Saturday, 30 November 2013

Quotes - Johnny and Meg

Image and video hosting by TinyPic Johnny and Meg are my favorite characters of the Paige Toon books at the moment (that changes all the time ;)).

Here are some quotes I took out of the books, first up Johnny Be Good:

„I trace my fingertips acress my tummy and whisper, ’That’s Mummy’s song.`“ - Meg

„That’s how long I’ll wait for you. But no longer, Nutmeg. After that, I’m letting you go.“ – Johnny

„He takes another step, pressing my hand hard into his chest. I freeze, barley able to breathe. And then he’s kissing me. My willpower is shot. I kiss him back.“ – Meg

„I’m addicted to him. And no rehab centre in the world is going to be able to cure me.“ – Meg

„I feel like his clear green eyes are infiltrating me, and I sit there for a moment, just studying them. His lips are perfectly shaped, not too thin, not too full. Oh God, I fancy him. I still do. Even though he’s a total bastard to women. I just can’t help it.“ – Meg

Baby be Mine:

„That was the first time I felt a spark between us that wasn't one-sided." - Meg

„He’s not mine is he? That’s the question I fear the most.“ – Meg

„I love you. I never want to be without you. I never want to spend another day, another minute, without you and Barney by my side. I’ve been thinking about doing this for a long time. Meg Stiles ... Will you marry me?“ – Johnny

„I was the one to change him. He fell for me. He loves me. And I love him right back. I’ll love him till the day I die.“ – Meg

„I wrote this song fort he love of my life. The mother of my son. She’s here tonight.“ – Johnny

„He looks backstage at me, and I stand stock-still in shock as he starts to sing my song. His voice fills up the marquee, deep and soulful as he closes his eyes, and when he turns and stares at me again, I feel like he’s piercing my soul. I don’t have the srenght to resist him anymore.“ – Meg

„I giggle as I allow him to wrap his arms around me and hold me tight. It feels so right to be close to him. I’ve missed him.“ – Meg

„I usher him towards Johnny. ’Give Daddy a cuddle.`“ - Meg

„You just called me Daddy.“ – Johnny

„Daddy will see you soon.“ – Johnny

„I’m glad you’re happy. You deserve it.“ – Johnny

„He looks stunned, like I’ve just punched him in the face. And if the similarity between him and Barney isn’t already clear enough, the look on my face will have instantly confirmed his suspicion.“ – Meg

„He’s mine, isn’t he?“ – Johnny

„That bastard might have fucked you, but I raised him and YOU’RE NOT TAKING HIM AWAY!“ – Christian

„My little blond-haired, green-eyed boy glances at his biological father and then looks at me and grins a toothy grin.“ – Meg

Johnny's Girl:

„You are a part of me. And now, you will always be a part of me.“ – Johnny

„I love being married to you.“ – Meg

„You make me so happy.“ - Johnny

„It was always you, you know it was always you.“ – Meg

„He still gives me butterflies.“ – Meg

„The happiest I’ve ever been.“ – Meg

„I love you. I love you so much. I don’t want anything to come between us.“ – Meg

„Nothing is going to break us now. We’re too strong. I would never do anything to risk hurting you, Barney or Phoenix. You guys are my life.“ – Johnny

„I’m about to go and say hi to Joseph Strike, so get your arse here ASAP.“ – Meg

„Alice. My girl. We’re engaged.“ – Joe

„I love and fancy Johnny like mad, but Joseph Strike will always have something about him. Alice is my lucky girl, whoever she is.“ – Meg

„Don’t you feel sorry for yourself! I should have known this was going to happen when I married you!“ – Meg

„But you did marry me! For better or for worse!“ – Johnny

„She looks just like her dad.“ – Meg

„I’m sorry I’ve been so distant, but we will get through this.“ – Meg

„His wedding speech was beautifully heartfelt and made everyone cry, including me.“ – Meg

„We’re going to be okay. Of course we’re going to be okay. I’ll always love you, Johnny. I always have and I always will.“ – Meg

„I know without a shadow of a doubt, that despite his flaws, despite his past, Johnny is worth fighting for. And I swear to myself that I’ll never let anyone come between us, whoever they are.“ – Meg

„Jeez! You’re making me want to take you on the grass again.“ –Johnny

„She looks like a wannabe rock star. She looks like trouble.“ - Meg

„He’s a much stronger man these days, Mrs Jefferson.“ - Davey

Thank you to my lovely Isabell for the pictures, love them! xxx
Paige Toon on Twitter: PaigeToonAuthor

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

The Life List - by Lori Nelson Spielman

Original Cover
My own copy

The blurb:

Brett's Life List

1. Go to Paris

2. Perform live, on a super big stage

3. Have a baby, maybe two

4. Fall in love

Brett Bohlinger seems to have it all: a plum job, a spacious loft, an irresistibly handsome boyfriend. All in all, a charmed life. That is, until her beloved mother passes away, leaving behind a will with one big stipulation: In order to receive her inheritance, Brett must first complete the life list of goals she'd written when she was a naive girl of fourteen.

Grief-stricken, Brett can barely make sense of her mother's decision-her childhood dreams don't resemble her ambitions at age thirty-four in the slightest. Some seem impossible. How can she possibly have a relationship with a father who died seven years ago? Other goals (Be an awesome teacher!) would require her to reinvent her entire future.

As Brett reluctantly embarks on a perplexing journey in search of her adolescent dreams, one thing becomes clear. Sometimes life's sweetest gifts can be found in the most unexpected places.

My Opinion:

This book took me in from the first moment on, because is just so beautifully written. It instantly reminded me oft he movie The Ultimate Gift with Drew Fuller (love him ;))

Brett lost her mother and was really sad. Her two brothers got their inheritance, but not Brett. She has to complete a list.

I was really curious about which points on the list Brett was trying to complete first. I kind of thought, that Andrew was not the one for her and didn’t understand why she didn’t tell him about the list. I was soo glad when he was out of the picture ;)

Then there was Brad. It was so cute when he tried to help her (when she was on stage) and he supported her all the way. They seemed like the perfect couple and I was really routing for them, too bad it didn’t work out  ;) 

There was still Burberry Man, I was really curious about him, but first Herbert appeared. I didn’t really get warm with him and apparently so did Brett.

It was hard for her to complete the list, especially points like being a mum or falling in love. For me, being a teacher, it was interesting to see Brett trying to be a teacher first in a classroom and then with only one child at the time. Then she got her child and I was so happy for her. When Sanquita’s mother turned up, I couldn’t believe it. Brett really had to fight for the baby girl and she was successful. Then she also found her real dad.

But where was the love of her life???

In a cafe she bumped into Burberry Man again (this happened several times before, but they didn’t really talk). Then it turns out, that he is the doctor of one of the children she teaches. They talked on the phone a lot and they found each other again ♥.

Her mum knew everything and it turns out, she was right ;)

A really moving, emotional and amazing story. I couldn’t put the book down. I’d read it over and over again. ♥ ♥ 

Oh and I love the cover, it's so beautiful. 


My possible cast:

Brett: Minka Kelly

Brad: Diego Boneta

Garrett: Sean Faris

Herbert: Travis Aaron Wade

Andrew: Chad Michael Murray

Carrie: Lauren Cohan

Jay: Hugh Dacy

Joad: Hugh Dacy with glasses

Shelley: Alexandra Daddario

Megan: model

Zoe: Sophie Nyweide

Johnny: George Clooney

I know that the age of the actors is not always perfect. When I chose the actors I look at their hair and eyes first, so that has priority (also see review policy about that). 

Lori Nelson Spielman on Twitter: @lnelsonspielman

Next weeks review will be Billy and Me by Giovanna Fletcher. On the weekend more quotes will be waiting for you and probably a recipe (Not sure about that yet, maybe there will also be something on music).  
I bought some Christmas Chick-Lit today and I had an idea for an Advent calendar. Unfortunately, I don't have the time this year to do it, since I am really busy at University and Bachelor exams, so you'll have to wait for next year. There will be reviews included and other fun things.
One more thing: I have a Christmas giveaway planned. More details follow soon. 

xxx, Simona