Friday, February 11, 2011

Book Beginnings: February 11, 2011


This meme is hosted by Katy at A Few More Pages

I am reading Diary of a Beverly Hills Matchmaker by Marla Martenson, which I got from the author. This book is really funny and fun so far.



"'A chichi decorator came up with the color of one of the walls in my Beverly Hills office by matching paint swatches to the silky dark chocolate Godiva heart-shaped ganaches that sit in a crystal dish alongside Teuscher Irish Cream truffles, and chocolate cordials of cherries soaked in black port and wrapped in gold foil."

The first page then launches into an email from a semi-satisfied male customer from the match-making service that is really funny. This memoir proves to entertain me for the weekend.

9 comments:

Creations by Laurel-Rain Snow said...

Oh, this does look like a fun read...the idea of matching the wall color to candy is delectable!

Love that cover, too.

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Tasha said...

Nice...Godiva chocolate sounds good right about now... here's a look at mine...

Helen's Book Blog said...

Laurel-Rain--I also really liked the opening line with reference to chocolate! The book is fun if not a bit repetitive

Tasha--I'll confess my favorites are a bit lower class: York Peppermint Patties :-)

Sherrie said...

Hi!
Sounds interesting. Love the book cover. Have a great day!

Sherrie
Just Books

Danielle said...

Sounds like a fun read! I agree about Room, my grandma won't read it because it sounds too depressing, but I told her that it isn't because of Jack. If it was from Ma's perspective it would definately be way too scary!

zetor said...

Sounds fun!

Audra said...

What an opener! Certainly throws you right in and gives you a sense of the story's flavor!

Helen's Book Blog said...

Sherri, Danielle, Zetor--This was a really fun read (I just finished it)

Audra--this attitude of fun (and definitely sarcasm) continued throughout the book

Katy F. said...

:) Thanks for participating in Book Beginnings!

To answer your question about the color block @ my post, I use the highlight button and sometimes it comes out like that. I like it when it does that, but I'm not sure why it only works that way sometimes. Maybe with the picture placed on the left it makes it into a block?