Saturday, May 21, 2011

Saturday snapshot (3)

Saturday snapshot is hosted by Alyce, at At home with books. To participate in the Saturday Snapshot meme post a photo that you (or a friend or family member) have taken then leave a direct link to your post in the Mister Linky below. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see. How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos that you find online.

Snapped this picture when I was walking in a shop selling a variety of  cactuses. Among the curious, sinister, alien looking cactuses, this one looked downright cute, like a pair of red stockinged legs stuck in a cactus. Does it also by any chance look like a naughty smurf stuck on top a cactus???

Book blogger hop- 20/5-23/5

Book Blogger Hop

Welcome to another week of book hop. Book blogger hop is hosted by Jennifer at crazy-for-books. It has been ages since I joined the book hop. I missed discovering new blogs and the chance to mingle with other great bloggers out there.I cant pass up this week's question though. This week's question is from Ivan who blogs at Ivan Bookworm:

 "If you were given the chance to spend one day in a fictional world (from a book), which book would it be from and what would that place be?"

My answer: I would love to spend a day in harry potter world, being a witch, learning transfiguration and going for quidditch match. Plus doing all those awesome things that Harry, Hermione and Ron do. I would not wish to go for potions though, =) for obvious reason, as I would definitely be in Griffindor and I'm very sure that Snape would not pass up the chance to torture the Griffindors during his classes.  Other reasons why Harry Potter is my choice is because of the magical school Hogwarts, its moving staircases, talking portraits, spells, wands, and platform 9 3/4 at King's Cross station. Who would pass up such a chance?

But if I could not be a witch and have to sadly remain a muggle, I'd go for Prince Edward Island, a place from the book Anne of Green Gables. Nothing beats Anne's adventure and imagination. I would love to take a walk on a lane of cherry blossoms and dreaming by the pond, giving them splendid sounding names and doing all those crazy things that would make Marilla roll her eyes. It would be fantastic to let my imagination take a wild ride just like Anne, and to grow up with all those lovely people in the Anne's story. 

What about you? Which is your favourite fictional place and where would that be?

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Book review: Remember me?

Title: Remember me?
Author: Sophie Kinsella
Genre: Chick lit

First sentence reads: Of all the crap, crap, crappy nights I've ever had in the whole of my life.

Rating: 4/5

This was one of the most fun book that I have read recently. It immediately perked me up and was such an entertainment.  Do you know how important is your memory?  You must read this book and it would leave you in stictches and at the same time would be a wake up call for taking things for granted.  Lexi wakes up in a private hospital thinking it was still year 2004 while it was already year 2007. All she could recall was having a good time with her friends in a pub and after that waiting for her then boyfriend, Loser Dave. Fed up with waiting for him, she tried to hail a taxi and in her rush had a nasty fall. Then she lost consciousness. She wakes up to a brand new her, perfect teeth, lovely straight hair and fuller lips and to Eric, her husband, which is news to her. She is tremendously upset that she missed her dad's funeral which was supposed to be the day after she went clubbing and also that she cant remember her wedding. Lexi is stumped that her life has taken a 360 degree turn as her best friends are not around anymore and a new guy is holding the keys to her previous life which she has no memories of. I absolutely adored Lexi and would say this is one book which doesn't disappoint in any way.  I am definitely going to read  other books by Sophie Kinsella. I am planning to read The Confession of a Shopaholic. I watched the movie and I loved it and now I'm eager to read it.

Favourite quotes:
I'm twenty-eight, I have perfect white teeth, a Louis Vuitton bag, a card saying director and a husband. how the hell did all that happen?
What if I never remember? I look around the room.What if all those memories are lost for good and I can never get them back?Ever?