Monday, July 20, 2009

Tuesday Tomorrow

So today, aka Monday, I'm starting a new weekly post entitled "Tuesday Tomorrow." So why is Tuesday so important for book lovers? Because Tuesday is release day! All the beautiful new books are placed on the shelves just waiting for someone to come along and buy them. Think about them today, sitting cooped up in boxes in backrooms across the country with all that potential to entertain and enliven. Then later tonight or in the early hours of tomorrow morning the excitement builds while they are stocked on the shelves waiting the opening of the store so that they will be released into the wilds of someones library. This week the book whose release I'm anticipating is Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella.

Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella
Published by: The Dial Press
Publication Date: July 21st, 2009
Format: Hardcover, 448 Pages
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The official patter:
"Lara Lington has always had an overactive imagination, but suddenly that imagination seems to be in overdrive. Normal professional twenty-something young women don’t get visited by ghosts. Or do they?

When the spirit of Lara’s great-aunt Sadie–a feisty, demanding girl with firm ideas about fashion, love, and the right way to dance–mysteriously appears, she has one last request: Lara must find a missing necklace that had been in Sadie’s possession for more than seventy-five years, and Sadie cannot rest without it. Lara, on the other hand, has a number of ongoing distractions. Her best friend and business partner has run off to Goa, her start-up company is floundering, and she’s just been dumped by the “perfect” man.

Sadie, however, could care less.

Lara and Sadie make a hilarious sparring duo, and at first it seems as though they have nothing in common. But as the mission to find Sadie’s necklace leads to intrigue and a new romance for Lara, these very different “twenties” girls learn some surprising truths from each other along the way. Written with all the irrepressible charm and humor that have made Sophie Kinsella’s books beloved by millions, Twenties Girl is also a deeply moving testament to the transcendent bonds of friendship and family."

So why does this book intrigue me? First off, the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella (real name Madeleine Wickham), while by no means a staggering literary feat, is sheer fun for a quick read. And everyone needs a fast read every once in awhile, a sort of palate cleanser. We can't all be reading the Russian masters all the time, you need a bit of diversity. But the main reason is that I love the decade the book's ghost is from. The twenties, especially in London, you couldn't ask for a more fascinating time! Carefree youth flush from the victory of the Great War, not realizing it is a temporary peace. England literati the likes of Noel Coward. Oh, to be in England! So hopefully the book will live up to the summer reading fun I think it should be.


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