Sunday, December 21, 2008

A Novel Idea by Aimee Friedman

I normally don't really like the Simon Pulse Romantic Comedies, but I enjoyed this book very much. When I went to Borders yesterday I kept changing the book I wanted to buy, it was either between I Am The Messenger (which I have read), a book about nerds (which of course, I found interesting), and this. I originally skipped over it, because it was a RoCom and that didn't really suit my mood. But after reading the back, I though it was worth the money. Here is what it is about (taken from the back of the book):

Once upon a time there was a Brooklyn hipster named Norah. Unlucky in love, and short on extracurriculars for her college apps, Norah decided to start a book group. She knew the perfect locale -- a local indie bookstore with a crush-worthy cutie manning the soy latte counter.

When the first meeting arrives, Norah gets a page-turning surprise. The attendees may be bookish, but there are also a few hotties! Most noteworthy: sweet, literary James. He's like a modern Jane Austen hero.... Only, how to snag him?

Ever the romantic heroine, Norah devises a secret plan. And if it works, Norah may just find her "Happily Ever After" love story.

The first thing that attracted me to this book was the cover and the title. And after reading the back, I enjoyed the fact that it had to do with books. Though I get car-sick while reading, I started reading this anyways. I read it straight through, only pausing when my mom called me. I enjoyed the surprise twist during the end, and all of the sweet little notions throughout the book. I recommend this to people who like Romantic Comedies, sweet stories, or books.

Silence is silver, but Books are golden...