The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

 

Name & Author: The Statistical Probability of Love at First Sight by Jennifer E. Smith

Publisher: Poppy/Little Brown

Release Date: January 2nd 2012
Audiobook

Genre: YA, Fiction, Romance

 
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Summary:

Who would have guessed that four minutes could change everything?

Today should be one of the worst days of seventeen-year-old Hadley Sullivan’s life. Having missed her flight, she’s stuck at JFK airport and late to her father’s second wedding, which is taking place in London and involves a soon-to-be stepmother Hadley’s never even met. Then she meets the perfect boy in the airport’s cramped waiting area. His name is Oliver, he’s British, and he’s sitting in her row.

A long night on the plane passes in the blink of an eye, and Hadley and Oliver lose track of each

other in the airport chaos upon arrival. Can fate intervene to bring them together once more?

Quirks of timing play out in this romantic and cinematic novel about family connections, second chances, and first loves. Set over a twenty-four-hour-period, Hadley and Oliver’s story will make you believe that true love finds you when you’re least expecting it.
-Goodreads

 

My Thoughts:

This was the first book on my list on my attempt on the BookTube-A-Thon. I quite liked it. I had tried to read it before, but that was right after I read Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins, and expected more. But when I read/listened to it this time I liked it.

The story takes place over 24 hour time period. Hadley and Oliver meet in an airport and sit together during their flight from USA to UK. Both of them have big problems on their mind.

Hadley is dreading her father’s second marriage. She thinks that he has forgotten about her, because of his marriage and living in UK, and she also feels let down by her father.

Oliver is a mysterious and sad English boy. He doesn’t give up much about his trip to UK, but he is also dreading it.

During the flight they bond. And after that the romance comes.

The book is fast paced and cute. A good book to help to make your day better.

 

4/5 stars!

Diljá

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Wish-List Wednesday #5

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea by April Genevieve Tucholke.

 

Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea:

 

Published on August 15th 2013 by Dial

Book #1 in the Between series.

 

You stop fearing the devil when you’re holding his hand…

Nothing much exciting rolls through Violet White’s sleepy, seaside town…until River West com

es along. River rents the guesthouse behind Violet’s crumbling estate, and as eerie, grim things start to happen, Violet begins to wonder about the boy living in her backyard. Is River just a crooked-smiling liar with pretty eyes and a mysterious past? Or could he be something more? Violet’s grandmother always warned her about the Devil, but she never said he could be a dark-haired boy who takes naps in the sun, who likes coffee, who kisses you in a cemetery…who makes you want to kiss back. Violet’s already so knee-deep in love, she can’t see straight. And that’s just how River likes it.

Blending faded decadence and the thrilling dread of gothic horror, April Genevieve Tucholke weaves a dreamy, twisting contemporary romance, as gorgeously told as it is terrifying—a debut to watch. -Goodreads

 

This is one of many books that I see and want to read even though I don’t know anything about it! I’m looking forward to get a copy of this book and see how it turns out.

 
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Diljá

Wish-List Wednesday #4

 

Welcome to Wish-List Wednesday! Every Wednesday I will tell you about the books, series or book related things that are highest on my wish-list.

For this week I have chosen The Beginning of Everything by Robyn Schneider.

 

The Beginning of Everything:

Expected publication: August 27th 2013 by Katherine Tegen.

 

Golden boy Ezra Faulkner believes everyone has a tragedy waiting for them—a single encounter after which everything that really matters will happen. His particular tragedy waited until he was prime

13522285d to lose it all: in one spectacular night, a reckless driver shatters Ezra’s knee, his athletic career, and his social life.

No longer a front-runner for Homecoming King, Ezra finds himself at the table of misfits, where he encounters new girl Cassidy Thorpe. Cassidy is unlike anyone Ezra’s ever met, achingly effortless, fiercely intelligent, and determined to bring Ezra along on her endless adventures.

But as Ezra dives into his new studies, new friendships, and new love, he learns that some people, like books, are easy to misread. And now he must consider: if one’s singular tragedy has already hit and everything after it has mattered quite a bit, what happens when more misfortune strikes?

Robyn Schneider’s The Beginning of Everything is a lyrical, witty, and heart-wrenching novel about how difficult it is to play the part that people expect, and how new beginnings can stem from abrupt and tragic endings. -Goodreads

 

 

I discovered Robyn Schneider first on YouTube. Her personality instantly made me want to read her book. I don’t know much about this books, but I have the feeling that it will be similar to John Green’s books, which is always a good thing.
The book is also known as Severed Heads, Broken Hearts, which is the UK edition by Simon & Schuster, expected publication: September 1st 2013.

 
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Diljá

The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Name & Author: Kvinden i buret/Mercy/The Keeper of Lost Causes by Jussi Adler-Olsen

Publisher: Politiken (DK), Penguin (UK), Dutton (USA)

Release Year: 2007 (DK), 2011 (UK & USA)
Paperback (Penguin edition), 512 pages

Part of the Department Q series (Afdeling Q) #1

Genres: Thriller, crime, fiction

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Summary:

At first the prisoner scratches at the walls until her fingers bleed. But there is no escaping the room. With no way of measuring time, her days, weeks, months go unrecorded. She vows not go mad. She will not give her captors the satisfaction. She will die first. 

Copenhagen detective Carl Mørck’s been taken off homicide to run a newly created department for unsolved crimes. His first case concerns Merete Lynggaard, who vanished five years ago. Everyone says she’s dead. Everyone says it’s a waste of time. He thinks they’re right.

The voice in the dark is distorted, harsh and without mercy. It says the prisoner’s torture will only end when she answers one simple question. It is one she has asked herself a million times:

WHY is this happening? -Goodreads

My Thoughts:

This is one of many Scandinavian crime thriller I have read. And this one of the best.

The book tells you about Merete Lynggaard, who is held captive by some people. I loved the chapters with Merete. Jussi describes her inner battle to survive very well. I like to think that Jussi is able to describe feelings so well is because he grew up in many Danish mental hospitals during the years of 1955-1963, where his father was a psychiatric doctor.
You can really feel her emotions, the will to survive and her moments of despair.

Carl Mørck is the typical cop/investigator in Scandinavian crime thriller. He is grumpy, lazy and irritating. A man who no one wants to work with him. Which is the reason he gets his own department, Department Q, where he is supposed to go through open cases.
When Carl gets his assistant, Assad, things start to happen. Assad who isn’t supposed to read confidential papers, reads them and is in a way the head of the investigation. Together they find things that were left out in the original report and things that no one could find.

In my opinion Scandinavian crime thrillers are the best. Currently I am reading the second book, Disgrace/The Absent One (Fasandræberne). Books three to five haven’t been translated to English yet, so I probably am going to read them in Danish. I can’t wait.

There is a movie coming soon based on the book, directed by Mikkel Nørgaard (Borgen, Klovn, Anna Phil and more).  I really want to see it. Here is the trailer (with English subtitles):

4.5/5 stars

Love, Diljá

Update

 

Hi everyone,

This is just a short update on my reading. I got into a reading slump during the BookTube-A-Thon. I didn’t finish it 😦 After that I needed a little break from books and book related things as I am starting my literature studies at my Uni in September and I don’t want to be sick of book by then.
To get slowly into reading again I have been listening to Harry Potter read by Stephen Fry. I really recommend these audiobooks because of his voice, it’s amazing. As always Harry Potter gets me to read. I also have been reading the Fjällbacka serie by Camilla Läckberg. I like it so far.

I saw the other day a video on Harry Potter in translation by Sanne (BooksandQuills) on YouTube. It is really informative and there were few things that I didn’t know before.

 

Love, Diljá