Sunday, 6 December 2015

Bookie Club Meet: Revenge Wears Prada by Lauren Weisberger

Tonight we are reviewing


Which is the long-awaited sequel to The Devil Wears Prada also by Lauren Weisberger. The first book was made into a movie with Ann(e) Hathaway, Eyebrows Grenier and jackducky's beloved Meryl Streep. That begs the question: will this also be made into a movie?  This and bunches of other stuff to be discussed; beginning at 7:45!!

92 comments:

  1. Hello there! I think we're looking at a mini-meet sitch, Reno

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  2. Okay! I'll go first! I liked the book, as I liked the first, I had problems with Andy's unrealistic inability to speak truth to power FOR ANOTHER YEAR, so it was a little uneven for me, but it was a fast read and I enjoyed it

    The ending was a little too....you know. Cutesy cuddly

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    1. I liked it alright. It was an easy, fast read. It just felt like a flimsly sequel. Not much substance to it.

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    2. I was wondering if it would follow the previous book or the movie. I'm guessing somewhere in between

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    3. I actually liked the ending the best! LOL

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    4. Well it was very expected, LOL

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    5. But she had me thinking for the first half of the book that her husband was the one.

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    6. She sure tried, I agree. But there were a few things. Like the fact that she said age rarely told him she loved him unprompted. And how all their dates sounded straight out of Harlequin. And how Max never really had a personality. It was a little paint by numbers, but she's a great story teller

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  3. Well, all in all, I felt like this sequel was a hot mess with some entertaining in betweens.

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    1. Some of the reaches were a little...reachy. like the one person she talks to that happens to be cheating on her ex?

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  4. I bookmarked a few pages; where she references writing a roman a clef about Miranda, bwahaha

    And was a little uncomfortable at how much Andy relied on still using that Runway leverage for her new business, which is something that Anna Wintour has charged Lauren Weisberger with IRL

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  5. It was a little romance-novelish, with Max being a perfect, tortured heir and the 10-years-later-let's-test-them-again kinda thing

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  6. It was weird, feeling like Andy's husband was awesome, yet something was off the whole novel. I kept wondering why she had the tinglies for Alex when she was supposedly so in love with her hubs.

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    1. He was a little TOO perfect, you know?

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    2. It was so odd. She painted him as so cool, and he really was a good guy, so it was kind of weird that he broke that mold so suddenly at the end by selling her company! I didn't like that. Everything else about him was great. Seemed out of character.

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    3. I think his financial situation was too much and the mother. Would you marry someone knowing their mother felt like that about you? Full disclosure, I did

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    4. I felt like she needed to get over that situation with the damn letter. I sympathized, but it went on a wee bit too long.

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    5. I kind of feel like a lot of her decisions got dragged out a wee bit too long. As in, she should have said flat out in the beginning and made real, grownup business arrangements. Like grownups in business do

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  7. I laughed out loud when I read the Wedding Planner's speech: she WALKED!

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  8. I kind of thought the Olive Chase thing would go somewhere, you know? Seemed like a Story or Something Meaningful

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    1. Who did you picture her as? I could only come up with Sandy, but I think that's wrong.

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    2. Like a Jennifer Aniston / Julia Roberts combo

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    3. Yes, I did think them too

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  9. I did like how she and Emily became best friends though. That was fun.

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    1. It was, I liked that too. Emily didn't stand out much for me in the first book OR movie, though, so it didn't really shock me

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    2. Really? She so stood out for me though! I loved both her in the book and Emily Blunt in the movie!

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    3. I know, I'm sorry, I kind of forgot her! She was kind of a caricature

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    4. Blunt was awesome in the movie. Sarcastic brilliance.

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  10. Andy drove me CRAZY with her inability to articulate how against the sale she was. For MONTHS she put off direct discussion and it was just unrealistic to me that she would still act like that 10 years down the road.

    I will say that I had a hard time believing it the first time around either

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    1. I guess it would be difficult all the PTSD stuff without being in a very similar sitch, because we've all been in stressful jobs, but hers was you know, optional

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    2. Oh me too. Andy never would speak her mind. So aggravating.

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    3. Opportunity after opportunity after opportunity to settle it and make those grown up, 10 year later decisions, and yet: never did. Which makes me wonder if she would still be floundering around had Max NOT done that. Can you imagine 10 years of her wondering about that fecking letter?

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    4. But a lot of people are lime that. Avoiding conflict. So that's plausible-ish I suppose.

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    5. I could see it a few times, yes. But a bit much here

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    6. I'm so judgy, I know. It just reminded me of the 400th time Rachel made a poor choice in Girl on a Train. Felt like it was there to expand book length or create sympathy

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    7. I mean, agree about ten years later. Totally could see that.

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    8. No. We posted at the same time. I meant I agree.

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  11. A Sunday without zombies is like no Sunday at all

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  12. I'm glad we read this book though. I'm not sad I did. It was okay! It was fun!

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    1. It was a fast and fun read. I like and will continue to follow her work

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  13. I hear there WILL be a movie, so yay! Eyebrows gets a job again!

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    1. Good! Love that hairy bastage!

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    2. He's the best! Those eyes! Yummo!

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  14. Next book will be Troublemaker by Leah Remini BECAUSE I LOVE YOU RENO, say after Christmas?

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    1. Woo hoo! You do love me!

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    2. Lea jinx! It's meant to be!

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    3. Which one? We can always adjust as necessary

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    4. That long? I feel like I can bust that out sooner. Let's all compare notes to see if ya'll do too. If not, no problemo. After the holidays it is!

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    5. Okay, let's aim for the 23rd, which gives us 17 days. If it's a fast read, we can see if we can push it up a bit

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    6. You forget after this week imma have nothing to do but read my ass off!

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    7. Deal! Thanks for book yakkin, lady! A pleasure as always

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    8. No, I remembered! Did you forget that I will be reading the whole book through gritted teeth? Lol

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    9. I appreciate it with every fiber of my soul! A true friend you are!

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    10. Thank you too. I enjoyed as well!

      Did you ever read Jen Wiener's?

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    11. Which one? We all needa read everything! Only fair!

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    12. The one that came out in August

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    13. Jennifer Weiner's book? Didn't we do a book club meet on it?

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    14. No, is it Who Do You Love?

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    15. We did a book club meet on that, dude

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    16. I can't find it! But we did, didn't we??

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    17. I can't believe I missec it. I'm verklempt. *sniffs* *kicks can*

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    18. I'm sure we did! I read it ages ago

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    19. I really am veering on I don't think we did...

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    20. Reno! There would be no book club meet without you! Don't be silly. I must be mis remembering

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    21. We did a meet on her novel before that one though.

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    22. Let's let Charlie pick the one after Troublemaker, we could sneak that one in on the side

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    23. We did All Fall Down yes

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    24. Sounds good. Chuck-O, your call!

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    25. Lol okay lady, sounds good! I'm off to recap a new show, Work Out New York, woot!

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    26. Have a great night! I finished my third revision, my eyes are crossed. Night, lady!

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