Wednesday, April 28, 2010

The Carrie Diaries

Many of you may think you've got me pegged--Twilight junkie. Well... your assessment is correct! (No surprise, right?!)

However, way before Stephenie Meyer introduced me to the world of sexy, brooding Vampires and hot-tastic, overgrown Werewolves, I was obsessed with another fictional character. (I'll take a moment for you to let that sink in. It's hard to believe, I know!)

It's true, though. Years before Edward, Bella and Jacob (sigh) another character held me captive, and her name was...


Carrie Bradshaw!

Yeah, so, she might not have any special or supernatural powers to speak of (unless you consider being able to run around the streets of New York City in those fabulous, yet very painful, designer stilettos a super power. Which, now that I think of it, it has to be a super power, right? I mean, who can do that? I know I can't make it two feet in stilettos without cowering in pain), but she does have lots and lots of shoes!

And, what girl doesn't love shoes? [Cue the crickets] Exactly, there aren't any.

Anyway, the point I'm trying get to (and taking forever to do so, I might add) is that Candace Bushnell's new YA novel, The Carrie Diaries, released yesterday, April 27, 2010!

Here's the 411:


Before Carrie Bradshaw hit the big time in the City, she was a regular girl growing up in the suburbs of Connecticut. How did she turn into one of the most-read social observers of our generation?

The Carrie Diaries opens up in Carrie's senior year of high school. She and her best friends -- Walt, Lali, Maggie, and the Mouse -- are inseparable, amid the sea of Jens, Jocks and Jets. And then Sebastian Kydd comes into the picture. Sebastian is a bad boy-older, intriguing, and unpredictable. Carrie falls into the relationship that she was always supposed to have in high school-until a friend's betrayal makes her question everything. With her high school days coming to a close, Carrie will realize it's finally time to go after everything she ever wanted.

Rabid fans of Sex and the City will love seeing Carrie Bradshaw evolve from a regular girl into a sharp, insightful writer. They'll learn about her family background -- how she found her writing voice, and the indelible impression her early friendships and relationships left on her. We'll see what brings Carrie to her beloved New York City, where the next Carrie Diaries book will take place.

I'll admit, I never read the Sex and the City series (slapping myself on the wrist right now! OUCH!), but I watched the show religiously and LOVED IT! So I can't wait to read this book. And the fact that it's YA... well, I'm practically drooling already.

So, for all of those Carrie lovers out there (even the closeted ones. I know they're out there!), be sure to pick up your copy today!!

"As we drive along this road called life, occasionally a gal will find herself a little lost. And when that happens, I guess she has to let go of the coulda, shoulda, woulda, buckle up and just keep going." --Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City


  1. (hiding behind chair and peeking around corner)

    I've never seen a full episode of Sex and the City. Can you believe it? I'm sure I'd love it, but I've only seen snippets. Seems kinda late to be jumping on that bandwagon now.

    Hmmmm...I'm wondering if it was on a channel we didn't get or how I managed to avoid it?

  2. I loved the TV show. I didn't know that Candace had written a YA book. I'll definitely have to add this to my TBR pile. Thanks for the great review.

  3. I loved Sex in the City. I loved the conversations with girlfriends about who we were, or thought we were, or wanted to be. I loved getting together with the girls and going to see "our girls" were on the big screen. But it was hard to imagine the YA. Thanks for the tidbit. So have to check it out.

  4. Looks fabulous! Can't wait to get my hands on The Carrie Diaries. Thanks!!

  5. Great Review Kim! Not something I'd typically pick up but you do make it sound tempting!! Maybe on a lazy day at the beach?

    Enjoy the rest of your week!

  6. WOOHOO!!! I was actually just talking about Carrie Bradshaw yesterday on my blog, Ways to pass the time, I gave you a little love linkage since you and I adore the series!!

    I have my copy ordered and waiting for delivery! I'm excited!

  7. I too love Sex and the City!!!

    And why am I not surprised fellow Twilight junkie???? LOL.

    Is it horrible that I'm going to wait until you read it and review it to buy this one? Maybe. But I'm lazy and I know you have good taste. (You haven't steered me wrong yet!)

    So, can you please hurry? I mean, no pressure, I'll just be waiting. ;-)

  8. You know, that's really neat. Carrie's voice in the written form comes across quite well, I think. Thanks for posting this!

  9. Great review! I need to check that asap!

  10. How did I miss this?! *runs off to library* *hastily returns*

    Oh, and go Twilight! LOL. Also, I have something for you in today's post :~D I hope you like it.

    Happy Wednesday! :~)

    *skips off in search of book*

  11. What a great way to expand her audience, expanding the series to a new generation. I'm sure it'll be a great success!

  12. Not gonna lie, I heart SATC, and both versions of this book cover are awesome. I will probably read it.

    Didn't the SATC books come AFTER the show? I know the columns were first, but they are... um, NOT the same. Only season 1 of SATC resembles them at all, really.

    PS: How gorgeous was Candace Bushnell growing up?!

  13. Thanks for that, I have to admit I didn't watch every episode of SATC or read the books, but I did watch the film. I guess I could call myself a fan if Carrie as I see quite a bit of me in her. I think I might actually have a look at the Carrie Diaries, not something I would neccessarily choose in a book shop, but your description and the video has convinced me ;-)) thanks, Karen x

  14. Looks like a great read!! I've never watched the show before.

    And I love Twilight too :)

  15. Well I have to say....that as enticing as this post was, it sorta lost me a bit. XD But then I guess that's to be expected since I've never seen or read anything that had to do with SATC.

  16. Ok so i know i am on vacation but saw this and HAD to comment... i must say that no matter how many times i hear that some idea came from a book i am SURPRISED beyond all belief! Anyways... so now i should just assume that some movie/tv show idea came from a book... Anyways... now it sounds rather exciting if i do say so myself!

  17. I'll add this to my to read list. Thanks for the review! Too bad there isn't a young Sarah Jessica Parker to play the part when the movie comes out.

  18. I am not ashamed to admit I had a massive crush on Big.

  19. How fun for you! lol. A way to keep the obsession alive! ;)

    I've only seen a few of the episodes on TBS, so I'm not too familiar. Never had HBO (isn't that what channel it was on??).

    Look at you and your 205 followers! Go Kim!

  20. I never read the Candace Bushnell books, but I loved the show. In fact, I am watching it again on DVD right now. I am in a rut. I am a huge Carrie/Aiden fan and she just dumped him and I just can't pull myself out of the hole and make myself move on. I know, it's sad. I hate Mr. Big. I might be the only person on the planet that hates Big, but I do. Ick on Big. So, I am just not watching anything on DVD right now. It's just pitiful. However, I am psyched about the YA books. That is COOL. Too bad they can't have Big hit by a bus or something THEN. Yeah, I really dislike the guy.

  21. Have you seen the trailer for the second movie? It looks so good, and I'm not even an Aidan fan! I can't wait to see it!!!

  22. i completely sympathize!!
    plus i too can't wait for the second movie!!
    thank u so much for poping by my place again!!

  23. I heard about this book about a year ago... I think I'm gonna read it!

  24. How did I not know about this???? Yay I am so excited! And yes I think that walking around NYC in heels is a superpower.

  25. I've only watched a few episodes, but they were good. The book sounds like a fun read :)

  26. WHOA! Such a cool idea! I'm not a huge SATC (STC???) fan, but this is a great marketing idea. I bet this will make some money. Even adults will get this if they're fans of the series.

  27. Oooooh! I had no idea about this book! Now I'm going to have to read it asap. I love SATC!