09 April 2010

Just Read # 4

This week I've read Persuading Annie by Melissa Nathan

I've had this book on my bookshelf for a very long time. The reason why I picked it up this week is that I don't have much else to read. My last batch of books was a very bad one indeed (Just Arrived #2) I only managed to read a page or two, a chapter at most, the only book I've actually finished is Something About You by Julie James.

Anyway, back to Persuading Annie. Even though I don't actually know what I think about it. This is one of these books who make it difficult for you to make up your mind. I knew the story outlines before I started reading, of course. It is after all based on Persuasion by Jane Austen. But I had a hard time identifying with the characters, some scenes were just plain silly, some two-dimensional characters and some dialogue that didn't make sense to me. Yet there was some charming element in it, in the writing, the wittiness, the prose. Something kept me reading. Something kept me going.

Basically this book saved my week, left me wanting and dissatisfied in the reunion scenes and made me sad that there won't be any more books by Melissa Nathan.

Other books by Melissa Nathan I totally loved are : The Nanny and Pride and Prejudice and Jasmin Field (also called Acting Up)


  1. I loooved The Nanny and your great review just makes me want to read moremoremore by Melissa Nathan! I have pretty much all of her books sitting on my shelves, I just need some tiiiime to read them. ;)

  2. :D With my current lack of books I think I'll give The Waitress and The Learning Curve another try..even though I didn't like them....