15 May 2011

In My Mailbox # 19

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

Yeah, yeah, I know, it's been reaaaallly quiet around here lately. I had some pretty intense personal *days* and at uni too...and when I finally had some time off, blogger was down. And well, you all know I'm not the most organized, I didn't draft any new posts anyway, nope, I enjoyed my blogger-free days instead.
Not that I have much to write about, I've only read two books this month, I'm still in a reading-slump and can't find my way out of it....

Anyway, these are the books I got these past two weeks, got a few surprises also:

Moonglass - Jessi Kirby. This was one of the two books I've read this month. I've actually really really enjoyed it. It felt real and moving.
What Happened to Goodbye - Sarah Dessen. Yep, I'm a real big Dessen-fan. It's so bad that I actually couldn't wait for the book to arrive, so I also bought it on my kindle. I've read it, I love it. It's really my kind of book, slow development, characters you really miss when the book is finished. So happy :)

Divergent - Veronica Roth. Love the cover, love the effect the camera has on the colours :)
Die For Me - Amy Plum. Ok, I confess, I LOVE this cover even more. I'm a big fan of all things Paris. Hopefully I'll get to visit my favourite city again this summer!
Tempest Rising - Tracy Deebs. This book actually went missing at my local Post Office. I had to go there 3 times until they found it in an other PO across my tiny town..(seriously, how hard can it be??)
Bumped - Megan McCafferty. Cool cover, if you have a copy, touch it, you'll know what I mean :)

Are You Going to Kiss Me Now? - Sloane Tanen. Sounds really interesting!
Flawless - Lara Chapman

The C-Word - Lisa Lynch
The Perfect Token - Cathryn Tew. I'm quite curious about this one.
Ellie Andrews Has Second Thoughts - Ruth Saberton. It feels like I've been waiting FOREVER for this one. LOVED Sabertons first book!

RSVP - Helen Warner

So, that's it from me this week. What did you all get?

Happy Reading!

05 May 2011

April Favourites (Monthly favs # 4)

Yes, I know, I'm ridiculously late with this post. I mean we are already five days into May! 
April has gone so fast it didn't even register in my mind. I've had a bad month, really. Somehow I just got into a reading slump. It got to the point that I picked up a random book, read the first page and threw the book away, next! I think I started about 20 books I just felt *Meeh* about. It felt like I'd lost the pleasure of reading, like it became a task, hard work. And I've never ever felt like that before, I've been reading regularly since I was 8 years old (I was reading before that too, but not as much...). Anyway..the month started off good, then got really really slow when I was in that black hole, I managed to get myself out of it and read three books in a row, but now during these past five days I haven't touched a book yet. Let's hope the excitement of books comes back to me!
According to Goodreads I managed to read 11 books during the month of April, I'm not quite sure though if I've finished all of them. Most of these books were a disappointment really, but here are my two favourites:

Abby Rogers has been on health kicks before - they involve eating one blueberry muffin for breakfast instead of two. When she's encouraged to join her fitness-fanatic best friend's running club - by none other than its gorgeous new captain - she finds a mysterious compulsion to exercise.



I'm a big fan of Jane Costello's novels, ever since I've picked up Bridesmaids in a book store in Stockholm. I loved this book. It's funny and charming and wonderful, it's exactly the kind of book that made me fall in love with *girlie* books in the first place.
I was hoping to be able to feature this one in my *chick-lit corner*..we will see how that goes..lol

After I'd read this wonderful book I fell right into that black hole I was talking about earlier, no book was good enough. That lasted about two weeks if not longer, during those weeks I discarded about twenty books. Finally I got an idea how to get out of it. I was thinking about what kind of book I'd like to read and immediately thought about Sarah Dessen. I didn't want to reread any and then it just hit me: You have a kindle, use it! So I did and downloaded a few Sarah Dessen books I hadn't previously read.

Sixteen-year-old Macy Queen is looking forward to a long, boring summer. Her boyfriend is going away. She's stuck with a dull-as-dishwater job at the library. And she'll spend all of her free time studying for the SATs or grieving silently with her mother over her father's recent unexpected death. But everything changes when Macy is corralled into helping out at one of her mother's open house events, and she meets the chaotic Wish Catering crew. Before long, Macy joins the Wish team. She loves everything about, the work and the people. But the best thing about Wish is Wes—artistic, insightful, and understanding Wes—who gets Macy to look at life in a whole new way, and really start living it.

I'd heard so much about this book. Everybody loved it, everybody recommended it, but somehow I never got around to reading it. Let me tell you, YES, it really IS THAT GOOD!
I went through all the emotions while reading this book. I felt frustration, so much frustration I just wanted to scream at the mother, I felt butterflies in my stomach, first love *sigh*, I felt the sorrow of a loss and I cried, and I laughed and smiled and felt hope.
So, if you somehow have lived under a rock these past five years and haven't read this yet GO READ IT RIGHT NOW!..I'll wait  :P