Chick Lit and Other Formulas for Life

Chick Lit and Other Formulas for Life Life isn t a fairytale or chick lit It s and Katy Sinclaire is two years out of college She still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she s been with

  • Title: Chick Lit and Other Formulas for Life
  • Author: Abby Rosmarin
  • ISBN: 9780996631303
  • Page: 339
  • Format: Paperback
  • Life isn t a fairytale or chick lit.It s 2005 and Katy Sinclaire is two years out of college She still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she s been with since she was a teenager She spends her days avoiding customers, making fun of the books in the store, and counting the minutes until she can clock out It is an increasiLife isn t a fairytale or chick lit.It s 2005 and Katy Sinclaire is two years out of college She still lives with her old university roommate and still works at the same bookstore that she s been with since she was a teenager She spends her days avoiding customers, making fun of the books in the store, and counting the minutes until she can clock out It is an increasingly unsatisfying life, but it s also a life that she does not question That is, until a chain of events forces Katy to confront the painful truth she is going absolutely, positively, nowhere in life She realizes that she needs to do something, and now.Only one problem Katy has absolutely, positively, no idea what the first step should be.The other problem From her harebrained misadventures, to her chisel jawed boyfriend, to her best guy friend who is not so secretly in love with her , Katy s life starts mimicking the very chick literature she mocks Only life isn t as predictable as a storybook, a lesson Katy is forced to learn as she desperately tries to figure out her purpose in life if such a purpose even exists.

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    1. I was provided a copy of Chick Lit in exchange for an honest review.Let me start off with this book is not a romance in any way shape or form. The blurb is a bit misleading. This is a book about self-discovery. Katy has worked the same job since college, same friends same roommate and realizes one day she is stuck. Stuck in a dead end job and essentially a life she doesn't want.I will be honest I didn't like Katy through much of this book. She is too indecisive and not a strong independent woman [...]

    2. Katy is a twenty-something young woman, recently out of college and with no clue on what to do next. She starts to suffer when the rest of the world seems to be on their paths and she doesn't know her purpose. Being a girl who always makes fun of chick lit and its clichés formulas hasn't prepared her to the fact that sometimes life is exactly like the books (or movies).Katy is a special character. For me, either you love her or hate her. She is stubborn, close minded and self-centered from time [...]

    3. A strong debut novel from a promising author. This book features Katy, a 20-something bookstore worker who one day realizes that her life hasn’t taken the turns that she expected when she was younger. An encounter with an old classmate fills her with a sense of ennui and she spends the rest of the book attempting to figure out what she’s “supposed” to be doing. The reader follows along with Katy as she tries (and usually fails) to make sense out of life.This book is definitely not a come [...]

    4. Katy is a great character: sarcastic, exhausted, realistic (maybe overly so), and a bit too hard on herself. She hates her job, the monotony of her everyday life, and she's a bit of a disaster when it comes to dating. And she has an irrational hatred of all things chick lit. (Which reminds me of my aversion to nearly all romance novelsLOL)Even though Katy's life begins to resemble a chick lit novel, this is not, IMO a romance story. This is a story of Katy discovering Katy. I had a tough time li [...]

    5. DNF @ 31%Reading this book made me realize something. I realized that I really hate iBooks. It was my first time and it's my last. Google Play Books forever.I felt nostalgia when I started the book. The main character is Katy and she's a bookstore associate (#goals.) She reminded me of Katy, the book blogger, from the Lux series by JLA. This connection put me in a good mood. The synopsis also gave me The Virgin Romance Novelist-favorite contemporary book of the year-vibes.Did my good mood contin [...]

    6. I enjoy books with lots of character interactions and clever banter, and Chick Lit provides both. The story line is refreshing as we follow the main character Katy while she matures into a confident and proactive young woman. I think a lot of readers will be able to relate to Katy's issues that start with comparing her successes in life (or perceived lack thereof) to that of a frenemy. Katy's decisions and attitude while trying to figure out what she "should" do are imperfect and realistic for a [...]

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