Slightly Stalky (Amy Vansant)


Emily never expected to find love in a dart bar, but the moment she spots tall, sexy Sebastian, she’s determined to catch his eye.

Ex-girlfriends, perpetually shirtless rich boys, frantic best-friends and a mysterious orange handbag converge to stop her.

No one said stalking was easy, but if romance was left to the boys, the human race would die out while they logged fantasy football points and punched each other in the balls.

Everyone knows that.

Emily’s not stalking Sebastian…she’s saving the world.

As per usual, I read this book as a buddy read with  Cátia @The Girl Who Read Too, go to her blog in the next few days… her rant will probably be epic. Mine will be quite short.

Guys… it happened! My first 1 star read of the year. I’m not happy about this at all, but it happened, so it’s time to tell you why.

I read the first 20% of this book attentively, and my brain was reeling, because I just didn’t get it… but then I had to skim the rest of it, because I honestly couldn’t deal with it, which made me super sad.

I have to say that I didn’t find the writing funny or very sound to be honest. The bits that were supposed to be funny, just came across as really dumb, which in turn made me think that the characters were not the brightest bunch.

There is ZERO character development. We have a girl that meets a guy at a bar one day and decides that he’s the man of her life (why? no clue…). In the meantime, the guy doesn’t leave his girlfriend because he doesn’t like change (o_O). While they both sort that out, sort of, she dates another guy, that then is interested in her BFF (who has a boyfriend herself). Then Sebastian and Emily get together, and her solution to his living dilemma is to have him move in with her (so smart!!!)… did I mention they hardly knew each other?

It was honestly a very weird read. It was one of those books that you just go “WHAT THE FUCK DID I JUST READ?” by the end…

I assume the humour works for a lot of people, because the book has amazing ratings. And sometimes, not everything makes sense in romantic comedies, but these kinds of nonsensical books don’t work for me at all.

Have you read this one? Anything you like to talk about?

Movie of the Week: Arrival


Hey guys! When I’m at my sister’s house, I end up watching a shit load of movies, eheh, which is good, because I haven’t been into movies or TV much lately. Arrival was something that they had watched before, but thought that I should watch it too, so watch it we did. And wow people! This one surprised me. I wasn’t expecting much, because I hadn’t even heard of the movie before, but WOW.

So, just so you can know what it is about:

“Linguistics professor Louise Banks (Amy Adams) leads an elite team of investigators when gigantic spaceships touch down in 12 locations around the world. As nations teeter on the verge of global war, Banks and her crew must race against time to find a way to communicate with the extraterrestrial visitors. Hoping to unravel the mystery, she takes a chance that could threaten her life and quite possibly all of mankind.”

For once, I loved that a movie about aliens wasn’t all about killing and violence. Instead, it was about understanding and cooperation. I was in awe with this one. So good.

The whole concept of the movie is so cool, and it’s one of those where you have to truly pay attention to every detail, because there are a lot of things that you won’t see coming. This is one I highly recommend. And the language? Beautiful!

It gets 4.5 stars for sure!


Now to you. Have you seen Arrival? Thoughts???