Book Reviews of Girls Night In (Red Dress Ink)

Girls Night In (Red Dress Ink)
ISBN-13: 9780373250745
ISBN-10: 0373250746
Publication Date: 9/1/2004
Pages: 325
Rating:
  • Currently 3.4/5 Stars.
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3.4 stars, based on 323 ratings
Publisher: Red Dress Ink
Book Type: Paperback
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Helpful Score: 3
Out of 21 short stories, I think I enjoyed 4 of them. Sorry, but I like happy endings; some really weeeeiirrdd stories here; but whatever floats yer boat.........
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Helpful Score: 2
I didn't think I was going to enjoy this book, but I really did. I think there were only two short stories that I could have skipped without missing out and the rest were just great. I was driven to read the book because I wanted to read more by Sophie Kinsella and I did quite enjoy her story, but the best part was that I got a sampler of other writers that have a similar genre and voice to that of Kinsella, which absolutely made my day. Girls Night In is a very quick read and is easily read alongside of other books because it is a collection of short stories by a range of authors. None of the stories are too long and they are perfect to get more enjoyable reading into your day. This is definitely worth a credit!!
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Helpful Score: 2
This book was just okay in my opinion. I liked Jennifer Weiner's book of short stories, so I thought I'd like this one too. I found some of the stories to be inappropriate for the short story genre. The topics some of the authors chose needed more development than you can get in a short story. There were several that I really liked however. "In Agony" was probably my favorite one along with "Party Planner" . I liked "Good Men", but I had read it before. "Changing People" was one that I felt needed much more development. It could have been great as a novel. Perhaps Sophie Kinsella will make it into one!
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Helpful Score: 1
In this must-have short-story anthology, Jennifer Weiner revisits one of her Good in Bed characters (and tells the story from, ahem, his point of view), Jill A. Davis (Girls' Poker Night) offers a darkly humorous take on starting over in New York and working with "the Elizabeths," Sarah Miynowski (Milkrun) tempts fate (and an on-again-off-again boyfriend) and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (The Dirty Girls Social Club) considers how different the words lady and woman are when paired with cat. Girls' Night In features stories about growing up, growing out of, moving out, moving on, falling apart and getting it all together. So turn off your cell phone and curl up on the couch; this is one Girls' Night In you won't want to miss.
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I'm not a big fan of short stories, but this was nice to read a little tidbit by authors I've never read, to see if I would enjoy their books. It's also good if you can only read a little bit here and there.
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Lots of fun to read short stories and also see writing styles of some of the best chick lit authors around! :) I am not normally a fan of short stories, but these were really cute! I believe some of them are also in the UK edition of the same book b/c I felt like I had read a few before.
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very cute stories...a must read!
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fast reading, funny, HILARIOUS stories. Awesome book, with a charitable purpose!
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This collection of short stories is a fun read. With the wide variety of author styles, you're bound to find at least a few that you just adore.
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Good mix of authors. Light, fun read.
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A wonderful collection of short funny stories. Of women just being women and living life.
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A story collection from all your favorite Chick Lit authors. Each story is only 10-15 pages, and each reflect the style of the writer. Very much enjoyed!
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Cute stories - some better than others - but a good way to learn to styles of different chick lit authors
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This is a hilarious collection of short stories!! All well-known female authors.
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Love the concept of trying out several authors, but really only liked a couple of stories in this collection. Good for lunch time reading.
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A great collection of short stories from many best selling authors. Easy reading and fun!
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Some of these stories were wonderful, funny, and very entertaining. Others I didn't like. It was still a great book and would reccomend it to anyone who likes Chick Lit or Romance books. It's great for a girl's night in.
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This is a great way to get introduced to new(to you) chick lit authors. Even if you only pick this up because the woman who wrote your current favorite novel is featured you'll still find something else you enjoy. I admit there were some shorts that left me scratching my head and say "Whaaa?" but that's a part of life. Besides, it would be pretty boring if everyone had the same writing style.
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Some of the short stories are great...like the ones from the big name authors such as Sophie Kinsella and Meg Cabot. The others...well, not that great actually. I made myself read the whole book and at the end, realized I should have just read the stories by the authors I knew and loved.
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A collection of short stories from the best of the chick lit genre. If you read any chick lit, I would say this is worth picking up. I liked taking a break every little bit to read a short story that I could get into quick and then come to the conclusion in just a few short pages. I think I should do this more often, adds variety to my reading.

Although there were some stories that I wished were full blown novels, there were some that I was glad would be ending quickly. Without going and dissecting each story, I would say that the majority were at least a little enjoyable.

Pick this one up at your local library or used book store, but you may not keep it around for long.
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Cute group of mostly twenty/thirty something romance stories written for a good cause.
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Some of the stories were pretty cute! Some very very great and popular authors! :)
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GIRLS NIGHT IN features stories about growing up, growing out of, moving out, moving on, falling apart and getting it all together. So turn off your cell phone and curl up on the couch:this is one GIRLS NIGHT IN you won't want to miss.
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Wander through an entore book of odd love stories.
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A collection of short stories from all of my favorite authors! This book is great for a beach or pool read. Easy to get into and FUN.
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Great book with short stories. Made for an easy read by many of my favorite authors.
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Excellent book by superb authors!
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What a great book! A collection of short stories by different "chick lit" authors. I've enjoyed books by several authors...Cabot, kinsella, and Weiner...and in reading this collection I've discoverd other authors I think I would enjoy. Highly recommend it! -Mirah W.
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Fun collection of stories by a variety of current fiction novelists.
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Several great short stories that any woman can relate to!!
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I loved this! Really great! Can't wait for the next one!
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A great sampling of 21 chick lit authors. Quick, fun read.
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Short stories are a tough form. Most of these women are MUCH better novelists.
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from back cover- 21 tales from today's hottest female writers.
In this must-have short-story collection, Jennifer Weiner revisits one of her Good In Bed characters (and tells the story from ahem his point of view).
Jill A. Davis (Girls' Poker Night) offers a darkly humorous take on starting over in New York and working with "the Elizabeths" and Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (The Dirty Girls Social Club) muses on how different the words lady and woman are when paired with cat.
Girls' Night In features stories about growing up, growing out of, moving out, moving on, falling apart and getting it all together. So turn off your cell phone and curl up on the couch: this is one Girls' Night In you won't want to miss.
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Very cute short stories by all great authors!! Some make you laugh, some make you cry and some are a lot deeper than you think!! Great quick read!!
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Includes authors Jennifer Weiner, Sophia Kinsella, and Meg Cabot. Anthology of short romances in all styles and flavors. Great for carrying around to sneak in quick reads!
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What a group of funny stories!! This book was wonderful!
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A GREAT short-story collection by some New York Times bestselling authos Jennifer Weiner, Sophie Kinsella, Meg Cabot, and more!
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Anthology with popular authors.
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A great collection of short stories from some of todays hottest "chick lit" authors. Fun to read and very light-hearted.
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Great book; hilarious chick-lit short stories!
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Great short stories! If you loved Four Blondes, you'll love this book.
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Fun short girlie stories! A fun read for the most part. Some of the stories are kind of stupid though! But it is a should read if you enjoy chic lit!
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Good collection of short stories from many popular authors of good chick lit. Some of it I wasn't as fond of as others, but it's all about the method and the story. Worth a read! :)
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Very short quick reads by lots of authors. Stories were not really long enough for me.
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A good collection of chick lit short stories.
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If you like Sarah Mlynowski as an author, you will enjoy this book too.
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Great light chick lit for short reading bursts.
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great short stories
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Great compilation of short stories by some great authors. Thoroughly enjoyed this book.
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This is a fun book. Great authors!
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Just a bunch of short stories from various authors. Not really my type of book...but they are quick reads.
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I enjoyed reading the different authors. Some of the stories I wish would have been longer, and some of them I skipped. A great collection of chick lit stories
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Fun, short stories for when you don't have a lot of time to read. Many popular "chic lit" authors showcased.
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Short stories by some of the most fabulous women writers w/ New York Times best sellers. A very fun read.
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Cute book w/ a collection of short stories.
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Fun, light reading. Series of short stories.
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Great stories...a quick read that's perfect for poolside!
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I loved it! There were a couple of stories that really lost me, but overall, it was highly entertaining.
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This book has a few good short stories, but most are not worth reading.
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I can honestly say there were some stories I LOVED. They left me wanted more from some of the short stories. On the other hand there were a few I just found boring and had me uninterested. All in all it is a fun easy read.
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Very fun! I laughed out loud.
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From Publishers Weekly
The third installment (the first to be published in the U.S.) in a British-originated series, this uneven anthology of stories by chick lit\'s bright lights showcases some engaging voices. Many of the selections, however, lack focus and shape, and while most begin energetically, more than a few fizzle before ending abruptly. Notable exceptions include \"Cat Lady\" by Alisa Valdes-Rodriguez (The Dirty Girls Social Club), in which a woman trying to embrace her inner spinster (\"Dear self: If you are still single and haven\'t had one good date in the preceding two years... [s]ave yourself a future of humiliation and too much makeup and realize one important truth: You are now a cat lady\") finds unexpected romance. In \"New York\" by Jill A. Davis (Girls\' Poker Night), a woman recovering from a breakdown finds her niche and a second chance for success in magazine publishing. Premonitions by a psychic roommate in \"Know it All\" by Sarah Mlynowski (Milkrun) help the story\'s narrator finally make a decision regarding her on-again off-again boyfriend. Some big names disappoint, including Jennifer Weiner (Good in Bed) and Anna Maxted (Running in Heels). The anthology supports an excellent causea percentage of the proceeds go to the humanitarian organization War Childbut it\'s not consistently gratifying as entertainment.