Monday, November 26, 2012

Holiday"It" Book List...Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace! Review & Give Away!

I am kicking off a week of my very own Holiday "It" Books List with a book that I found laugh out loud funny and touching. Charlotte Street by Danny Wallace is an "It" book for sure this season and should be on your gift list AND your own reading list. Here is the scoop...
Jason Priestley (no, not that Jason Priestley) is in a rut. He gave up his teaching job to write snarky reviews of cheap restaurants for the free newspaper you take but don't read. He lives above a video-game store, between a Polish newsstand and that place that everyone thinks is a brothel but isn't. His most recent Facebook status is "Jason Priestley is . . . eating soup." Jason's beginning to think he needs a change.

So he uncharacteristically moves to help a girl on the street who's struggling with an armload of packages, and she smiles an incredible smile at him before her cab pulls away. What for a fleeting moment felt like a beginning is cruelly cut short—until Jason realizes that he's been left holding a disposable camera. And suddenly, with prodding and an almost certainly disastrous offer of assistance from his socially inept best friend Dev, a coincidence-based, half-joking idea—What if he could track this girl down based on the photos in her camera?—morphs into a full-fledged quest to find the woman of Jason's dreams.

I really loved the honesty of this book.  The tales of the mundane were made hilarious and true by the talented Wallace.  The seemingly crazy quest at the heart of the book is only part of the story.  The sides stories of friendship, life and a tour through London with two funny guys (I kept thinking I wanted to go have a pint with them!) make this book one I did not want to end.  In fact, when the book ended, I wished it would go on.  I wanted to know more.  I am hoping Danny Wallace will treat us to an update soon.  Pick up this book for yourself and the man or woman in your life who loves a good laugh and would appreciate a tale of life and friendship.....
I am so pleased to tell you that one lucky RBM reader will win a copy of Charlotte Street. Thanks so much to the publisher and here is how to enter.... a Rafflecopter giveaway

21 comments:

Jackie said...

My daughter. She loves to read.
Thanks!

Miranda said...

Looks like a great book!

Hifam said...

I would love to read this one and then share it with my daughters. Sounds great!

J__Nel said...

I would give this to my co-teacher as a gift :)

Karrin said...

I would gift this to myself

heather abbe said...

I'd like to read this myself.

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Marthalynn said...

I'd give this to my son's teacher! She would love it!

michelle gilliland mcafee said...

I think I would give this to my sister and then I would read it.

Elizabeth said...

I would give this to my brother

Hilary said...

My mom. She's unable to do much anymore so she likes to read alot.

Maria K said...

I would give this to myself.

Se82340 said...

I'd gift this to my mother. - Amy Brown

Mia said...

I would give myself this book. lol

Candace Barrow said...

I would give this book to my mom.

Jennifer said...

I would give it to my sister.

Sara said...

I would give to myself as it sounds like a great book.

Lina said...

I'd like to give this to myself!

Randi said...

I would wrap it up and write "Happy Birthday Me!" on the tag.

Ashley said...

Would love this book for myself. And I'd share it with my mother! :)

Laurie said...

my sister

Renee G said...

I would love to give this to my sister
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