Tuesday, September 15, 2015

The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

Genre: Adult Chick-Lit/ Fiction
Pages: 400
Type: Standalone
Goodreads Rating: 3.80
My Rating: 4.5/5

Workaholic attorney Samantha Sweeting has just done the unthinkable. She’s made a mistake so huge, it’ll wreck any chance of a partnership.

Going into utter meltdown, she walks out of her London office, gets on a train, and ends up in the middle of nowhere. Asking for directions at a big, beautiful house, she’s mistaken for an interviewee and finds herself being offered a job as housekeeper. Her employers have no idea they’ve hired a lawyer–and Samantha has no idea how to work the oven. She can’t sew on a button, bake a potato, or get the #@%# ironing board to open. How she takes a deep breath and begins to cope–and finds love–is a story as delicious as the bread she learns to bake.

But will her old life ever catch up with her? And if it does…will she want it back?

My Thoughts: 

I have always kinda shirked away from this book. I have no clue why. I just... don't know. I didn't even know what the book was about! I call myself myself fool now for not having read this book earlier on. 

But I finally picked it, not knowin what to expect from it at all. This book was everything I needed. It was absolutely perfect. It had that quirky feeling that all of Kinella's books have; it was light and just a fun, quick read. I will admit though, I started the book and put it on hold for some days, before reading it again. The entire process took me a week. And then I went back to my reading slump, which seems eternally prevalent in my life at the moment. 

If my life was a movie, then right now suspense and mysterious music would be playing in the background with a guy saying, "Will she ever get out of her reading slump?" 

Anyways, got diverted a bit over there. Moving on, I didn't have a problem with the book on its own at all. What I did have a problem with was the fact that Kinsella has no fresh plot. 

Kinsella pretty much has the same base for all her main female protagonists, at least as far as I've seen. All of them always have different problems in life, are internally a wreck, but externally collected collected. They are all the same clumsy types of people; with barely any variation. 

It's like saying that I bought a donut with a chocolate coating; then I went and bought another donut, but this time with a vanilla coating. Which means, you eat donuts only but with the glaze different. But at the end of the day, the main part of the donut, is the donut. 

Overall, personally I enjoyed this book immensely for a single book. It was hilarious, and quirky, had that bit of romance and suspense. Most importantly though, was the chracter development. There are so many changes within Samantha, that you're kind of starstruck. 

I recommend this book to anyone who loves a good laugh, and just wants a light and fluffy and quick and oh, did I mention HILARIOUS, book.

Wednesday, September 2, 2015

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Hello! I'm drowning in posts that need to be done but I don't have enough time since school started. But. Aside from dreary issues like those we have nice, exciting and FUN affairs to talk about. Like this one! I was tagged to do this by two people: Theepika @ ItsTheepika and by Tasya @The Literary Huntress

  • Thank the blogger who nominated you, linking back to their site.
  • Put the award logo on your blog.
  • Answer the ten questions sent to you.
  • Make up ten new questions for your nominees to answer.
  • Nominate ten blogs.

So because I was nominated by two people, I've decided to divide my questions into half. So half my questions will be of Theepika's and the other half, Tasya's. 

1. What type of characters are you more inclined to like?
A. Badass characters who stand up for themselves, and have a good sense of humor and can be intimidating on a whole new level when they want to. 

2. If you wrote a novel what would it be called?
A. The Bookshop Bookshop. Yes. Two bookshops. 

3. Who is your favorite author?
A. I have a few: Cassandra Clare, Meg Cabot, Sophie Kinsella, Richelle Mead, Sarah J. Maas, Roald Dahl and Rainbow Rowell.

4. Vampires or werewolves or both or neither?
A. Both but I tend to gravitate a tiny bit more towards vampires.

5. Do you like a book that everyone else hates?
A. After a lot of brain wrecking I came up with Twilight. I didn't LOVE it, I just liked it. It was pretty entertaining and ridiculous. A lot of people definitely hate that book.

6. Your favorite book ever?
A. I gonna cheat here because I just can't choose. I love Clockwork Princess and Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma. Man, do I love these books. And man, was I a wreck when I was done with both. READ THEM IF YOU HAVEN'T ALREADY. *stares like no other's business*

7. Overhyped book that other people love but you hate. 
A. I just can't stand the Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken. I didn't like this one at all. It was so overhyped that it just completely lacked when I finally read it. Maybe if there wasn't all that hype surrounding it I would've enjoyed a bajillion times more.

8. Do you think beautiful book covers are important?
A. Definitely. I mean, they're not as important as the content is, but they definitely are a huge part of why people may read them. Humans are attracted to pretty things; if a book if pretty it automatically gets noticed.

9. Who is your favorite booktuber? 
A. Regan from PeruseProject.

10. Do you prefer your favorite books turned into a movie or TV show? Why?
A. TV show; they're just more in depth and are likelier to have your favorite parts of the book in it. Plus, why wouldn't you want hours and hours of your favorite book?!

I'm not nominating anyone. Do this if you want; say I nominated you. For questions do the ones I answered.