Saturday, January 23, 2010

Bergdorf Blondes

My sweet friend, Lis sent me a few books last summer and I finally finished one of them! I know I’m horrible and it took me forever. As a side note, I have a goal to read a lot more this year. Work has been getting in the way of a lot of things since last May and I partially blame that on the reason why it took so long.

Back to the point. Bergdorf Blondes was funny and entertaining. This has been out for awhile, so I may be one of the last people to read it, but I’m really glad I did. It started out a little slow and I didn’t know if I would be able to get into it, but after the 2nd chapter I was hooked. The book primarily takes place in NYC and focuses on the life of a group of shallow, self-absorbed Manhattan socialites. The thing about them though is that the ladies were charming and there was a likable quality to the two main characters (Julie Bergdorf and the unnamed narrator). It was a light read and very tongue-in-cheek. One of my favorite conversations in the book was when the main character said, “Actually, I call it my Homicide Dress because it’s so dangerous, thank god for Azzedine Alaia”. After that, a conversation went on about the scene with Cher in Clueless in her Alaia dress. There were just a lot of cute and witty references throughout the book that brought a smile to my face.

One of the other things I loved about the book would be when something semi-serious was happening, such as a crying session and the thought of how much Bobbi Brown eyeliner had been wasted on that crying and then the main character would digress and say how that particular eyeliner is “the best for smoky eyes”.

The end became somewhat predictable (in my opinion) towards the middle and that was fine, especially since this isn’t a James Patterson mystery or anything like that. It’s a perfect beach read or something to cozy up with on the couch on a lazy day.

21 comments:

capperson said...

This sounds like a really good book. I might just have to find it so I can read it :)

Nat said...

I LOVE this book it's one of my favorites!! Now you need to read The Debutante Divorcee, her second book it's just as good :)

Bethany said...

This is a good book. I loved it.

Mrs. Dew said...

I've had this FOREVER and still haven't read it, maybe I'll put it back on my must read list!

The Wife said...

I love new books! Thanks for sharing!

Melissa said...

I LOVE that book! Read "The Debutante Divorcee" by her as well. It's just as good! :)

Kassie said...

I read that book a few years ago when it came out--it's really cute! A fun, quick read. :)

Melissa Miller said...

This sounds like a good one Jules!
I need a few new books. Thanks for sharing the info.

Have a great Sunday. ~Melissa :)

Jill said...

This book sounds so cute! The cover is pretty too. Isn't hard to not judge a book by it's cover? Ha.

Southern Cinderella said...

I haven't read this book yet, but have wanted too! Thnaks for your review!

BroncoMom said...

Trust me , you are not the last one in American or even the planet to read this. Thanks for the review and I will check it out after I finish the Twilight saga - New Beginnings!

Savvy Gal said...

It is a good read. I enjoyed it. : )

Shoshanah said...

I read the book about a year a two, and can't say I ever really got into in. I think that's partly because I don't seem to really "get" a lot of tongue-in-cheek humor. I think I just wind up taking it all too seriously.

Brown Girl said...

I'm always looking for new books, I'll have to check this out.

Classy in Philadelphia said...

I read that a few years ago but I honestly don't remember a thing about it!

Danielle said...

I should read this. I never ever read. I'm horrible. I'll bet my mom has this one and would let me borrow it. She has all those books.

Kristin said...

I've still got that book sitting on my shelf. Need more time to read!!!

Lindsey said...

Loved that book!

Katie said...

thanks for the review! Sounds like a cute book!

Trish said...

What a cute title! I think I will definitely check it out! :) Thanks for sharing. xo

Lis said...

I'm so glad you liked it - I know it's super cheesy but a nice light read - sometimes you need that!!