Is everyone sure that The Notebook has been written by a man named Nicholas Sparks? And not by a woman named Nichola or Nicole instead?
The Notebook is...moreIs everyone sure that The Notebook has been written by a man named Nicholas Sparks? And not by a woman named Nichola or Nicole instead?
The Notebook is jam-packed with emotion that I find it hard to believe that it's been written by a man. Not that I am doubting a man's prowess in writing something extremely good. It's just their ability to channel emotion into their writing, and end up with some heart-wrenching love story that would touch my soul.
But, Jasmin, you have to believe it. Though unusual, it happens, and I have bear witness of men's prowess to write "emotion", through this book.
And you have to believe me when I say, “I haven’t watched the movie yet.” I believe I am the only person on the planet who hasn’t.
Fortunately, I would try find a DVD of it soon and relive the bittersweet emotions this book evoked in me.(less)
Daisy Devreaux had forgotten her bridegroom's name.
"I, Theodosia, take thee ..."
Seriously, how many brides have you heard, forgotten their husband-to...more
Daisy Devreaux had forgotten her bridegroom's name.
"I, Theodosia, take thee ..."
Seriously, how many brides have you heard, forgotten their husband-to-be's name??
Daisy had two choices. Being a bastard child, her father didn’t give her much. Either she marry this Russian studmuffin beside her, or go to prison?
After much contemplation, the Russian studmuffin, also known as Alexander Markov, would be a better choice, since her father wouldn’t deliberately put her in harm’s way.
But he did.
Now, Daisy is married to a manager of a CIRCUS. Take note, a circus manager. But that’s not it. Alex is also a circus performer, the whipping kind. But that’s not it yet, aside from the fact that the circus is a roving type thus she has to wake up before 6am everyday, she also has to perform and wear a skimpy costume.
At some point, you would think that the worse things in life would stop.
But no, they do not. They get more worse. Daisy gets framed for stealing a hundred bucks, and now she’s the circus outcast. She has to haul elephant manure as punishment. Then she has to be part of her husband’s whipping performance.
However, things might be worth it, if only, her husband would have love for her. ____ Don’t think that this book is a light one. Because it isn’t. This book made me cry like a baby and made me have an agonizing headache in the morning. But still, all was worth it. For it still managed to make me smile in the end. (less)
This read makes me feel again the magic which only Lisa Kleypas, herself, can ever deliver.
To prove a point, I utterly feel like a little girl, who ha...moreThis read makes me feel again the magic which only Lisa Kleypas, herself, can ever deliver.
To prove a point, I utterly feel like a little girl, who had a taste of sweet and irrisistable candy, which takes almost a day to finish. Well of course, being the selfish chit that I am, a taste is not enough. I have to finish the candy dry before I could resume my normal mode of living. And unfortunately, coming out of the trance, realizing that the candy is all gone, I feel disappointment. Disappointment, that I haven’t savored it before I devoured it whole. Plus, I feel like a clock out of wind. I feel malfunctioned. I had plenty of things to do which needed urgent attention, but this book became high priority. That is why reading is not healthy to do at the workplace. Fortunately, my boss isn’t snooping around to see.
To further prove a point, before finishing the book, these were my thoughts:
I've done a terribly horrendous mistake. And believe me, "terribly horrendous" is an understatement.
I woke up at 3 AM in the morning. I was quite restless but sleep somehow evaded me.
But dang! I made a mistake of reading the book in the wee hours of the morning.
I just wanted to read just a few pages. Just to get a head start. Maybe sleep would come easy. But what a mistake. I ended up reading more. And more. And a little more. I had trouble to actually get up at 6AM and go to work and leave precious McKenna. Oh my. I do have to mention that tears were endlessly streaming through my eyes.
I'm already halfway, but me rating it (5 stars) already, just means that I love the book sooo much.
Hope it ends just as well. :)
P.S. Books, which is a pageturner, like this must come with a warnings!
Just at the first chapter, I already had tears pouring on my cheeks and had gathered so many quotes. Take note, with just the first chapter alone.
And the ending did not disappoint me much either. It did get better. But it did disappoint me. Oh the torment! Why couldn’t they have just been honest from the very start? Why make us endure a rollercoaster ride of emotions. Plus to mention that, that would make the book even shorter and I would have been a little more productive today. But nah! It had to happen that way! Or else there wouldn’t have been the Kleypas magic to feel.
Again the Magic is so wonderfully beautiful. The book itself is a spell, sure to hook the reader and make one fall in love. It is indeed a wonderful love spell.
But aside from that, every word, every page, in short, the entire book is magic. And proves that even stable boys can be worthy of swooning for. ♥(less)
Have you ever experienced reading and enjoying it, until the author says something, which is quite unforgiveable that it destroyed almost everything?
W...moreHave you ever experienced reading and enjoying it, until the author says something, which is quite unforgiveable that it destroyed almost everything?
Well, I did. Susan Elizabeth Phillips had done that mistake.
One of the characters of the book described a pug, UGLY.
I love pugs.
How can this pug be ugly?
Pugsley, my pet dog, God bless his soul, is really adorable. How could anyone call him ugly?
And now, Pugsley is crying.
But despite my seething anger, I continued on, chanting She called a pug ugly again and again. But obviously, the chanting didn't work. I still loved this book.
How could I hate it, when I was still up 3am in the morning, trying to finish it? And, pray, tell me, how I could hate a book with a hero who has a British accent? That got me all weak in the knees already.
Speaking aside, the story is cute and the happily ending well deserved. The bantering of the H/h is refreshing. The dialogues are all witty and humorous. I was laughing loud so often, I thought the doctors are going to take me away.
The plot, though not actually unique, (the heroine had three ex-husbands and was a mean ass is high school) is still good, since Susan Elizabeth Phillips added tons of new stuff to it, that it became an original.
I should also mention that this book taught me that it's never too late for love. Despite all the heartaches that can come my way, we should never close our doors. And also, it's never to late to ask for sorry.
This book is 97th on the All About Romance Top 100 list. And I'm wondering why it isn't any higher.
BTW, Susan, I forgive you for saying that a pug is ugly.
However, I think Pugsley does not. He takes things quite seriously. He is deeply hurt, thus, the frown.(less)
One Pink Line by Dina Silver has been on my kindle for so long that it has caught cobwebs and has been put on the back of the shelf. But it's on my ki...moreOne Pink Line by Dina Silver has been on my kindle for so long that it has caught cobwebs and has been put on the back of the shelf. But it's on my kindle, so I am figuratively speaking. Or typing. But you get my point. But what I want to say is, "IT SHOULD HAVE NEVER CAUGHT THE IMAGINARY COBWEBS."
This book is so raw and real and poignant and all kinds of touching and I could go on an on but I know you get what I am saying.
This book has two POVS.
1. Sydney Shepard. Sydney Shepard is in high school when she met Ethan Reynolds, who was already in college. They met at her best friend's party. They shared a few classes together, but Sydney never knew Ethan. It was because of a fateful drunken game of spin the bottle that they came together. Sydney went to college, and they made a long distance relationship work, until the last couple month's of Sydney's stay at Purdue. She slept with her friend Kevin on a senior frat dance, and ended pregnant. She made wrong choices that somehow ended up right.
2. Grace. She's a kid, and she's having sexual ed class. She thought she knew how she came to be, but then the teacher was all science-y and how was it possible that she came first, before her dad came in the picture?
This book shows how vulnerable the characters are. Teenage pregnancy and single mothers are there. It happens. But this book gave me insight on how hard it could be. But how it could also work.(less)