Sophie Kinsella: Remember Me?



This would usually be the time when I would ask the largely rhetorical and semi pathetic uestion Why do I keep reading Sophie Kinsella books Well this time the answer is blatantly obvious the plot of this one involves amnesia yo and I can never resist amnesia and the uestion is kind of unfair Because this wasn t so bad far less annoying than the last few Shopaholic books Kinsella s strength has always been her ability to create an amusing fast paced narrative and coupled with the amnesia plot I really didn t want to put this book down However it also shares many of the same irritating traits as Kinsella s other novels The protagonist is once again a flighty shallow woman who spends most of the book flailing and helpless wriggling out of scrapes mostly through luck andor the help of a strong powerful man Also Kinsella really has no idea what it means to be poor Not only are these novels full of rich people the poor characters still have large country houses but they smell kind of funny or can afford their own flats in London Uh huh I wish I had your problems ladiesFor what this was it was fun enough Actually in some ways it s becoming funnier in retrospect because I m realizing what the plot reminded me of In Remember Me 24 year old Lexi wakes up after receiving a bump on the head to discover that she s actually a very different and successful 28 year old version of herself who s lost four years of her memory after a car accident Which brings to mind a book I read as a teenager The Other Side of Dark by Joan Lowery Nixon in which 13 year old Stacy wakes up after a four year coma to solve a murder and embark on a vaguely suicky romance with a 23 year old Mostly I remember the latter book due to its having one of the most unintentionally hilarious last paragraphs ever My cheek lows from the warmth of his skin through his shirt and I can hear the steady beat of his heart I put my arms around him I m Stacy McAdams I m seventeen And I m definitely in the right body Ahahahahaha I The Holy Grail guess we should all belad that in Remember Me Lexi merely engages in some rather embarrassing activities involving muffinsSince this review has clearly descended into tangent city I d also like to call attention to something that was in no way Kinsella s fault but which made me want to laughcry almost as much as Stacy s self affirmations Dear American publishers of English novels We your readers are not idiots We can figure out that if a novel is set in London football means the sport with the round ball and crisps are not some unfathomable food even impossible to decode than this Philosopher s Stone I ve heard stories of We might in fact be reading this book set in London in part to soak up the English atmosphere and indulge our Anglophilia So you are in fact helping no one when you take a manuscript from across the pond and do a findreplace on all the British terms leaving you with a long scene that involves your heroine making repeated and unintentionally comic reference to a packet of chips Yes thank you for clarifying that the characters did not just purchase a plastic bag of French fries from a British Jihadism gas station however you ve nowot them sounding like poor confused souls with horrible mid Atlantic accents NO ONE SAYS PACKET OF CHIPS Americans say bag of chips English people say packet of crisps Please choose one or better yet LEAVE IT THE HELL ALONE Next thing you know all novels will take place in North Generica because Virgin Widow god forbid readers be exposed to something unfamiliar or spend half a second feeling CONFUSEDrantSo annnnnnnywaylike I said way way back in my first paragraph this was actually pretty fun and diverting Much better than the later Shopaholic books and a perfectly decent beach or plane read Or in my case couch and bathtub read If you re in need of some froth you could do a lot worse After all this is froth WITH BONUS AMNESIA Sophie Kinsella s books follow a formula that s as simple and delicious as my favorite chocolate chip cookie recipe Start with a twenty something heroine who s slogging away at her career in London She s far from perfect Neither an Oxbridgeraduate cover irl or WAG of a world class footballer our irl s best uality is that she s a true blue friend She s a pretty hard worker decent and well meaning She hasn t a mean bone in her body Her flaws tend to run in the direction of materialism This may manifest itself in a shopping addiction or a tad too much lusting after designer The Eternal Ice (Magic: The Gathering: Ice Age Cycle, goods or a bit too much interest in thelitzy trappings of material success The recipe in The Undomestic Goddess is slightly different like an inverse chocolate chip cookie. When twenty eight year old Lexi Smart wakes up in a London hospital she’s in for a big surprise Her teeth are perfect Her body is toned Her handbag is Vuitton Having survived a car accident in a Mercedes no less Lexi has lost a big chunk of her memory three years to be exact and she’s about to find out just how much things have changedSomehow Lexi went from a twenty five year old working irl to a corporate big shot with a sleek ne.

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Ctable for me I kept waiting and waiting for something interesting and funny to happen but I m disappointed to say nothing ever did In typical chick lit fashion the conflicts do et resolved with some twists and turns which are pretty fun and empowering but I m not digging the whole romance between Lexi and Jon They don t have any chemistry at all and it felt contrived While I Tennessee Takedown / Ravens Hollow giggled in a few spots I had nowhere near the normal amount of laughs Iet from Kinsella s hapless characters Like I said it was a fun book but not as enjoyable as her previous books This book represents every reason why I do not just pick up adult novels and read them without The Cowboy Takes a Bride (The Bridal Bid getting a trusted opinion But I d heard of this author from her previous work even though I ve never read them it s been well received and the description sounded interesting so I thought I d try it The fact that every other page contained the f word not an exaggeration was enough to turn me off to the book Add in the fact that the characters discussion of sex made it sound like a boys high school locker room and I d had enough Do women really talk like that I expected to turn to the back cover and see a picture of a construction worker instead of Ms Kinsella I didn t feel connected to a majority of the characters and I finished it only because I have a hard time leaving a book without some type of resolution but most pages I had to simply skim through It s rare that I say a book is not worth reading but this would have to be one of them I think I ll stick with my previous inclinations toet an opinion from a trusted friend first which is the main reason I love Goodreads Typically I don t Michaels Discovery (The Devaneys give 2 star ratings cause I ve never felt like a book was just ok It s usually I love a book enjoy it find it pleasant or hate it Finding a book that is just ok for me is rare But sadly I mustive it to this book Remember Me was an interesting book with Shotgun Wedding (Silhouette Yours Truly, great potential but terrible terrible implementation It was boring and predictable and just dull to read When thinking about continuing to read the book I d feel like I was being forced to do chores and that s never something you want to feel when reading Like um no stop this nonsense It s about thisirl who s having the worst luck in the world then wakes up the next day to find herself in the hospital with a sparky wedding ring and 3 years worth of missing memories The whole point of the story is for her to retrieve her memory but like yawn I could barely make it through this one One of my problems with it is that I found it to be too juvenile Now I m one to appreciate silly humour sly uips and lots of sass but the characters in this book are like middle aged adults trying to act young by using words like hip and rad Also the whole plot is kinda just missing like yes I understand you lost your memory and now you have no idea who you are and now you must find yourself and look beyond your exterior and blossom into the beautiful empowered young woman you really are but seriously can we please Life Changing Smiles get a proper plot And now I must apologize to my dearest friends who are probably unfriending and blocking and deleting me right now because they loved this book and I m being a judgmental poo but I M NOT SORRY And just so you know Lexi I love youReally I beam delightedly before I can stop myself I mean fab Thanks very much 2 starsbook 2 in the Sophie Kinsella binge read My First Sophie Kinsella BookLexie Smart Was she or was she not Ghandi in a previous life The fun and farcical story of Lexie Smart has the heroine in this tale Remember Me wondering how sheot to a completely different station in life between the years 2004 and 2007 She believes she s stumbled into a dream life but soon steps into a hornet s nest of complications including finding out she s married to a Innocent Sins (Harlequin Presents, guy she just met Eric who is so rigid you have to sit up straighter just reading about him She also discovers her best mates a colorful threesome haverown to hate her and call her the bitch boss from hellHaving no basis for comparison with the author s earlier works this was just plain an enjoyable little story about a young woman trying to piece together her life after a car accident causes her to suffer from amnesia She can t remember the last three years of her life and the drastic changes she underwent to o from a snaggletooth bumbler to a high styled corporate bigwig married to a millionaire It s well written very funny and has a clever plot that kept me turning pages at a record pace I can see why Kinsella has so many fans and look forward to reading her Shopaholic series Cute fun and hilarious as always. T comes complete with secrets schemes and intrigue How on earth did all this happen Will she ever remember And what will happen when she doesWith the same wicked humor and delicious charm that have won her millions of devoted fans Sophie Kinsella author of the #1 New York Times bestseller Shopaholic Baby returns with an irresistible new novel and a fresh new heroine who finds herself in a life changing and utterly hilarious predicament.

Recipe I suppose Chocolate dough with white chocolate chips The heroine was a brilliant high powered City attorney or investment bankercan t remember which who lived for her work but was clueless outside the officeTo these raw ingredients is added a crisis a nasty workplace conspiracy The Undomestic Goddess a terrifying plane ride that loosens her lips Can You Keep a Secret or an automobile crash Remember Me If I recall the Shopaholic books crises pretty much revolve around the pitfalls of overspending The crisis performs a function as essential as the baking soda in the cookie recipe it forces our heroine to rise to the occasion She draws on ualities that she never knew she possessed using them to make lemonade from lemons The sugar is of course provided by Mr Perfect who crops up somewhere in her newly jumbled circumstances Our lucky London heroine rows in important ways and finds true love in the process Lexi Smart the central character in Remember Me learns an especially important lesson the perfect life with a perfect body career and husband just isn t all it s cracked up to beI know that cookies aren t Copper Lake Secrets good for me I should be eating fruits and veggies right But once in a while I really need to indulge myself in something that s unrealistically sweet simple and predictable What fun to imagine that career success can come so easily from selling vintage carpet designs and in London no lessConclusion Remember Me is an especially uick and fun read that s driven by an admirable philosophy that I m determined to adopt Iive it four yummy stars I don t care if I m thirty fifty or ninety I will always be a Sophie Kinsella fan Hopefully she never stops writing Ever Lexi Smart has the most ironic name in literature I think there must be houseplants smarter than she is Pages and pages and chapters and chapters of her trying to digest the fact that she doesn t remember the last three years And it s like each new thing she learns is this totally amazing unexpected event I ll send your sister in then shall I and she spends two pages wondering who the sullen teen is who enters the room What you can t add three to 12 and come up with teen She seriously expected the 12 year old of her memory And that s not even the worst example as the sister proceeds to spitefully dupe her over and over and over againIt just Brooklyn's Song got too painful spending any time in a first person story from a credulous idiot This is supposed to be the powerful dynamic director of her company The rich successful power executive with designer everything Yeah right I might have been able to continue if there had been anybody sympathetic but she was surrounded by flat jokes rather than other characters Her mother is a self involved idiot and her sister is a self involved jerk neither one showed as much empathy as a weasel in heat Added to the credulousness of the viewpoint character and it all felt like someone performing slapstick in front of a traffic accident Remember Me Sophie KinsellRemember Me is a 2008 novel by the author Madeleine Wickham under the pseudonym Sophie Kinsella It is about Lexi Smart a woman who has insecurities about herself until she experiences amnesia after a car accident When she wakes up in the hospital she finds that she is a completely different person she thinks it s 2004 and she s a twenty five year old with crooked teeth a disastrous love life and a dead end job The most recent events of her life she can remember are three years in the past She learns it s actually 2007 she s twenty eight she s the director of her department She s fitroomed has a fabulous apartment a closet full of designer clothes and a handsome husband she has never seen before in her life who also happens to be a multimillionaire She finds herself without the loyal Men Are Like Waffles--Women Are Like Spaghetti Devotional Study Guide group ofirlfriends she counted on to stand by her during this difficult time due to her changed attitude As the story unfolds she realizes that she doesn t particularly like the person she s supposed to be all the same trying to find her footing As she learns about her new self she realizes her life is not all that she thought it would be This is complicated further when she finds out that her perfect marriage may be an illusion as well when a man turns up in her life claiming to be someone she s been having an affair with How on earth did all this happen Will she ever remember And what will happen when she does 2019 1398 392 9786008740605 20 1969 2008 Remember Me is a solid book if you like Sophie Kinsella and it s Plain Jane The Hotshot got some humor but I think it s a pretty big step down from her other books The story was just too slow moving and predi. W loft a personal assistant a carb free diet and a set oflamorous new friends And who is this Family of Her Dreams gorgeous husband who also happens to be a multimillionaire With her mind still stuck three years in reverse Lexireets this brave new world determined to be the person shewell seems to be That is until an adorably disheveled architect drops the biggest bombshell of allSuddenly Lexi is scrambling to catch her balance Her new life it turns ou.

Sophie Kinsella has sold over 40 million copies of her books in than 60 countries and she has been translated into over 40 languagesSophie Kinsella first hit the UK bestseller lists in September 2000 with her first novel in the Shopaholic series – The Secret Dreamworld of a Shopaholic also published as Confessions of a Shopaholic The book’s heroine Becky Bloomwood – a fun and feisty fin