Queen of Babble Gets Hitched by Meg Cabot

10169336So, it’s been a while since I’ve posted, mostly because I’m reading about six things at once – but not finishing any of them. I hope that will be changing in the next few weeks, so I can get back on track.

I picked up this book during my trip to LA and I finished it in about 3 hours on Saturday, while at lunch and then later under a shady tree on a quiet street. It moves quickly, just like all of Meg’s books that I’ve read so far, which I like. It was also fairly predictable, but since my predictions were what I wanted to happen, I didn’t really mind that either.

This book picks up where the last one leaves off and addresses my concerns and hopes fairly head-on. I was kinda surprised at how pointed the “Ava Geck” seems to lampoon Paris Hilton, even with Meg Cabot’s assertion that everything is fictional. I got a little sick of the main character’s wishy-washy-ness regarding her love life after the conflict came to a head, but by that point, there were only about 100 pages to the end, so…yeah.

I was sad to say goodbye to Lizzie Nichols and the end of the trilogy, but I’m sure Meg will be whipping something new up for her adult fans soon.

Queen of Babble in the Big City by Meg Cabot

199782I got this book for Christmas and I had to dive right in. I just adore Meg Cabot and I really liked the previous one in this universe.

It was a really fun read and I thought the character was even more endearing this time. I liked that she finally stood up for herself. I liked that she had to work a few jobs to stay in NYC, even though she was paying rent and utilities on principle and not in reality. I really enjoyed the cast of characters that she meets through her various gigs in the City. I read the second half of the book on the train into NYC, so it definitely psyched me up to get there.

Some of the “twists” I could see coming for a hundred pages or so, but I didn’t really mind. The book ends with a huge cliffhanger that I was NOT expecting. It was kinda disappointing because I like my books to be tied up in a nice little bow. Upon checking Meg’s website, it looks like the next book comes out in June. Of course, the title gives a little too much away, but perhaps it will be different than I think.

Anyway, I really loved this quick read, as per usual, and I’m super happy I was able to squeeze another book into the 2007 list!

Queen of Babble by Meg Cabot

421647This was just a delightful read! I love Meg Cabot’s adult books (never got into the YA books she’s written – though I liked the movies based on them) and this was no exception.

The main character was just the right amount of babbling and self-involved without being annoying. The plot is just enough of a fairytale to make you wish it was you on the train to France, but not so much that it seems unrealistic. Some of the characters are too stereotypical to be believable (like the guy’s girlfriend), so it’s hard to think that it won’t end up in a nice little bow.

However, it was a fun little read and a great way to spend a cool, fall afternoon.

She Went All The Way by Meggin Cabot

23226This book has been on my wish list for a couple of years now. I read all of Meg Cabot’s other adult novels and loved them, so I wanted to see what she wrote before she was “Meg.”

It was a pretty good read. I don’t usually like when the love interest is so obvious from the beginning – in Meg’s books, it’s almost always the guy the girl hates on sight for whatever reason – but it seemed to work here. I finished reading this one in a couple of days, so it was a quick read. Definitely helped me recover from taking the GRE. I still like Meg’s “email” books better (especially Boy Meets Girl), but this was pretty good.

Girls Night In

33723It took me a couple days of commuting to finish the collection of short stories. I like some that I thought I would hate (authors I don’t particularly care for) and found myself unimpressed by stories written by authors whose other work I have loved. It was an okay collection of short stories – some were incredibly strange (like an alien helping a woman with a stupid boyfriend find confidence in herself while remaining invisible – I’m not kidding), but it made a good train book nonetheless.