Hey all, Hope you’ve all had a good weekend, Welcome to the second instalment of Monday Mix, where every Monday i’m going to talk about some of my favourite things – that aren’t books! From TV Shows and music to apps and makeup.
Hey there, hope you’re all good & had a stress free weekend.
Today is the start of something i’m calling Monday Mix, on my blog, where every Monday i’m going to talk about some of my favourite things – that aren’t books! From TV Shows and music to apps and makeup.
This book really made me think, the perfect pictures on celebrities’ Instagrams, the perfect theme, the ‘why isn’t my life like this?’..
This was one of my most anticipated books of the year and I swear Sophie Kinsella can do no wrong, her books always make me laugh and give me that kind of warm fuzzy feeling, her characters are always so relatable and real, which is what I love most, they don’t always make the right decisions, but that’s life isn’t it?
The main character Cat, has always dreamt of living and working in London, and now it seems all her dreams are coming true, securing a job at a top branding/marketing company and has a perfect Instagram page. But everything changes when her boss Demeter fires her out of the blue, she’s forced to give up her life in London and move back to her dad’s farm in Somerset.
I loved all the different settings in this book, throughout when the characters are talking about marketing, layout and fonts, I just kept thinking ‘Yes! go with that one, I agree with what your saying!’ my inner graphic design snob in me. But what I really loved was Somerset and the farm, how the family all came together to create something great, watching the ‘glamping’ business come to life was really interesting. The fact it went into so much detail about each family that came to stay was a nice touch.
Also had to mention the swoony moments, of which there was a few, it was super cute and I was rooting for it, that’s all i’m saying.
The journey of the book shows you that everything isn’t always as it seems, and no matter how ‘perfect’ someones life looks online, you never know what someones going through in private.
Highly recommend if your in the mood for a rom com-esque book!
Cannot decide yet if this is my favourite Kinsella book, definitely up there with Can You Keep A Secret? & The Undomestic Goddess.
Okay, I know there is one more day left of June, but I am 99.99% sure I won’t buy anymore books tomorrow. Here is my collective book haul for the month, including four I bought yesterday, oops.
I’ve Seen this tag floating around the blog-sphere, I have no idea who started it though, so credit to the original maker. As I was going to do a ‘favourites’ post anyway, this tag is the perfect way to sum everything up.
First question is..
As someone who has decided not to set a Goodreads reading goal this year, i’ve definitely felt less pressure than what I was feeling in 2016. I’ve just checked and I have read 18 books so far this year and i’m pretty darn happy with that, i’ve read a lot of amazing books so far already.
Here are just a few things i’d like to do/read this summer:
When Dimple Met Rishi by Sandhya Manon
Release date: May 30th US / June 1st UK
Rating given: 4/4.5 stars.
Goodreads synopsis: A laugh-out-loud, heartfelt YA romantic comedy, told in alternating perspectives, about two Indian-American teens whose parents have arranged for them to be married.
Dimple Shah has it all figured out. With graduation behind her, she’s more than ready for a break from her family, from Mamma’s inexplicable obsession with her finding the “Ideal Indian Husband.” Ugh. Dimple knows they must respect her principles on some level, though. If they truly believed she needed a husband right now, they wouldn’t have paid for her to attend a summer program for aspiring web developers…right?
Rishi Patel is a hopeless romantic. So when his parents tell him that his future wife will be attending the same summer program as him—wherein he’ll have to woo her—he’s totally on board. Because as silly as it sounds to most people in his life, Rishi wants to be arranged, believes in the power of tradition, stability, and being a part of something much bigger than himself.
The Shahs and Patels didn’t mean to start turning the wheels on this “suggested arrangement” so early in their children’s lives, but when they noticed them both gravitate toward the same summer program, they figured, Why not?
Dimple and Rishi may think they have each other figured out. But when opposites clash, love works hard to prove itself in the most unexpected ways.
Hey, long time no post!
things have been pretty crazy recently, but I’ve finished university now (FREEEEEDOM!) so i’m ready to have a great summer, full of reading, concerts, writing & hanging out with friends.
I’ve never reviewed a subscription box on my blog before, I kind of wish I had for the two boxes I bought in the past, but ah well. This is my second box from Fairyloot, the first being their ‘Mystery & Mischief’ box for January this year.
-SPOILERS AHEAD –