Enough of Chick Lit

I’ve had it with chick lit. Not that I’ve read all that much of it, but what I’ve read has been plenty. I just read Confessions of a Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella, and the truth is, I can’t tell you why I read it. I remember my mom loaned/gave me the paperback. I remember finishing a novel and stumbling out into my dark living room one night at about 10 p.m. looking for a new book to read. I guess I grabbed it cuz the cover was bright pink and visible in the dark.

I read it in two days but I don’t know why I read the whole thing. I hated the protagonist (the aforementioned shopaholic). She was fluffy, deceitful, pathetic, selfish beyond words, and shallow. She was neurotic, childish, and her priorities were wacked. She was in debt up to her eyeballs. She was a train wreck. Designer names were littered throughout the entire book. Yucky. Yuck.

She was basically a thief. And in the end, she wins. She is rewarded for her despicable behavior with a sensational new job, money to pay off her debts, all the clothes and shit she’s irresponsibly bought throughout the book, love and respect from her family, and a boyfriend who’s a multimillionaire. YUCK!

I can’t believe that this author has written seven shopaholic books!

P.S. I didn’t like Bridget Jones of Bridget Jones’ Diary either.

4 Responses to “Enough of Chick Lit”

  • pirategrrl
    April 19, 2007 at 12:38 am

    I think the idea behind some of those chick lit books is that we are supposed to “relate” to the “flawed” characters that are “human” and “just like us”… Only we don’t suck like they do, and we’re not shallow bitches, so it’s hard to relate. I feel the same way about Sex and the City now.

    I do, however, like Bridget Jones though, because she’s funny, and has a good heart.


  • flonkbob
    April 19, 2007 at 1:31 pm

    I’m so glad you said that, re: Bridget Jones. I thought I was the only one. She’s SUCH an unpleasant character. Stupid, selfish, and annoying. If I knew her I’d have to slap her at least once a day. Eeeecccch.


  • pirategrrl
    April 19, 2007 at 9:38 pm

    Fine. Bridget and I will just have to get drunk together and sing along badly with “All By Myself” without all of you “smug marrieds”.

    🙂 (Just kidding)


  • flonkbob
    April 20, 2007 at 2:17 pm

    No, no, no. It’s nothing to do with being a ‘smug married’, it’s just that BJ is so very unlikeable.


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