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Fashion Book–The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing

2010 October 14
by Jill

Due to last week’s heavy reading, I knew I needed a little bit of a light read this week. I picked up Melissa Bank’s The Girls’ Guide to Hunting and Fishing in my office lending library. I knew it was the dreaded “chick lit” but I didn’t care. I gave it a shot, and I actually ended up liking it a lot. The book is pretty funny and has some great lines. A few of the plot turns were predictable, but others weren’t, and besides one strange change in narration, I really didn’t have any problems with the writing. It doesn’t have a whole lot of depth, but the writing is strong and it’s entertaining.

Toward the end of the book, the main character, Jane, attends a friend’s wedding, and wears a chic black designer sheath. I decided to play with that idea and create a sophisticated New York wedding ensemble.

Girls' Guide to Hunting and Fishing

Marc by Marc Jacobs polka dot silk twill dress

Prada platform peep-toe bootie

Valentino bow silk clutch

Louis Vuitton monogram yellow gold ring

Oasis pearl choker necklace

What do you read when you need a break?

4 Responses Post a comment
  1. October 15, 2010

    You know it’s weird, I never thought of “The Girls Guide to Hunting and Fishing” as chick lit. I actually had to read it for my short story class in college, and I loved every minute of it. Plus it WAS a nice break after digging through “Dubliners.”

    This is exactly something I would read when I need a break from heavy reading. It’s not as light as most of the popular fiction out there, but it’s lighter than what I’m used to. A book like “The Poisonwood Bible” (Barbara Kingsolver) or “Bel Canto” (Ann Patchett) would be right up my alley.

  2. October 15, 2010

    ps, I LOVE LOVE LOVE that little black dress. $400?! Damn you marc jacobs. damn you.

  3. October 15, 2010

    I don’t know if “chick lit” is the term I’d use for GGTHAF. It’s certainly not intensely literary, but it’s not fluffy or idealized like a lot of those martini-pink-lipstick books. Is there a term for books that are literary but also fun? A beach read for people who don’t want something mindless?

  4. October 15, 2010

    those shoes are fantastic! i’ve never heard of the girls guide to hunting and fishing, but i’ll have to check it out. probably a nice break from text book after text book after text book….haha

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