Sample Saturday is when I wade through the eleventy billion samples I have downloaded on my Kindle. I’m slowly chipping away and deciding whether it’s buy or bye.
How to be Famous by Caitlin Moran
Why I have it: Was reminded of this new release by Ola (and I loved How to Build a Girl).
Summary: Johanna Morrigan is 19 and living in London in 1995 – the epicentre of Britpop. Unrequited love, a two-night-stand and a monthly column in a magazine get her into all sorts of strife.
I’m thinking: Yes (if only for the accompanying 72-song playlist).
Hey Ladies! by Michelle Markowitz & Caroline Moss
Why I have it: Spotted on this list – it’s a great list but very few are available on Kindle…
Summary: The story of eight best friends, one year, and way too many emails.
I’m thinking: No, too many exclamation marks.
Therapy by Sebastian Fitzek
Why I have it: No idea.
Summary: Viktor’s twelve-year-old daughter, Josy, vanished under mysterious circumstances. Years later, Viktor meets a woman who claims to be a novelist who suffers from an unusual form of schizophrenia: all the characters she creates for her books become real. One of her characters is Josy.
I’m thinking: No – OTT-first-chapter-suspense-building is not my thing.
Eight best freinds? Hmm… I’m not surprised that there’s an overdose of exclamation marks, says she, carefully not including one.
Not sure any of these are for me, but I was 18 in 1995 so the Moran might be a nice nostalgia-fest for me. Those heady days when no-one had a mobile phone and people were talking about a thing called the information superhighway… 😀
I haven’t read anything of Caitlin Moran’s but I’m constantly seeing her books everywhere. Looking forward to seeing what you think of that one!
I did not see the 72 song play list! I was already planning on reading it, but that would have pushed me over the edge otherwise.