Cool for Cats

by Jessica Adams | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 0552770841 Global Overview for this book
Registered by Lady-Mondegreen of Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on 4/6/2004
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Journal Entry 1 by Lady-Mondegreen from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, April 06, 2004
From the Back Cover: It's 1979 and Linda Tyler is an assistant cook, engaged to a bank clerk in a sleepy town called Withingdean, when she answers an ad in a music paper. Suddenly, she gets the job that everyone else in England wants. Within weeks, her life changes beyond recognition. She finds herself in London, working as a journalist on NWW, a punk and New Wave music magazine. Free records by Blondie, Squeeze and The Clash land on her desk, and her name is permanently on the guest list. Before the year is out she will be propositioned by four members of staff (including the work experience boy) and meet some rising stars (and occasionally spill Knickerbocker Glory on them). Along the way, though, Linda Tyler will also discover who and what she loves most - and make the most important decision of her life.
I suppose this comes into the chick-lit category so don’t expect great literature. It is a fun book from the same genre as Nick Hornby or Bridget Jones! I enjoyed reading it and wanted to send it to YowlYY as I know she has an interest in punk! I hope she also enjoys a little light reading? I know she has a very big tbr mountain so I hope she is ok with me adding to it!

Journal Entry 2 by Lady-Mondegreen at on Tuesday, April 06, 2004
Release planned for Wednesday, April 07, 2004 at Postal Release in Controlled release, England United Kingdom.

Journal Entry 3 by YowlYY on Sunday, April 11, 2004
Arrived as a RABCK on Saturday, just before Easter - can I consider it an extra Easter Bunny surprise?? Thanks to Lady-Mondegreen... I just love surprises, and now that I know there's a punk element in this book I am even more curious!!
I am putting the book in my TBR bookshelf in the bedroom... hope to manage to read it this year!! Does it say anything about my TBR pile??

Journal Entry 4 by YowlYY on Saturday, July 16, 2005
After having had this book for more than one year, I have decided to start reading it straight away. I've just finished a book that left me very disappointed and angry, so much I didn't rate the book ... I am now in need of a light read to forget.

Journal Entry 5 by YowlYY on Monday, July 25, 2005
The book is being written by the arch enemy of Bookcrossing, and I was very curious on how she writes. The style is ok, nothing special (I much prefer Nick Hornby, especially HIGH FIDELITY!).
This is very much chick lit, although masked by a bit of pink spray "a' la punk". It started well, with the listing of Linda's most significative 10 songs in her life, and it has its good parts - naming all the bands of my youth...LOL! - but I couldn't find this girl really interesting. She is a wannabe punk, but is too much of a bourgeoise girl with all the problems of relationships with a boring guy (David), and even when she gets to travel to New York and Sydney, she didn't make much of it. Sometimes I was really tempted to stop reading and getting on with another book, just because she got so much on my nerves!! LOL! I guess I was just making too many comparisons with myself, when I moved to Germany, and her life once she moved to London. Do you know the feeling when you just want to jump into the book (or the film) and give the hero/heroine a big kick in the backside?? Well, this is what happened to me more than once reading it!
Point-wise, it gets only a 5 from me, but the big plus point of this book was that it helped me forget all the anger that the book I've read before caused,'s not all too bad!

Right now I have with me the bookbox that dodau has launched... Instead of releasing it in the wild, I will put it in there and give to other BCers in the UK the chance to give it a go. I am sure there are more appreciative readers for it out there! Thanks again Lady-Mondegreen!

Journal Entry 6 by Caro1 from Newark On Trent, Nottinghamshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 02, 2005
This book visited me with dodau's bookbox. I'm not really a chick-lit fan so am returning it to the box to continue its journey.

Journal Entry 7 by arturogrande from Coalville, Leicestershire United Kingdom on Saturday, August 13, 2005
Taken from dodau's bookbox.

Journal Entry 8 by arturogrande at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases on Wednesday, October 12, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (10/12/2005 UTC) at Bookbox in Bookbox, A Bookbox -- Controlled Releases



Put into cartref's bookbox.

Journal Entry 9 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Thursday, November 24, 2005
I'd just been reading a thread about this author's aversion to bookcrossing when I realised this book was in a book box I had...well I had to take it out didn't I?? I wonder if I should start a ring with it? Tee hee
Read whilst on holiday in France and really enjoyed it - lots of nostalgia and reminders of bands I'd forgotten about.

Journal Entry 10 by Sunnybubble at Chemin de la Taillée in Meursac, Poitou-Charentes France on Friday, May 28, 2010

Released 9 yrs ago (5/28/2010 UTC) at Chemin de la Taillée in Meursac, Poitou-Charentes France


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