Let us welcome yet another Monday with a strong cup of coffee and some good books – I hope!
At the moment I am quite unsure how this book will pan out. I would like to say that I am enjoying it however that would be by far an over statement. The book has yet to make me actually think about anything other than stopping to do something else. The review will hopefully be interesting as I am making notes as I read.
I am looking forward to cracking this book open. It was sent to me a while back for review and I haven’t got around to it. I have a pile as high as my knee that I need to speed read through for reviews and this is at the top of that pile.
I am sad to say that I finished this book last week. If I could find another book that has similar characteristics then I would be very happy. On a post Penumbra trip to Waterstones I asked a question that was hardly incongruous for my current location and the answer I was presented with was less than appealing. In the end I was directed to very handy website that I was surprised I had never seenCHECK IT OUT.Check out the literature map and type in your favourite author to be granted a wealth of other such lovely writers.
This week I am working on reviews from a while back that I have not yet managed to write even though I read the book. I will write a post on my diminished beauty regime and various other bits and bobs that have happened over the past week.
‘Lottie is tired of long-term boyfriends who don’t want to commit to marriage. When her old boyfriend Ben reappears and reminds her of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. There will be no dates and no engagement—just a straight wedding march to the altar! Next comes the honeymoon on the Greek island where they first met. But not everyone is thrilled with Lottie and Ben’s rushed marriage, and family and friends are determined to intervene…’
Every intention I had for this review was directed at reviewing whilst reading however as per usual with Kinsella I was consumed by the writing and not a lot else was completed (apart from obligatory attendance at work!). This book travelled with me on trains, buses and even to places in my house that I am sure you would rather not know about. Kinsella for me is the holy grail of chick lit and very rarely disappoints. The only downside to this particular book would be that my personal interest was steered more towards the second character instead of the main.
There are many issues that are highlighted in this book that may be relevant to the average single female in her late twenties such as the wide world of singledom and the impending doom of dare I say it AGE. Being stuck in a relationship that many feelings are one-sided can really suck at times and this is another delicate issue that Kinsella ploughed through and at the same time touched on precious points with such elegant finesse. This book can be taken with a pinch of salt so to speak and as with other Kinsella books I laughed pretty much all the way through. Most definitely a palette cleanser. Attempts of sabotage justified by sisterly love are also swayed by prejudgment of an unknown case due to previous personal experience of the instigator of such sabotage and the not so unexpected hook ups are just hilarious. Kinsella delivered this book with an ethereal style and it was much appreciated.