Wednesday, November 21, 2012

Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm

Hey guys,

So I checked out the TBF Facebook page to see our progress of  the TBF Facebook challenge and I was very pleased to see 737 "likes". Yay, you guys are doing an awesome job! I love seeing the number of "likes" but I would love even more if we could see the TBF Committee dance Gangnam style at the festival. In order to see the Committee dance, we need 763 more "likes". If we manage to reach our Facebook challenge by 1/1/13, it's possible that someone might record it and put it on YouTube....tempting isn't it? So we need those 763 "likes" by 1/1/13, that's less than 2 months!

One of the many things I like about Thanksgiving is thinking of all the things I'm grateful for. I know Elizabeth and I are grateful for TBF because we've become friends and made new friends in the Rochester area, thanks to TBF. For the first giveaway of the year, tell us what you're thankful for about TBF by posting a comment. The giveaway ends 12/4/12 and only one person will recieve a gift card for $10 to spend on TBF merchandise. Note, that the gift card can only be used the day of the festival, 5/19/13 and cannot be used for books, only TBF merchandise. Over the years, there have been a lot of cool things like a TBF T-shirt, bag and more!

Alright, back to my book review for the week. I recently read Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink by Stephanie Kate Strohm, a debuting author. One of my favorite movies is Legally Blonde starring Reese Witherspoon as Elle Woods. I can see a similiarity between Elle Woods and Libby Kelting, the main character in the book. Take a look:

 Libby Kelting had always felt herself born out of time. No wonder the historical romance-reading, Jane Austen-adaptation-watching, all-around history nerd jumped at the chance to intern at Camden Harbor, Maine’s Oldest Living History Museum. But at Camden Harbor Libby’s just plain out of place, no matter how cute she looks in a corset. Her cat-loving coworker wants her dead, the too-smart-for-his-own-good local reporter keeps pushing her buttons, her gorgeous sailor may be more shipwreck than dreamboat — plus Camden Harbor’s haunted. Over the course of one unforgettable summer, Libby learns that boys, like ghosts, aren’t always what they seem.

In Legally Blonde and Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink, other characters underestimate the heroine's intelligence because they're into designer labels. What I love about these fabulous heroines is that they will prove other characters wrong. Even when people admit they misjudged her, Elle and Libby are still nice to them. I think Libby would be a perfect role model because she is kind and friendly and has a passion for history.

I recommend Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink to readers who want a quick, easy read and like laugh-out-loud hilarious books.

So add this to your "to-read" list. After reading Pilgrims Don't Wear Pink and you're craving for more Libby Kelting (that is a promise!), do not fear, the sequel, Confederates Don't Wear Couture next Summer. If you want to know more about Stephanie Kate Strohm, check out her Facebook page.

Enjoy the vacation!


Find all Stephanie's books available in the Monroe County Library System here.

1 comment:

  1. I am thankful for being able to see to read, because without my eyesight, i wouldn't be able to do many things. I'm already hearing impaired so audiobooks don't work for me, but eve with my disability, I'm glad that it's not as bad as it could be.