Wednesday, 18 February 2015

Currently Reading: Not That Kind Of Girl by Lena Dunham


“If I could take what I’ve learned and make one menial job easier for you, or prevent you from having the kind of sex where you feel you must keep your sneakers on in case you want to run away during the act, then every misstep of mine was worthwhile. I’m already predicting my future shame at thinking I had anything to offer you, but also my future glory in having stopped you from trying an expensive juice cleanse or thinking that it was your fault when the person you are dating suddenly backs away, intimidated by the clarity of your personal mission here on earth. No, I am not a sexpert, a psychologist, or a dietician. I am not a mother of three or the owner of a successful hosiery franchise. But I am a girl with a keen interest in having it all, and what follows are hopeful dispatches from the frontlines of that struggle.”

Yep, I just jumped on the bandwagon. To be completely honest I've not taken an interest into Lena Dunham before, not even seen one episode of Girls. I picked this up as I've heard good things and wanted a light hearted book for a change to the novels I'm usually into. So far I've read the first chapter only so can't judge just yet but I'm sure there'll be a review not far from now.

Have you read Not That Kind Of Girl? What did you think?

11 comments:

  1. I've seen Girls and absolutely despised the main girl. I really couldn't stand her most of the times so I stopped watching. I haven't read this yet but I think I will. Can't wait for your review on it :)

    Hannie | CHAPTERS LIKE THIS

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  2. I have to admit, I don't get the whole hype around Lena Dunham, will be interesting to hear your take on the book!

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  3. Need to read this! Looking forward too reading it x

    http://msznev.blogspot.com.au

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  4. Found your blog recently and I’d like to say that I’m in love with it!
    Interesting posts and beautiful photos!
    I’ll be happy to see you in my blog!)

    Diana Cloudlet
    http://www.dianacloudlet.com/

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  5. Have had this on my "to read" list forever, everyone's been raving about it haven't they? Looking forward to hearing your review/thoughts :)

    Elle
    www.theellenextdoor.com
    xx

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  6. Would love to hear your thoughts on this when you're finished reading it, I've wondered about it for a while :) I have so many books on my shelf to read though it's ridiculous so no buying for me anytime soon! x

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  7. I haven't read this - but it does seem really interesting even if I'm not really a fan of Lena (haven't seen Girls or anything).

    vvnightingale.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. I never liked Girls until I found myself stuck on an airplane for 30 hours (Brazil -> Taiwan) & they had the 3rd season, which I enjoyed rather much. Curious about the director, I decided to read the book that every blogger was talking about - I found the book entertaining at times, but it also annoyed me so much. Aside from the writing, which I found really poor (very limited vocab?? I dont know), it seems repetitive and unorganised. Hope to read your thoughts on it soon! :)

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  9. I need to read this book, sounds good
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  10. I quite like Girls, and I guess this book will probably be similar - maybe a tad pretentious at times but all good fun :) xx

    Magpie Jasmine

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