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Tuesday, March 10, 2015

To Buy or Not to Buy: Geek Girl by Holly Smale

I feel like I will forever be in a state of cleaning up and organizing. Will I ever be able to sit back and say, "That's it! I have cleaned up all my wishlists!"?

No, me neither.

Today's quick impression is Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Geek Girl by Holly Smale

Book Description (From Amazon):
Publication Date: January 27, 2015

Geek + runway = a runaway UK hit! Geek Girl is the first book in a hilarious, internationally bestselling series that's perfect for fans of Louise Rennison and The Princess Diaries.

Harriet Manners is a geek. She always has been, and she thought she always would be—but when she's discovered by a modeling agent, she leaps at the chance to reinvent herself. There's only one problem: Harriet is the definition of awkward. Can she transform from geek to chic?

My First Impression:
This is actually an older book that is being re-released. As I could only order it used, I was pleasantly surprised to find it was being re-released and with a Kindle edition.

I just love the title. It’s the story of my life, but I didn't want to buy it without checking it out first.

Release Date: 01/27/15

I came home from work ready to read my sample. I had downloaded it first thing that morning before I went to work.

Oh yeah. I was serious, not playing around.

When it was finally reading time, I couldn't wait to give it a spin.

Cover page and Dedication – Check

Table of Contents, page 1 – Check

Table of contents, pages 2 and 3 – Check

And then…nothing.


I have absolutely no idea.  Best to either look for it in the store, download a sample of another book in the series and hope that there is actual book text or bite the bullet, fly blind and buy the book anyway.  What should I do?


  1. Really like your Buy or No Buy picture you're using! Very cool! Was your sample missing the beginning of the book? Maybe try downloading it again, because the first 4 chapters are online at Amazon, so should be in the sample too. If not, you could always read it online. Looks like a cute story!

    1. I'm sure I can read some of it. I was just miffed. I downloaded a sample of Drama Geek and that one actually did have text to read that was part of the story. Two whole pages!

      I decided the post, since it is a regular post, filler in lieu of me actually writing any reviews, needed a logo. I don't think I did too badly.

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