Monday, February 20, 2017

My not so perfect life - Sophie Kinsella

"My not so perfect life" by Sophie Kinsella is a fun, fun, fun read. The heroine's voice pulls you right in, from the first sentence. Katie/Cat Brenner has a dream: to live and work in London. Katie's widowed father also has a dream: for Katie to stay on their farm in Somerset.

This is not an "issues" book, but if you go looking, there is substance. You get the father-daughter motif, but also the female boss mentor or tormentor question. You get the "what's real" of social media, and the eternal romance question: do you go for the dependable and boring, or for the exhilarating and heart-breaking?

Because, most of all, this is a love story.

Thursday, February 16, 2017

Last Will

"When you get to the point where you know the worst thing about someone you love,
you know the truth about yourself."

Last Will by Bryn Greenwood is a beautiful love story with a lot of substance. Following the death of his grandfather, Bernie Raleigh is now rich. Super-mega rich. The problem is, he doesn't know how to handle the public life and the obligations that come with his vast fortune. Enter his quirky housekeeper, Meda Amos, a single mother and a beauty queen. She's tough and wise, and exactly what Bernie needs.

Two broken people helping each other get fixed.

Friday, February 3, 2017

New TV series?

So with LOST long finished, Bones having lost all appeal once Zack was gone, and being up to date with the Black List, I'm at a loss what to watch:

  • Elementary is a no started after Sherlock
  • Oz seems too dark - I lasted 15 minutes 
  • Motive has a good premise, but I'm not addicted after Episode 1