Austenland: Shannon Hale

This was such a fun, easy read.
It’s a romance book about a woman obsessed with Jane Austen.

If you love Jane Austen, I’m pretty sure you’ll love this book!

4 stars and recommend!

Amazon Summary:
Jane is a young New York woman who can never seem to find the right man—perhaps because of her secret obsession with Mr. Darcy, as played by Colin Firth in the BBC adaptation of Pride and Prejudice. When a wealthy relative bequeaths her a trip to an English resort catering to Austen-obsessed women, however, Jane’s fantasies of meeting the perfect Regency-era gentleman suddenly become more real than she ever could have imagined. Is this total immersion in a fake Austenland enough to make Jane kick the Austen obsession for good, or could all her dreams actually culminate in a Mr. Darcy of her own?

  • Paperback: 208 pages
  • Publisher: Bloomsbury USA; First Edition edition (May 27, 2008)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1596912863

Review of Diary of a Mad Fat Girl: Stephanie McAfee

This was a wildly entertaining easy read.
It’s a comedy, duh, I’m sure you got that from reading the title.
But I thought it was funny and heart felt and had enough of a plot line to keep me interested.
It’s crass, but not so much so that it’s a turn off.
I totally recommend this book for a funny easy read with 4 stars.

Amazon Summary:

Graciela “Ace” Jones is mad-mad at her best friend Lilly who cancels their annual trip to Panama City for mysterious reasons; at her boss Catherine for “riding her ass like a fat lady on a Rascal scooter;” at her friend Chloe’s abusive husband; and especially at Mason McKenzie, the love of her life, who has shown up with a marriage proposal one year too late. Ace is never mad, though, at her near-constant companion, an adorable chiweenie dog named Buster Loo.
Ace’s anger begins to dissipate as she takes matters into her own hands to take down Chloe’s philandering husband-and to get to the bottom of a multitude of other scandals plaguing Bugtussle, Mississippi. Then, she starts to realize that maybe Mason deserves a second chance after all.
With a sharp and distinctive voice, Stephanie McAfee delivers a hilarious and fast-paced tale about Ace Jones and her two best friends-thick as thieves and tough as nails-navigating Southern small-town politics and prejudices, finding love, and standing up for each other all the way.
  • Paperback: 368 pages
  • Publisher: NAL Trade (February 7, 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0451236491