Thursday, 28 April 2011
Currently I’m. . .
Current Book(s): What Happened to Goodbye by Sarah Dessen – possibly her best book to date. I am seriously loving it. Next up Where She Went by Gayle Forman
Current Playlist: I still haven’t synced my new iphone with my computer so it’s currently Radio 2 or 4. Loving getting to listen to Simon Mayo at 5pm every day.
Current Shame-Inducing Guilty Pleasure: Excessive consumption of all articles on the Royal Wedding. Actually I’m not ashamed at all! It’s a wedding, she’s going to be a Princess ~ how can you not be interested?
Current Color: Blue, always 🙂
Current Drink: Tea (although Pimms for the wedding tomorrow!)
Current Food: Mini Eggs! Oh you mean real food? BBQ’s given this unseasonable nice weather!
Current Favorite Show: Dr Who – the new series started Saturday and it is SO good, although I still miss David Tennant. Also The Killing, my husband nagged and nagged me to watch it, finally I have, and it is amazing!
Current Wishlist: Oooh this T-shirt,
Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor (have you seen the amazing publicity for it? And it sounds amazing! It’s my current desperate for book, along with Lola and the Boy Next Door by Stephanie Perkins, The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater and Crossed by Ally Condie) and a last minute invite to the Royal Wedding (you know you want me there Wills&Kate!), on and a sunny bank holiday (which may be the most impossible of all!)
Current Needs: for the things we shipped from DC in March to arrive before May!
Current Bane(s) of my Existence: The sunlight waking my son at 5.30 and my son waking me!
Current Celebrity (Girl) Crush: Amy Pond (yes she’s not real, but I love her)
Current Outfit: Jeans and a gap long sleeved T ~ my Mummy uniform 😀
Current Excitement: It’s the Royal Wedding tomorrow!!!!!!
Current Link: The Secret life of an Avid Reader is having an Elizabeth Scott week (follow the link to sign up). Such a nice idea. I can’t wait to get my hands on Between Here and Forever
Monday, 25 April 2011
A Room with a View
So a few of you were asking for photos of my new rural world, as I am too stuffed with Easter chocolate to even think of writing a review, a photo post it is. Here’s what I wake up to every morning – nice huh?
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
Book Review – What Alice Forgot by Laine Moriarty
But now Alice has slipped and hit her head in her step-aerobics class and everyone’s telling her she’s misplaced the last ten years of her life.
In fact, it would seem that Alice is actually thirty-nine and now she loves schedules, expensive lingerie, caffeine and manicures. She has three children and the honeymoon is well and truly over for her and Nick. In fact, he looks at her like she’s his worst enemy. What’s more, her beloved sister Elisabeth isn’t speaking to her either. And who is this ‘Gina’everyone is so carefully trying not to mention?
Alice isn’t sure that she likes life ten years on. Every photo is another memory she doesn’t have and nothing makes sense. Just how much can happen in a decade? Has she really lost her lovely husband for ever? (From Goodreads)
I picked this one up after reading a review by Nomes over at InkCrush. As I read I was thinking it sounded exactly like my kind of book. Then I got to the recommendation –
Thursday, 14 April 2011
Cover Love – The Right and the Real
Isn’t it gorgeous?
And having read it, I can tell you the outside matches the inside – it’s a brilliant book. If you want to know what it’s about, hop over to Joelle’s website.
Friday, 8 April 2011
Five Fabulous Things on Friday
2) The Daffodils are out.
3) I am sipping an Innocent Smoothie. Ah if you’ve never had one you don’t know what you are missing. I am also munching on a chocolate orange digestive biscuit, which tastes kind of odd but not odd enough for me to stop.
4) When I finish this post I am diving back into the WIP which is finally going okay, hope I didn’t just jinx it.
5) Finally if you love blogs and blogging you should read this post. I seem to keep reading about the death of blogging, so this post made me smile. Also yay for Nova Ren Suma being so honest on her blog.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
Don’t I Know You From Somewhere?
So far this has happened with-
Last Chance by Sarah Dessen – it has a different title too, it’s Keeping the Moon in the US, so for a moment I was very excited at the thought of a new Sarah Dessen.
The Book of a Thousand Days by Shannon Hale – loving Shannon Hale’s UK covers.
Vampire Academy by Richelle Mead – I adore these. I never thought Rose looked right on the US ones.
Twilight by Stephanie Meyer – okay I didn’t think this was something else. The apple in the cupped hands is pretty iconic, but the white cover? That made me pause. I’m not sure why they changed it. It looks funny and not half as striking as the black, and the red edged pages remind of those really old romance novels I used to read.
The Dark and Hollow Places by Carrie Ryan – oh wow I love this cover, but I actually picked it up thinking it was another book that’s getting a lot of buzz – Forbidden.
Looking For Alaska by John Green – I loved the US cover ,but the UK one is definitely intriguing
There are a few old friends in the bookstore. Across the Universe by Beth Revis, Matched by Ally Condie and Low Red Moon by Ivy Devlin are all prominently displayed in my local bookstore, with the same covers. The last one I’m especially happy to see, as I loved it and felt it slipped under the radar a bit in the US.
Do any of these US covers grab you? Which would you pick up?