Thursday, 24 February 2011

'Girl Friday' by Jane Green

This book was OK, but I did not enjoy it as much as the other Jane Green books that I have read. But then again, perhaps, I am getting a little tired of her books or something. And of course, I have been very busy organising a book launch for my third non-fiction book on digitisation.
In 'Girl Friday' Kit splits with her husband Adam, but then a sister (Amanda) that she never knew she had appears on the scene, and goes off with Adam. There are also other sub-plots.
Whether I continue to blog the novels that I read remains to be seen.
I re-read 2 Thomas Hardy books recently, which led me to do some re-thinking; which I shall probably blog at some point.

Tuesday, 8 February 2011

'Jemima J.' by Janet Green

'Jemima J.' by Janet Green (Penguin Books, London, 1998) - this was a very enjoyable read. It is about Jemima Jones, an overweight journalist, who is very attracted to her good-looking colleague Ben from the Kilburn Herald. But she's convinced he won't be attracted to her. She then goes on a very strict diet, really slims down, goes to America and gets attracted to another man - Brad. She thinks it is love, but then discovers that he is using her to keep his 'real' relationship going. Finallly, Ben comes back on the scene, they fall in love, and she goes back home to UK. The book helps to illustrate what an important part food, diet, how we think we look etc. plays in our lives.

A powerful, engaging read.