Month: November 2010

Review: Sweet Valley Confidential

You’ll notice that the picture used for this post isn’t the usual plain cover image that I’d usually use for a book. I’ve taken a picture of my copy of Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Laterbecause I think the level of security being put around preview copies of this book is just silly. A refresher: Sweet Valley High was a mega book series targeted about Jessica and Elizabeth Wakefield, two gorgeous “perfect size six” 16 year old twins from the fictional town of Sweet Valley in Southern California. These books were packed with melodrama, romance and more melodrama. I started reading Sweet Valley Twins, which were about the girls in middle school, while I was a tween and quickly jumped up to the high school series. I remember the first time I read a book in a day. I started with the latest Wakefield twins adventure on the beach, and…

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Notes on Nora – and beyond

A few notes: 1. As promised, I picked up Nora Roberts’ Happy Ever After after reading the Franzen book. It was OK. I think the series could have been a trilogy instead of a quartet but then I would have only bought three books, not four. I don’t think it’s worth a full post. What else could I say that I haven’t already been said? Roberts is a juggernaut, and even if she writes brain candy, I like brain candy every now and again. 2. Speaking of juggernauts, I’m currently reading Sweet Valley Confidential: Ten Years Later. It’s for an assignment for an inflight magazine. I can’t even even tell you how many Sweet Valley books I read as a kid (I included one in my book a week series), so I’m excited about this. Apparently, the publisher thinks there’s a huge demand for this preview copy as they’ve marked…

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Review: Freedom by Jonathan Franzen

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