Girls' Poker Night

by Jill Davis | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 081296683x Global Overview for this book
Registered by michelle1977 of Haren, Groningen Netherlands on 11/12/2005
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Journal Entry 1 by michelle1977 from Haren, Groningen Netherlands on Saturday, November 12, 2005
From the back cover:

"Dissatisfied both with writing a "Single Girls on the Edge/Ledge/Verge" lifestyle column and with her boyfriend (who has a name for his car and compulsively collects plastic bread ties), Ruby Capote sends her best columns and a six-pack of beer to the editor of the New York News and lands herself a new job in a new city.

In New York, Ruby undertakes the venerable tradition of Poker Night a way (as men have always known) to eat, drink, smoke, analyze, interrupt one another, share stories, and, most of all, raise the stakes. There's Skorka, model by profession, homewrecker by vocation; Jenn, willing to cross state lines for true love; Danielle, recently divorced, seducer of at least one father/son combo in her quest to make up for perceived "missed opportunities." When Ruby falls for her boss, Michael, all bets are off. He's a challenge. He's her editor. And he wants her to stop being quippy and clever and become the writer and the woman he knows she can be. But what happens when you realize Mr. Right has his own unresolved past? Where does that leave the future you've envisioned? As smart as it is laugh-out-loud funny, Girls' Poker Night is a twenty-first-century His Girl Friday and a refreshingly upbeat look at friendship, work, and love."

To be read and to be released afterwards.

Journal Entry 2 by michelle1977 from Haren, Groningen Netherlands on Thursday, June 22, 2006
This book wasn't as great as I'd hoped, but nevertheless a good read.

Taking it with me to the BookCrossing meeting in Toronto, Canada on Sunday.

Journal Entry 3 by irenic from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, June 27, 2006
Thank you for sharing this with us. It was nice to meet up.

Journal Entry 4 by irenic from Hamilton, Ontario Canada on Monday, July 24, 2006
This book was just what I needed. I laughed throughout the book. I love the "Sister Goddess" part. That was the best. I hope that Jill Davis writes something else, because she is good.

Journal Entry 5 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Sunday, August 06, 2006
I picked this book up at the meetup today. I've heard good things about it so I'm interested in reading it.
Thanks for bringing it!

Journal Entry 6 by HoserLauren from Burlington, Ontario Canada on Tuesday, September 04, 2007
Ruby Capote moves from Boston to New York to escape her boyfriend and start a new job as a columnist. She starts to fall for her boss, the editor of The New York News, but she has commitment issues and pushes him away. Ruby also discusses her shrink, her co-workers, and her weekly poker sessions with her friends.

The book is written in very small snippets that led me to believe Davis might be a stand up comedian. She used to write for David Lettermen and other tv shows, so I guess that explains it. It's writing for people with ADD and it's really annoying. It's like Davis wanted to get a joke out of most of those snippets, until about 1/10th the way through the book where nothing is funny anymore (and it wasn't that funny to begin with).

The main character, Ruby, is flakey and impossible to like. Her friends seem superficial. I couldn't relate to the characters, the storyline, and I didn't really care. If you have this book in your TBR pile, pass it on!

Journal Entry 7 by aliaskris29 on Saturday, September 15, 2007
Book taken from meet up for Girls Only Geocache. I liked this book. It was cute.

Released 10 yrs ago (6/8/2008 UTC) at Tupperware Box in Geocache Release, Geocache -- Controlled Releases


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September 03, 2012 - Just found this book and I am going to release it into a Little Free Library tomorrow in Oakville, ON.

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