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Books I Have Read Lately Without Reporting On.

18 Aug

In the past few days I have read the following books:

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella
I Make My Own Rules by LL Cool J

I have not reported on these books for the following reasons:

Regarding The Undomestic Goddess, well, let’s be honest here… you’ve read one Sophie Kinsella book, you’ve read ’em all. Shallow yet charming twentysomething girl with kooky best friend and a crush finds herself head-over-heels in trouble, but manages to redeem herself through cunning and intelligence. At some point, said character finds herself in a situation where she is deeply misunderstood by someone else, but she cannot come clean lest she make the situation worse. Inevitably, the lie she is then forced to tell then makes the situation worse. However, in the end, all’s well in the world, and Ms. Shallow Yet Charming finds herself madly in love with some guy or another (it may or may not be the aforementioned crush), and beloved by all who come to cross her path. Actually, yeah, there’s your report then. Borrow it. Or feel free to just ignore it, because much like the trailer that comes out months before the blockbuster movie, I pretty much just gave away all the best and most pertinent points. And yet somehow, didn’t spoil anything.

I read Sophie Kinsella books because they are light and frothy and fun… and to be fair, her writing isn’t bad… it’s just terribly predictable. On the other hand, I read books by LL Cool J because they force me to examine myself on a deeper level, and I come away having learned something about life, love, and all the rest of it.

Seriously, I really love LL Cool J.

My coworker let me borrow I Make My Own Rules. I read it in one sitting. I can’t even describe to you how awesome it was. Just read it, okay? You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, you’ll be astonished (“…and it was showing.”). Get the uncensored version, and thank me for it later.