26 July 2010

Desperate Book-Shopping

Hello everybody!
I'm back from Spain again. I had a wonderful time, lot of time to read. The 9 books I brought with me weren't enough and the last few days were quite boring, suffering from withdrawal anxiety from having nothing to read.
Anyway, now I'm back in a place where I at least have an internet-connection and this morning I hurried to town. Of course, there were no english books, or at least, the ones they had I also have. But I managed to find one:

Melissa Hill - Please forgive me
I normally don't like to read books that are translated, thereof the problem with finding books this morning. I like to read books in their language of origin. In the end I bought these three books, with a little compromise:
Jessica Bird - Wenn es plötzlich Liebe ist; CécileKrug - Die Sache mit Edgar; Silke Neumayer - Die Männerversteherin

Anyway, it's only the first one that is originally in english, the second one is translated from french and the third actually is written by a german author. They looked lovely so I bought them :)

11 July 2010


I'll be away for 15 days and will not have any internet-connection at all. I'm sorry for any inconveniences this may cause. I'll answer all e-mails when I'm back again.

and of course, I'll be reading lots..so many reviews to look forward to!

10 July 2010

New Books #1

These I found yesterday in an all-English bookstore in Zurich!

This one arrived yesterday. I ordered it in Sweden, where it arrived last Thursday when I already had left Sweden. A dear friend sent it to me here in Switzerland..not it is here..YAY :)

02 July 2010

Review #2 'Living La Vida Loca' - Belinda Jones

I think that you are all familiar with my somewhat unconventional review-style by now.

Living La Vida Loca by Belinda Jones

I've been really looking forward to reading this book after falling in love with Belinda Jones' books after reading Into the Blue. It wasn't easy to put on my *to-be-read-on-holiday* pile of books, but I knew it would be worth the wait, and it was!

I was basically hooked from line one and couldn't put it down until I had read the last page. For me it didn't feel like the normal, often shallow, chick-lit. And even though it really is the perfect beach-read with all the exotic places, the dancing, the hot guys and the mojitos it is also much more than that. It has a deeper layer that draws you in. It isn't just about dancing and travelling to Argentine, Spain and Cuba. It isn't just about filming the Reality Tv Show and it isn't just about Love and Romance. For me this book represents a journey to find yourself. About self-esteem, epiphany and standing up for yourself. About believing, believing in life and dreams. About letting go, really letting go, the difficulties about feelings and emotions. But most of all it is about friendship.

This really summarizes this book for me: " What do you do when you realise that you're not good enough to have your dreams come true?" - "You have to come up with new dreams." (Belinda Jones 2010, Living La Vida Loca, p.24)

I really like Belinda Jones' writing. It's so real in the descriptions. You can see the exotic places, feel the textures of the dresses, hear the music, feel the warm breeze, smell the spices. It draws you in. When the heroine is talking about wanting to experience the 'perfect dance' you almost get jealous, longing, suddenly wanting one of your own. But later you realise that you actually get one too, while reading, you can feel it, almost touch it.

To sum it all up, it's a perfect summer read, not too heavy and deep in the story/plot but not to fickle and shallow either. It's fun but also makes you realise a few things. The ending was sadly a bit rushed, but that doesn't diminish the book in the whole.

01 July 2010

Holiday Books

Hello everybody

I'm sorry that I have been so quiet lately. There were a lot of wonderful days, I spent them outside, reading, having fun and spending time with friends. I didn't have much to read. Now however I'm away on holiday for a month, for the next ten days I'll be having wifi/internet connection, so I hope to post a few reviews about the books I'll be reading.

These are my holiday books:   (one book, I Heart Paris by Lindsey Kelk, is missing from the picture, but it arrived in Sweden today and my friend will send it to me here, so I should have it next week)

I'm really really looking forward to reading them....
So, now I'm off, reading...