The Time of My Life–Cecelia Ahern

I always trust that when I pick up a Cecelia Ahern novel that I’m going to like it. There’s just so much magic in her stories that I really love them all.

I also trust that I’ll cry like a little bitch and be devastated for days. 

Exhibit A: P.S. I Love You. 

I really like what she did with this story, it was quite fun.

Lucy finds out she has an appointment with her life. And her life is a physical human manifestation that she actually gets to MEET and talk to and stuff gets sorted out. 

He’s a very bedraggled person at first.

Which had me thinking, what would MY life look like if I were to meet her?

I decided this moment in time where Hermione is struggling to function in potions class in their fifth year.

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Constantly being like “What the fuck am I doing? What is going on? Getting overwhelmed.” Hair is a mess. Attitude needs an adjustment, and I’m just doing too many things ALL the time.

I feel for Hermione. But she’s a badass bitch. And so am I.

That took a turn.

ANYWAY.

Very enjoyable from start to finish, great summer book. OR snuggly winter read under some warm blankets.

Constant vigilance!

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Double Trouble

Hello Little Ducks,

So I have a backed up log of books and thought I would throw two reviews at you at once!

Especially considering I read these last year. Whoops.

Here’s “Moonlight Masquerade” by Jude Deveraux (from last summer.) and “A Place Called Here” by Cecelia Ahern.

Moonlight Masquerade–Jude Deveraux 

In the summer I like to partake in at least one Jude Deveraux novel as I’m partial to not listening to a hardcore storyline while also wanting to read about people falling in love.

This one was a bit weird. But only because I felt like that story was a little forced and campy.

Don’t get me wrong, I still loved it.
It got a little old school corny though because the characters met under duress, then she was working for him and he was hiding his identity, and then a series of other randomness and finally a sexy picnic in costume.

It was just odd balls all around.

Funny and worth it if you are looking for that sort of thing and enjoy when things always end well in a book.

(#10 A Book Set Somewhere You’ve Always Wanted to Visit. Don’t judge me. Edilean is set in Virginia and all the men are rich, hot, smart, cowboys, or handymen. Who the hell wouldn’t want to go?)

A Place Called Here–Cecelia Ahern 

Set in Ireland, written by an author who isn’t afraid of the fantastical, and an interesting plot made for an excellent read!

I’ve had this on my shelf for awhile and was glad that I was led to reading with the BringingUpBurns book challenge. I had started this book awhile ago and then (ironically) lost it.
Under my bed.

You don’t get the irony because you haven’t read it, but let me explain.

This book is about where all the things that go missing are. It’s about where your bobbypins, socks, books, and sometimes: people, are.

It was a lovely read as always as a woman who has become obsessed with finding out where all the missing things are (since she was a girl and a childhood enemy went missing) and finally finds out.

Wonderful book.

(#11 A Book I Started But Never Finished)

Constant vigilance!

Thanks for the Memories–Cecelia Ahern

Another author that pretty well guarantees me a good book even if some of her endings piss me off.

            This is about a man who donates blood (he’s scared of needles so it’s a big deal) and then wants to know who his life saving gift went to. Then magic happens and he starts to run into this woman, she starts to know things that she’s never even heard of before, and things get awesomely crazy.

   But for me, it wasn’t the love story of these two characters that got me into the book. Sure, it’s lovely, and wonderful, and magical in its way, but what really got me was Joyce’s dad.

            He was a total sweetheart and just loved the most random things and got excited about a life he’s never lived and just adventured! He was great. (He didn’t die, I don’t know why I said ‘was’ like that.)

   I felt like the Doctor while reading this one because I was terrified that someone was going to die while I read this. Much like a Nicolas Sparks book, you just know that someone is going to bite the dust with a Cecelia Ahern.

   But just this once! Just this once everybody lives!!!

Fantastic.

Heaven Sent

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The other day I went on a book hunt. Which quickly became my new favourite thing to do in Vancouver. I bought 11 books for 16 bucks. Three of which were only a dollar all together. And they are big names! The Red Tent, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Murder at the Vicarage for only one dollar! Not each! but all together! *insert fan girl screaming* THEN, I continued on from the little thrift store to a BIG thrift store where I spent an hour digging through their books. Literally digging. They had piles everywhere and by the time I left I had a stack that went up to my shoulder.

I even found a book that was a childhood love of mine! (Phantom by Susan Kay) Happily reunited with my lost love (for a dollar!) I kept looking and found others. I’m really excited to spend my summer book hunting.

It was the best day I’ve had here.

Constant vigilance!