Friday, December 01, 2006

The Undomestic Goddess

I needed something light to read last night so I decided to pick up Sophie Kinsella's The Undomestic Goddess.

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She's made a mistake so huge, it'll wreck any chance of a partnership. Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she's mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they've hired a lawyer — and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can't sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope — and finds love — is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake. But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does, will she want it back?

A quick, easy read, this book was a perfect choice for reading after a long day at work.

The Undomestic Goddess was my first experience with Kinsella (in all honesty, I don't read a lot of chick lit).
I thought Samantha was an interesting character and a good protagonist, quirky without being over the top. The story was good, though it did get a bit annoying toward the end (what I mean is that her indecisiveness at the end started to get on my nerves).

At the moment I'm on my lunch break and I just wild-released this book over in the law school ;)


  1. Holy smoke, that was a fast catch! Congrats!

    I didn't like Shopaholic, so I haven't touched any other Kinsella books. I figure I've got enough here, I can pass on an author and not feel TOO guilty about it.

    (btw, is that release what sparked the 43Things challenge? And can I just send you a pile of books to release FOR me?)

  2. Actually I thought of the 43things goal first (mostly because I need some more motivation to wild-release books). It's just a fluke that I released a book yesterday and got a great catch, great timing though, making me more excited about the prospect of wild-releasing books. ;)

    (To some extent I feel the same way about giving up on certain authors... 'too many books, too little time' and all that)

    (and, if you really want to send me books to release for you, you can... though I have to admit that when I have a bunch to release I tend to get lazy and drop them off at the local OBCZ where I've had horrible luck getting journal entries)

  3. Soo.. you read, released, and got this book caught all within about 24 hours? lol Nice!

  4. lucky you ! Law students can be so cynical and tons don't believe in "free" stuff.