The Monkey Princess (stellanova) wrote,
The Monkey Princess

What the hell is up with LJ's update page? I can manage ultra-basic html, thanks! And there isn't even an option for "blockquote" - how will I format my recap-of-the-Dr-Who-recap now?

Anyway, I'm just really posting to distract myself from the review I am trying to write of a very, very, very boring book. I really don't see the point of this book - it's not campily so-bad-it's entertaining like Patricia Scanlan, it's not genuinely good and funny like Marian Keyes. It's not a trashy page turner. It's totally and utterly humourless. I don't know why anyone would want to read it. And that is all I can think of saying about it. Unfortunately, I've been asked to write 400 words on it, most of which will probably turn out to be a summary of the dull plot because otherwise I'll end up getting meaner and meaner about its every little fault.

However, last week my work was to read Just In Case, the new book from Meg 'How I live Now' Rosoff, which is absolutely amazing and features a hero with an imaginary dog. So it's not all bad. And I am also reading a totally addictive series of VERY silly teen witch books. Which is almost enough to distract me from the icy freezing weather. It's not just Ireland, though (for once). On Sky News last night the weather forcaster said that the weather across Ireland and Britain was so bad that (in despairing tones) "the only thing to do is to flee the country, ha ha". But you could tell he meant it. However, all of Europe is apparently suffering from this unseasonable chill, and apparently the nearest place that is vaguely experiencing its usualMay weather is Sardinia. Sardinia! That's how far I have to go to get some sun!
Tags: bookish, kultur, my brilliant career
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