Monday, July 21, 2014


LandlineLandline by Rainbow Rowell
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

Wasn't that the point of life? To find someone to share it with?
And if you got that part right, how far wrong could you go? If you were standing next to the person you loved more than everything else, wasn't everything else just scenery?

I think I've mentioned it before and I will mention it again-- I want to write like Rainbow Rowell. She has this style of incorporating current pop culture, geekiness and love into a story that makes me giddy and with characters that I can truly relate with.

"Landline", however, is not the typical Young Adult novel I am used to. The main characters are within my age bracket and there is a bit of supernatural mystery included in the plot. This is not Rainbow's best compared to the other books I've read so far, but there's something familiar and comforting about her storytelling that reminds me of a hot cup of chocolate, a warm blanket and a good book during rainy days.

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Monday, July 07, 2014

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
My rating: 3 of 5 stars

"After all, it's one thing to run away when someone's chasing you.
It's entirely another to be running all alone."

I wanted a light read that could bring back that dreamy, heart-thumping, cheek-blushing feeling that is love (or infatuation, whichever suits your fancy). I chose this book and I wished I could have started reading it while waiting for my flight in the airport because my imagination would have run wild.

Everything happens for a reason, including the a few minutes worth of delay, wrong timings and separation. This is a typical story of a 17-year old girl who is coping with the divorce of her parents, re-marriage of her father and falling in love. I find the main characters charming, especially Oliver, but maybe I expected too much from the love angle that the story fell short. I was probably looking for more swoon-y moments.

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