17 December 2010


Wow, I'm really not used to all this responsibility followers entail, but I'm really honored and very happy, Yes, I'm a aware that it isn't a big number, but I've been blogging for over two years now and I had a constant following of five people, so ..(and I really appreciate you all! )...

Anyway, you're probably all waiting for some insightful, or eeh very personal book review of mine. I hate to disappoint you, I still haven't been able to read a book since I've finished 'Anna and the French Kiss' I guess it has spoiled me tremendously. And, on another note, I still don't feel comfortable to read a lot. After this autumn's scare I had ( I was practically blind on my left eye, and the pain was even worse - for almost THREE moths -- and what am I without reading??). So I have to take it slow, step by step.

I still find it hard to sleep a lot, or  *rest-my-eyes* or at least *not-use-my-eyes*  (that means NO reading, no studying, no watching the telly, no nothing!), because I get really restless, feel like I miss out on so much, but I wasn't really prepared for the bad conscience, for feeling bad, because NOW I have a RESPONSIBILITY one I really really want to deliver on.

I've been thinking a lot about the books of this year lately, should I or shouldn't I mix YA and chick-lit, and I was/am still very thankful for all your inputs. Today I got an idea about different categories, because lets face it, not all books fulfill the same *needs*..haha. But I've got some problems of originality so far...

Anyway, that's all I wanted to say today, hope you all have some patience with me (again - I'm sorry), if you have any suggestions at all so feel free to send me an e-mail or comment below, I'm off now - reading, until my eye(s) hurt.

Happy (or Merry - depending where you are from) Christmas and above all


New Books # 30

New Books

Postie didn't come today, so I guess I'll have to wait for more books until Monday, and I'm not good at waiting, grrr. Yesterday I was supposed to go to Stockholm, where I wanted to browse the book-store where they actually sell books in English, but due to lots of  snow and a storm and ensuing chaos I was forced to stay at home.

So, this is what I got since my last New Books :

Nightshade - Andrea Cremer; Firelight - Sophie Jordan; The Iron King - Julie Kagawa
Beautiful Covers - but what's up with all these partial faces?

Nightshade by Andrea Cremer
Firelight by Sophie Jordan
The Iron King by Julie Kagawa

Halo - Alexandra Adornetto
Halo by Alexandra Adornetto

13 December 2010

New Books #29

New Books

Since there won't be any more IMM's this year I've decided to post the new books I get, whenever I get them.
So, today I got two books, I'm really excited....But there are still 5 books missing...'postie where are you? You haven't gone to the North Pole I hope, I know it's a bit confusing right now, with the temperature so low and the masses of snow...but please please....'

The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa; Walking Back to Happiness - Lucy Dillon
The Iron Daughter - Julie Kagawa
Walking Back to Happiness - Lucy Dillon

These are two of the most gorgeous covers I've ever come across. I already knew that The Iron Daughter was beautiful but it's even more so in reality, and there are like *actual* snowflakes on the cover of Walking Back to Happiness...so pretty!

11 December 2010

In My Mailbox # 3 (New Books # 28)

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

As usual I'm doing things in the wrong order: I always read the last page first ( interested in the how instead of the where), this is only my third IMM even though I've been blogging now for over two years, I read my first book for adults when I was 11 ( Outlander - Diana Gabaldon) my first historical romance when I was 13 (The Duchess - Jude Deveraux) lots of Crime, Drama and the Classics after that. I started reading chick-lit a few years back and now I've recently discovered YA..this time next year I'll probably be reading children's books with lots of pictures in them. Anyway, these are the books I've bought this week, there should've been a few more, I guess my Postie got lost in the snow :P
New Books this week
The Nature of Jade - Deb Caletti; Same Difference - Siobhan Vivian; Skin Deep - E.M.Crane
 Deb Caletti - The Nature of Jade
 Siobhan Vivian  - Same Difference
 E.M. Crane - Skin Deep

Sleepaway Girls - Jen Calonita; Wish You Were Here - Catherine Clark; Nothing but the Truth (and a few white lies) - Justina Chen Headley
Jen Calonita - Sleepaway Girls
Catherine Clark - Wish You Were Here
Justina Chen Headley - Nothing But the Truth (and a few white lies)

The Six Rules of Maybe - Deb Caletti; Take Me There - Carolee Dean; You Are Here - Jennifer E.Smith
Deb Caletti - The Six Rules of Maybe
Carolee Dean - Take Me There
Jennifer E.Smith - You Are Here

Matched - Ally Condie; Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins; The Thirteenth Chime - Emma Michaels
Ally Condie - Matched
Stephanie Perkins - Anna and the French Kiss ( my short and very personal review here )
Emma Michaels - The Thirteenth Chime

Bad Apple - Laura Ruby; Into the Wild Nerd Yonder - Julie Halpern
Laura Ruby - Bad Apple
Julie Halpern - Into the Wild Nerd Yonder

I'm so excited :) So, what did you get?

10 December 2010

Review # 7 - 'Anna and the French Kiss' by Stephanie Perkins

Anna and the French Kiss - Stephanie Perkins

So, I wasn't going to review this book. Honestly, I wasn't! There has been such a big hype about this book, everybody is raving about it, every bookblogger out there is reviewing it and every single one of them loves it. So, I thought, why should I? Well, this is going to be a short review, mostly written for myself, so I'll remember the feelings and using it as an outlet for the feelings and emotions still lingering in my body.

Anna was looking forward to her senior year in Atlanta, where she has a great job, a loyal best friend, and a crush on the verge of becoming more. So she's less than thrilled about being shipped off to boarding school in Paris - until she meets Étienne St.Clair. Smart, charming, beautiful, Étienne has it all ... including a serious girlfriend. 
But in the City of Light, wishes have a way of coming true. Will a year of romantic near-misses end with their long-awaited French kiss? Stephanie Perkins keeps the romantic tension crackling and the attraction high in a debut guaranteed to make toes tingle and hearts melt.

Anna and the French Kiss has been a very emotional read for me. I picked it up and couldn't put it down until I've read the very last sentence. I've been dreaming about it last night and I woke up with all the emotions still lingering in my body. The emotions going through my whole body while reading were bitter-sweet. I love Paris. I really really love Paris, sometimes I miss the City so much it hurts and I have trouble breathing. I try to visit at least once a year, this year though it just wasn't possible and reading about it, feeling the asphalt under my feet, having the different scents and smells in my nose, feeling the air against my skin - let me tell you, it was pure agony. Like when someone puts a big chocolate-cake in front of you but you're not allowed to taste! Perkins does a beautiful job of making Paris come alive on the pages, it's beautifully written.
And the second thing, I know/knew a boy/guy like Étienne, memories are a tricky thing and not everybody has a happy-ending.
So, my rant is over. I love this book. Really really love it. It is one of the best books this year. Books like Anna and the French Kiss are the reason why I read. Why I sort through all those bad ones out there, why I keep going, to finally find a jewel like this one and then the quest starts anew. I would give it 10 stars if I could, hihi :)

07 December 2010

Question # 2: What do you do with all your books?

I have quite a few books to arrive this week so this morning I stood in my room contemplating what to do with them, where to put them.  There's simply no space left!

I have six bookcases in my little room, of various sizes. I store books in four boxes under the bed, in one box under a bookcase and I have a small little room for storage, where I have lots of boxes and shelves with books.

So, this morning I had to clear out one shelf, believe me, it wasn't easy!
Now I'm wondering what do you with all your books? How do you manage to find a place for them?

Now, it looks like this:

06 December 2010

Review # 6 - 'The One Before the One' by Katy Regan

The One Before the One - Katy Regan

To Do List
Make something with Quinoa.
Do something ' cultural' every week.
Dump married boyfriend.

Thirty-two year old Caroline Steele is a woman in denial. After calling off her wedding to teenage sweetheart Martin, she should be moving on. Instead she's racked with guilt, downing her sorrows with Pinot Grigio and has developed a penchant for dressing up in her never-used wedding dress.
Add to this the fact that she is head over heels with the delectable, but unavailable Toby Delaney and it's clear her life is not going to plan.
Then her little sister Lexi comes to stay for the summer and life gets even more complicated. How is Caroline supposed to advise her on matters of the heart when she can't even come clean about her secret lover? In order to find The One, Caroline needs to deal with The Ones before...

I've been looking forward to this book ever since I've read Katy Regans first novel One Thing Led to Another , a warm and funny novel about an unexpected pregnancy. So I was very excited when The One Before the One finally arrived on my doorstep (the book, not a guy :( ) and I had to start reading it immediately. I was sucked into it from the start. I already had tears in my eyes after the prologue, I could feel the heartache and the guilt.
The actions of the main character, Caroline, would normally make me dislike her, she's dumping her fiancé and boyfriend of fourteen years right before their wedding, she's involved with a married man and she's lying to her family. But Caroline is human, she's hurting. The lists she's always writing are her desperate ways to get control over her life. She's lost and unsure of herself and also a bit naive. Caroline is warm and funny and totally likeable despite her actions.
The second character, her little sister, Lexi, makes the book interesting and keeps you reading .It's the relationship between those two, its development and the role Lexi plays that makes this book an entertaining and wonderful read. I really liked how Regan added so many layers to Lexi, and how she was nothing like she seemed to be from the start.

I really enjoyed this book, I liked to read about the emotional journey these two women made, how they changed and developed.
I wanted to read on forever, I was sad when I reached the final page. It is written beautifully, the words flow, its pace is exactly right, the emotions feel real.

4.5 stars from me!

Thank you & Question

Well, first of all I'd like to thank all my new followers and all you kind bloggers out there who left a comment yesterday! And thanks to Bookalicious for  promoting me on your blog and your help on Twitter

Well, I'm in the middle of writing my masters-thesis and don't have as much time to read as I'd like to, but I try to squeeze in some books anyway..ok, I admit, I'll try to get some thesis-work/writing done when I take a break from reading :P

Sweden, winter 2010

This year is slowly but surely coming to an end, and with the arrival of 2011 a list of my top 5 or  top10 of 2010 has to be compiled. Now to my question, I've lately discovered the joy of reading YA-novels but I still like Chick-lit and other non-YA-books. Now, should I do two separate top 5 lists or only one? And is it better to have a top 5 or a top 10? Should I only include books that have been published during 2010 or all books that I've read during this year? What do you think?

Now, back to the books! (to study, not pleasure)
I'll be back later with a review....(But first I'll have to decide which book I'm going to review though)

05 December 2010

In My Mailbox #2 (New Books # 27)

In My Mailbox

In My Mailbox is a weekly meme hosted by The Story Siren , find out more about it on her IMM-page.

I've had kind of a bad week, I only got three books. It's mostly due the snow and the bad weather, my ordered books just didn't arrive. But be sure to come back here next week, I have lots and lots of  (mostly) YA-books on the way!

Coming Home and Could it be Magic? by Melanie Rose

After I've read Down to Earth by Melanie Rose recently, which I loved, loved, loved, I just had to order her other two books, aren't they cute??
Coming Home - Melanie Rose
Could it be Magic? - Melanie Rose

Psych Major Syndrome - Alicia Thompson

The third book I've received this week is Psych Major Syndrome by Alicia Thompson. I've already read it (rather quick, in only a few hours) and I've written a very very short review here.

This is what was in my Mailbox this week...so, what did you get?

30 November 2010

Review # 6 - 'Psych Major Syndrome' by Alicia Thompson

Psych Major Syndrome - Alicia Thompson

Using the tools learned so far in Intro Psych, write a brief self-assessment describing how things are going in your freshmen year.

The Patient, Leigh Nolan (that would be me), has just started her first year at Stiles College. She has decided to major in psychology (even though her parents would rather she study tarot cards, not Rorschach blots). Patient has always been very good at helping her friends with their problems, but when it comes to solving her own ... not so much.
Patient has a tendency to overanalyze things, particularly when the opposite sex is involved. Like why doesn't Andrew, her boyfriend of over a year, ever invite her to spend the night? Or why can't she commit to taking the next step in their relationship? And why does his roommate, Nathan, dislike her so much? More importantly, why did Nathan have a starring role in a much-more-than-friendly dream?
Aggravating factors include hyper-competitive fellow psych majors, a professor who is badly in need of her own psychoanalysis, and a middle-school-age mentee who thinks Patient is, in a word, naive.

Psych Major Syndrome

Wow, what a book. I received my copy of Psych Major Syndrome last evening and finished it a few hours later. I didn't want it to end. At all. I fell in love with it. From the first page. It's hilarious, wonderful and moving.

Psych Major Syndrome is set in College life, something I haven't encountered before in the Young Adult genre. It felt a bit different, but oh so right. The best thing about this book is the protagonist, Leigh. I immediately felt some kind of kinship with her. My first thought actually was, wow, someone's written a book about me. Leigh is intelligent and strong and at the same time completely oblivious and as her mentee Rebekah calls her 'naive' and 'dumb'. Her narrative is completely endearing, she is snarky and loyal, she's concentrating a bit too much on the small details and is terrified of change.

This is my favorite part,(small spoiler): " 'But it's all broken, right? Everything's broken.' I knelt down, trying to scoop up the glass and confetti - for what I don't know. Maybe it seemed symbolic, although all it really meant was that I was acting completely pathetic over a ten-dollar souvenir that could never be whole again. I guess that's symbolism for you, another term-paper topic to win a contest." (© Alicia Thompson, Psych Major Syndrome,2009, p.202)
Actually it's the part that comes after this that I like most....

29 November 2010

Review # 5 - 'Jane' by April Lindner

Jane - April Lindner

To be honest, this isn't an easy review for me to write. I'm still a bit undecided about this book, feeling divided inside.

I was about 11 or 12 years old when I first encountered Jane Eyre. I was sitting on the cold floor in front of the small upstairs TV on Christmas Eve. I was so engrossed in the movie ( it was the adaptation with Charlotte Gainsbourg and William Hurt), I didn't even hear my mother calling to come downstairs and open the Christmas presents. As soon as the holidays were over I went to the library to get the book. I've read it several times since, falling in love with it all over again every time I start reading the first sentence. It was a few years back, another chance encounter with another Jane Eyre Tv-adaptation. This time in the middle of the Night, watching the one with Toby Stephens and Ruth Wilson. The next day I ordered the book, in English, I'd only read in in German before that.
As you probably understand by now is that I really love the original. I was very excited when I heard about Jane, someone was finally taking on Jane Eyre and give it a modern setting.

So, with all that said, I'm really sorry to say that I didn't like Jane. I was really disappointed. For me it lacked the heart and the spirit of the original and all that was left was the lifeless body of it. Don't get me wrong. Jane isn't a bad book. It is very well written, has some great ideas and the original idea is executed really well. But it didn't engage me, I wasn't lost in the world of Jane. I probably would have liked this book if I hadn't read the original Jane Eyre so many times. I probably would have given it four stars instead of two. There are a few parts in it that are unrealistic and don't feel right but that's what happens when you take a book from the past and set it in the present.

So, bottom line is, read it if you haven't read the original Jane Eyre, don't if you have.

23 November 2010

Review # 4 - ' Swimming With Dolphins' by Deborah Wright

Swimming with Dolphins - Deborah Wright

I finished Swimming with Dolphins on the bus today. With a storm raving outside, snowflakes coming down madly. Look at the cover of this book and you'll understand how utterly wrong it felt! How out of place I felt to be freezing, sitting on a bus, looking out at the white landscape.

Anyway, this is the first book by Deborah Wright I've read. (I recently discovered though that I own one of her earlier books, that I'd started but never finished due to some sad circumstances in my life). There was quite a hype about Swimming with Dolphins before it was published and I was really looking forward to reading it.

Do you ever look out of your window and dream of lying on a gorgeous beach with a handsome stranger? Julia Rothwell certainly does. But with a high-powered job as a Hedge Fund Manager, she barely has time to clean her teeth let alone go on holiday. Then the credit crunch hits and Julia is left with nothing but her redundancy pay. Her best friend Reece encourages her to draw up a list entitled: Ten Things To Do Before I Die. Top of the list is to sleep with an Italian. So begins a crazy, wonderful, rollercoaster of an adventure that sees Julia crossing countries and continents, and experiencing romance and heartbreak, sushi and surprises, volcanoes and gambling, and – if she can make it to the end of her list – swimming with dolphins. Join her on her unforgettable journey! (Taken from Goodreads.com)

Well, it definitely is a Summer, Beach Read. But I actually don't know if I'd liked it better reading it in Summer on the Beach instead of reading it in freezing buses or the warmth of my bed while it being all dark and wintry outside. Deborah Wright does a really good job of describing all the exotic, warmth places Julia does get to visit. You can feel the warm air on you skin, smell the different flavours, feel part of the different cultures that actually emerge on the pages. It feels wonderful to be carried away to other places so different from where you are at the moment.

I actually liked the book, it kept me interested, guessing, wanting to know what happens next. And believe me, there's a lot of stuff happening. It's quite a journey it takes you on.

With that said it took me two attempts to get started with it. First time around I just couldn't *feel* it. But the second time I tried, a few weeks later, it captured me at once. The story is interesting, the development believable and the narrative flows throughout most of the book. The story is told from first person Point of View, and in present tense, (I  - now, am doing), which makes it kind of awkward sometimes. It feels like it is the first time for the author to use this Point of View and hasn't really gotten the hang of it yet. Don't understand me wrong, I'm a very very very big fan of first POV, present-tense I'm not so sure of. And it didn't keep me from finishing the book either. It just needs a little bit more practice :).

Two other, very small things that *annoyed* me: Sometimes it could get a bit naïve or a bit too fairytaily - too good to be true and I just wanted to yell at Julia that she was acting stupidly or was being naïve. I couldn't accept ALL the situations, feeling them removed quite a bit from how normal people react or speak. The second thing was the *time* thing, the duration of things. Towards the end, with all the e-mail-communication when you can see the dates, some really big things that take up quite few chapters and long flights take only 3 days, while a simple reply takes 12 days? Weird. I guess it's just some small mistake while typing the dates, but still.

Anyway, all in all I really enjoyed this book. And I actually gave it 4 stars on goodreads :) So, if you are looking for a breezy, summery story of a journey around the World, finding yourself, family and love and a whole lot of insight then check it out!

19 November 2010

New Books # 25

These are the new books I've gotten since my last *new books* entry.

Jane - April Lindner; Swimming with Dolphins - Deborah Wright

And these two, that are a bit older:
Girl Overboard - Justina Chen Headley; Naked in Knightsbridge - Nicky Schmidt
I've managed to read two brilliant books this week and hope to be able to write two reviews during this weekend.

10 November 2010

New Books # 24

These are the books I've got these past few weeks.
And I have a few books waiting for me at the postoffice, but due to tremendous amounts of new snow falling yesterday afternoon, I didn't have the chance yet to get them :(

The Book of Luke - Jenny O'Connell; That Summer - Sarah Dessen; The One Before the One - Katy Regan; Christmas Eve at Friday Harbour - Lisa Kleypas; Beachcombers - Nancy Thayer; Getting Away With It - Julie Cohen
Aren't these covers just gorgeous?

27 October 2010

New Books # 23

These two books I got this week...I also got  The Book of Luke by Jenny O'Connell but I can't find it anywhere in the mess of my room, or maybe I left it at work. Also, today they tried to deliver the new Julie Cohen...so excited...hope to get home a bit earlier tomorrow so I can go it and get before closing-time.

Good-Bye to All That - Margo Candela; Leaving Paradise - Simone Elkeles

22 October 2010

Book recommendations #2

Have you all read The Duff  by Kody Keplinger?

If not, and you like a very very well-written YA-novel with problems, issues and sex ..read it. I read it in one night when I couldn't sleep. It was my saviour. I loved it.
I really recognized myself in it. The self-sabotaging streak we all have, at least I did, I didn't use the same method, but I could relate. But most of all I got sucked into the story by the wonderful writing.

20 October 2010

Book recommendations #1

Hi everybody,
Welcome to a new instalment on my blog.
As you all know (well, the you who still bother to come here now and then) I don't and didn't have much spare time lately. I've started an intern-ship that is part of my university-studies and is only for five weeks, I have two and a half week left, that means I'm halfway through. On top of all that I came down with a nasty eye-infection that still hasn't healed properly and made reading, at least in the first two weeks, really painful (not that that did stop me much anyway). So, I don't have time/eyes to read as much as I would like to and I have even less time to write something here which makes reviews a very hard task for me. So,I spend a big chunk of time every day travelling, at least three hours a day I spend on a train to and from *work*, which actually gives me some opportunity to read, good books and bad books and I thought I could write a few lines about the books I read, give you recommendations until I find the time again to write proper reviews.

The book that has impressed me most these past weeks is the utterly breathtaking and wonderful North of Beautiful by Justina Chen Headley

North of Beautiful is actually one the best books I've read so far this year. It leaves you thinking, it still hasn't left my mind, it has oozed through my skin, is still surrounding me. Apparently there are two kinds of North, the True North and the Magnetic North. But there are many kinds of beautiful, right? Or is there a True Beautiful? Is it only skin-deep. Shallow?

Yeah, well, apparently I'm in love with this book. READ IT! :)

11 October 2010

New Books # 22

Hi again

I had a little surprise when I got home today....5 books! :D
Down to Earth - Melanie Rose

I felt the need to stock up on my YA-books
Shiver - Maggie Stiefvater; Caleb + Kate - Cindy Martinusen-Coloma; Return to Paradise - Simone Elkeles; Two Way Street - Lauren Barnholdt

10 October 2010

New Books # 21

This week I only got one book (bought - ordered by me) in addition to the four books I bought in Stockholm at the beginning of this week. Anyway, it's a book I've been waiting for a long time and the Swedish mail took a looooong time to send it to me...arrgh

I have a few reviews lined up, hopefully I'll have time to post them soon (my days are busy with the intern-ship at the University library and the travel there, which takes my about 4 hours every day due to delayed trains)

If You Lived Here, You'd Be Home Now - Claire LaZebnik

04 October 2010

New Books # 20

So, I was in Stockholm today, my first day of my internship. So far I've survived even though I was late caused by a late train which led to missing the second train and so on...
Anyway, we finished quite early, as it was the first day - lots of information and administration - so I had some time to go to the big book-store with English books. Sure, I already own most of them, but today I ventured into the YA-section (didn't even know they had one in English)...so this is the result:

North of Beautiful - Justina Chen Headley; Lock & Key, Along for the Ride, Just Listen - Sarah Dessen

29 September 2010

New Books # 19

Hi everyone, I'm so sorry I've been so quiet lately and I'm sorry to say I'll be even more quiet in the weeks to come.
I've come down with a nasty eye-infection a few days ago, and it just doesn't want to heal. It hurts really bad (and I shouldn't even write this, because it hurts even more when I'm looking at a screen) and I just can't read. I'm really bored because I can't do anything.
Anyway, next week my internship will start and I will have even less time to read. I'm really sorry.

The Exile - Diana Gabaldon; Amy Inspired - Bethany Pierce; Girl, Stolen April Henry
I'm sorry for the bad quality, my camera is dead and I just can't deal with any kind of light right now :(

14 September 2010

New Books # 18


The book I've been waiting for has finally arrived! And a bonus one too..hihi...Can't wait to start reading!

A Weekend with Mr Darcy - Victoria Connelly, Paris Hangover - Kirsten Lobe

13 September 2010

New Books # 17

Here are the books I got last week, the one I'm particularly waiting for still hasn't arrived, don't really know what to do, it's been a while since it's been dispatched :(

Good Enough To Eat - Stacey Ballis; Since You've Been Gone - Emma Heatherington; The Wedding Planner - Melanie La' Brooy

03 September 2010

New Books # 16

Hello again, I've been very busy lately and I haven't read a single book this past week. I'll be busy with uni, kitchen and my upcoming internship in the next few weeks as well, but hopefully I'll manage to find more time to read!
Anyway, during the past week I got some really interesting and beautiful books.

 These four books were kindly sent to me by Bookalicious Ramblings , THANK YOU!

The WAGS- series by Anonymous
A Reluctant Cinderella - Alison Bond
The following books I've bought myself. 
The (Im)perfect Girlfriend - Lucy-Anne Holmes
I know I'm a bit late with this one, but I only read the prequel 50 Ways to Find a Lover last week, is has been collecting dust on my shelf since like forever..tsts. It's hilarious, funny and I stayed up late to finish it, so of course I had to order the sequel immediately!

The DUFF (designated ugly fat friend) - Kody Keplinger; The Atlas of Love - Laurie Frankel
Before I Forget - Melissa Hill
This is the start of my catching-up on Melissa Hills books. I read Please Forgive Me recently, (I actually bought it on my desperate book-shopping-day in Switzerland) and was completely blown away...Now I only need to have some free-time to read!!

25 August 2010

Just Arrived #15

Today I got four book-deliveries. Lucky Me :) and earlier this week I got another one. So many books, so little time to read.

Anyone for Me? - Fiona Cassidy; Slicker - Lucy Jackson
The Thing about Jane Spring - Sharon Krum; I say Tomato - Katie Wall; Vintage Magic - Sally Anne Morris

19 August 2010

Cover themes #2 - Cupcakes

So, after the rain- umbrella-theme, I thought now, that it has cleared up and the sun is shining and I don't have a kitchen (check-out how it looks like here) so I can't bake or have someone baking for me ( lets face it, I have no idea how to bake) I thought of having another cover-art-theme..it's Cupcakes :)  Enjoy! (hope you don't get hungry, as I did :), Only to discover there are no Cupcake-takeaways at this hour!)

Cover themes #1 - Umbrella

Because it's raining outside, a lot, and I haven't slept all night because of it (it's too loud against my window) I thought I'd treat you with some gorgeous book-covers with an umbrella-theme

17 August 2010

No time for reading :(

I think I'm going to have to take another hiatus --again! I'm so sorry! I'm renovating the kitchen right now. We got the last bits out today :S Now it is an empty room. (It's now even harder for me to lose some of my overweight, because I have no freeze, no oven, no stove. That means takeaway all day, right?). Anyway, due to all this I barely have time to read, and soon uni will start again...oh, what to do. I have so many plans for this blog. I want to have several pages, a review policy and write more reviews too. I haven't quite figured out yet how to do all that technical stuff...but somehow.
Anyway, please check-in here anyway, who knows, maybe I can steal away for an hour or two and read.

13 August 2010

Just Arrived #14

Hejhej, my second delivery for today just arrived, check-out the beauties I got today:
Blindsided - Priscilla Cummings; The Extraordinary Secrets of April, May and June - Robin Benway; A Funny Thing About Love- Rebecca Farnworth
I can't wait to start reading!

Just Arrived #13

Just Arrived # 13
(and hey, today's the 13th too :) )

Hook, Line and Sink Him - Jackie Pilossoph

I was only partially dressed when the postman rang on the door - I hid myself behind the door and took the delivery. I guess I seemed somewhat desperate! I hope the get a second delivery later today, 'fingers-crossed'

10 August 2010

Review # 3 -' Forget You' by Jennifer Echols

There is something magical with books like these. I haven't quite figured out yet what it is. Fact is that I liked the emotions  Forget You evoked in me so much that I found myself reading slower and slower towards the end. When I'd reached the final page, closed the book, it felt like a break-up, it hurt. I haven't been able to start a new book since then (But don't worry, I'll force myself to jump right back in later today).
Anyway, Forget You is about control. Forcing control where you can't have control. Control situations you can't control. And people and situations that control you that you want to be free of. And it is about forgetting on various different levels. Trying to forget what you can't forget and forgetting what you so desperately want to remember.

I loved Jennifer Echols' previous book Going Too Far, I can't decide which one I liked more.
This is a really precious book for me, so check it out if you long to feel like a teenager again.