Archive for November 10, 2009

pinkseOk, I  have returned to reviewing books in my usual format now. It’s more fun this way :)Though I might occasionally go back to those quick reviews when I am too far behind in writing reviews. 😉

I love reading YA books , a habit I picked up after I started blogging ,even though I am well past the age for YA .Its a pleasant change as a spacer when I am reading classics or some heavy-duty textual stuff . I had this book with me for quite some time now but it was never picked up but when I finally got to it last month ,I finished it straight in one reading.

Secrets Of My Hollywood Life by Jen Calonita revolves around teen actress Kaitlin who feels that she deserves a chance to see how a normal teenager lives. With the help of her friend Liz Mendes she transforms herself into this totally non glamorous looking British girl and joins Liz’s school. But wait ,it can’t be all that easy. Not the least when you are a major Hollywood celebrity and have rivals who can do anything to spread a wily bit of rumour to shatter your career.

The best part of this book is Kaitlin Burke herself. She comes out as an adorable teenage girl, who loves Star Wars enough to fill her room with memorabilia of the movie but star enough never to reveal it in public ( she is the teen of the year after all !)

Her nemesis Skylar is another character you will enjoy reading about though not in a like able way. She is a total opposite of Kaitlin and can go to any extent to dethrone Kaitlin. Its been a rivalry she has carried on since their first day on the sets of their prime time soap opera Family Affairs ,where both girls play sisters.

Though the other characters like that of her parents are not that well detailed ,it never hampers the story. It is a right mixture of glamour , fun and innocent romance that makes it such a great read. I will have to pick up the sequel to see what happens next.

If you looking for a book to cheer you up and bring a smile on your face ,grab this one.

My Rating : 4 out of 5


Library Loot – November 10

Posted: November 10, 2009 in Library


library-lootLibrary Loot is a weekly event co-hosted by Eva and Marg that encourages bloggers to share the books they’ve checked out from the library. If you’d like to participate, just write up your post-feel free to steal the button-and link it using the Mr. Linky any time during the week. And of course check out what other participants are getting from their libraries!

Yesterday , I kind of raided the library. I have one week’s leave starting today , so I picked up quite a number of books .



on the road rilke stardust

On The Road by Jack Kerovac ( for my reading project)

Letters To A Young Poet by Rainer Maria Rilke ( for my reading project)

Stardust by Neil Gaiman ( getting started with Neil Gaiman books)

incredibly frenchman's creek march

Extremely Loud And Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer ( friend’s recommendation)

Frenchman’s Creek by Daphne Du Maurier ( re read 🙂 )

March by Geraldine Brooks ( impulsive pick from the new arrivals at my library)

liar's club persepolis

The Liar’s Club by Mary Karr ( for Fill In The Gap 100 Project)

Persepolis by  Marjane Satrapi ( blogosphere influence )

So what have you checked out of the library this week?

30018th19thwomwriterrc1My first Challenge for 2010 would be 18th & 19th Century Women Writers Reading Challenge hosted by Becky. Great way to read more classics .

Rules :

Read books written by women authors that were written and/or published between 1700 and 1900.

Minimum 2 books.

My selection ( as of now )

old fashinoed girl profesor

1.Professor by Charlotte Bronte published in 1857

2.Old Fashioned Girl by Louisa May Alcott published in 1869



Plan to add a few more once the challenge starts.