Sunday, 4 October 2009

In My Mailbox (3)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.
I'm very excited to be on time this week with my In My Mailbox post! But unfortunately am very much less excited at how little books I got this week!
I only have two to show you!
31 Dream Street by Lisa Jewell is an old one, I picked up at a church sale! So It's not too exciting, but hey isn't every book
worth it :)! My camera's playing up so I'm afraid its not a picture of the actual book, but this is the cover (isn't it pretty!)

It reads - Leah and Toby have lived across the street from one another for years without meeting ... and Leah has been itching to peek behind the front door of Toby's eccentric house, always packed to the rafters with weird and wonderful tenants. When fate finally lets her in, Leah finds that Toby needs her as much as she is surprised to realize she might need him. Sometimes life needs a helping hand and with a sprinkle of romance and their own special magic, Toby and Leah's dreams show the glimmer of a chance of coming true.
Can't wait to get my teeth into it!

And the other one I got this week was one my friend gave to me :) she got it free with a magazine at the start of summer, and since she knows how much I love reading she thought I'd like it!
There's nothing I love more than a free book! So hopefully I'll enjoy this one!

It's called Pillow Talk - by Freya North, I'm not really keen on the cover, but I think this may be due to it being a freebie:

From Amazon - What keeps you up all night? They were high-school sweethearts who hadn't seen each other for seventeen years. And suddenly they're in front of each other - in a tiny sweet shop in the middle of nowhere. Neither can quite believe it. These days, Petra works in London as a jeweller while Arlo has left his rock-and-roll lifestyle for the wilds of North Yorkshire. Out of the blue, their paths have just crossed. But for first love to have a second chance both must put their pasts to bed. However, there are skeletons in Arlo's closet which keep him up at night. And just what is it that causes Petra to sleepwalk?

So that's me for this week! I'll do another post shortly about all the craziness of this week, and I'd quite like to do a getting to know you post, what do you guys think?

Also keep your eyes peeled for my review on Lock & Key - by Sarah Dessen, as I've finished that, and as soon as I have a chance I'll review it!

I hope you're all well :)


Wednesday, 30 September 2009

Competition :)!

Alaine @ Queen of Happy Endings - is running a fantastic competition for a copy of Marked - by PC and Kristen Cast (It's part of the House of the Night Series)!

I really really want to win it! But I thought I'd post a blog about it :) and hopefully wish some other people luck :)!
Click here to enter!
It ends on the 7th of October :)! So good luck!
Thanks Alaine for a great competition :) xxxxxx

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

Happy Birthday!

So today's my blogs 1st month anniversary! I can't believe it's been a month already! I'm quite excited about this :) and I'm hoping to run a contest in the near future, as soon as I have some money I promise! I hope everyone is enjoying it as much as I do! And if you want to see anything else featured on dollysomewhere, just let me know and I'll do my best :)! Hope you're all well! xxx

Waiting on Wednesday (1)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine it challenges bloggers to tell others what books they're currently waiting to be released!

The Sky Is Everywhere - Jandy Nelson
Release Date - 9th March 2010 Pages - 272 Genre - YA
Summary - Seventeen-year-old Lennie Walker, bookworm and band geek, plays second clarinet and spends her time tucked safely and happily in the shadow of her fiery older sister, Bailey. But when Bailey dies abruptly, Lennie is catapulted to center stage of her own life—and, despite her nonexistent history with boys, suddenly finds herself struggling to balance two. Toby was Bailey’s boyfriend; his grief mirrors Lennie’s own. Joe is the new boy in town, a transplant from Paris whose nearly magical grin is matched only by his musical talent. For Lennie, they’re the sun and the moon; one boy takes her out of her sorrow, the other comforts her in it. But just like their celestial counterparts, they can’t collide without the whole wide world exploding.

This book has been on my wishlist for quite some time! I just think that it sounds so good! I like the fact that its got quite an easy story, but it sounds like it's going to be mysterious and problematic at the same time, and no doubt full of conflict! I'm not hugely keen on the cover, but I can overlook that, because the summaries so good!
Ohh I can't wait till March! What are you waiting on this Wednesday? Hope you're all well xx

Review of Thinking of You

Jill Mansell - Thinking of You

From Amazon - Ginny Holland’s daughter Jem has headed off to university, leaving single mum Ginny with a severe case of empty nest syndrome. To make matters worse, the first gorgeous man she's clapped eyes on in years has just accused Ginny of shoplifting. So Ginny decides to advertise for a lodger but what she gets is lovelorn Laurel, who can only talk about her ex-boyfriend. However Laurel has a dangerously charming brother, Perry, and add to that the offer of a great new job, and things are looking up...until Ginny realises that her potential boss is all too familiar.

Is it too late for Ginny to set right the first impression she made when Finn Penhaligon got quite the wrong end of the stick? And is either Finn or Perry quite what they seem?


Jill Mansell's "Thinking of You," was such a great read! Once I started I couldn't put it down, it just drew me into it so easily! It had two stories running throughout it - the one of Ginny living at home in a seaside village and missing her daughter so much, but not being able to tell her daughter how she feels. And the other one of Jem - who has gone away to Bristol for university, and is experiencing hundreds of life altering changes and dramas. Both stories were utterly compelling, and I found myself wanting to know what was happening in the other one whilst reading the other!

I also enjoyed the way that the stories mirrored each other, but not in a boring obvious way! I like the idea in Jill Mansell's books that you don't have to be 20 and a stick insect in order to fall in love! Because love is blind after all!

Character-wise I loved them all again! Jill Mansell always seems to have this infinite ability to make me love her characters! There was Ginny, the protaganist who made me laugh, made me cry! And who I really wanted to find love more than anyone else, because she simply deserved it! And then there was the contrasting character of Carla, who despite being horrid in some ways, I couldn't help but think that it wasn't really her fault!

The male characters in the book were also really funny, and I couldn't help but develop a crush on Finn, even though he's practically old enough to be my father :)!

All in all it was a great book!
Another of Jill Mansell's books that was a delight to read :)!

Hope You're all Well!

In My Mailbox (2)

In My Mailbox is hosted by Kristi @ The Story Siren.

Hi all!

Sorry for being two days late with this post! I got back much later than I expected from Perth, so was unable to do it on Sunday! But less of the excuses :) Here's what you want to read!

This week was quite good for books, but mostly ones I got from the library due to lack of funds! But it still kind of counts as "In My Mailbox" doesn't it!

So Firstly by Library ones:

Got Four out this month, as I still have Two that I haven't read, and I didn't really have room for anymore!

They are:
- Lock & Key by Sarah Dessen
(Which is a bit YA for me, but I've read some of
her books before, and I've read some great reviews
lately about them, so I couldn't resist!)
- The Matchbreaker by Chris Manby
- Running away from Richard by Chris Manby
(These two were completely judged by their cover,
i'm ashamed to say! But they looked good.)
- Shopaholic & Baby by Sophie Kinsella
(This one was because of how much I
enjoyed "The Undomestic Goddess")

The other book that I received this week, was one that I got sent from Radox! As part of their "be-selfish" campaign! They teamed up with author Katy Lette and produced this book called - All Steamed Up! It's a bath friendly book! And I really can't wait to read it!
It's in four parts incase you can't get enough relaxation time! And you can get your own free copy (as long as stocks last) right here!
Don't say I'm not good to you all :)!

Hope you all had a good week with your books! And you're all well :) xxx

Friday, 25 September 2009

Just a Quickiee :)

Hi All :)
Got some exciting news!

I passed my driving test on Wednesday :D!
It was the best feeling in the world!
& I started back Uni today, as a 2nd year! Which was okay!
I've been reading my library books this week, and I'm going to Perth for the weekend, so I'm hoping to read lots up there :)
Anyway, I'll be back on Sunday night, with some great new posts hopefully :)
Hope you're all well :)