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ReaderMarija's Reviews

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Rosemary Edmonds, Leo Tolstoy
Christmas Pudding and Pigeon Pie (Vintage Original)
Nancy Mitford
Tales of Glass Town, Angria, and Gondal: Selected Early Writings
Christine Alexander, Patrick Branwell Brontë, Anne Brontë, Emily Brontë, Charlotte Brontë
Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging - Louise Rennison This book is really cute! What initially attracted me was the cover art—the mix of that bad kitty and that Toulouse-Lautrec Jane Avril foot:


It’s a wacky combination, but it complements the story inside perfectly. Georgia’s a bit crazy, yet she’s a lot of fun. Some of her observations are priceless:

“[Dad’s] growing a mustache—how ridiculous. It looks like some small animal is just having a bit of a sleep on his top lip.”

“[Mark’s] Mick Jagger impersonation did not stop at the lips. He was a lunatic on the dance floor, strutting around with his hands on his hips. I nearly died.”

No matter how brief the journal entries—some even just a sentence if that—they’re so visual. It’s great! I love the final scene—so wonderful and yet so bleak—but it works and makes a fitting end. As a reader, you can’t help but want more. This is truly a great light read.