The One & Only

The One & OnlyThe One & Only by Emily Giffin
Published by Ballantine Books on May 20, 2014
Pages: 432
Goodreads
three-stars

In her eagerly awaited new novel, beloved New York Times bestselling author Emily Giffin returns with an extraordinary story of love and loyalty—and an unconventional heroine struggling to reconcile both.

Thirty-three-year-old Shea Rigsby has spent her entire life in Walker, Texas—a small college town that lives and dies by football, a passion she unabashedly shares. Raised alongside her best friend, Lucy, the daughter of Walker’s legendary head coach, Clive Carr, Shea was too devoted to her hometown team to leave. Instead she stayed in Walker for college, even taking a job in the university athletic department after graduation, where she has remained for more than a decade.

But when an unexpected tragedy strikes the tight-knit Walker community, Shea’s comfortable world is upended, and she begins to wonder if the life she’s chosen is really enough for her. As she finally gives up her safety net to set out on an unexpected path, Shea discovers unsettling truths about the people and things she has always trusted most—and is forced to confront her deepest desires, fears, and secrets.

Thoughtful, funny, and brilliantly observed, The One & Only is a luminous novel about finding your passion, following your heart, and, most of all, believing in something bigger than yourself . . . the one and only thing that truly makes life worth living.

I recently picked up and read The One & Only by Emily Griffin. I received this book in one of my PopSugar boxes that I received this year and did not have a chance to read it until recently. I’m glad that I received this book since I might not have picked up this book otherwise. I did not know who Emily Giffin was but to her accolades she did give Caprice Crane a rather nice review on her most recent book

This book was definitely a chick lit novel that was meant for a light reading at the pool. It was a fun book to read and I highly recommend that you read this if you are looking for a relatively fast read with a little bit of romance tied in. I’ll hopefully have more book reviews coming your way very soon and I still have my fingers crossed that I will have more posts for you in the coming weeks!

See you soon!

three-stars

The Giver

The GiverThe Giver (The Giver, #1) by Lois Lowry
Published by Ember on January 24, 2006
Pages: 208
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
four-half-stars

Twelve-year-old Jonas lives in a seemingly ideal world. Not until he is given his life assignment as the Receiver does he begin to understand the dark secrets behind this fragile community.

I recently picked up and read The Giver by Lois Lowry. No judgement please! This was my first time reading the book, since I had not read this book as a child. I spent too much time reading Baby-Sitters’ Club and other fluffy series books that to be bothered with something serious. I regret not reading more serious books when I was younger!

I know that this book has already been made into a movie and a review on the movie will come at a later date. I have also researched and found that The Giver is the first book in a series of books on communities such as this. Enough with my ramblings, though and on with the book review!

This book is pretty fast paced and left me turning page after page wanting to read more every night. This book also made me wish that I had read this book when I was younger, so that when the movie came out I could have seen it right away. I can not wait to see the movie and see how certain scenes were portrayed and how it ends. The ending of the book is hopeful, but does not give you a precise ending.

Let me know if you have read this book or any of the other books in the series and what you thought of it. I have *fingers crossed* an exciting flurry of posts for you in the next few weeks.

See you soon!

four-half-stars

Summer Project 10 Pan update:Finale

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Hello Everyone!
I know that this update on my Summer Project 10 Pan is extremely late, but I sometimes forget I have a blog! I have posted a few videos regarding my Project 10 Pan on my youtube channel, but here the final update on the progress that I made during my the time period.

I was not able to finish all the products that shown in my Project 10 Pan. I will be rolling over the following products into my new Project 10 Pan and Finish 6 by Christmas with a full post and video hopefully coming later this week.

Unfinished products:
NYX black eyeliner
Laura Mercier tinted moisturizer in Bisque
Bath & Body Works body spray in Paris AmourJelly Beans lipstick in Fruit Punch

I hope to see you soon with another post!

 

Where Beauty Lies

Where Beauty LiesWhere Beauty Lies (Sophie and Ava London, #2) by Elle Fowler, Blair Fowler
Published by St. Martin's Griffin on August 13, 2013
Pages: 256
Goodreads
three-stars

The London sisters return in this charming new novel about love, friendship, and the perils of fame. Despite their very public arrest, Ava and Sophia London are about to discover that in L.A. there's no such thing as bad press. Suddenly, they are the hottest "It" girls in town and are one step closer to making their brand, London Calling, a household name. Their newfound celebrity status takes them jet setting to New York City to expand their brand into fashion and home goods. Their first stop is fashion week, where they're about to put on their inaugural fashion show...but not if their rivals have anything to say about it. The same unseen enemies responsible for framing them in L.A. are back - and determined to ruin the sisters for good this time. Can Ava and Sophia find out who's trying to destroy them before it's too late?

Yay! I’m back again with another blogpost. Seriously though, I’m trying to get on a schedule with posts here and on my youtube. Today though I am doing another book review, I think I’m on a roll here! I recently finished Where Beauty Lies the second installment in the Beneath the Glitter series. You can read my review on the first book here. This book will have a quite similar review to the first one, why can’t I just stop reading these and save my money!

I still stand by the same opinion as I did in the first review. I will be back soon with another post and some life updates!

three-stars

The Statistical Probability of love at First Sight

The Statistical Probability of love at First SightThe Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith
Published by Poppy/Little Brown on January 2, 2012
Pages: 236
Format: Paperback
Goodreads
three-stars

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan's life. Having missed her flight, she's stuck at JFK airport and late to her father's second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley's never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport's cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he's British, and he's sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver's story will make you believe that true love finds you when you're least expecting it.

Yay for finally getting up more than one blogpost this month. It actually is one of my goals this month to spend a bit more time with this blog. I have big plans for it in the coming months and I hope that it all works out 😉 In the meantime, I’m back with a book review on The statistical probability of Love at first sight by Jennifer E. Smith. I randomly found this in a book store and loved the cover, so I picked it up. I was also more intrigued to finish the book after reading a review on Life of Kitty.

I’ll try not to give the ending away since I am sure there are still many of you that have not read this book yet. The book tells the fated story about two people meeting as well as a teenage girl’s struggle to understand love, why her father left her mother, why her father is remarrying, and why her mother won’t remarry. I find the Charles Dicken’s quotes from Our Mutual Friend throughout the book only enhance the story.
“Is it better to have a good thing and lost it, or never to have had it?”-p67

“And O there are days in this life , worth life and worth death.”-Prologue

I recommend this book if you are looking for a fun quick romantic read, great for a single day or a few hours if you are a fast reader. The chapters move rather quickly and Jennifer E. Smith’s writing is comical and fun. I would love to read another Jennifer E. Smith book in the future. *Fingers crossed * I’ll be back with another post for you this week!

three-stars