have our vices. I'd hate for anyone to take a true inventory of what I've spent on scrapbooking and stamping but still... a shopaholic of this proporation, I'm not. Kinsella's other books have been filled with wonderfully identifiable, lovable characters. The Domestic Goddess is hilarious. Remember Me? has a truly surprising twist - and this isn't the back of the book jacket talking.

Twenties Girl is a ghost story. I don't normally go in for supernatural or science fiction, yet this is fun if a stretch of the imagination. The conversations between the heroine and the ghost are worth the read alone. I particularly like Kinsella's take on relationships between adult children and their parents. Her books are just good clean fun.

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