It’s been a while since I read a good book, so I went down to the local bookstore to find a good one. I could have just downloaded a digital book, but I really like having a tangible, ink and paper book. I like the smell of the bookstore and the texture of the pages as I proceed from one page to the next. I like the look of a full bookshelf. So there I was, in the bookstore, looking for the perfect book. I finally came across what looked like a winner. It has a bright yellow cover with a dragonfly, a pink dress, and big, sans-serif, writing. We’re often told to not judge a book by its cover, but that’s exactly what I’m going to do today; because unfortunately, I left my wallet at home and couldn’t actually buy the book.
The book is Twenties Girl by Sophie Kinsella. I’m neither in my twenties nor am I a girl, but the quote “Laugh-out-loud” from the San Francisco Chronicle really sold me on it. Like I said before, the cover is a nice bright yellow. There is also a drawing of a portion of a person (I assume it’s a female) in a pink dress. There is also a picture of a dragonfly. It looks like the dragonfly is a pendant on a necklace, but it could also be a fighter dragonfly shooting at the person in the dress. My money is on the dragonfly pendant necklace. That sounds more reasonable. The back of the book doesn’t have a picture of Ms. Kinsella. That’s a little disappointing. I like pictures.
I don’t know the exact measurements of the book because I didn’t foresee needing my tape measure. I’ll not make that mistake again. But I would say the book is a normal size for a book.
The book was located just underneath the Stephen King books and just above the Dean Koontz books. Rudyard Kipling was just a few books down. It’s probably pretty cool to have your books on the same shelf as these other authors. I think that would be pretty cool. Sophie Kinsella is also a pen name. I don’t remember her real name, but using her real name would put her somewhere else on the shelf.
I suspect this is an excellent book. The cover of the book has quotes from presumably important people that seem to really like it. It is likely enough that I will buy this book the next time I go to the bookstore with my wallet.
I also skimmed through a car magazine and an I Love Lucy magazine while I was at the bookstore.
Overall, I’d give Twenties Girl 7 out of 10 stars. It has a really nice cover, but no picture of the author. Other people seem to like the book and it’s reasonably priced. You should buy this book if you don’t forget your wallet at home. Unless you don’t think you’ll like it. But I’d say the odds are in favor of you liking it. Probably.