Sample Saturday – a Britpop journo, emails, and a missing child

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.

4 responses

  1. 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… 😀

  2. 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!

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