Monday, April 13, 2015

Book Review - Faking It by Leah Marie Brown

From GoodreadsHaven't you ever told a little lie in the name of love?

Vivia Grant couldn’t be happier. She has her dream job and is about to marry her dream man. Does it really matter that she’s led him to believe she’s a virgin? After all, being in love makes every experience feel like the first time anyway! But an unexpected encounter with an ex-lover is about to expose her embarrassing lie…

When Vivia’s fiancĂ© discovers the truth, he ends their engagement—via text—and uses his connections to get her fired. Unemployed and heartbroken, Vivia begins planning her new future—as a homeless spinster. But her best friend has a better idea. They’ll skip the Ben & Jerry’s binge and go on Vivia’s honeymoon instead. Two weeks cycling through Provence and Tuscany, with Luc de Caumont, a sexy French bike guide. Too bad Vivia’s not a big fan of biking. And she’s abysmal at languages. Will she fib her way through the adventure, or finally learn to love herself—and Luc—flaws and all?
 

My Thoughts: This was a very cute book. Vivia had to grow on me a bit, but once she did I really liked her. However I liked her bff, Fanny, from the get go. I think everyone needs a Fanny in their life.

Honestly, there were a few parts of this story that were very far-fetched but overall it works very well and has good flow. It's a very fun, lovely read and I think it would be perfect for a beach or pool side read this summer. Also, I adore this cover.

I received a free copy of this book from NetGalley in return for a review however all opinions are my own. 

Hello Again

Well hello, again. Long time no see. I've decided that life has slowed down enough around here and I've finally got the inclination to blog again, so I'm resurrecting the ole blog. My plan is for this to be all things bookish, so let's get reading, shall we?

Sunday, August 11, 2013

A to Z Book Survey

 
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Jamie from The Perpetual Page Turner created this A to Z book survey and I just had to do it. I love these things!
Author you’ve read the most books from:

Diana Gabaldon/JK Rowling - tie

Best Sequel Ever:

Second Helpings – Megan McCafferty

Currently Reading:

Dragonfly in Amber – Diana Gabaldon

Drink of Choice While Reading:

tea

E-reader or Physical Book?

both – I love both but physical books will always be my favorite

Fictional Character You Probably Would Have Actually Dated In High School:

Wes – The Truth About Forever – Sarah Dessen

Glad You Gave This Book A Chance:

Warm Bodies – Isaac Marion

Hidden Gem Book:

Sammy’s Hill – Kristen Gore

Important Moment in your Reading Life:

Reading Harry Potter for the first time

Just Finished:

Outlander – Diana Gabaldon

Kinds of Books You Won’t Read:

I’ll read anything

Longest Book You’ve Read:

The Fiery Cross – Diana Gabaldon (1443 pages)

Major book hangover because of:

The Fault in Our Stars – John Green (all the feels!)

Number of Bookcases You Own:

2 big, 2 small

One Book You Have Read Multiple Times:

Eat Pray Love

Preferred Place To Read:

The couch

Quote that inspires you/gives you all the feels from a book you’ve read:

“If you want to know what a man's like, take a good look at how he treats his inferiors, not his equals.”
J.K. Rowling, Harry Potter and the Goblet of Fire

Reading Regret:

Not starting Harry Potter when book 1 came out

Series You Started And Need To Finish(all books are out in series):

I can’t think of any….

Three of your All-Time Favorite Books:

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows, Pride and Prejudice, Outlander

Unapologetic Fangirl For:

Isaac Marion/Warm Bodies/R

Very Excited For This Release More Than All The Others:

The sequel to Warm Bodies and Isla and the Happily Ever After by Stephanie Perkins

Worst Bookish Habit:

Reading too many books at once

X Marks The Spot: Start at the top left of your shelf and pick the 27th book:

IT Stephen King

Your latest book purchase:

An Abundance of Katherines – John Green

ZZZ-snatcher book (last book that kept you up WAY late):

The New Hunger – Isaac Marion

Tuesday, May 21, 2013

TTT–Top Ten Favorite Book Covers of Books I’ve Read

I’m participating in the Top Ten Tuesday posts at The Broke and the Bookish. Books are good. Lists are good. So this should be good (I hope)!

Today’s theme: Favorite book covers of books I’ve read. I tend to like a simple cover the best but color definitely draws me in. I know a lot of people don’t like the cover of The Fault in Our Stars but I love it, it just works.

 

Jeneration X: One Reluctant Adult's Attempt to Unarrest Her Arrested Development; Or, Why It's Never Too Late for Her Dumb Ass to Learn Why Froot Loops Are Not for Dinner   Warm Bodies (Warm Bodies #1)

The Fault in Our Stars  An Echo in the Bone (Outlander, #7)

A Shot of Sultry (Sultry Springs, #2) Beauty Queens

Matilda Notes from a Small Island

 The Homemade Pantry: 101 Foods You Can Stop Buying and Start Making  Eclipse (Twilight, #3)

Tuesday, May 14, 2013

TTT Books Dealing with Tough Subjects

I’m participating in the Top Ten Tuesday posts at The Broke and the Bookish. Books are good. Lists are good. So this should be good (I hope)!

This week’s topic is a little difficult for me as I tend to shy away from books that bring up touchy subjects. I realize that’s probably a bad thing but reading is my escape from the touchy subjects of real life so I do tend toward happier subjects. That said, I’ll do my best!

The Fault in Our Stars You knew this was going to be here, right? 

A Child Called "It" Eat, Pray, Love 

The Help The Awakening

Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TTT - Top Ten Books When You Need Something Light & Fun

 

I decided I’m going to start participating in the Top Ten Tuesday posts at The Broke and the Bookish. Books are good. Lists are good. So this should be good (I hope)!

This week’s theme – Top ten books when you need something light and fun

Such a Pretty Fat: One Narcissist's Quest To Discover if Her Life Makes Her Ass Look Big, Or Why Pie is Not The Answer  Couplehood

Sultry with a Twist (Sultry Springs, #1) Matilda

This Lullaby Sloppy Firsts (Jessica Darling, #1)

Anna and the French Kiss (Anna and the French Kiss, #1)  My Fair Lazy: One Reality Television Addict's Attempt to Discover If Not Being A Dumb Ass Is the New Black, or, a Culture-Up Manifesto

A Shot of Sultry (Sultry Springs, #2) Bright Lights, Big Ass

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

TTT - topics that make me pick up a book

I decided I’m going to start participating in the Top Ten Tuesday posts at The Broke and the Bookish. Books are good. Lists are good. So this should be good (I hope)!

Today’s theme – Top ten words/topics that instantly make me buy/pick up a book (with an example)
1. London.
The Name of the Star (Shades of London, #1)
2. Cooking/Eating.
Kitchen Confidential: Adventures in the Culinary Underbelly
3. Strong/empowered/interesting women.
Front Row at the White House : My Life and Times
4. Travel.
Notes from a Small Island
5. History.
His Excellency: George Washington
6. Eco friendly.
Sara Snow's Fresh Living: The Essential Room-by-Room Guide to a Greener, Healthier Family and Home
7. Gardening.
The $64 Tomato: How One Man Nearly Lost His Sanity, Spent a Fortune, and Endured an Existential Crisis in the Quest for the Perfect Garden
8. Memoir.
Bitter is the New Black
9. Politics.
The Girls in the Van: A Reporter's Diary of the Campaign Trail
10. Supernatural characters (witches/wizards, vampires, zombies.)
Dead Until Dark (Sookie Stackhouse, #1)

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