I Owe You Own by Sophie Kinsella: Margaritas

As of the date of this post, I Owe You One by Sophia Kinsella is rated 3.57 stars on goodreads. I confess, I only rated it 1 star out of 5. This book falls outside of my general comfort zone of books and was read because of an online book club I’m a part of. Usually the books chosen are way more in my wheelhouse. I had read Kinsella in the past and was hopeful, because I found her quite hilarious in The Undomesticated Goddess. I don’t know how she dropped the ball so hard, but I really really disliked this book.

Fixie Farr is a fixer as she is nicknamed. When there’s something wrong, she must fix it, even to her own detriment. Fixie, along with every other character in this book, has fatal character flaws that make them frankly all around unlikable. Fixie just annoyed me. Everything she did was just frankly, stupid. While at the beginning of the book I was cheering for her, midway through I wanted to drop her. She’s not someone I would socialize with. She just seems difficult, as does everyone in this book.

The best way to handle a book I dislike is to get drunk, yeah? But there was some other food mentioned in the book as well:

  • Olive oils
  • Flaky pastries
  • Sausage rolls, waldorf salad, apple pie
  • Mint tea
  • Coffee and cookie
  • Double chocolate chip muffin
  • Cupcakes
  • Pomegranate salad dressing
  • Rissotto
  • Profitoroles
  • Japanese food
  • Steak
  • Bolognese
  • Seafood and sangria
  • Swiss rolls
  • Jams and jellies
  • Victoria sponge and carrot cake
  • Lamb hot pot
  • Limy cocktails
  • Christmas cake
  • Gingerbread house
  • Hot chocolate
  • Linguine with clams
  • Pancakes, waffles, and toast
  • Panini
  • Homemade fudge
  • Rich tea biscuit
  • Lamb casserole

Like I said, the only way to cope with Fixie Farr is through alcohol. Fixie finds herself at a cocktail party with her brother and other pretentious folks, gulping down limy cocktails, when she bumps into Seb. Just for a quick rundown, Seb is the man who owes Fixie one after she saves his laptop from impending waterlogged doom at a coffee shop. She gets super drunk while gulping these cocktails, something I wish I was when I read this book. I’m on number three now.

And you know what? I didn’t even make a margarita from scratch. I bought a mix and poured the tequila in, because that’s about as much effort I was willing to put into this book.

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3 thoughts on “I Owe You Own by Sophie Kinsella: Margaritas

  1. Haha…. so tell us how you really felt about this book…..Thanks for the giggle this morning. So glad you are joining us over at #LitHappens


  2. Sometimes when I don’t care for a book and I need to write a post, a cocktail is the only thing that will work.


  3. Having just read your post about a dish from Buttermilk Graffiti, I felt compelled to backtrack to find out what you gave 1 star to. I can’t remember which Sophie Kinsella book I couldn’t finish because it was just too sophomoric, but now judging by your two reviews, I’m even more anxious to read Buttermilk Graffiti.

    I can’t stop laughing that you made margaritas to block out the Kinsella.


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