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Just so you know, this is actually a really good movie and everyone should watch it for the numerous occasions Chris Evans is shirtless for inexplicably no legitimate reason, like that one scene where he greets Anna Faris naked with a newspaper over his dick. Delilah Darling has a history of banging a collective pool of dudes with shitty circus-sounding names and shitty personalities to match that no one in their right minds would ever want to bang, let alone WRITE about banging Tim the Townie? Delaware Pepper?? Grody Gourdy??? Why not just add in Krusty the Clown?
Desperate and alone, she takes drastic action. Her themes of child slavery, motherhood, female independence and freedom through education have won her considerable critical acclaim and honours, including an Order of the British Empire in It tells the tragic story of Nnu-Ego, daughter of Nwokocha Agbadi and Ona, who had a bad fate with childbearing.
Campbell Literature Prize awarded annually by Yale University. About the Book: Freetown, Sierra Leone, On a hot January evening that he will remember for decades, Elias Cole first catches sight of Saffia Kamara, the wife of a charismatic colleague.
He is transfixed. Elsewhere in the hospital, Kai, a gifted young surgeon, is desperately trying to forget the pain of a lost love that torments him as much as the mental scars he still bears from the civil war that has left an entire people with terrible secrets to keep.
She was active in the anti-apartheid movement, joining the African National Congress during the days when the organization was banned. The members of the Smales family—liberal whites—are rescued from the terror by their servant, July, who leads them to refuge in his village. What happens to the Smaleses and to July—the shifts in character and relationships—give us an unforgettable look into the terrifying, tacit understandings and misunderstandings between blacks and whites.
She was brought up by foster parents and then by the Anglican mission orphanage. Head trained as a primary school teacher and taught for a few years but in she began a career as a journalist. Her work for Drum magazine won her a reputation as writer. She writes with great love and feeling for these women. In a series of short, simply presented stories, Bessie Head introduces us to women with profound decisions to make, and often difficult circumstances to deal with.
She was raised in Nigeria and has lived in Kenya, France, and England.
Her writing includes published essays, academic papers, book reviews and short stories. Sarah inherited her maiden name Ladipo from her father who was born in Ibadan South West Nigeria in the late s.
Sarah herself was born in the UK where her father met and married her mother in the late s but she spent much of her childhood in the city of Jos in Plateau State. About the Book: The novel begins in the early s when Tayo Ajayi meets Vanessa Richardson, the beautiful daughter of an ex-colonial officer. Their story, which spans three continents and four turbulent decades, is that of a brave but bittersweet love affair.
It is the story of individuals struggling to find their place within uncertain political times — a story of passion and idealism, courage and betrayal.
She is the recipient of a British Council Fellowship, a Fulbright Fellowship, and a Lannan Foundation Residency Fellowship and is currently an associate professor of creative writing at the University of California at Riverside. In she moved to London with her family in what she thought was a temporary move but a couple of years later it became permanent as war broke out in Somalia.
She was educated in London and went to Oxford to study History and Politics and she finally returned to Hargeisa, now in the new Republic of Somaliland, in Is a stupid fucking idea and a horrible premise for a book, even one as light as a chick lit novel. So let's recap: McKrissy is not impressed. And pissed that I chose to not chuck the book across the room after her road trip began.
Because I am a positive person, I want to find some good in this hot mess. So here are the things I liked: A bad life choice? Perhaps but I love her little puppy. That dog is the best part of the book, in my opinion. Again, it takes her thinking that faking an addiction is a great idea for this to happen.
I did also learn about the dangers of Peyote, so there's that, too. Yes, this is a "Chick Lit" book, so perhaps I shouldn't have had high expectations. But the premise for this book is laughable at best. Delilah is an unrelatable and practically unlikeable heroine. I questioned her motives in every chapter. She's almost 30, too, so I have a hard time believing that she wouldn't have done a bit of soul searching before now.
Instead it takes an article about likely false social norms in sex and then being in a rehab center for her to take a look at herself and what she wants. The premise could have been a fantastic jumping point for a book about a woman who learns about herself and questions societal expectations. Instead it was page filler that got more and more unbelievable with every new chapter. Don't read this. There are much much MUCH better novels out there if you need a light-hearted beach read.
Mar 10, Cienne Olaes rated it it was amazing Shelves: I just never knew that I am going to love it this much. Every page is like sneaking in and taking part to the life of Delilah Darling, feeling as if it was your voice speaking for her. Although, there may be minor flaws as to the way she wrote it, the structure and creative setting of characters have somehow concealed it, thus, allow readers to feel more relax and literally laugh page after page.
It also felt nice to have a Filipino touch in it; there is a special page. It may not be flattering but it just amazes me how some foreign authors were able to embed it in their novel like it was some kind of a French word. It was inspiring to realize that mistakes make up the better person we are now and is bound to become. It is a bit naughty but assumed safe to read for the not so naughty. It is definitely a must-have to every chick-lit fan. View all 3 comments.
Apr 10, Ronald Lim rated it did not like it. I was expecting the bare minimum from this book. Unfortunately, Bosnak is no Helen Fielding, and instead just ends up making Delilah look like one of those girls you knew back in high school that ended up pregnant way ahead of everybody else. After the first two guys, everything just becomes an exercise in tedium and boredom.
And the worst thing about this book? This book is recklessly funny and stupid. Mar 03, My Little Book World rated it it was amazing. This book was absolutely hysterical! Delilah Darling reads an article about the average number of men a woman sleeps with in her lifetime.
She is already far over this number at 19 and decides that 20 will be her cut-off point. When Delilah is let go from her job, and waste her number 20 on her revolting ex-boss, she decides to put her severance pay to good use and track down all the men she has slept with. If she finds one of them worthy of a relationship, she can keep her number at 20 without This book was absolutely hysterical! If she finds one of them worthy of a relationship, she can keep her number at 20 without going over her limit and suffering a life of celibacy.
Delilah has some experiences that made me laugh out loud in her travels across the U. And to top it off, she finds out that her number was actually one short of what she thought! I would highly recommend this book for anyone looking for a funny, original read.
Karyn Bosnak another book that I will be picking up as soon as possible!
May 29, Rebecca rated it really liked it. Amusing It was a light read,very funny but predictable. I would read more from this author.
I would definitely recommend it. This book was funny. Some of Delilah's escapades as she tracks down the men from her past made me laugh out loud. Her character reminded me of Bridget Jones. The ending is fairly predictable, but it still satisfies.
Feb 10, Katie rated it it was amazing. This is one of my all time favorite books. I read this book years before it hit the big screen as "What's you Number? As always, the movie did not do the book justice, but thats besides the point. Right who got away. I found this book to This is one of my all time favorite books. I found this book to have every characteristic I look for in a book. It was well written, kept my interest until the last page, sweet, oddly setimental, and laugh out loud funny at times.
There are not many books that I have actually laughed out loud at, but this one caused me to do so several times. It had just the right amount of cheese without being overly cheesy. The characters felt real.
I found myself relating to the heroine years ago when I first read it, and after finishing it for the second time a few days ago, I related to her again in a whole new way. She is impossible not to like, and you will find yourself constantly rooting for her. The character of Colin screams swoon-worthy from the second he is introduced. You can't help but fall in love with him and secretly wish there was a way to conjure a man just like him. Call me sentimental, but my eyes well up a bit at the end.
While slightly predictable, it was still ultimately satisfying. Anyone who has struggled with dating and relationships, and questioning whether you will find the one who hasn't??? Mar 24, Tameka rated it really liked it Shelves: I am a fan of chick-lit.
I love reading about the journey of flawed women seeing as how I am one. While the plot was highly implausible, I felt I am a fan of chick-lit. While the plot was highly implausible, I felt like Delilah was my best girlfriend telling me an incredibly funny story full of long rambling run on sentences and enough pop culture references to rival an episode of Gilmore Girls.
As Delilah went on her cross country road trip, I could practically hear the fun girly pop soundtrack playing in the background. According to Karyn's blog, Anna Faris is slated to play Delilah in the movie adaptation. I certainly hope this is the case, because this book reads just like a romantic comedy. I love being able to read books that make me laugh, and exist purely for my entertainment.
I definitely recommend it for a lazy Saturday afternoon. Okay, so I only really read this book because I have seen the film and thought I'd give the book a chance. Not gonna lie, It wasn't until chapter 5 or 6 that I really became hooked. I loved how it was like you were in the mind of Delilah and how there was use of slang to put you on a 'friend' level with her.
It was a really easy book to read and seemed very relaxed, there was no parts of the story that I wanted to rush through to get to a 'good bit', which is very rare nowadays. Another bonus fo Okay, so I only really read this book because I have seen the film and thought I'd give the book a chance.
Another bonus for the story is that it was so easy to relate to Delilah and the emotions are really well written into the plot. I wouldn't say it was so much of a rollercoaster ride but more of a nice sunday drive. If you're looking for a nice easy chick-lit read with a couple of naughty giggles thrown in, this is definitely the book to choose. Oh GOD!! Thousands of books are eligible, including current and former best sellers.
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And original and sometimes over-the-top. There were times I thought I'd give it 4 stars but the warm feeling in my heart at the last page convinced me it was 5-star worthy! Delilah is determined not to sleep with more than 20 men in her lifetime, and so she goes on a cross-country adventure to track down all of her past lovers in the hope that she can rekindle a relationship with one of them that will lead to a life-time relationship and thus prevent her from adding another notch to her belt.
The one for Delilah is pretty obvious from the beginning, but how she finds her way to him and the trouble she gets herself into during the journey is just so funny and original. I loved Delilah - thought she was hilarious and loving and someone I would totally like to get drunk with.
And I wish there were more men like Colin - gorgeous, sex, funny, sweet - he was perfect and makes most of the men I know pale in comparison! My only complaints were as follows - Delilah is only 29 and lives in NYC. It is not at all unusual to be single at 29 in the Big Apple and so I thought the panic surrounding her being alone forever was a bit much. I also didn't like the footnotes - I was reading on a Kindle and by the time I got to the explanation of the footnotes, I forgot what they were for and had no desire to go back and check.
Can't wait to see the movie! I liked this book. I think it was a little long though, which is the reason I enjoyed the movie more. This book focuses on Delilah Darling's 20 exes.
Delilah hopes that one of these is her Mr. But she tracks down ALL of them.
After tacking down 6 exes I was bored with the idea because they were ALL losers. Delilah was at times likeable.
She was a bit humorous and quirky. But other times she comes off as pushy and annoying. I liked the Delilah movie character better. At the very start of the book I already knew that Delilah would end up with Colin Barret.
I really liked that guy. Colin was in no way like the hero in the movie, but I liked them both. There isn't that much interaction between him and Delilah until the end. The movie did good in showing them interacting more. Less on the whole exes bit. I could have done without knowing every detail about each relationship. Especially considering the guys weren't likeable in any way. Forgetable even. I do plan on reading this again.
But thankfully I can skip past the parts I had a problem with.