It Started with a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson

Hey dear readers :) I’ve just finished another book! This time I explored a new author and she didn’t let me down one bit!  Plus, if you’re a Jill Mansell or Sophie Kinsella fan (which I am) then this book would surely capture your attention because it surely did captured mine :)

This book was AWESOME! After finished reading it, I was SO excited by the story that I couldn’t contain myself and HAD to write this post IMMEDIATELY! (that’s how good and captivating it is!) And I recommend YOU to read it for this holiday season :) (honestly, it is perfect for this time of the year)

The book is called It Started with a Kiss by Miranda Dickinson. I’m not sure if you’ve read this but if you do, feel free to share your thoughts with me about the book and if you haven’t read it, YOU SO GOTTA READ IT! That is how AWESOME it is :p It was a rollercoaster ride when I read the book, just when I thought the story is at its climax, the author blew me away with a twist! :D It was AMAZING!

Anyway, here’s what written at the back of the book:

Sometimes love happens when you least expect it…As the singer in a wedding band, Romily Parker has seen her fair share of happy endings, even though her own love life isn’t quite as simple.

On the last Saturday before Christmas, shortly after disastrously declaring her love for best friend Charlie, Romily has a brief encounter with a handsome stranger whose heart-stopping kiss changes everything.

Determined to find him again, Romily embarks on a year-long quest, helped (and sometimes hindered) by enthusiastic Uncle Dudley, cake-making Auntie Mags and flamboyant Wren. Will she find the man of her dreams? Or could true love be closer than she thinks?

So has the synopsis interest you yet? :p It sure did to me! :)

After reading this book, it gave me the strength to ALWAYS follow my heart, staying true to myself and chase my dreams. After all we only live once right?! :p And you’ll be surprise how things work out just the way you want them to when you stop and listen to your heart :) moreover, you get to say “at least I’ve tried” and not wondering about the “what if’s”. Trust me on this following your heart thing, it’s really GREAT! (speaking from experience ;) living live with no regrets, lol well maybe a few but at least I’ve tried ).

Anyhoooo, happy reading and happy holidays my readers! :D CHEERS!

To the Moon and Back by Jill Mansell

I've again completed another book by one of my favourite author, Jill Mansell. It's her latest book, To The Monn And Back :) It's a book about loss, friendship, love and moving on :) If you like P.S I Love You, then i know that this is a book for YOU! :)

Let me tell you what it's about :)

Ellie Kendall loses her husband in a accident and she feels like her life is over. However, she's now ready to move on and get on with her life. First priority is work! She told herself thats eh doesn't need a new man when she has a certain secret visitor to keep her company...

At work, Zack McLaren who seem to have it all, can't seem to get Ellie to give him a second glance or at least give him the same attention she gives his dog.

Ellie meets neighbour Roo when she moved to North London, who has a secret of her own too. And Ellie's best friend, Todd is trying to win Roo's heart over but the sudden change in Roo's life principles is not making things any easier for him.

So you think they can sort their lives out or is guilt too powerful an emotion to get over with?

This book reminded me of P.S I Love You :) it's about a girl overcoming her loss of her husband. Instead of her husband writing her letters to help her move on, Ellie watches their honeymoon videos, look through photo albums of her past life and sometimes uses her imagination to help her move on, that is, pretending that she's having a conversation with him as if he had never left. ( I remember reading and imagining her loss and pain...nobody wants to lose the person who mean the world them )

Nevetheless, it's a heartfelt novel that is written in such a way that its so close to reality, that anyone can relate to. So pick it up at your nearest bookstore and give it a read :)

Till my next post, happy reading :)

P.S: if you're a helpless romantic and emotional person like me, i suggest a box of tissue beside you when you read it :) don't want to cause a flood in your area :p

Timbaland - Shock value 2

While it’s not exactly been languishing in development hell, Timbaland’s sequel to 2007’s starry Shock Value – which saw the likes of 50 Cent, Justin Timberlake, Nelly Furtado, Fall Out Boy, The Hives and even Elton John collaborate with the accolade-laden producer – has nevertheless seen its release date shunted and shunted until now. And a year-end emergence doesn’t bode well, pre-listen. Few artists unleash their newest wares in December, knowing full well they’re sure to be swallowed by the flood of festive specials and list-topping recommendations. It’s usually a case of damage limitation, labels hoping critical types have already clocked off for Christmas.

The first thing to note here is how the quality of guests has rather dropped since Timbaland’s last solo venture - furtadoand timberlake  return, but both are long-term associates of the man born Tim Mosley. RnB star brandy appears in her rap guise Bran’ Nu, but elsewhere the credibility tumbles to unforeseen lows. The frays spot on Undertow turns the piece into a slushy Keane-echoing nightmare of sugary excess; teeny popper jo jo– she scored a worldwide hit in 2004 with Leave (Get Out) – shrieks her way through Lose Control like Christina Aguilera having a temper tantrum; and the presence of Nickelback’s chad kroeger alone is enough to have many a recipient of this disc scratching it up straight out the box, if only to prevent any stranger picking it up from the second-hand racks.
Its not all bad though, and their maybe be one or two you might like.

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Jessie J - Who you are

It’s all well and good having a multi-octave voice, but without control it’s an accident waiting to happen. Jessie J – born Jessica Cornish in Redbridge – rushes up and down her scales on this anticipated debut album; but there’s more than one occasion where her fluctuating pitch is a pain in the ear.

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Kanye West - My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy

In this day and age most artists are other artists: their lyrics someone else's clich├ęs, their careers an imitation, their passions a mere reference. Not Kanye West – well, at least not now. For in a genre whose death is declared on a regular basis, West has become three things: interesting, innovative and utterly, utterly mad.

Of course, some of this supposed insanity is nothing but self-mocking egomania. However, it's a darker form of self-deprecating madness which drives the majority of My Beautiful Dark Twisted Fantasy – the kind that only comes from losing love, experiencing death and being branded as the "abomination of Obama's nation" as he insists on the brilliantly pompous Power, right before contemplating suicide. One thing's for sure, dark days have been had.

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