Sunday, June 6, 2010

My Heroine







There are no guarantees of success in this world, not even for those whose lives are as charmed as yours. So have fun now! Do it! Put down the books! Have sex! Drink too much beer! Do something stupid while you’re still young enough to chalk it up to blissful ignorance!

-Jessica Darling, Charmed Thirds

If you haven't read this series already, I highly recommend it. No, actually I require you read it. In the era when most teenage protagonists in novels are either chasing designer shoes or glittery guys, Megan McCafferty has created one of the most witty, thoughtful and constantly questioning heroines in teenage student Jessica Darling. As far as I'm concerned, Miss Darling is my literary soul sister.

You'll love her, I promise.

Love to you all,
Heather

29 comments:

helen melon said...

this sounds good.
and i am itching for a new book right now.

JoJo said...

I love that you quoted this book!! It was one of my favorite series as a teenager! I even wrote a letter to the author asking her to write a third before it came out. I'm such a loser :-).

The Zhush said...

Miss Darling huh? Need to check her out...very intrigued!!

Melanie's Randomness said...

That is a kickass quote!! I'm going to have to check her out!!

JoJo said...

Just left you a little something on my blog!

Naka said...

lovely photos and nice quote ^^

natalie said...

I've read Sloppy Firsts, but I never continued on reading the series. I think I kind of forgot there were even more books. But I think I definitely will now :D

Diana Mieczan said...

That quote is so cool and I adore the photos my lovely:) Kisses and have a wonderful Sunday:)

政弘 said...

失去金錢的人,失去很多;失去朋友的人,失去更多;失去信心的人,失去所有。..................................................

Dancing Branflake said...

She does sound like my kind of read. It's good to have heriones.

Also, I went on the Maliboom and freaked out. It was so scary I almost passed out. Yep, I'm a lightweight.

its simple love said...

ha ha haven't read it! Must look into it.

Rachael

Jojomama said...

Hmmm. Success is not gaurenteed so live dangerously. Interesting philosophy. Is that kind of like-- live impulsively so that if you screw up you can say I meant to do that? Haha! Cute.
Like your blog and its flair. (=

Aury said...

I am very intrigued...Can't wait to read it!!! Thanks for the recommendation :)

☮ midnightintern ☮ said...

Thanks so much! I need a new book addiction to read on the plane (I'm going to the USA. Can't stop bringing it up in unrelated conversations.)

x

Erin Elizabeth said...

I've not heard of this series before, but I'm going to check it out. I generally steer clear of any sort of "chick lit" because of the overwhelming message of "all we girls need to be happy is a man and pretty clothes." This sounds promising though. Thanks for the tip! :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

Awesome quote! Maybe I need to add the series to my book list! :)

English Rose ♥ said...

Checking this out right now - love the quote!

Merci beaucoup for stopping by darling =]



Stay safe and chic ma chérie,
English Rose x
http://iamanenglishrose.blogspot.com

Miss Woody said...

wow lovely pictures !

belle in arms said...

I share your love for her!

Dionne said...

Oooh, sounds like something to add to my Summer Reading list!

Jennifer Fabulous said...

I am definitely putting this on my must-read list!! Thanks for the suggestion.

PS. I had NO idea you are from STL! That's awesome. I'm in KC! Have you been?

The Cottage Cheese said...

Ah, she sounds brilliant. Thanks for the recommendation! :)

S and O said...

I love Roman holiday, it always makes me laugh :D

Xoxo
Sarah

drollgirl said...

well this is a hell of a recommendation, so i'll do it! :)

Martina Voigt-Schmid said...

Sounds great! Must find out about her - she'll be my next read. So fun to find soul sisters in spirit!

Ally said...

what a great quote! p.s loving the photos. :) roman holiday is awesome. love the vespa and lambretta scooters from that time.

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Jen said...

Jessica was right on with her advice!! Especially the beer and sex parts ;-)

Torie Jayne said...

Wonderful photos and great quote, Have a sweet day!

Lexie, Little Boat said...

i read the first two books of this series, but somehow missed the second two! clearly i need to catch up!