Friday, September 25, 2009

Need a good book? AND A GIVEAWAY!

In my dream world I am sitting on a white sand beach or a crystal clear pool, lounging in the sun, sipping a fruity drink with an umbrella in it brought to me by some cute pool boy named Jose. Nice huh?

In my actual world, I am sitting in the yard with the only water being the splash from the water ballons tossed at my feet and rather then a fruity drink its a coke and in the absence of a pool boy I have two boys bringing me bugs.

But I did have a great book to read. One that was just as perfect in my actual world as it would have been in my dream world. And quite frankly friends, I love a good book. A lot. I love a book that I don't want to put down, I just get absorbed in the characters and drive my dear husband crazy reading it at all hours of the night.

I should also share my feelings towards Brit Lit. Blah. Yuck, I can do without. I know that sounds small of me. But I'm just being honest with y'all.

When I saw this book, The Trials of the Honorable F. Darcy, and saw it was a modern take on Pride and Prejudice I had my doubts.

But I also didn't have anything else to read and dash-1's copy of A Diary of a Fly, while adorable wasn't really high on my list.

So I gave it a chance and loved it. Now because I am a brit lit idiot I'll take the cover's word about it being a modern take on a classic. Even if you are a fan of the old stuff, this book is great. The writing is witty and the characters and story line are so well developed.

There is a "stuffy" judge, a flirty lawyer, a love that you're cheering on and hoping will work out, disappointment.... sigh.... all that good stuff. I stink at telling a plot without giving it away. Trust me folks, its good.

The author, Sara Angelini did an incredible job of walking the chick lit line while still having a book with some bite to it. I mean I like chick lit, a lot actually. In fact I'm always defending to flyboy, my need to read a book that I don't have to think during, but this book wasn't as much "fluff" as normal chick lit. And that I found refreshing.

Sigh but then again, I was reading it while looking at dead bugs so hey, take what I say with a grain of salt, this is just my opinion.

But it seems like people are always looking for a good book to read, I know I am, really, its an eternal quest. So if your headed for a little getaway somewhere tropical and sunny or if its a book to read in the lunchroom take this one.

It fits in anywhere, pool boy not required. Damn.

And, for one lucky reader, you'll get a copy of this fantastic book! Who doesn't love a giveaway?

The rules are as always:
* for one entry leave a comment
* for another entry blog about this contest on your blog
* for another entry tweet to your twits about this giveaway
* and for yet another entry all you have to do is follow my blog

This giveaway will be open until Wednesday, September 30 at noon! Good luck!


  1. A good book is a serious Quest! Thanks for the recommend :)

  2. I LOVE Pride and Prejudice! I would totally love to read this!

    Plus I'm already a follower!

  3. Yay books! Sign me up.

    I will blog about it on my blog, but I'm pretty sure anyone who reads mine is already a follower of yours... does that still count? You be the judge.

  4. I LOVE a good book.. and that one actually sounds interesting!

    already a follower! :)

  5. sounds like a good book and you usually have good recommendations. BY the way where are you?? I called you yesterday

  6. I love, and need right now, brain candy books! I am a librarian's daughter - books rock!

    I already follow you :-). If I come up with an intelligent blog about your blog, I will let you know.

    I love your writing style, and hearing about your life. Thanks for sharing with us!

  7. A good book is a wonderous thing. Oh, and my confirmation work is brilita - which is almost britlit so I had to share.

  8. I *think* I'm already following you. I'm going to do all the rest right now!

    P.S., I know I still have to send your stuff...I'm so sorry it's been so long :(

  9. I put it on my twitter, made a blog entry, and am a follower.

    My goal is to finally meet one of your giveaways! Please pick me pick me!

  10. I've heard of this book! Count me in & I'm also a follower!

  11. I love Pride and Prejudice. I would love to read this twist!

  12. Ohhh I love Pride and Prejudice and I love a good book even more! So, sign me up! And, I'm a follower!

  13. Who knows when I'll get to read it...but heck, why not have it around just in case I can?

  14. I love P&P and remakes!?! they are actually some of my fav.

  15. I'm a follower AND I tweeted your giveaway! @misssweettea

  16. I love good books! All ready a follower and I should post something since I haven't blogged on almost 3 months - man I suck at this, LOL. Anyway!

  17. Love books. Love brit lit. Love Jane Austen, in fact. Love chick lit. Basically, I'm a book whore and will read just about anthing.

  18. Im already a follower! I am about to make a post and twit ya! Undomesticwifey is my Twitter

  19. P&P is one of my favorites I love Evey version I have read or seen.

    I follow you too.

  20. Count me in! And I'm going to become a follower.

  21. I love Pride and Prejudice! This sounds like a great book.

    I'm already a follower.

  22. Sounds interesting... little gun shy about a P&P remake.. there are many out there and I apparently picked the absolute worse one to read... in fact... I never finished it... GASP... the first book EVER I have never finished (war and peace doesn't count)

  23. Wow, thanks so much for the great review. As a mom of 2 young 'uns myself, I have no idea where you found time to sit down and read, but I'm glad you did, and super glad you enjoyed it. And you know what was super-duper-bestest about this review? It came out on my birthday!!
    Sara Angelini


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