No, not THOSE short-shorts. I’m talking about a novella, I suppose… The Diary of Darcy J. Rhone.
Full confessions… Emily Giffin was one of the speakers back when the JLC did Literary Feast. Her books are definitely in what I’d call the “beach read” category, which is to say they’re easy to read, heavy on relationship drama. However, having the advantage of hearing her speak and even to have chatted with her personally, I will note that even not-heavy reading can deal with heavy issues. Giffin forever changed the way I refer to my own not-a-mother status; I am not childless, as in something is missing from my life. I am child-free by choice, which is far more empowering.
More confessions. Darcy is NOT my favorite character. In fact, I don’t like her one tiny bit, and that was before I got to see inside her tiny teenage mind. And boy, is it narrow, small, self-absorbed… you get the point! So unless you’re a fan of Giffin’s work and/or already familiar with Darcy, I can’t do anything other than steer you away from this little read, even if you did enjoy Are You There God? It’s Me Margaret. in grade school.
HOWEVER. If you have read Something Borrowed and you’re familiar with Darcy, it’s a light read that will make you chuckle, roll your eyes, and probably remember your own high school drama – and I’m not talking about the drama department.
I did read it via i-stuff and the Kindle app. That’s my favorite way to read, because I can start something on my iPhone while waiting somewhere on someone, pick up where I left off on my iPad, and those smart little devices keep me all synched!
What did you finish weekend?