50-day bookish challenge – Day 42: How do people read in the bath? Please tell me, I’m scared of getting my book wet….

Well, so am I and therefore I do not read in the bath. To be honest, I rarely take baths, I’d rather shower (I get way to restless lying in the bath). I suppose audiobooks would be quite ideal for “reading” in the bath though.

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50-day bookish challenge – Days 40 and 41

I know! I’ve been so bad this past week when it comes to remembering to post these posts! I have no idea why and I promise to do better for the final nine days (nine, almost there!). But today you get two posts in one.

Day 40: How do you feel when you find a typo/spelling error in a book?

The few times it’s happened I’ve just been surprised since the books should have been edited and therefore no typos/spelling error should be in there. But even editors are human beings so obviously it happens. Unless it happens several times in the same book  I usually don’t care.

Day 41: Do you put a book under your pillow at night?

No.

50-day bookish challenge – Day 39: A book that has made you cry

Argh, I honestly can’t remember the last time I cried reading a book. I have probably done so recently and written a review about me crying whilst reading said book, but at the moment I can’t think of one.

I think I might have shed a tear or two when reading The Shepherd’s Crown by Terry Pratchett but in that case, I have repressed the memory of it.  I’m not a big crier when it comes to reading, I’m more likely to cry when watching a film or TV series.

Dream a Little Dream by Giovanna Fletcher

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Original Title: Dream a Little Dream

Year Published: 2015

Published by:  Penguin

Number of Pages: 419

First Sentence: I’m by the canal.

Goodreads Rating: 4/5

Plot:

Sarah is doing just fine. Sure she’s been single for the last five years, and has to spend an uncomfortable amount of time around her ex-boyfriend, his perfect new girlfriend and all their mutual friends. And yes, her job as a PA to one of the most disgusting men in London is mind-numbingly tedious and her career is a constant disappointment to her mother. But it’s really okay. She’s happy (ish).

But it’s not surprising that when Sarah starts dreaming about a handsome stranger, she begins to look forward to falling asleep every night. Reality isn’t nearly as exciting. That is until her dream-stranger makes an unexpected real-life appearance, leaving Sarah questioning everything she thought she wanted.

Because no one ever really finds the person of their dreams… do they?

My thoughts:

This was a really fun and entertaining book to read. I enjoyed it from the get-go and pretty much all the way through. It was definitely a feel-good book that had me laughing out loud several times. As any chick-lit books, it did have some moments where you wanted to cover your eyes in embarrassment.

Sarah was a lovely character and I could definitely relate to her and her struggles with adulting. I loved to see her grow throughout this book and get more comfortable with herself and start to challenge herself in love and life. It was fun to see her relationships with her friends and seeing the romance play out and develop.

I will say that I was a bit worried in the beginning when Sarah was irrationally mad at the new perfect girlfriend of her ex-boyfriend. Sure, having a seven-year-long relationship end because the man you believed was your soulmate must be extremely heartbreaking, especially if he immediately moves on to another girl that appears perfect. In this instance, I’d rather see the blame go to the man, who cheated and couldn’t be honest with his partner, instead of the woman that is perceived as the reason for the relationship falling apart.

Do I recommend it? 

Yes, I do.

50-day bookish challenge – Day 38: Favourite genre?

My absolute favourite genre is fantasy and will always be fantasy. I don’t think I’ve ever taken a break from fantasy because even though I haven’t read books that clearly belong in the fantasy genre, they have had elements of fantasy. However, I don’t dismiss a book just because it isn’t fantasy and I try to read different types of genres.

50-day bookish challenge – Days 35 and 36

Argh, I actually missed a day! I was doing so well and then I spent the weekend at my dads which led to me forgetting to post yesterday. Ah well, you’ll just get two answers in one post today 🙂

Do you have a lot of bookmarks, or just a few?

I probably have around a 100. Every time you order from Bookdepository you get a free bookmark and I order from them quite a lot. So I have bookmarks to spare.

Favourite bookmark?

I don’t really have a favourite. Sure, there are some I like more than others but I don’t use one specific one more often than others.