Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Sushi for One

Ok, folks...I did it! I decided to venture out and read some "new-to-me" genres and let me tell you, I'm glad I did!

Sushi for One by Camy Tang is the very first Christian chick-lit book I've ever read. I'll be honest, I was expecting the book to be blah...ho-hum, but on the contrary, I found that I had a hard time putting it down. I started out wanting to make note of all the interesting or funny quotes from the book. I had good intentions, really...but I found that just in the first chapter alone, I had quite a few marked. To post all the lines from this book that made me laugh, think or shake my head would mean that I would be posting most of the book!

I certainly enjoyed this book and I am looking forward to Only Uni!

Here's a quick synopsis from the CFBA blog:

Lex Sakai’s family, big, nosy, and marriage-minded, is ruled by a crafty grandmother. When her cousin Mariko gets married, Lex will become the OLDEST SINGLE COUSIN in the clan, a loathed position by all single female family members.

Lex has not dated for years.

Grandma homes in on this fact and demands, bribes, and threatens Lex to bring a boyfriend (not just a date) to her cousin’s wedding.

Lex does not want to date ... not since that terrible incident a few years back ... but, Grandma doesn't give her that choice.

Lex's options are slim because she has used her Bible study class on Ephesians to compile a huge list of traits for the PERFECT man (and the more she dates, the more she adds to the list).

The one man she keeps running into (and is completely attracted to) doesn’t seem to have a single quality on her list. It’s only when the always-in-control Lex loses control and lets God take over that all the pieces of this hilarious romance finally fall into place.

Camy Tang is a member of CFBA and is a loud Asian chick who writes loud Asian chick-lit. She grew up in Hawaii, but now lives in San Jose, California, with her engineer husband and rambunctious poi-dog. In a previous life she was a biologist researcher, but these days she is surgically attached to her computer, writing full-time. In her spare time, she is a staff worker for her church youth group, and she leads one of the worship teams for Sunday service.

Sushi for One? (Sushi Series, Book One is her first novel. Her second, Only Uni (Sushi Series, Book Two) comes out in February 2008!

Have you been to Camy's blog yet?? She has the best reviews and is always giving books away! In fact, she has a ginormous contest going on right now for her Yahoo group'll need to check this one out folks!

I would love to send my copy of Sushi for One out into the world so I'm going to be hosting a week long contest over at the *New* Up the Hill Gang! I am going to glue a library envelope in the back of the book where you write your name, e-mail address and a quick review of the book. It's kind of like a controlled BookCrossing thing! lol!! Maybe I'll do a "Where's Sushi for One now?" in my sidebar....ahhh, the wheels are moving folks! lol!
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Morgan said...

Jenny - Sounds like a good read. Thanks for your brief synopsis. I'll see if I can get it at our local library. Take care. Thanks again.

Sonya said...

I can't believe you're giving it away before letting your good friend (that's me!) read it!

Camy Tang said...

Thanks for posting about my book! I'm so glad you enjoyed it!

Homemom3 said...

Oh I'd love to win this, I've been reading her blog for a while now even post her contest but I've never won a book yet. Would love to read her work. Sign me up. :)