08 June 2010

Reviews #1

Hello everybody!

I'm really sorry that I have been a very very bad girl. I let you all down. I'm sorry.
The weather has been really great here this past week, quite surprising with here being Sweden. After the horrible long and very cold winter we had, I  now spent all my free-time  outside, I've been starving for sun. And I really enjoy the fact that I don't have to turn on my computer. I feel free. Sure, I check in on emails and the latest news via my iPhone, but  I don't have to write back. An amazing feeling :)
Anyway, since it looks like I've lost most of my readers and the fact that I really hate writing reviews other than "I really really loved this book" I've decided to give you a quick run down on the books I suggested for review in my 'Requesting Reviews #1' and I'll start giving better and longer reviews with books I'm more up to date with..given the fact that it is been a while since I've read the suggested books. Anyway..here they are:

About Time by Niamh Shaw
Remember me talking about feelings in Me and reading? The feeling of this book is still present in my body. I have no idea what makes this book so special. Sure, I've been looking forward to it, a lot, after reading Smart Casual and her blog but that doesn't explain why the feeling hasn't faded away yet. I think this book is different from the other Little Black Dress Books. It stars a heroine, Lara, who really shouldn't be likeable. She is flighty, seems  to be superficial, blames everyone else but herself, repressing her true feelings, repressing her past. But believe me, you'll fall in love with her, just like everyone else in the book. She is super funny and you can't help but wanting to help her, being afraid of where she is headed, which mistakes she is making and about to make.
Normally I don't like flashbacks in book, I always get the feeling *get on with the story!! I want to know what happens NOW!!* and I'm embarrassed to tell you that I usually fast forward until the present time. Anyway, if I'd have done this with this book, I would have to fast forward until the very end, and I would have missed the beautiful story inside.
The third thing different about this book is that it is told from two different points of view. It isn't only Lara who tells the story, but also Conn. And Niamh Shaw is really doing a great job telling the story from a guy's eyes. I started to think and act like a guy, seriously, even my friends remarked on it. Haha. Anyway, Conn is a really big geek, nerd whatever, with difficulties in a social context. Lara is the opposite.
Bottom line is that I really liked this book, I was sad when it was finished, I wanted to continue reading. It is really hilarious at some points, I laughed a lot and  my favourite scene involves a romance novel :).
Throughout the book I felt like I was in the 80's, no idea why, I always got surprised when a cell-phone or computer got mentioned..haha.

Oh, well, my review's longer than I thought it would be...I'll post the others soon..(I hope)


  1. Bless, what an awesome review! Thank you! I am so thrilled you enjoyed the book; you actually summarised it a lot better than I ever managed. I've always struggled when anyone has asked what About Time is about, even though I loved writing it and adored my characters. My editor liked the romance novel scene too ;-)


  2. PS I hope you've got over the masculinity and back to your gorgeous feminine self again :-D

  3. :) Thank you! Yeah, well, I think I'm my feminine self again, but one can never be sure..I've found myself watching the World Cup several times this week wondering what I'm doing :) Haha

  4. Just to say I've arrived at your blog via Deadlyjelly. Like you I love Niamh's blog and have wondered about her books, afraid they would be disappointing after her blogs. Your review has helped swing me towards ordering them from Amazon.