Love by the Book

  • Title: Love by the Book
  • Author: Melissa Pimentel
  • ISBN: 9780143127284
  • Page: 280
  • Format: Paperback
  • Love by the Book A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating Age Sex Location is Bridget Jones s Diary for HBO s Girls generation An American living in London Lauren is intelligent beautiful and
    A hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones s Diary for HBO s Girls generation.An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party So why can t she convince a man she isn t after something serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning Determined to snare some regular male affA hilarious and refreshingly honest foray into modern dating, Age, Sex, Location is Bridget Jones s Diary for HBO s Girls generation.An American living in London, Lauren is intelligent, beautiful and loves to party So why can t she convince a man she isn t after something serious than scrambled eggs and goodbye in the morning Determined to snare some regular male affection, she embarks on a project each month she will follow the rules of a different dating guide from refusing to pay the bill to chatting up every man in her path and will switch seamlessly to the next book at the end of each month Lauren s love life is about to get scientific

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    About Melissa Pimentel


    1. Melissa Pimentel grew up in a small town in Massachusetts in a house without cable and therefore much of her childhood was spent watching 1970s British comedy on PBS.At twenty two, she made the move to London to do an MA in Modern Literature at University College London She has lived there happily for ten years, though she still adamantly refuses to eat a scotch egg Before meeting her fianc , she spent much of her time trawling the London dating scene for clean, non sociopathic sexual partners and blogging about it, which became the inspiration for her first novel.These days, she spends much of her time reading in the various pubs of Stoke Newington and engaging in a long standing emotional feud with their disgruntled cat, Welles She works in publishing.Love by the Book is her debut novel.


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    1. I had a pretty good time reading this book, I did end up chuckling throughout the story. I don't read a lot of chic lit books, but I'm glad that I went out of my comfort zone for this. The premise of a young(ish) women battling the dating game is not a new concept, but I felt that the witty dialogue and (mostly) relatable protagonist gave a fresh take on a popular plot concept.For the first half of the novel I was in love and couldn't read it fast enough. At around the 50% mark the protagonist d [...]

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    2. Pela nota da autora é um livro biográfico. Não fiquei com vontade de ler o outro livro dela. É um livro engraçado e giro de se ler, ainda dei alguns risos durante a leitura mas é um livro que passam bem sem ele.----Ainda ando à procura de boas autoras chick-lit tipo Sophie Kinsella mas ainda não encontrei. Melissa Pimentel tem aqui um livro mediano e supostamente biográfico. Lauren saiu da América para Londres e para além de uma nova casa e um novo apartamento, quer arranjar um novo n [...]

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    3. Das hat echt Spaß gemacht! Rezi folgt :)

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    4. From an Advance Reader CopyA reasonably well written entry into light chick lit, I still found it difficult to stay focused and ultimately ended up skimming through to the end. My major problem was with the lead -- according to the author's note this is slightly autobiographical and she's clearly trying to balance between ridiculous chick lit fun (think the more idiotic scenes from Shopaholic) and an actual human being you might have met in life. Unfortunately, she overshoots in both directions, [...]

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    5. Age, Sex, Location is a Bridget Jones for the Girls generation; hilarious, awkward and moving in equal measure. Lauren is a twenty something American looking for a guy to have fun with - not a guy to settle down with. She decides to try out the techniques of a different dating manual each month with interesting results to say the least. If you're looking for a modern take on the classic story of dating drama, then this book is for you! Well written and fun, even if I did get a bit annoyed with t [...]

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    6. Sometimes, my pleasure reading leans towards the light and fluffy, especially while on summer vacations. PLOT - Twenty-eight year old, American expat, Lauren Cunningham, is living the single life in London. She decides to embark on a love experiment. She will spend every month of the next year, trying a different dating technique from various self-help love books. What advice will work best? Should she pursue men or let them come to her? Slutty or virginal, which has more appeal? Will this swirl [...]

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    7. Review: I knew this book was going to be fun from the moment i began to read it, or even when I read the blurb and it certainly lived up to my expectations! The book reminded me a lot of one of my favourites -Bridget Jones Diary-and I think that same pacey feel and someone who is trying out various different ways to find a lover made it even more enjoyable for me. Each section of the book covers a month in Lauren's life and which dating guide she is using that month. This make for some very funn [...]

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    8. Lauren is in her twenties, living in London and looking for a bit of fun. Lauren decides to experiment by using a different dating guide each month to help her meet guys, Placing Lauren into some very comical situations with disastrous outcomes.I won this book in a First Read Giveaway and was so excited to have a first chance to read this new book released in January 2015. Described as a Bridget Jones for the HBO Girls generation I was eager to sit down with a glass of wine and begin reading a [...]

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    9. I rarely rate chick-lit books higher than 3 stars because they usually do what hey should do (entertain, make your heart flutter a little bit, disgust you) and sometimes they make you smile but that's usually it. This extraordinary piece made me laugh aloud in following places: at home, in a shopping while having a lunch, in a park, in Starbucks having an overpriced coffee and way to sweet and small cheesecake. And than at home again. It was basically in one sitting, not counting the moves aroun [...]

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    10. I won this book on a goodread giveaway Many thanks hip trendy and up to date The cover wouldn't have made me grab it off the shelf but contemporary like the book. Many Thanks

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    11. Ok there were a lot of things I liked about this book but also a lot of things I could have done with out. This book is really different from most that i read so bear with me as i try to fit my thoughts into my normal review system.Heroine: She wasucky. I didn't think I'd ever have a reason to use that word but I can't think of any other way to really describe her properly. For the most part I enjoyed her. her sense of humor was almost a perfect match for mine-sarcasm and people judging (but not [...]

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    12. “I stubbed out my cigarette. I’d made a decision. As of tomorrow, no more dating guides. In fact, no more dating. Instead, I’d do all the things I’d been wanting to do—should have been doing—during the time I spent goin on terrible dates. I’d go for long runs, make myself decent dinners, read books I actually wanted to read, focus on building my career, spend evenings in the bath with a bottle wine and a pack of Marlboro Lights—anything I wanted to do, I’d do. Fuck this shit: I [...]

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    13. MY THOUGHTSLauren has run away from her life in the states, to live in London while she regroups after a nasty breakup. She finds a job using her marketing skills at a science center and decides to do a little market research on her own. Her love life isn't what she wants it to be, so she decides to follow the advice of dating books throughout the years. Much like Bridget Jones Diary, she is looking for her Darcy. And to find him, she must kiss a lot of toads. Except Lauren would pretty much rat [...]

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    14. charlotteswebofbooks.Love by the Book was definitely a fun and light-hearted read, Lauren's willingness to be daring reminded me a lot of Carrie Bradshaw (if you don't know Carrie Bradshaw you are dead to me). I was almost envious of her carefree, try-anything mentality. I was much more reserved as a single woman, that is for sure. Although I admit to reading more than one of the same books Lauren did, I certainly did not implement with the same success. If I could relate to anything in Love by [...]

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    15. This was a fun read, especially as I'm single too - the world of dating really is a crazy one. My only complaint is the ending; things went from messy and semi-believable to neatly tied up and trite.I really enjoyed some of the dates and situations that Lauren found herself in, and could relate to a few. Although I can honestly say that I've never read a "guide" to dating and don't think I ever will.

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    16. Lauren Cunningham has moved from America to London in search of a fabulous single life with many a romantic dalliance and no relationship commitments. Feeling that she's a bit unlucky in love, she decides to start an experiment in which she will follow a different dating guide each month, until she finds the perfect fit for her. What follows is a drastically different Lauren from month to month, and some interesting observations about the dating world around her.I adore audiobook narrator Jayne [...]

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    17. I knew this book would be fun to read the moment I picked it up at the local library. "Love by the Book" is about Lauren, a twenty-eight-year old woman living in London that turns her love life in to a "science experiment" with the aid of dating guide books. Pimentel is an AMAZING writer, and there wasn't a single page I was bored with. Lauren was a likable character, and she seemed very down to earth. In the end, Lauren seemed to have learned a lot about her dating experience, and what she need [...]

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    18. recenzent/1/recenzja-ksKsiążkę „Jak znaleźć faceta w wielkim mieście” odebrał z poczty mój chłopak. Nie byłam pewna zawartości awizowanej przesyłki, więc poprosiłam go o możliwie prędką informację, co też się w paczce znajduje. Do bólu stereotypowo kobieca okładka zbiła Go z tropu. Tytuł sprawił, że zapytał mnie wprost, dlaczego odczuwam potrzebę podobnej lektury. Spąsowiałam (dobrze, że tego nie widział). Chwilę musiałam tłumaczyć, że to żaden poradnik. [...]

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    19. I loved it! I like the writing, and especially like that there is always something happening so it isn't boring. The ending feels a bit rushed, but overall I loved it.

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    20. IT ISNT WHAT YOU EXPECT! ITS AMAZING! READ IT! HELLA AMUSING 😂😂😂

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    21. I feel like this book doesn't quite cohere - it's a parody of romcoms that nonetheless evokes almost every trope of them without mocking them. I dunno. I thought it would be funnier.

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    22. A great and relaxing book to those who are in their 20s, 30s or 40s, and sarching for the perfect soulmate.

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    23. I only completed around 50% of the book so I don't think I have the right to judge it. It was a fun read but somewhat boring at parts and it felt like a waste of time reading it

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    24. About twice as long as it needed to be. Nice diversion but nothing special.

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    25. More accurately: 4.5. Reading this was like seeing into my future! I loved it, but would like the gender stereotypes to be destroyed further.

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    26. Very entertaining! Literally laughing out loud quite a few times.

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