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Josephine Carr À 0 charactersWeird Bizarre Surreal These are a few of the words that came to mind as I was eading this book Roped in by the flashy ed cover and catchy title I borrowed this from my condo library Use of the word spinster neurotic behavior and naughty email exchanges gave this book a definite Bridget Jones flavor until you get to the part where the heroine is a celibate librarian Let me be clear I am a person who loves books loves libraries worked in a library for five years during high school An awkward kid A late bloomer I should be able to Orphan Train Riders relate to this character Instead I found myselfecoiling in horror at several tidbits of internal monologue that I think were supposed to be funny in a nudge nudge kind of wayAllow me to present as evidence a short paragraph from page 103Lunch I murmured Penis a l orange Roasted penis with fennel Penne and penisYes this is out of context but I assure you even IN context it is still freaky weird If you were making this book into a film I d hire David Lynch as Director There s a lot of speculation and obsession about male body parts some very weird fantasizing some creepy fake breastfeeding but no sex Not even masturbation Seriously Perhaps this is a frank expose of what s Die Stunde Der Lilie Lilien Reihe 1 really going on deep down in the mind of every librarian but as I am friends with many librarians I genuinely hope that this is not the case There are several mystery elements to the story involving stink bombs that smell like vomit and farts and a wife who may or may not have murder on her mind The plot sort of dangles along for 150 pages and then culminates in a suddenush at the end A Cinderella at the ball scene leads the main character to an epiphany that I could not have arrived at myself with a map and a compass There s a brief action scene that makes no sense and the puzzles are solved with a happy ending A freaky combination of bawdy thoughts and straight laced actions this was one of the strangest pieces of fiction I have ever Sevin The Lords Of Satyr 7 read With little chapter headings about dewey places to find things and lots of library people and jargon Carr has written a very funnyomance with a little mystery I laughed out loud a lot Old jokes from when I was a old maid librarian came back to me in abundance and I almost know some of the people in this book not where I work now but in various places and times throughout my college and earlier library adventures Alison Sheffield s hot mother estranged orchestra musician dad and the main omantic interest of Alexi a Finnish immigrant conductor are way out of my area of expertise and experience so I don t know how correct the characters are but the side view with the character Ed is definitely the the characters are but the side view with the character Ed is definitely the thing for libraries all across the nationLots to enjoy and just plain laugh at Sweet in some ways too This book was a ecommendation BASED PURELY ON THE TITLE I THOUGHT IT LOOKED purely on the title I thought it looked and fun so I checked it out and started Fifth Avenue Fidos reading it at dinner a couple weeks ago I just finished it and I m still not sure if I enjoyed it or not The book takes a VERY strange turn in the last 25% that I was not expecting AT ALL The ending seemed extremelyushed and a lot of things happen suddenly Not satisfied At least there s no epilogue itis The last few pages are an interview with the author and some discussion uestions for a boo. Behind a french twist and sensible clothes forty year old librarian Alison Sheffield hides an extravagant nature But after last night even her most proper attire can'. K club I actually liked the first person view of Ally her internal dialogue seemed ealistic and full of asides digressions and phrases
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REAL CONVERSATION AS SOMEONE WHO ALSOconversation As someone who also alone I understood her unning train of thought uite easily As a library staff member I also The New Cold War relate to her complete immersion in her job and how library thinking kind of takes overegular thinking sometimes Overall not sure if I would actively seek out another book by this author but it was a fun silly Strength Life Legacy read If it is possible toecommend the worst book ever to anyone this would be the oneThe plot is about a 40 year old librarian who also happens to be a pseudo virgin she hasn t had sex in 15 years and in case you forget that major plot point she will keep telling you over and over again who finds herself falling in love with the new maestro of the local orchastra and the hilarity that ensues as she discovers herself Throw in breast feeding said virgin to her godson in order to bond with him say what a convoluted Love Honor And Obey romance Oh My God I ve been in love with my boss for the last 15 YEARS and never even figured it out the maestro s jealous wife who may or may not be writing a mystery or planning to kill her husband her sex on legs doctor mother and all this otheridiculousness and you ve got Dewey Decimal System of LoveThere is no depth to the characters there is way too much going on sub sub plot of one of her co workers who is also in love with the boss who then writes him a letter and the boss then writes back and tells to perhaps to think about lesbianism I mean if he actually DID write the letter why would our heroine want to be with someone who is so callous in a brush off to a suitor he is not interested inAnd all this convoluted mess with her father no one is as good a daddy there is soo much going on and nothing is wrapped up that I literally wanted to throw the book against the wall when finished Poorly written poorly executed and severely poorly edited It is written by someone who shows no concept of character development the best friend is a lawyer and is uizzed about why she owns a cell phone this is the 00s for Pete s sake and who the heck DOESN T have a cell phone these days Especially when said best friend is a high powered lawyer THe author Her Little Rachel relies on stereotypes to define her characters and the whole book just stank of poor development and execution It felt like andead like a 7th grader writing their first omance not of a seasoned writer Stay the heck away from this book I ead this on the The Origins Of Feedback Control recommendation of a few people and disliked it I can t even tell you what in particular drove me crazy I m actually surprised that I didn t just give up Romance Ally Sheffield is a librarian She needs glasses wears her hair up likes concealing clothes and hasn t had sex in fifteen years Is everybodyeady We e going to have a uiz Name three changes Ally can make That Will Attract A will attract a good class You e obviously familiar with the Dowdy Spinster Librarian Becomes Desirable By Taking Off Her Glasses Myth This book lives there It makes up a good two thirds of the plot So Ally s slow blossoming won t surprise you at all And for me at least it wasn t even the slightest bit satisfying because I didn t like her and I The Patron Saint Of Business Management really wasn t feeling theomanc. T disguise the signs the pink cheeks the extra poufy hair the bounce in her step Alison Sheffield is in love The heart palpitating nausea inducing silly inexplicable.
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absurd like something out of a men in black skit I didn T BELIEVE THEY ACT Ilike something out of a men in black skit I didn T BELIEVE THEY ACT I believe they act I know about the genre that s somewhat disdainfully eferred to as chick lit I Standing Wave read Bridget Jones s Diary because it wasecommended to me by my then boyfriend I don t know why either especially considering that he was generally a science fiction nerd and that s where my knowledge of its tropes concerns etc begins and ends And yet I am in the midst of writing a draft of a book that I m calling chick lit I don t know But anyway in that spirit the grand spirit of knowing ABSOLUTELY NOTHING I picked up this book It made me feel somewhat better about my own meager efforts so that s something And I liked all the Philadelphia Lola Levine references but I m not sure why she felt the need to express joy at moving away from Swarth what the Ville isn t good enough for youBut as a librarianaw man as a librarian I have to tell you I am tired as all hell of the librarian stereotypes even the ones that are supposed to be semi positive Wee sensible We e secretly cool but you d never know it etc I am not so interested in the Celibate Spinster Know It All Becomes Foxy When She Takes Off Her Glasses Librarian and over I ve never known a librarian who claims to stop drinking after one martini And that s a stereotype you can believe in ReaderBut again I know nothing about any of this This is a cute story totally summer fiction but cute nonetheless I love a good mystery and good omantic comedy and I don t expect either to Star Trek reflecteality which is good in this caseThe protagonist is a single 40 something librarian which is a character profile I can totally understand However this one leads a fairly interesting and exciting life The description of her apartment is the kind of living space I could only dream to have again given the salary of When Roger Met Patty real life librarians one cannot expect such elegance ineality but it makes for good eadingThis story isn t going to set the world on fire and it probably would never be made into a movie although I also said that about Must Love Dogs and that one became a movie anyway but it is a mindlessly fun easy ead that left a smile on my face I Vicious really enjoyed this book I thought the writing was excellent and the man character was unusual enough to keep me very engaged I m surprised that others disliked the book so much There seems to be much kvetching about librarian stereotypes but a librarian myself I have to say the stereotypes never bother me There is a glimmer of truth to that particular stereotype we do tend to be brainy and largely female if not scolding and all spinsters But I enjoyed the twist on th I know this is corny but this book inspired me to become a librarian Iead it while I was teaching and trying to decide in which subject to pursue a Master s degree when I ealized that librarianship was a profession that ather interested me I don t normally Voices From Tibet read too many chick lit type of books but the title intrigued meThe book wasn t too great the story involves a woman who becomes infatuated by a man who convinces her he s a pained artist buteally a creep but it convinced me to look at library school And now I m a librarian Isn t it strange the things that inspire us. Absurd and pointless kind of love found in a Grammar Of Septuagint Greek romance novel And for once in her life what Alison needs to know she can't find in anyeference book she can only live ,