Tuesday, May 24, 2011

Book of the day: "In Her Shoes"

In honor of International Chick Lit Month and our one year blogoversary, we're bringing you a book a day (and then some). If you've read the book and want to comment on this post with your thoughts, please do. If you haven't read it yet, we hope you'll take interest in it after hearing our thoughts. To make this fun, anyone who comments on any of these posts has a chance to be entered in a drawing for a special prize. The more posts you comment on, the more chances to win! (See here for contest details.)

"In Her Shoes" by Jennifer Weiner:
Rose is a thirty-year-old attorney with a secret passion for romance novels. She's going to start exercising next week, and she dreams of a man who will slide off her glasses and tell her she's beautiful. Maggie is twenty-eight and drop-dead gorgeous. Although her stardom hasn't progressed past her hip's appearance in a music video, she dreams of fame and fortune. These two sisters claim to have nothing in common but DNA, a childhood tragedy, and a shoe size, but when they're forced into cohabitation, they may just learn that they're more alike than they thought. (Summary courtesy of Simon & Schuster.)

Melissa P:
I loved the dynamic between Maggie and Rose and how they were so different from one another. I also loved seeing their relationship play out throughout the book.

Melissa A:
Just when I thought nothing could be better than "Good in Bed," Jen Weiner outdid herself. I was engrossed the whole way through. While I could relate more to Rose, I loved reading Maggie's side of the story. The book is better than the movie, although I did like Toni Collette as Rose.

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Krystal Lynn said...

I've been meaning to read this one but the movie version turned me off for some reason. I know, don't judge a book by its movie.. I'll give it another shot.

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S.Sabia said...

I love this book and everything by Jennifer Weiner! My favorite of her's is Little Earthquakes. I can't wait till her new book comes out in July!

BRN2SHOP9 said...

This is one of the best books. This summer I ended up at the facility where the movie wS filmed. It was kind of cool. I kept walking around thinking gee this looks really familiar. I finally asked why and they said have you ever heard of the movie In Her Shoes? Then they told me it was filmed there. Picture jaw hitting the floor! Lol

Literary Chanteuse said...

I loved the movie and just recently acquired the book but have not read it yet.


Heather said...

I love anything by Jennifer Weiner!!
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Nina said...

The only Jennifer Weiner book I've read has been "Good In Bed" but she has such a loyal following I may have to give some other titles a chance! Enjoyed your guest post on International Chick Lit Month!

Jeryl M. said...

I never read the book, but I enjoyed the movie.


Shaz Goodwin said...

Like comments before I've watched the movie (which I loved) but have to admit to my ignorance, I had no idea it was a book!!!

I think the book will explore the emotions more in-depth ......

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Susan @ The Book Bag said...

I have seen the movie several times but have never read the book. Gonna have to!

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Tiffany Drew said...

Haven't read this one yet either, but I do have a copy so I will get to it eventually. I did, however, really love the movie. I also loved Jennifer's other book Best Friends Forever, so I am looking forward to this.


Bec said...

This was one book I loved; I also really like the film too even though I'm not a big fan of Cameron Diaz

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Snitz said...

This was the first Jennifer Weiner book I ever read and I loved it! I love her style of writing and all her details.

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Anonymous said...

In her shoes was my first and where I came to appreciate this author.


Kat said...

I had seen the movie and wasn't overly impressed (my dislike of Cameron Diaz negatively biased me) but I'm so glad that didn't prevent me from reading the book because I would have been missing out!


Sarah said...

I have wanted to read this!


dyh_romero said...

I've read this book more than once and Jennifer Weiner is one of my favorite authors. As a mother with two daughters, it was intriguing to see the dynamics between the sisters and their father, and then later, their grandmother. I recommend this book to everyone I know.