Rachel and Cory have been friends for years and she never considered him "in those terms". That is until she suddenly, accidentally sees him naked. FrRachel and Cory have been friends for years and she never considered him "in those terms". That is until she suddenly, accidentally sees him naked. From then on she is all hot and bothered.
It's a good thing young boys don't read this kind of books because what kind of message is it sending? That unsolicited dick pics might actually work and take you out the dreaded 'friend zone' if you only get the angle right?
Anyway, Rachel and Cory dance around each other for most of the book because even though they like each other and want to have sex with each other very badly, they realise they want different things in life - he wants to travel and she wants to settle down.
Eventually, they have the brilliant idea to travel for half the year and stay at home for the other half, and thus they live happily ever after. ...more
2015 was really not a good year. 2014 was pretty horrific and I was told things ‘could only get better’ then, which is of course a cretinous thing to2015 was really not a good year. 2014 was pretty horrific and I was told things ‘could only get better’ then, which is of course a cretinous thing to say because things could get better, or they could stay the same or they could get worse. There is no universal law preventing shit from getting shittier. And it did get shittier I’m sorry to report. Between the things that happened inside my head and the things that happened outside my head I finally stopped managing some time in November. I am now on a cocktail of meds and things are looking up, so 2015 – good riddance, I say.
As a result of all of the above I’ve only read 38 books this year which is the lowest number since I started tracking this. On a positive note in the last two months I’ve watched seven seasons of Law and Order, eleven seasons of Bones, one season of Jessica Jones, one season of Gilmore Girls and one season of Castle. That must count for something, that’s commitment.
I was also totally off my reviewing game, although I did pen a review of ‘My Brilliant Friend’ which is now my second most popular review on Goodreads. Among other achievements I can say I slogged through 700 pages of Story of Philosophy and I’m not any wiser.
As for the highlights – they all belong to women: Elena Ferrante, Ali Smith, Magda Szabo, Katherine Mansfield. Go women. I think my favourite book of the year is ‘How to Be Both’ by Ali Smith. I think that’s the only book that continues to affect me still.
I was mildly disappointed with Between the World and Me. Given the hype I was expecting to emerge from this reading experience unable to breathe. And while I think it is a good and very important book that should be read widely, I am still breathing.
As usual I’ve read few new books and those that I did read I read only because my book club made me, which leads me to my New Year’s reading resolution to read more new books so that I can participate in the discussion, rather than trying to join 4 years later when no one remembers what those books were even about. I’d like to interact with my Goodreads friends more because it seems like a lot of fun. Also I think I should read something in Spanish before I completely forget the language.
Other resolutions include getting off anti-depressants, falling in love and writing more reviews. ...more
I know the premise in historical romance novels is often silly and you have to just play along but this really was too much even for such a seasoned pI know the premise in historical romance novels is often silly and you have to just play along but this really was too much even for such a seasoned player as yours truly. Serial killers, masked heroes and the most far-fetched 'deal' between the hero and heroine which is the pretext for their romance to start.
I don't ask for my historical romance novels to be extremely historically accurate, but this was so anachronistic that it read like a contemporary romance where the characters just wore period costumes for some reason.
Either I'm finally growing out of romance novels or I've been picking particularly silly ones....more