Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Pause for a week :)


It's not that Loullig has taken over the keyboard - even if he sometimes does - but I won't be able to netsurf much this week, let alone blog and comment regularly - whether from work or home. No big problem, I reassure you, just no computer accessibility.




Meanwhile, Loullig will have my computer and watch Dr Who !
Things should be better next week. Until then, have fun and have a great week :)

Sunday, September 14, 2014

Sunday post #27 : What's up, doc ?




I'm participating in the Sunday Post hosted by Kimba the caffeinated book reviewer.
What happened this week, what did we read, buy, do ? 
It’s a chance to share news - a post to recap the past week on your blog, showcase books and share news about what is coming up on our blog for the week ahead.

Well, those last two weeks just flew by, there was so much work to do at the library. We had to process all our books, magazines, DVDs, CDs that were returned in the other libraries then sent back to us. Then we processed all the new documents that we had ordered and have received while we were away. But we were also very glad to get our beloved coworkers team back together - we celebrated twice at the restaurant and went to cafés on the Paris streets at noon, drinking coffees in the sun :)
Now we're putting back all that we can on the brand new shelves, but I'm afraid there is more space than shelves, we'll have to remove more books than we already had before closing... And we don't like it. Anyway, here are some pics :

Some of the magazines we received and had to sort out 
(there are more on other desks, shelves and even on the floor !) :

The shelves are being assembled

Cleaning all the books before putting them back on the brand new clean shelves

The nights are fresh but the days rather warm and rather sunny. Weather will be hotter next week. 
Apart from that, I have watched the new episode of Outlander, kept watching Veronica Mars (I've reached season 3) - there are several appearances by Buffy cast : Charisma Carpenter, Alyson Hannigan and even Joss Whedon ! Plenty guest stars including Steve Guttenberg and Jamie Lee Curtis and Robert Maschio from Scrubs and Jerry O'Connell from Sliders. Gotta love Veronica, she's got spunk ! My daughters and I watched The bookthief (based on a novel by Markus Zusak) : beautiful movie, but very sad. I'll be watching Divergent this week. And Netflix is reaching France ! I'm going to have a blast catching up on tv shows and movies.


Books read :

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/5899779-pride-and-prejudice-and-zombies?from_search=true

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/17300962-a-touch-too-much?ac=1

https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/18137519-most-wanted?from_search=true


Books reviewed this week :








I am currently reading :



Then I'll be reading :





https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/4345290-the-crown-conspiracy?from_search=true


I participated in memes :

- free :

(only the first 6 chapters, don't get excited !)



- cheap :




https://www.goodreads.com/book/show/23002756-like




 - full price :


Sorry Greg, the only guy who ever visits this blog ! 
But enjoy, ladies ;)
Have a great sunday !



Friday, September 12, 2014

Whitney Gracia Williams : Reasonable doubt #3

"I hate him… 
I hate that I fell in love with him, I hate that he didn’t love me back, and I hate the fact that I just made a life-altering decision just so I could get the hell away from him. 
He’d always said that he was unchangeable, heartless, and cold… 
I really should’ve believed him… "






There might be some light spoilers, so be warned.

Pros :

- I loved the way she spikes his coffee when she's mad at him, their banter through texts/e-mails.

- I loved the way she reacted to his attempts at communication, I was all *fist pump*, yelling at my e-reader "You ROCK, girl !!!!".

- She finally made him grovel. Well. As much as that type of guy is able to grovel.

- I'm absolutely glad that the author managed to let Andrew remain a sarcastic asshole to the end. But his back story, the one that turned him from a nice guy into who is he now, was poignant. I could totally see why he changed.

Cons :

*scratching my head* Emmmm.... Sorry, nothing.

Conclusion :


Why should I write a ten page review about this ? Let's make it short : do you want a novel with a strong heroin who stands for herself ? With a hot hero that you'd love to slap but whose sarcastic retorts you're waiting for with anticipating glee ? A novel that grabs you, drives you from one emotion to another, makes you want to yell at the character, makes you chuckle, makes you fan yourself because believe me, this is absolutely not for -18 readers (much to my delight !) ? A novel that makes you feel ! Go get it asap and come back later to thank me for having forced you into reading it (*smug look*).
Andrew may be contagious...

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Cat thursday #23 : what if ?...


Welcome to the weekly meme hosted by The True Book Addict that celebrates the wonders and sometimes hilarity of cats ! Join us by posting a favorite LOL cat pic you may have come across, famous cat art or even share with us pics of your own beloved cat(s). 

It's all for the love of cats ! Enjoy !




Tuesday, September 9, 2014

Whitney Gracia Williams : Reasonable doubt #2

She lied to me... 
She betrayed the one rule that I'm most adamant about : honesty. Complete and utter fucking honesty. I really wish she was someone else — someone who didn't have the ability to make me feel, someone I could easily discard like the hundreds of women before her. She isn't. I'm drawn to her like I've never been drawn to a woman before — completely captivated by the very sight of her. But unfortunately, with my past slowly re-surfacing for all of the world to see, I'll have to find a way to let her go. She can never be mine. 






If you haven't read book #1, beware : spoiler ahead !

After the shocking revelation at the end of book #1, we learn some more about Aubrey and about Andrew : he is married to Ava who apparently caused his hatred of lies - nothing is said precisely, we just know she's fresh out of jail.
"Did you know that when most people get sentenced to prison, they get care package, money orders, evena phone call on that first day ?" She clenched her jaw. "I got divorce papers."
"I told you I'd write."

Aubrey tries to get more info about Andrew, but whether she searches about him or even asks him directly : nothing. She begins to suspect that his identity has been erased.

Andrew finds himself more and more drawn towards Aubrey, but won't relent on anything : his attraction for her unsettles him even though it's hard for him to resist.
"He joined me in bed seconds later, pulling me against his chest.
"Are you happy ?" he whispered.
"Yes..."
"Are you sure ? Is there anything else outside of my comfort zone that you'd like me to do for you tonight ?"
"Not tonight, but you could make me breakfast in the morning."
"You're pushing it..."
"Just in case you change your mind, I would like Belgian waffles, bacon, sliced strawberries and orange juice."
"Unless you want to eat all of those things off my cock, it's not happening." He pinched my ass. "Go to sleep, Aubrey."
I really liked the way she challenges him, this kind of guy would never be satisfied with a woman who never resisted him.

We catch some glimpses of how Andrew was "before", a nice guy to everyone but himself - and there's one more completely jaw dropping surprise at the end. Andrew is unsufferable, I want to beat him, he's incredibly rude to people but you just know there is something more to him. His snappy retorts ? I found them awfully entertaining and felt terribly conflicted about him. I want to beat the crap out of him but I just love his dirty mouth - in bed, but also his lack of filter in life.

So ! It's a serial, it ends on a cliffhanger, and I just burned to finally know what happened exactly to turn him into the cold asshole he is now, the king of dirty talk, snark and loneliness. 
This installment was as scorching hot as the one before, but it almost felt as though I was reading a great suspense novel. At the time I finished book #2, book #3 wasn't released yet and I had to wait - unbearable wait ! I preordered it and jumped on it the day it was published !

And now, you'll have to wait for the final review : saturday ! 

Whitney Gracia Williams : Reasonable doubt #1

My cock has an appetite.
A huge and very particular appetite : blonde, curvy, and preferably not a fucking liar... (Although, that's a story for another day.)
As a high profile lawyer, I don't have time to waste on relationships, so I fulfill my needs by anonymously chatting and sleeping with women I meet online.
My rules are simple : One dinner. One night. No repeats.
This is only casual sex. Nothing more. Nothing less.
At least it was, until "Alyssa"...
She was supposed to be a 27 year old lawyer, a book hoarder, and completely unattractive. She was supposed to be someone I shared law advice with late at night, someone I could trust with details of my weekly escapades.
But then she came into my firm for an interview — a college-intern interview, and everything fucking changed...




Andrew, a successful yet mysterious lawyer, is very much a private person. He has no friends, only workmates. When he's in need of sex, he contacts women online, takes them to hotels, doesn't spend the night and never sees them again. He's very blunt - let's make it clear : he's an asshole. Diplomacy is not his strong point, he's ruthless whether it comes to work or sex.
He's trying to seduce Alyssa (Aubrey) online, where he goes by the name Thoreau, then over the phone, but she resists him - which of course attracts him more. She becomes his only friend, though they've never met and she knows close to nothing about him.
Alyssa/Aubrey is a good heroin : she wants to pursue her dreams of being a ballerina in spite of her parents not wanting her to. She likes Thoreau/Andrew and their banter is enjoyable, she doesn't let him impress her.
When they first meet over a work opportunity, Andrew realizes who she is but doesn't tell her. He's so angry at finding that she lied to him that he behaves like, well, an asshole at work. Until one night...

I would totally punch Andrew in the face if I met him in real life ! He's handsome, hot hot hot in bed (and out of it !) and is a talented dirty talker. He doesn't give a damn at all about people. Yet, you feel he has a secret hidden who led him to become so touchy about lies.
As a book character ? He's priceless !

"You know", she went on, "for a high profile lawyer, you have a pretty dirty mouth."
"You'd be surprised how much filthier it can get."

Once I started book #1, I *had* to get book #2 ! I wanted to know his secret but most of all, I wanted him to grovel !

The book has many ingredients that might have dissuaded me to read it, hadn't it been recommended to me : high-profile lawyer (another rich hot guy), no regard for everyone else, a young heroin. Yet the humor, the awesome personality of Andrew - the guy you love to hate, the hot dirty talking sex, the hidden secret, all this grabbed me and didn't let me go. I was squeeling in advance, waiting for Andrew's verbal offenses !