This is it, this is the time:
I FINISHED THIS BOOK I CAN FINALLY RANT ABOUT IT!

Most of you might not know it but I’m a massive Gilmore Girls fan, I’m prone to    Rewatches of it and it’s the reason why I forced myself into liking coffee to begin with. The fact that I am now absolutely coffee obsessed is all their fault!  I’m still unsure how I feel about a year in the life ( or better: I know full well how I feel about it but I’ve decided to focus only on the fact that I got to see them again),, but there is something I’m extremely sure about: Between Rory and Lorelai, my favourite character will forever be Lorelai. Growing up with a single parent, I dreamt my mom was that cool – don’t get me wrong, my stepfather is the coolest but my mom and I were never… friends! Lorelai really had Rory’s back and I never felt like my mom understood me like that. At 27 I know consider my mother one of my best friends. We have a weird, not always healthy but strong friendship and I think in some way I owe it to Gilmore girls for teaching me how to. So when I heard about Lauren’s book I put it in my TBR and there it lingered until now ( because I’m an idiot and non-fiction still scares me a bit). But when I finished Lies sleeping  I didn’t think I was ready to dive into anybody else’s world so I thought I start early on my 2019 resolution and grab this book — and I’m sooo happy I did!
Since the first few pages I was super excited, I brew myself a big mug of coffee and I sat down with the soundtrack from the season 1 of GG ( click ) and I started reading.

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The tone is settled right at the beginning, Lauren Graham is witty and charming in her special way that hits the spot right so. This book is raw and humble and naked in the way only a good person, a real person can be. Now I know that Hollywood people are real people, but there is Angelina Jolie real and then there is Lauren Graham real. While Angelina Jolie’s real feel still somewhat wrapped in mysticism and it would probably still be if I were to help her do the laundry;  Lauren’s type of real is funny, full of doubt and gaffes, of feeling ready but realising once there that you were not or that it wasn’t for you, of sticking with something and caring enough to make it part of you, of clicking with people, of following signs and don’t look a gift horse in the mouth, of believing you missed your train when it hasn’t yet passed by and in believing it has arrived and gone when it was just the beginning. Of finding her own self-worth within herself and learning that enemies are fine but friends and family are there so you can share your life with them and they will be important and cherished at any time of your life.
I love Gilmore girls, I like certain moments more than others and I was so glad I could see that a character that I loved so much was actually nothing more than an actress I like so very much with a bit of make up on and doubtful wardrobe choices, that the person I thought she might be results to be her real her. Not that It matters, but It’s always nice knowing that the figures you looked up growing up are actual humans with insecurities, set backs and real lives, that you can peek through reading their books.

C O N C L U S I O N S: 

For how much I struggle with non fiction I found this book smooth and pleasurable to read, the throne and humor reach you with ease and you find yourself smirking on your own in the tube, It’s fresh and relaxing, it feels like a catch up with an old friend and will leave you wanting to have yet an other series, even if you know it’s over, but is it…? Don’t you think it looked more like a cliffhanger…?

HAPPY BLOGMAS!

Sooo! Since the  last TBR post was so popular and since I had promised you guys a Christmassy one, here I am to deliver! This is the list of Christmas books I have started early November and that I still am filling; it’s mainly composed of two types of books: those that I have already managed to read  (mainly because they were given to me on Netgallery), and those that I have yet to read but I am really looking forward to and I will read as soon as this hectic of a schedule will calm down. Lately I’ve been super busy and so active, It’s a new feeling, but I’m not complaining! It just leaves less time to read… Anyway, let’s get to it!

Snowy nights at the lonely heart hotel.

51h1b42bdrqlI’ve already used an entire blog post raving about this book, It’s sweet, cozy and lovely, if you are a fan of the “ family makes Christmas” trope, this is the book for you! It’s funny,  full of inclusion and positivity, and Just a generally easy read to ease you into the season.

 

 

A Christmas Date:

4997e9c02a412e518c438d57511f30e4a9f4a4d1This book was… childish, but easy, it’s well written but Not exactly deep. It’s petty and bratty, but it’s also funny and quick, it’s a book that I will suggest if you are desperate to fill your time while on the train home or between a good read and an other, It’ll take you less than a couple of hours to read it and It’ll make you enjoy life away from family during the holidays. The plot is pretty easy, the protagonist hires a professional to pretend to be his boyfriend at a family gathering, the actual book has more to it than that, the characters are incredibly petty and childish but Santa  will do its magic, doesn’t he always do?

Christmas at Log fire cabin:

517pnu7lzslNow, this is one of the books that are on my TBR, I saw it from my friend Steph (@thebookishrose_) and I must have it, I’m just waiting for amazon to restock it!
This is so classically Hallmark story that I’m wondering how it’s not a movie yet.
I think This might become my first book of the year, since I always start with a romance!  The plot: Poppy has an ultimatum, well it’s not really an ultimatum but I expect it will feel as such; her boyfriend proposed and he gave her 12 days to give him an answer, twelve days particularly busy, especially with hers and her best friend’s dream at their fingers and the attractive owner of the cabin where they are catering an event! Let’s just say they will need a Christmas miracle to sort out her thoughts and life options!

Murder  under the Christmas, Murder on Christmas Eve and A very Murderous Christmas.

If you are sick and tired of romance book with “ Christmas” In the title and if, like me, you are swamped by extra shifts, family obligation and last-minute gift shopping, I think this books will be for you! This collections of Christmas themed crimes will deliciously make your Christmas a bit more cunning. While mistletoe toe hunts around and you see everyone look longingly at it, you can detect clues from your relative or let the narrative play its magic! 30 short stories, three books, what are you waiting for? If you read one a day and double out on Christmas Eve, Christmas  and Boxing Day you’ll be done by 20019!


For the books I still want to read I’m probably going to wait until January, as I usually do for Christmas books! I usually end up reading them either in November or in January. I know, I’m weird! Anyway, this was all I’ve got! Read loads, be merry and Let me know if you have any more Christmassy books you’d like to suggest!

 

I know, I know, in October I had sworn off this type of posts: ” No more TBR lists for me!” I said, ” They just enable my reading slumps and I’m not going to follow them anyway!” Well, with 2018 coming to an end and with only two books left to my goal I thought I’d give it another go, especially because I’m going to be busy between work and blogmas; also, I think that even if I don’t end up reading this three books I’m proposing, I can still give you guys an idea of what to read. Now, as a heads up, this are not Christmassy books sorry to disappoint.

Talking as fast as I can; Lauren Graham 

91cgdx44ivlThis is my current read, a fast pace, hilarious dive in into the life of Lauren Graham life focusing especially on the Gilmore girls scenario and I was a massive GG fan can’t believe it took me so long to get my hands on this! I’m only at the first few chapters but I’ve got no doubt I’m going to enjoy myself immensely as Graham’s narrative is hilarious and engaging! I can’t wait to read some more!

The Great Gatsby; Scott Fitzgerald

9781509849079Now, I know, I’m so late to the party I can practically go home, but I don’t know how I didn’t read this book in school and I managed to avoid the movie and every other adaptation, it’s unforgivable! I would like to say this never happens but I’m so out of the loop with so many things that by now I’m quite used to it! Anyway, I thought it would make an amazing addition to my books read this year and it would be the perfect book to complete my Goodreads challenge. ( which yes, I lowered to 50 mid-year)

Throne of Glass; Sarah J. Maas

7896527Every year, for the past three years, I’ve chosen a book for Christmas, bought it for myself as a Christmas gift and then I spent my Christmas day reading it with my fireplace at loud on my laptop screen and a scented candle. Yes, I have friends, but In London all the public transports stop for an entire day and Uber rates are prohibitive on the 25th! So, even if this year I’m toying with the idea of saving up and paying them to share that day with some friends I’m still going to bring on the tradition and for this year I choose Throne of Glass. Everyone is raving about it, the series is complete, I just need to start it! If it’s as good as Maas other series, I’m going to binge read the whole thing and start my 2019 with a good foot, if it isn’t I can honestly say I tried! So, yeah, that’s my pick for Christmas day!

All done, that’s my non Christmassy TBR for December! Don’t worry, non Grinch people in need of inspiration! A Christmassy list Is coming soon! Stay tuned! And happy Blogmas!