It’s hard because there are so many authors that I completely love and so many I have recently discovered who have become one of my favourite authors.
But I going to go with the author who I have been obsessed with since my early teens, whom my best friend got my into by lending me a couple of her books and who, I’d like to think, helped me get into 6th Form when I had my interview.
That author is Sophie Kinsella.
I own all her books and I LOVE them all. She’s been my favourite author (closely followed by Paige Toon) for years, so Day 13 is for her.
Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine. It’s a weekly event that allows all us book bloggers and lovers to talk about what upcoming book we’re most looking forward to reading
My book this week is:-
Sophie Kinsella – The Wedding Night.
Release date: April 23rd 2013
Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at thirty, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates—just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago.
Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive—but surely this is her worst decision yet. And Ben’s colleague Lorcan fears that this hasty marriage will ruin his friend’s career. To keep Lottie and Ben from making a terrible mistake, Fliss concocts an elaborate scheme to sabotage their wedding night. As she and Lorcan jet off to Ikonos in pursuit, Lottie and Ben are in for a honeymoon to remember, for better . . . or worse.
I’ve mentioned in past posts that Sophie Kinsella is one my of favourite authors. I have every book of hers and they never fail to make me love them and her even more. So I am super excited for The Wedding Night to come out so I can grab my copy of it.
I think it all started in Primary school. We used to have one afternoon a week where the class would be split into 5 groups of 5/6 and we all had to decide on a book to read. Once decided, we would all go around in the circle and take turns reading it out loud. I remember wanting to pick a book about the Loch Ness Monster, but no one wanted to read it! I mean, who wouldn’t want to read it?!
I can’t remember what books we read, but I remember being excited when this day would come, and we got to read.
I also remember when our teacher would read Harry Potter at the end of every school day, before the bell would ring and I used to bring my copy in and follow the words she was reading to us all. I was captivated.
When I got to year 5/6, my friends were all starting to read Jacqueline Wilson and so not wanting to miss out, I made my mum buy me some of her books. She bought me Vicky Angel, Girls in Love , Bad Girls, and Lola Rose. Whereas I would borrow The Illustrated Mum, The Suitcase Kid, The Lottie Project, etc. We weren’t a rich family, so borrowing books was how I would get my reading fix.
After a few years, I was being nosy in my mum’s room and picked up a book called ‘A Walk To Remember‘ by Nicholas Sparks. My mum told me to read it and so I did. And I fell in love with it. It is seriously my all time favourite book (and the movie is a favourite too.) I’m not sure what it is about A Walk To Remember, but I know I was completely hooked by it. Sure it’s based in 1958, but there was just something so different to it that what I had previously been reading with Jacqueline Wilson. It was more grown up. It had true love and heartbreak and cancer as a storyline. It was about a good girl and a bad boy falling in love and it was about changing and bettering yourself. I do have to admit, when i was in year 8 – 13/14 years old, I just used to come home from school, put the movie on and say every line along with the actors. This went on for about 6 weeks. YES, that is how in love I am with this book/film. Although there is quite a few scenes in the book that are not in the movie, none of that matter. Th love they had in the book, was portrayed brilliantly on screen. I think that is what had be obsessed over A Walk To Remember, and still now, after so many years have passed.
Then Sophie Kinsella came along in year 9/10. My friend gave me “The Undomestic Goddess” to read, and I knew, after reading it, that Sophie Kinsella would become one of my favourite authors. After giving the book back, I asked my mum to buy me some Sophie books for Christmas (It was around Xmas when I borrowed it). I was not disappointing at all, and after receiving The Undomestic Goddess, Remember Me? and Can You Keep A Secret? I went out and bought The Shopaholics books. Since then, I have also purchased her books under ‘Madeleine Wickham.’ and bought I’ve Got Your Number. Obsessed much? Yes I think so.
When I got to 6th form and started making money from my part-time job and EMA, whenever I would go shopping with my mum or with my friends, I would always buy books. In Asda and Tesco, there would always be deals in like “3 books for £7” and this would happen every week! Because I read really fast, I was spending all my money on books until my mum told me to go to the library because it was cheaper. I didn’t listen to her though, and kept buying more books each week. It was a godsend when one of my best friends got into reading books too, so the both of us would switch books with one another. It did save money for a while, but I would just be drawn to the book aisle and would end up buying more.
When my mum bought me a Kindle for Christmas 2 years ago, when I was in university, I loved it! Although I didn’t have much time to read, i still piled it full of books to read when I did have spare time. I thought it was the most amazing thing ever and I still do. I class it as my baby! Because of my kindle, I have discovered new authors, new books, and an even stronger love for books that, of course, I set up The Book Lovers. Having a Kindle and having Amazon recommend books to me, having 1-Click (Which is super bad for me as I spend all my money clicking on books), it’s given me a range of different books at my becking-call. Although I still do buy paperbacks of my favourite books I have read on my kindle, and my grandparents still buy me paperbacks for Christmas, I don’t think I could ever go back to paperback, if I’m being honest. With my kindle, all you have to do is click buy for the book and its an instant download. You don’t have to wait days for the paperback to arrive and Kindle copies are released way before paperbacks too.
If asked, I would definitely tell people to buy a kindle because now I have so many favourite authors and new books that I love that I just wouldn’t have known who they were if it were not for my kindle.
So, that’s my story, how did you get into reading?
I’ve lost it. 😦 The only thing in the world I wasn’t supposed to lose. My engagement ring. It’s been in Magnus’s family for three generations. And now the very same day his parents are coming, I’ve lost it. The very same day! Do not hyperventilate, Poppy. Stay positive 🙂 !!
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.
Sophie Kinsella is one of my favourite authors and I have read every single book of hers, each as great as the last – and this book did not disappoint at all – seeing as i love book which includes texts and emails.
Poppy is set to marry Magnus, who she met through her job as he came in for physiotherapy a few months ago and a few months later he proposed. Poppy couldnt be happier but one afternoon with her friends and wedding planner, playing pass the parcel with her ring, it disappeared and noone has seen it.
But even though her ring is missing, her phone gets stolen too, meaning that the hotel she gave her number to wouldnt be able to get hold of her if they found it.
Spotting a dis-guarded phone in the bin, Poppy decides that whatever is found in a bin, now belongs to the public, so she now has a phone! But the phone isnt public property as it belongs to businessman Sam Roxton, who wants the phone back and isnt happy that Poppy thinks she can just keep it.
Over the course of the book, Poppy is allowed to keep teh phone as long as she forwards the emails and texts the phone receives to him. Agreeing to do just that, she invades Sams business world, agreeing to things he never would and causing chaos for him.
Becoming ‘friends’, Sam and Poppy begin to communicate over texts and meet up so he can help her replicate her lost ring so Magnus and his parent’s dont find out shes lost their family ring.
We find out a lot about Magnus, and I never liked him from the beginning, always rooting for Poppy and Sam to get together.
During the story, Poppy helps Sam with a big media outbreak at work, and Poppy finds out things about Magnus which could call off the wedding for good.
The end – oh my, it was the cutest thing possible, especially the amount of lengths Sam went to send the text to everyone. It was a great ending and Sophie Kinsella fans- if you have yet to read this, get to it pronto!