The Thing About Jane Spring by Sharon Krum Buy book: $14.72
There's something eating Jane Spring. At 31, she has everything a woman could ask for and seemingly everything a man could long for--great legs, brains, rising star status in the Manhattan D.A.Us office--but she just can't find a man who'll fall madly in love with her.
Not really into chick-lit. The first read on this makes it seem too full of itself and not particularly well written -- in the prologue the character is first described as a "dirty blond" then in the next sentence, a "sandy blond". So far, sounds like an outline for a "Briget Jones" type movie.
So far, I'm intrigued. The image of her eatting her steak, makes me giggle. I could just picture myself at the next table, staring but trying not to stare at her. Or kicking my husband under the table to get him to look at her. I wonder what we'll learn tomorrow about Jane.
That whole visual Jane gave on her bedroom critique sold me on the book. A bit over the top, but very funny. Her date practically sprinted out of that restaurant. I could use a good laugh and a good summer read & looks like I found it. I've just got to see what man can hang in there long enough to make the cut.
I divorced a couple of years ago and have been considering dating again. This lady makes me wonder just what I will be getting myself into! I think I'm going to be reading it to make sure what I shouldn't do. Who knows? She might start improving on her dating techniques and give me a few pointers, eh? Even if not, this book looks to be an enjoyable read. If I were the guy, I'd be running screaming from the restaurant too! Critiquing on the "pillow!" Hilarious!!!!!
I'm no spring chicken (far from it) and this is not the kind of book I'd normally read -- and yes, I agree with one post; it could have done with a little tweak here and there at editing stage -- but I love the heroine and want to know what happens to her. (Dare I admit it? -- she reminds me, in a way, of a modern Jane Austen character!) I really did enjoy the first day's excerpt and have eagerly been turning to this book first thing each day. This book is fun, light-hearted, readable. I will probably buy it.
Jane has all the social graces of a water buffalo and is totally ignorant to the fact. How can this be anything but hilarious? I can't imagine having to write down discussion subjects for a dinner date. Nothing wrong with the steak but the dessert is over the top. Looking forward to picking this one up to finish.
Well. After reading books about girls who WANT to do their best I think this is different. Not that Jane isn't trying her best, I think. It's just that I think she's blocking something, or trying to keep something out. Like from the past.