Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Funnny, Entertaining Books

Posted by Kero at Wednesday, October 13, 2010
My picks are the Shopaholic series, Harry Potter Series, and a novel by John Grisham.

::Shopaholic Series by Sophie Kinsella::

Meet the charming Becky Bloomwood from the Shopaholic novel series. A very good friend in college recommended this for light reading. A year after coming to Dubai, I finally laid my hands on them. Oh, Becky is the perfect companion by the beach as you read her adventures in shopping.

::The Harry Potter Series::

Reading dialogues of Hagrid, Hermione, Neville, and The Weasley Family will have you roaring with laughter. It may not look fun at all in the movies but reading wizarding world is funnier that you could ever imagine.

::The Brethren by John Grisham::
This is not a great book but thoroughly entertaining. Unlike the usual Grisham formula, there is no showdown in the courtroom. The Brethren is about three crooked judges (who call themselves The Brethren) serving their time in federal prison. They unofficially handle inmate disputes within the fences.

The Brethren needed money when they go out of prison eventually so they began a scam, placing tiny adds on the back of magazines, targeting gay, wealthy men. They exchange letters until their penpals are identified before sending extorion letters.The Brethren succeeded on many occasion until they conned the wrong man and got the CIA to watch them.

The characters are not interesting but how Grisham explained their actions and the details of their scam is absolutely funny!

An entry for

14 sweets for Kero:

darly on October 13, 2010 at 11:53 AM said...

i have not read any sophie kinsella books, although i totally loved the movie version of the confessions of a shopaholic. On the other hand, Im a big HP fan and can't wait for the next movie installment. Si hubby ko naman super duper fave si john grisham, complete siya ng collection ng lahat ng novels niya. Hehehe.

I told myself i will join GT last week, sayang i like pa naman the theme, hopefully if i have time and energy laterz ill write an entry.

Enjoy the rest of the week :)

Mel Cole on October 14, 2010 at 12:45 AM said...

Hello Kero, I'm a HP fanatic too. Yeh! hehehe, haven't read about those other two in your in your list. Sounds fun though. Got my Girl's talk up too. Hope to see ya.

Anonymous said...

I haven't read any of Sophie's books.. Now i'm getting really interested in getting one.. Hihi!

Totally agree with you on the HP books.. It really is funnier in the books, especially Hermione and Ron's lines.. Tehehehe!!

Have a great Thursday!

Anyway, here's mine... =)

Rossel on October 14, 2010 at 4:22 AM said...

hmmm...i am so intrigued by the Shopaholic novel series. it's Ks favorite too. i love John Grisham but haven't read The Brethren. thanks fro sharing.

my entry is here. have a great day!

Thess on October 14, 2010 at 7:00 AM said...

related to the confessions of a shopacoholic movie???

♥♥ Willa ♥♥ on October 14, 2010 at 7:55 AM said...

I never read Sophie's book either but on the other hand, I read all John Grisham's book including The Brethren.

GT:Funny Books

f e R r y j H o i on October 14, 2010 at 8:55 AM said...

Hi Sis ^_^ same with Ms. K. a shopaholic collection by Sophie!!

>> I haven't read any of them!! but I will add it on my list to purchase!!!

>> Happy GT ^_^

Gilay on October 14, 2010 at 9:46 AM said...

I love Harry Patter, sad to say i don't have a hard copy of books, expensive eh, coz i want the hardbound, but i downloaded ebooks of it... and am waiting for the deadly hallows to be on big screen ;-)

mjrodriguez on October 14, 2010 at 12:32 PM said...

haven't really read any of Ms Kinsella's books but have watched "Confessions of a Shopaholic". I think the movie is related to her Shopaholic series. thought it was kinda cute about learning lessons in life.

happy GT.

Vernz on October 14, 2010 at 1:17 PM said...

sis, the harry potter was actually my sons bible, I noticed one day he keeps laughing alone in his room... he said it was funny .. I finished the first series and eventually bought the whole set.. waaaaa.... nabutas yung bulsa ko.. pero great read...

GT Here

zoan on October 14, 2010 at 4:38 PM said...

hindi ko pa nabasa yang dalawang books mo :) ehehe

claire on October 14, 2010 at 6:18 PM said...

i started reading Shopaholic this week and i'm having fun!

thanks for recommending The Brethren, i've been dying to grab a copy of it in the bookstore but i haven't read any reviews about it until now.. thanks!

Earth on October 17, 2010 at 2:05 PM said...

i've heard a lot of these books but i've never been around to getting myself a copy. maybe i should, lol!

K on October 21, 2010 at 2:16 PM said...

i cannot imagine grisham being categorized as funny, but maybe it's because i haven't read the brethren yet. will do when i find the time. thanks for the suggestion!

sorry for the late visit (bad host! LOL). thanks for joining GT!


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