Thanks for the Memories by Cecelia Ahern

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Thanks for the Memories
Thanks for the Memories; this book delivers a magical tale about a woman, Joyce Conway, who begins to have memories and skills of Justin Hitchcock, after a terrible accident and a blood transfusion. Cecelia Ahern nicely narrates Joyce’s Journey through the memories of Justin.

I enjoyed the book since the plot really grabbed my attention, and so Joyce’s father Henry. He was hilarious and a wise man. The funny dialogs between Joyce and Henry helped me to make the story enjoyable. I jumped out laughing when I was reading the part that their visit to the antique roadshow and steal a bin to appear on the TV program.

For me this story is a mystery than a romance, though there is romance. It is very light hearted magical tale and easy read. 

My Rating: 3 out 0r 5

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

The Carrie Diaries by Candace Bushnell

Even though I’m not a HUGE fan of Chick Lit, past few days I desperately wanted to read a light Chick Lit novel , must be because I wanted to be stress-free from serious study stuff. When I was wandering around the book store I found this book, The Carrie Diaries. I’ve never read or watched Sex and The City. But when I’ve read the back cover of this book I simply wanted to read it. So I picked the book and curled up with it. I surprisingly found myself compelled to read and hard to put the book back. I read it for hours without a break.

The plot is nothing much but it represents some usual and serious issues that teenagers confront; Competition, jealousy, friendship, attention, sex, and boys.

I liked Carrie, She is wacky and funny. And has her head screwed on properly. But the relationship between Carrie and Sebastian was irritating and the relationship between Carrie and George was kind of pissed me off. Even though Roberta (a.k.a. The Mouse) was an under developed character, somehow I liked her - the way she thinks and reassures Carrie. Also I liked the parts that George tries to encourage Carrie on her writing.

I’m not in love with this book, but still I enjoyed it. It was quick, light Chick read. If you are a teen or someone looking for a break in the heavy read, then this is for you.

Some quotes from The Carrie Diaries:

I have this theory: If you forgive someone, they can’t hurt you anymore.


Funny always makes the bad things go away.


If a woman could take care of herself, would she still need a man? Would she even want one? And if she didn't want a man, what kind of woman would she be? Would she even be a woman? Because it seemed if you were a woman, the only thing you were really supposed to want was a man.


You can get used to anything, I guess, if you've been there enough.


Whoever we are here, we might be princesses somewhere else. Or writers. Or scientists. Or presidents. Or whatever the hell we want to be that everyone else says we can't.

My Rating: 3 out of 5

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

The Gift by Cecelia Ahern

I didn’t like this book much, though Cecelia Ahern is one of my favorite authors. I felt very bored when I was reading the first few chapters. The story was slow and predictable. However the message given in the book is worth reading.

While reading this book I really wondered how someone becomes such a workaholic, abandoning their family. But, at one fell swoop I realized that there are such people in this world.  For those people, this book gives the message of the importance of time being with their families.

Here are the words that Ahern says in the end of the book;

Time is more precious than gold, more precious than diamonds, more precious than oil or any valuable treasures. It is time that we do not have enough of; it is time that causes the war within our hearts, and so we must spend  it wisely. Time cannot be packaged and ribboned and left under trees for Christmas morning.

Time can’t be given. But it can be shared.

My Rating: 2 out of 5