The Undomestic Goddess

by Sophie Kinsella | Humor |
ISBN: 0593053869 Global Overview for this book
Registered by tiggerboing of Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on 10/23/2005
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by tiggerboing from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2005
Samantha is a high-powered lawyer in London. She works all hours, has no home life, and cares only about getting a partnership. She thrives on the pressure and adrenalin. Until one day.... she makes a mistake. A mistake so huge it'll wreck her career.

She goes into meltdown, walks right out of the office, gets on the first train she sees, and finds herself in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she is mistaken for the interviewee housekeeper and finds herself being offered the job. They have no idea they've hired a Cambridge-educated lawyer with an IQ of 158 - and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven.

Disaster ensues. It's chaos as Samantha battles with the washing machine ... the ironing bord ... and attempts to cook a cordon-blue dinner ... But maybe she's not as undomestic as she thought. Maybe, with some help, she can fake it? Will her employers ever discover their housekeeper is actually a top-flight lawyer? Will Samantha's old life ever catch up with her? And if it does ... will she want it back?

The story of a girl who needs to slow down. To find herself. To fall in love. And to discover what an iron is for ...

Journal Entry 2 by tiggerboing from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2005
A great book from Sophie Kinsella.
Very funny read.

Passed to Purplerosebud to offer as a book ring

Journal Entry 3 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2005
This book is now going out as a bookring. I hope you have fun with it.

This is how it works:
You will be sending the book to the person who appears after you in the list, so you need to PM them to get their address.
It's not a race, so just read it in your own time but remember that other people are waiting to read it too.
Please journal the book once you have received it (so we all know where it currently is) and again when you have read it (so we know what you thought of it!)
If you're the last person on the list the book comes back to me.

Hellie
Dinkie
janiemac75
katie1980 -> The book is here
Dorothyredboots
jedsmom
JaneUK
Sunlightbub
calalilly

Journal Entry 4 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, October 23, 2005
I would LOVE to read this - thanks SO mcuh - I loved her Shopaholic books!!!!!!
Could you please also add Dinkie after me?


Journal Entry 5 by Hellie from South Shields, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Saturday, November 05, 2005
i;'m going to leave previous messsage as it makes me laugh - I still have NO clue how it managed to end up there!!
Anyway, this book arrived this morning...off to Cumbria for night, will takle it with me - if finish the book I'm reading (salem Falls - Jodi picoult) I will get this started....I will try to read by next Thurs to pass it to Dinkie......if nbot I will pass it on as soon as I do finish!
Thanks for setting up this ring!

Journal Entry 6 by Hellie at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, November 08, 2005

Released 13 yrs ago (11/10/2005 UTC) at Tyneside Cinema in Newcastle upon Tyne, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom

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Will be passed onto Dinkie at meet tonight...

Loved it loved it loved it!!
Typical Sophie Kinsella, sooooo easy to read...a bit far fetched at times, but a wonderful, entertaining read all the same....with a few laugh out loud moments too - exactly the kind of book I've needed of late!
Her cooking inability reminded me of me a few years ago....until I overcame my fear of cooking. now I'm not bad!
Thanks so much for sharing!

Journal Entry 7 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Friday, November 11, 2005
Received on Thursday will read and then pass on.

Journal Entry 8 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Sunday, December 11, 2005
Juat finished reading this book in the early hours of the morning. I've read all the shopaholic books and thoroughly enjoyed them and this one did not disapoint. Again this was a book that I didn't want to put down once I started reading it! The situations Sam got herself in to made me laugh and cringe along with her. However, towards the end I wished she would hurry up and make the right decision! I definately reccommend reading this book.

I have pm'd Janiemac75 for their address to send the book on. Thanks tiggerboing for giving me the opportunity to read it.

Journal Entry 9 by Dinkie from Sunderland, Tyne and Wear United Kingdom on Tuesday, December 20, 2005
Popped in the post yesturday, the book is now on it's travells to Janiemac75.

Journal Entry 10 by janiemac75 on Thursday, December 22, 2005
Thank you Dinkie the book arrived this afternoon.
I'm really looking forward to reading this one.
Thanks to purplerosebud for starting the ring.

Journal Entry 11 by janiemac75 on Thursday, December 29, 2005
I loved this book. Thank you tiggerboing and purplerosebud for sharing.
I'm just going to PM katie1980 for her address.

Journal Entry 12 by katie1980 from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, January 07, 2006
This book arrived in the post this morning. It's larger than I'd thought it would be, because it's the airport style large format paperback. I hope that I enjoy it :o)

Journal Entry 13 by katie1980 from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Friday, January 27, 2006
I'm halfway through this book already! It's a much quicker read than I'd thought it would be, and thought there were some bits that made me cringe a little at the beginning, I'm getting into the story now. The image of Samantha learning to cook in a little cottage in a village is a very vivid one, and it is great how that author has used words such that the scenes really come to life, and I feel I could reach out and touch them!

I'll PM DorothyRedBoots for her address, as I'll finish this really quickly and I want to get it to the post office with the other book I'm sending on! I'll journal to say what I think of the second half of the book later!

Journal Entry 14 by katie1980 from Basingstoke, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, January 29, 2006
Wow! That was a really quick read, even though it was a massive book! I finished it on Friday night and posted it on yesterday.

Some bits were a touch uncomfortable reading for me at the moment, as I'm struggling with certain things at work, and would love to stay home! But I don't think I'd love to be a cleaner in someone's house - I like being an Engineer! *lol*

Thanks for sharing :o)

Released 13 yrs ago (1/28/2006 UTC) at mailing to a fellow bookcrosser in Bookring, A Bookring -- Controlled Releases

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Posted off in a nice big padded envelope. Enjoy!

Journal Entry 16 by Dorothyredboots from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Tuesday, January 31, 2006
Received in the post today. Just read the first chapter! Will take this to work to read in between answering the phone and dealing with clients -lol!

Journal Entry 17 by Dorothyredboots from York, North Yorkshire United Kingdom on Thursday, February 02, 2006
Just coming to the end of this. This may not be literary fiction but it is a lot of fun. I'm a bit dim and didn't realise until I looked at the back of this book, that Sophie Kinsella writes as Madeleine Wickham - duh! I think I prefer her writing as Madeleine Wickham as the characters are a bit older and I identify better. Sophie Kinsella sometimes gets a bit far fetched, although it does put me in mind of Thomas Hardy (you know the sort of thing - the vital letter that ends up hidden under the rug and never gets read and so on). Will PM to jedsmom for her addy and send it on asap. Thanks to purplerosebud for this ring.

Journal Entry 18 by jedsmom from Newport, Wales United Kingdom on Saturday, February 04, 2006
Landed on the mat this morning, thank you DRB, how did you know that I am a WTP addict? Trying hard to keep the lolly for myself. On the top of Mount Toobie.

Journal Entry 19 by jedsmom from Newport, Wales United Kingdom on Monday, February 06, 2006
A very easy, quick read. Just what I needed this weekend (stress city at the moment) as I didn't have to think deeply or reread passages when the text hasn't sunk in!

PM'd JaneUK and will get into the post asap

Journal Entry 20 by JaneUK from Flitwick, Bedfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 15, 2006
Received this today, thank you! Should be able to get to it in a couple of days.

Journal Entry 21 by JaneUK from Flitwick, Bedfordshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, February 22, 2006
A lovely quick, easy read. Just last month I gave up my job to work from home, after realising that all the stress and aggro wasn't worth it - so I can identify! Yes the plot was quite simplistic, and who learns to cook in a weekend (wish I could), but it was good fun.

PM'd sunlightbub.

Journal Entry 22 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Thursday, March 02, 2006
Received today..Thanks xxx

Journal Entry 23 by Sunnybubble from Wallasey, Merseyside United Kingdom on Sunday, March 19, 2006
Really enjoyed this..Just the ticket for a relaxing Weekend. A fun quick read...thanks for sharing..on it's way to Calalily tomorrow.

Journal Entry 24 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Wednesday, March 22, 2006
Received in the post today from sunlightbub. I've a couple of other rings before I get to this but am looking forward to reading this.

Journal Entry 25 by calalilly from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 16, 2006
A very quick and easy book to read that I throughly enjoyed.It was so quick that I was surprised when I came to the end. Thank you Tiggerboing and Purplerosebud for sharing it. I will be returning it to Purplerosebud next time I see her.

Journal Entry 26 by tiggerboing from Waterlooville, Hampshire United Kingdom on Sunday, April 23, 2006
Back with me now! Thank you to everyone who joined in the ring and I'm glad you all enjoyed it. Going back on my bookshelf while I decide where it is going next.

Journal Entry 27 by purplerosebud from Petersfield, Hampshire United Kingdom on Saturday, March 13, 2010
Moving on soon!

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