I’ve Got Your Number

I've Got Your Number by Sophie Kinsella October 2014

Published By: The Dial Press

Year of Publication: 2012

Categories: Non Fiction, Chick Lit.

Pages: 433

Summary (from goodreads.com):

Poppy Wyatt has never felt luckier. She is about to marry her ideal man, Magnus Tavish, but in one afternoon her “happily ever after” begins to fall apart. Not only has she lost her engagement ring in a hotel fire drill but in the panic that follows, her phone is stolen. As she paces shakily around the lobby, she spots an abandoned phone in a trash can. Finders keepers! Now she can leave a number for the hotel to contact her when they find her ring. Perfect!

Well, perfect except that the phone’s owner, businessman Sam Roxton, doesn’t agree. He wants his phone back and doesn’t appreciate Poppy reading his messages and wading into his personal life.

What ensues is a hilarious and unpredictable turn of events as Poppy and Sam increasingly upend each other’s lives through emails and text messages. As Poppy juggles wedding preparations, mysterious phone calls, and hiding her left hand from Magnus and his parents . . . she soon realizes that she is in for the biggest surprise of her life.

Review:

You know when you need that fun, light, easy to read book to just relax with and not thing about? Well this is one of those books. While I love my historical fiction, thriller, and non fiction books, I also like chick lit once in awhile. It’s almost like a guilty pleasure.

Poppy was a great main character. I could see bits of myself in her (maybe that’s why I liked her). She wants to make everyone happy, which ends up being impossible and leads to some interesting situations. You see her grow a lot throughout the book, from wanting to impress Magnus’ family to figuring out what will make her happy. It would have been easier for her to go with the flow, but she decides to be authentic to herself by the end of the book.

Dating is never easy, and it’s certainly not easy for Poppy. It’s always fun to hear about dating horror stories from my friends and coworkers. There are definitely a few cringe worthy parts in I’ve Got Your Number. I know I’ve had a few bad dates, so it’s always kind of comforting to read about someone else’s awkward moments even if they’re not real.

I love Sophie Kinsella books, and this one was no different. If you’re looking for a quick read that’s fun, this is the book for you.

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Disclosure: I borrowed this book from the library.

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Beautiful Libraries

One of my favorite things on my trips to Europe were the buildings and the architecture. I have probably hundreds of pictures of cathedrals, castles, palaces, churches, and government buildings, because I thought they were majestic. I loved the old buildings, and thinking about all the people who had been in them before me.

A few years ago I found a blog (at least I think it was a blog) that had hundreds of pictures of the world’s most beautiful libraries. I loved it. I spent way too much time looking at the photos and drooling, wishing my library branch looked like that, and hoping that one day I might be able to visit a few of them.

I tried finding that blog again, but I had no luck. But I did find a bunch of sites with a lot of the same pictures, so I thought I’d share them with you.

Boredstop.com

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Is your local library beautiful? Leave a link to a picture of it in the comments, I’d love to see them.

I’m Venturing Out . . .

back into the world.

It’s been snowing here for the last few days, and it’s finally stopped. There’s been a heavy snowfall warning for the city that lasted 3 days, close to 25 cm of snow, and bone chilling temperatures. It’s supposed to finally warm up, so I’m going to make my first excursion out. Where am I going, you might be asking yourself?

To the library, of course!

I haven’t been there in quite awhile – close to a month and a half, so I’m pretty excited to go. So excited that I may or may not even have a list started with the books that I want to get. Please tell me that I’m not the only one that does that, pretty please? Here’s my list at the moment:

The Body Finder by Kimberly Derting

I Now Pronounce You Someone Else by Erin McCahan

Every Little Thing in the World by Nina de Gramont

and finally,

Annexed by Sharon Dogar

Now I just have to dig my car out.