The Dirty Girls Social Club

by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez | Literature & Fiction |
ISBN: 009945324x Global Overview for this book
Registered by star69 of Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on 8/31/2004
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11 journalers for this copy...
Journal Entry 1 by star69 from Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on Tuesday, August 31, 2004
The Dirty Girls Social Club was formed by six very diffrent Latina women who met in college in boston and swore they'd be friends for the rest of their lives. They all feel perfectly licensed to tell each other what to do and how to live, and boy do they ever!

Journal Entry 2 by star69 from Sittingbourne, Kent United Kingdom on Thursday, September 16, 2004
This book is going to be a bookring.
The mailing list is: -
your-book-fairy USA
BooksnBeer USA
Cheli-garza USA
KarenZero USA
Amaranto20 USA
AtHomeGoddess USA
Halliek USA
Rrrcaron USA
Tantan Australia
Sally906 Australia
AppleAngel Malaysia <----Boook is here
Candydarling Finland
Ayla-zgz Spain
Katybean UK
Back to me Star69

Sent in post today.

Journal Entry 3 by your-book-fairy from South Orange, New Jersey USA on Saturday, September 18, 2004
This is one of the fastest delivery times I've ever had for a book, and from overseas, no less!

Thanks so much, Star69! Now that I have the book in front of me I realize this is the novel I spent a whole subway ride reading over someone's shoulder and I was so disappointed when they got off the train, so I'm very excited to get started.

Journal Entry 4 by your-book-fairy from South Orange, New Jersey USA on Monday, September 20, 2004
Another BC-er mentioned that this book wasn't as fluffy as she expected, and I have to agree -- it definitely had its darker moments, but in a good way. It sort of made me wonder if the bookjacket art is really what the author really wanted, since the images of tequila shots aren't really relevant at all to the story and help make it seem like a lighter, more party-oriented book. I liked the way the author told the story of so many different women, all in their own voices, so you got to see the perspective of the friends and then the real story as the person sees it.

Thanks for sharing, Star69, I'll be mailing this off to BooksnBeer later today!

Journal Entry 5 by BooksnBeer from Pasadena, Florida USA on Tuesday, October 12, 2004
Received this in last Friday's mail (10/08/04). I am just getting around to logging it in. We had a very busy weekend. I have a few bookrings in front of this, but I will get to this as soon as possible. I will journal again when I actually start reading this.

Journal Entry 6 by BooksnBeer from Pasadena, Florida USA on Wednesday, November 17, 2004
Started reading this last week. I'm almost finished, I will probably finish it today. I'll write more later - just wanted to put out an update.

Journal Entry 7 by BooksnBeer from Pasadena, Florida USA on Friday, November 19, 2004
Finished reading this on Wednesday night. I enjoyed it. In my opinion it is a light “Waiting to Exhale” with Latinos instead of African Americans. I did like the way the author jumped from character to character – it kept the light idea going – by giving us a quick pick into the characters life at that moment. The ending was a little rushed. The author seemed to be in a hurry to complete and end the crisis. A little too quickly and neatly, in my opinion. The cover mentions “funny” I didn’t see too much humor in this book. So I disagree with the phases on the cover. Also, I don’t really understand the title’s association with the book. But, maybe I am looking to deep. All in all, a good airplane book.

I will put this out in tomorrow’s mail

Journal Entry 8 by cheli-garza from Dallas, Texas USA on Thursday, November 25, 2004
Got in the mail the day before yesterday and I just started reading it this morning. Yes, I know it's Thanksgiving, but I'm procrastinating before getting ready to drive down to my dad's house. (It's going to be a pain since someone broke into my car yesterday and I'm now missing a window, a car stereo, heater and defrost. Agh!!)

Anyways, so far Dirty Girls is getting to be a bit repetitive because all she's talked about is being latina, without saying much of anything else and I'm on page 22 already!! Hopefully, the style of the book and its story will evolve from this.

11-30-2004: Sorry, can't get into it! It's as if Ms. Valdes-Rodriguez is banking off of being hispanic and not really putting a positive effort into the story. IMHO. PMd SandDanz for address and will throw in the mail ASAP. Thanks for sharing. :)

Journal Entry 9 by KarenZero from Maplewood, New Jersey USA on Sunday, December 19, 2004
Just received the book and have already started reading - thanks for sharing the book!

Journal Entry 10 by KarenZero from Maplewood, New Jersey USA on Thursday, January 6, 2005
Hey! I finished the book and am just waiting for Amaranta's address! As soon as I receive it, I will pass it on right away.

I thought the book was pretty good and a little more involved than most chick-lit books. Thanks for sharing the book!

Released on Monday, January 10, 2005 at about 12:00:00 PM BX time (GMT-06:00) Central Time (US & Canada) at Controlled Release in Controlled Release, Controlled Release Controlled Releases.

RELEASE NOTES:

the book is on its way! happy trails, book!

Journal Entry 12 by Amaranta20 from Seattle, Washington USA on Wednesday, January 19, 2005
Just got this today. I'm very excited to read it. The cover is awesome.

Journal Entry 13 by Amaranta20 from Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, January 29, 2005
I read this for the letter "V" in the 2005 author challenge, to read a book by one author I'd never read before for each letter of the alphabet.

I really enjoyed this book. I liked that, even though it was about a group of women, it wasn't your typical "chick lit" bit of fluff. It was still a bit of fluff, but it had a bit more meat to it. I enjoyed the lives of the characters and that they each had their own distinctive voice. I also liked reading the occasional words of spanish, reminded me of my high school language class days. Plus it's always fun to learn bad names to call people in a foreign language. :) I shall be sending this off to Fsr44 shortly.

Journal Entry 14 by Amaranta20 from Seattle, Washington USA on Saturday, January 29, 2005
Hello. Just got a PM from Fsr44 that she just received the book from a friend of hers, so she asked me to skip her and send to the next person. I'll be sending this to AtHomeGoddess, then, soon as I get her address.

Journal Entry 15 by AtHomeGoddess from Fresno, California USA on Thursday, March 3, 2005
Lucky me! I just finished the book I was reading today so now I can start this one!!

Journal Entry 16 by AtHomeGoddess from Fresno, California USA on Saturday, March 26, 2005
I enjoyed this book because it was written from a Hispanic/Latina female perspective, which I can relate to. It was funny, touching, pretty well written. I just loved the descriptions of the charcters, especially Usnavys, who sounds like one of MY girlfriends! Will be sending it on to the next person in the loop.

Journal Entry 17 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Thursday, April 7, 2005
Got this in the mail today!

Journal Entry 18 by HallieK from Austin, Texas USA on Saturday, April 9, 2005
I just could not get into this one. I didn't like the way it was written. I'm not a fan of books that are written the way people actually speak...choppy sentences, weird words. Seeing "y'all" in writing is too much for me. Sending it on to the next person on the list. Thanks for sharing this one Star69! It's always good to at least give something new a try!

Mailing this to tantan on 4/20/05 because Rrrcaron wanted to be skipped.

Journal Entry 19 by tantan from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Wednesday, May 11, 2005
Received today thanks to HallieK. It's a few down on the bookring pile, but I'll be on to it as soon as possible.

Journal Entry 20 by tantan from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Thursday, June 23, 2005
Just an update that I've started this book, and am about 100 pages in. It shouldn't take me too long to finish.

Journal Entry 21 by tantan from Melbourne CBD, Victoria Australia on Monday, June 27, 2005
By the time I was about a third of the way through this book I couldn't stand any of these six women. I'm happy to say that by the end they'd all somewhat redeemed themselves. :-) I guess Lauren was the best choice as narrator, but I found her ramblings a little long-winded at times. I did like the bits of Spanish dotted throughout, but there was the occasional passage several lines long that I couldn't read a word of, and that was a little off-putting. It was a light, ok read.

Heading off to Sally906 as soon as I have an address.

Journal Entry 22 by sally906 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Tuesday, July 5, 2005
Arrived today :)

Journal Entry 23 by sally906 from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia on Friday, July 29, 2005
Wasn't the greatest book I have read - the backpage blurb made it sound better than it was - but was not a waste of time to read :)

RELEASE NOTES:

Mailed to appleangel in Malaysia today

Journal Entry 25 by AppleAngel on Tuesday, August 9, 2005
received this yday 9/8/2005. Thanks!

Journal Entry 26 by AppleAngel on Monday, February 6, 2006
ooppss...i forgot to make a journal. I sent out this book to candydarling sometime last month. It should be on the way to her by now. sorry yea for the delay. hope you'll enjoy it!

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