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Subject: Can't Keep Track!
Date Posted: 8/15/2008 3:46 PM ET
Member Since: 5/16/2008
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I'm reading "Sparkle Life" right now... and I can't keep track of the characters!!! :-)

There are 3-4 main character ladies. I seriously can't keep track of who is who... and I'm a smart chick too. There are also about 5-6 peripheral guys floating around them. I seriously find myself pulling back and thinking, "Who? Oh, SHE is dating HIM and he is HER brother and HER therapist" (because they're all tied together). I thought this would be a light Hollywood chick lit type book, but it's really not so much. The title - I'm about 2/3 done - also only references a very minimal portion of the book. I'm lost!!!

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 7:53 PM ET
Member Since: 6/18/2008
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Oh, I've read books like that and it's frustrating as can be! Is it kinda like "Love Actually", where there are 5 different stories all tied together?

Date Posted: 8/15/2008 8:21 PM ET
Member Since: 3/25/2008
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I can't stand books like that. I usually just stop reading them when that happens.

Date Posted: 8/17/2008 9:02 AM ET
Member Since: 11/18/2006
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I hate books like that too. I don't usually finish them. Is there really a need for that many characters?

Date Posted: 8/19/2008 2:30 PM ET
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Yeah-it totally takes away from the book if there are too many characters or just random ones that pop up along teh way.


Date Posted: 8/19/2008 5:49 PM ET
Member Since: 7/31/2006
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I had trouble keeping up with Bet Me by Jennifer Crusie but am glad I managed because it was worth it! but at least they people stayed consistent in that one!