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The Unexpected Is A Pleasant Surprise… by lipstickblogger
January 18, 2009, 11:21 am
Filed under: Lipstick Blogger

Ah, 2009 is here! I am so, so excited. Al l the plans I have and lets face it – who doesn’t love a fresh start. Resolution #1 – make more time to read, resolution #2 – get my sons skiing and figure something clever to bribe them with so they don’t stomp off the slopes (have you looked into how expensive skiing is for kids?) and resolution #3 – be a better person, volunteer and use the extra time my kids are in preschool to make a difference. Things are scary right now and I thank my lucky stars for everything I have.

Now bear with me when I recount this tale. I do have a reason….Earlier this summer my husband and I were out with the kids on a warm sunny day. He went to get us all ice cream and came back holding a delicious vanilla cone for me. I couldn’t wait to sink my teeth into this luscious cone, however when I bit into it I realized it was coconut ice cream. Now I love coconut and once I got used to it I thoroughly enjoyed it, however the initial shock took me by surprise and it took a minute or so to get used to it. I had a similar experience with my most recent read, “Miss Match” by Erynn Mangum.


Miss Match is the story of Lauren Holbrook a twenty-three year old woman with a knack for setting people up – everyone except herself that is. From her best friend Brandon, her co-workers Ruby and Hannah, Lauren is good at working her magic. Lauren is a lovable, wholesome character who left me wondering why is she so anti-relationship?

Now, the one thing that threw me initially about this book was the high presence of religion. Instead of going out to clubs or restaurants, characters in this book socialized at Bible studies and there are several Bible verses that are referenced as well. Again, I enjoyed this book, but it was different than many of the other books I have read. I later did some research on Erynn Mangum and she sounds like a lovely 22 year-old writer with tremendous talent. I wish her well and recommend this book to those whose interest has been piqued. 🙂

Happy New Year!
Lipstick Blogger



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