Friday, December 02, 2016

Talking as Fast as I Can Blog Tour!

Today I'm happy to host a stop for Talking as Fast as I Can Blog Tour!

This is something you don't see very often here, a Non-Fiction book and a particular tour. But how could I say no when I grew up with Gilmore Girls and I even was in Stars Hollow? I mean, for real. Oh yeah, I have!

In Summer 2005, my mum organised the Best.Trip.Ever! She took me and my sis around the States and, of course, one of our stops was Los Angeles, where we also visited the Warner Bros Studios. See? I wasn't kidding at all, and here on the left you can see us at the lovely Gilmore's house. :)


It's a memory I keep close to my heart and yes, walking around Stars Hollow is something every fan of the show should be able to experience at least once in their life. I certainly hope it's a wish coming true for all of you!

Now, as part of the blog tour, I've been asked to share with you my fave Lorelai moment. Well, that's tricky . . . Is there only one moment a Gilmore Girls fan can say is their favourite? And let's face it, Lorelai describes how we all feel about certain things (or what's screaming in our mind) way too well and in more than one occasion.

So off I go, as fast as I can, with a few of them! ;)

Doesn't she sum it up pretty well?
But then, there's THAT moment I just HAVE to share <3



From the star of the much-loved television shows Gilmore Girls and Parenthood, and the author of the New York Times bestselling novel Someday, Someday, Maybe, comes a collection of candid and hilarious essays.

In Talking as Fast as I Can, Lauren Graham hits pause for a moment and looks back on her life, sharing laugh-out-loud stories about growing up, starting out as an actress, and, years later, sitting in her trailer on the Parenthood set and asking herself, "Did you, um, make it?" She opens up about the challenges of being single in Hollywood ("Strangers were worried about me; that's how long I was single!"), the time she was asked to audition her butt for a role, and her experience being a judge on Project Runway ("It's like I had a fashion-induced blackout").

In "What It Was Like, Part One," Graham sits down for an epic Gilmore Girls marathon and reflects on being cast as the fast-talking Lorelai Gilmore. The essay "What It Was Like, Part Two" reveals how it felt to pick up the role again nine years later, and what doing so has meant to her.

Some more things you will learn about Lauren: She once tried to go vegan just to bond with Ellen DeGeneres, she's aware that meeting guys at awards shows has its pitfalls ("If you're meeting someone for the first time after three hours of hair, makeup, and styling, you've already set the bar too high"), and she's a card-carrying REI shopper ("My bungee cords now earn points!").

Including photos and excerpts from the diary Graham kept during the filming of the recent Gilmore Girls: A Year in the Life, this book is like a cozy night in, catching up with your best friend, laughing and swapping stories, and-of course-talking as fast as you can.

*Published by Virago in hardback, December 6th 2016*
Add Talking As Fast As I Can to your Goodreads list!


Lauren Graham is an actress best known for her roles on the critically acclaimed series Gilmore Girls and Parenthood. She is the New York Times bestselling author of Someday, Someday, Maybe. Graham has performed on Broadway and appeared in such films as Bad Santa, Evan Almighty, and Because I Said So. She holds a BA in English from Barnard College and an MFA in acting from Southern Methodist University. She lives in New York and Los Angeles.

Follow Lauren on Twitter!


This post was part of the Official UK Blog Tour organized by Virago.

Monday, November 28, 2016

FairyLoot November Unboxing: Royals & Rogues

And then, in November, Royalty comes to the houses of FairyLoot's subscribers to pay their homage!

Remember my October unboxing and all the excitement for the steampunk-y things? Now, double that for this box. When you pick a theme you are particularly fond of, chances you won't find things great are very low, but is it possible to get enraptured every time a bit more? Apparently yes, and you're about to find that when you see the items they put together for this month's theme: ROYALS & ROGUES.

Ready? Enjoy the royally awesome box and give a serious thought about giving it a go yourself . . .

Wednesday, November 23, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#36)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pick: HOOKED by Brenda Rothert
Expected publication: December 6th, 2016 by Loveswept

From the author of the On the Line and Fire on Ice hockey romance series comes a sultry novel featuring a brooding NHL player who’s hell on skates—and the no-nonsense woman who forces him to clean up his act.

Miranda: Even though I’m broke, putting myself through college, and working two jobs, I’m trying to make the best of it. Meanwhile, Jake Birch, hockey’s hottest bad boy, lives in a luxury hotel in downtown Chicago—and still complains about every little thing in his penthouse. But after I tell him off, instead of getting me fired, Jake requests me as his personal housekeeper. Then he starts flirting with me. Only I’m not flirting back . . . at least, I’m trying not to. Did I mention that he’s hockey’s hottest bad boy?

Jake: I’ve met the best woman at the worst possible time. Miranda is the fire to my ice—a sexy, charmingly candid spark who breaks down my walls and reminds me what it’s like to feel again. But I’m being forced to date my team owner’s daughter to keep my job, so I can’t be caught with Miranda. Still, we’re getting closer—until Miranda finds out about my “girlfriend.” And that’s not the only secret I’ve been keeping. But Miranda’s the one I want . . . even if she doesn’t believe me.

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)

Thursday, November 17, 2016

"Deadly Silence" by Rebecca Zanetti


SERIES: Blood Brothers #1
PUBLISHER: Headline Eternal
GENRE: Romantic Suspense
SOURCE: Review copy received from the publisher

Paralegal Zara Remington is in over her head. Helping out a friend has put not only her job but her life in jeopardy. Zara needs help from someone she can trust—she just doesn't expect it to be the mysterious PI who recently appeared in her life. Ryker Jones has problems of his own, including recovering from his investigative agency's recent brutal loss of a client.He wants to keep Zara at arm's length—and protect her from the reality of what he's running from. But when danger arrives on Zara's doorstep, Ryker can't walk away. He might be the only one who can save her—if his deadly past doesn't catch up with them first...


If you, like me, haven't read the Sin Brothers series, don't worry because you can follow this spin-off with no problems. In fact, Zanetti does a good job presenting you some unusual characters and a catching plot, keeping the reader engaged while also making them question both events and characters.

I found the premise really interesting, and I wasn't bothered by the fact that the main characters here already know each other and are in a relationship of some sort—although 'relationship' might sound like a too big of a word for Zara and Ryker—but I kept feeling something was off... Those two have an undeniable chemistry but, while reading their dialogues and steamy scenes, I just couldn't click with them. There were also times when I felt things went too fast, or would be said/accepted too easily, and that may be because there's too much going on. However, there was a nice dose of action and mystery that I liked, and turns I always appreciate in my reads.

Overall, I'm glad I read "Deadly Silence". It was my first try with a Zanetti's book and I actually want to find out more about her Blood Brothers series because it's no typical romantic suspense, and you gotta like that.


Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Teaser Tuesday (#83)

Teaser Tuesday is a weekly bookish meme hosted by MizB @ Books and a Beat.
Wanna play along? Grab your current read, open to a random page and share two sentences from somewhere on that page, being careful NOT to include spoilers (you don't wanna ruin the book for others!). Also, remember to include title & author as well so, if readers like your teaser, they can add the book to their TBR lists!


This week's teaser: NEVER TEAR US APART by Monica Murphy

Fear makes me do everything. It's the driving force in my life and God, I hate it so much.

~Page 219

What do you think?
Leave a comment with a link to your TT so I can stop by and be teased by them all! ;)

Wednesday, November 09, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday (#35)

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Jill @ Breaking The Spine
in which we have the opportunity to spotlight upcoming releases we're eagerly anticipating.


This week's pick: SHADOW FALL by Audrey Grey 
Expected publication: November 22nd, 2016 by Blaze Publishing

The asteroid hurtling toward the earth will kill billions.

The Emperor and his Gold Court will be safe in their space station, watching from the stars. The Silvers will be protected underground. But the Bronzes must fight it out at the Shadow Trials for the few remaining spots left on the space station.

When an enigmatic benefactor hands Maia Graystone a spot in the Trials, she won’t just get a chance at salvation for her and her baby brother, Max: She gets to confront the mother who abandoned her in prison, the mad Emperor who murdered her father, and the Gold prince who once loved her. But it’s the dark bastard prince she’s partnered with that will make her question everything, including her own heart. With the asteroid racing closer every day, Maia must trust someone to survive. 

The question is who?

What do you think? And what are you waiting for?
Leave a comment with a link to your WoW so I can stop by and get excited, too! ;)
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