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archersangel ([personal profile] archersangel) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-15 09:02 pm

Size 12 is Not Fat by Meg Cabot


This is one of those books that I went back-and-forth on even put to the list of books to rent from booklender.com, much less actually putting it in my "impending" books list at the site. I kind of regret it.

It feels like it's two different books. One is about a former teen pop star that got dropped from her label after wanting to sing her own, more serous, songs instead of the "bubblegum pop" stuff they wanted. Then her mom ran off to Argentina with her manager and all of her money. Followed by her finding her fiancee (in a boy band at the same label) cheating with the latest (20-something) pop sensation. Because she has no money she has to move in with her ex's brother (who's the black sheep of the family) & take a job as an assistant director at a college dorm.

The other is a murder mystery of the "cozy" kind. I prefer cozy mysteries (where they don't go into gory detail & are light on sex & violence) but this one was kind of "fluffy" except for a knock-down-drag-out fight at the end.
Also at times if felt like it was trying to be a third book about how being a size 12 is not fat & is the size of the average American woman, you know. And if you don't know, you should.

Over all I had a hard time getting though it & would've quit it, but I wanted to see who did it & why. Seriously doubt I will be reading the others in the series.
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marycatelli ([personal profile] marycatelli) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-12 12:12 am

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 3

The Water Dragon's Bride, Vol. 3 by Rei Tōma

Spoilers ahead for the earlier ones. . . .

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marycatelli ([personal profile] marycatelli) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-10 07:53 am

Seeds of Blood

Seeds of Blood by C. Chancy

Sequel to A Net of Dawn and Bones. Spoilers ahead for that.
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marycatelli ([personal profile] marycatelli) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-09 11:39 pm

Stolen Magic

Stolen Magic by Marina Finlayson

An alternate world urban fantasy.

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marycatelli ([personal profile] marycatelli) wrote in [community profile] books2017-10-05 11:09 pm

The Troubled Empire

The Troubled Empire: China in the Yuan and Ming Dynasties by Timothy Brook

Another author in this series.
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