Ivy Feckett Is Looking For Love By Jay Spencer Green (Book Review)

About The Author

Resident in Ireland for the past 22 years, Jay Spencer Green has worked as a factory laborer, hotel dishwasher, van driver, conveyor belt supervisor, college lecturer, court coverer at Wimbledon, stagehand for the Chippendales, correspondence course tutor, and database editor. The consequent cornucopia of negative work experiences has provided enough trauma for several novels, which are now being stealthily introduced to the reading public like a slow-release poison. The first of these,Breakfast at Cannibal Joe’s, was voted one of the top ten indie books of 2015 and won the Lord of the Book Covers award. Lisa McInerney, winner of the Bailey’s Prize for Fiction, described it as “Savagely funny and deftly anarchic.”

Over the years, Jay has launched a number of projectiles into space, usually in the direction of the TV.

Goodreads

When brainiac nerds and smooth-talking power players meet up, there’s no telling what can happen. In the case of Ivy Feckett, what happens is a nonstop romp of wry, quirky fun.

Bookish Ivy’s cluelessness is as endearing as it is comical, from the first peek into her random sexual fantasies to the moment she realizes that her boss, the rich, handsome Ned Hartfield, is a serial manipulator with “wealth-induced Asperger’s.” Her search for love may not go as smoothly as her search for geocaches, but its route through awkward hookups, clumsy intrigue, and fake evangelicals is both hilarious and touching.

Told with a tone that’s pitch-perfect, Ivy Feckett is Looking for Love is a nerds-against-the-patriarchy romantic comedy that will tickle the inner geek of even the most sophisticated reader.

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The “nerds-against-the-patriarchy” romcom guaranteed to tickle your inner geek!

When brainiac dweebs and smooth-talking power players meet up, there’s no telling what can happen. In the case of Ivy Feckett, what happens is a nonstop romp of wry, quirky fun.

Bookish Ivy’s cluelessness is as endearing as it is comical, from the first peek into her random sexual fantasies to the moment she realizes that her boss, the rich, handsome Ned Hartfield, is a serial manipulator with “wealth-induced Asperger’s.” Her search for love may not go as smoothly as her search for geocaches, but its route through awkward hookups, clumsy intrigue, and fake evangelicals is both hilarious and touching.

The second novel from award-winning author Jay Spencer Green, Ivy Feckett is Looking for Love is an outrageous, hilarious, and uplifting tale that will have you amused while you muse, cackling while you contemplate, and chortling while you cogitate. Sometimes all at once!

Voted Best Indie Comedy Book of 2016.

My Thoughts

Okay not going to lie, I could tell this book was going to be good by the title. Do you guys ever see a title and can kind of figure out how the book is going to be? I had one of those moments with this book. It’s really clever, funny, weird (in a good way!) and I really enjoyed reading it.

As you can probably gather from the title this book is about a girl called Ivy. She is totally a shy, smart, nerdy, introvert who is not the best at going out and meeting people. She prefers to stay home and day dream instead (relatable af right?). Her roommates are however the opposite- total extroverts who love going out and meeting people. Her best friend is nerdy, dorky and sweet Sam who she really cherishes as a friend. Is he secretly in love with her? Duh.

Now it all gets really interesting when Ivy meets Ned- a confident and powerful men who gets what he wants. He also happens to be her boss who she definitely starts fancying- cue the love triangle between Sam, Ivy and Ned.

This book was hilarious, witty, romantic, super relatable for an introvert like me and at times a little risque. I also loved Jay Spencer Green’s writing style and I am definitely going to be reading more of his books in the future.

I would totally recommend this book for anyone who enjoys romance or just wants to read something witty and a bit romance-y.

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The Liebster Award

Thank you so much to Erin over at KittyJadeblog for another nomination. She has an awesome blog about travel, lifestyle, six word stories and so much more. Do check out her blog out and I’m sure you won’t regret it.

Rules

• Thank the blogger(s) who nominated you

• Share 11 facts about yourself

• Answer the 11 questions the blogger gave to you

• Nominate  11 bloggers who deserve the award

• Create 11 original questions for the nominees to answer

• Let them know they’ve been nominated

Facts About Myself

  • I’m a Taurus
  • I love reading
  • I love travelling
  • I’m 22
  • I want to become a full time blogger eventually
  • I love makeup and everything to do with it
  • I’m a history major
  • I love animals
  • I love Star Wars
  • I have a tattoo
  • I have six piercings- all on my ears.

Questions:

When did you start blogging?

I published my first post in 2015.

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What is your ultimate inspiration for writing?

You guys- you’re always supporting me and leaving the best comments!

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One thing you regret buying?

These expensive heels I bought years ago that I kind of never wore again after prom…

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Are you a minimalist, hoarder, or something in between?

I would say something in between. I love minimalism and try to buy as little as possible but I have a weakness for makeup and books and I just can’t help but hoard them!

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Do you believe that objects can bring true happiness?

I think that depends on who you are as a person. I think for some people it truly can but for others it would bring happiness for a while but not permanent happiness.

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One thing you have always wanted to do?

Go bungee jumping!

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Do you have any favourite books at the moment?

Absolutely! I love Pride and Prejudice which is my all time favourite, I also loved Girl On The Train, Simon Vs The Homesapien Agenda and Warriors Don’t Cry.

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What is the first thought you had this morning?

Urghhh.

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Do you get frustrated with yourself when you do something wrong, or do you embrace it?

As someone who is kind of a perfectionist this is something I had a problem with. I would get really frustrated I didn’t do something perfectly but over time I have learnt to let things go more and embrace my mistakes instead.

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Where have you always wanted to go?

Bhutan or Germany.

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How often do you take photographs (places you’ve been, food you have enjoyed etc)

WAYYYYY too often. Check out my Instagram to see them!

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My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award should feel free to and please use the same question I was given.

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Sunshine Blogger Award

A huge thank you to hmaxwell from theseinfeldeffect for the nomination. She has an awesome blog namebecause Seinfeld rules and if that doesn’t make you want to check out her blog she is also an amazing writer as well as an incredible poet and a veteran so do go over and check out theseinfeldeffect!

The Rules:

Thank the blogger who nominated you.

Answer the 11 questions the blogger asked you.

Nominate new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.

List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award in your post/or on your blog.

Notify the nominees about it by commenting on one of their blog posts.

Questions

Who is your favorite actor?

Well there are a couple- Harrison Ford, Colin Firth and Benedict Cumberbatch.

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Why do you write?

Because I love writing and it gives me an outlet to express myself which is something I’m not great at.

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Would you like to be rich and famous?

Lol who wouldn’t?

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Do you believe that politics are good for the country?

I think it depends on what type of politics and what country. I think we need some for of politics to keep a country running but the problems arise when politicians go back on their word and don’t do what’s best for the nation but rather what’s best for themselves or the few.

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Do you believe we believe everything you say?

Lol I hope not that would be crazy!

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What is better, the idea or the actual thing?

The idea is always better until you find the actual thing.

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What is your favorite song?

Imagine by John Lennon.

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Do you prefer today or yesteryear and why?

Today because you get to make new memories!

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Is there more hate, violence, or have we always been like this?

As a history major I definitely think we’ve always been like this. There has always been hate and violence but I think now with technology we just see more of it out there than we used to before. Now we have the ability to record it and put it out there for a huge audience which I think is why we are now so much more aware of the hate and violence that exists.

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Do you write everyday?

I try to write everyday except Sundays which is when I take a break from everything.

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What inspires you to write?

My biggest inspiration is my followers and the amazing amount of support I get from them. It keeps me posting every day.

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My Nominees

Anyone who wants to do this award should feel free to and please use the same question I was given.

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I Will Kill You In My Dream By Kristina Gallo (Book Review)

About The Author

She is an indie author. Her native language is Croatian. She started with a blog where she described life situations like satire stories. Then she made a collection of 4 self-help books. After this, she decided to write short stories based on real events. She is between romance, drama, and thriller.

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Helena just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep.

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Helena is a sensitive young girl. She just wanted to live like a normal teenager, to go on parties and date guys. She was not popular but soon things will change. She was not aware of her power which crosses the limits. Some people are injured, others are dead, and Helena is afraid to sleep. The background of this book is social life in Croatia during 90’s.
“Nina tried to understand her, but it was no use. Some girls had asked Nina why the two hung out together when they were so different in nature. Sometimes, she asked herself the same because Helena had an interesting personality and friendship with her was a real challenge. But, she was loyal. She knew about her parents, and it was a bigger reason to keep a connection.”

My Thoughts

Like most of Gallo’s stories I found this one interesting and unique. I am a pretty big fan of books which are psychological thrillers/horror and I thought this one had a very interesting plot and a unique story line.

The books is based in Croatia about a girl called Helena who has a sort of dull and sad life. However, things change when her dreams get a little too real. She gains the power to hurt her enemies in her dreams which lead to a lot of events that alter her life.

If you’re a fan of horror/thrillers I would definitely recommend checking this book out and giving it a read because it’s super fascinating and of course it’s always a good idea to support writers!

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5 Memes Bookworms Will Love

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Finally Done With Exams!

I’m finally done with my exams and this semester!

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I am so looking forward to doing a bunch of stuff I couldn’t because I was revising like watching the new GoT!!

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Also do you guys know any good TV shows or movies I can check out now that I have a bunch of free time on my hands and have nothing better to do with my life…

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I’m also looking forward to blogging regularly because I missed it like crazy!

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Get Over Your Ex (Book Review)

About The Author

She is an indie author. Her native language is Croatian. She started with a blog where she described life situations like satire stories. Then she made a collection of 4 self-help books. After this, she decided to write short stories based on real events. She is between romance, drama, and thriller.

Amazon Summary

This is a book for women who passed through breakups. Find how to get over your failed relationship. Men might be interested how to face it with illusions about their ex-lovers. The previous relationship is sometimes the obstacle for a new romance.

Goodreads Summary

This book is written for women who passed through a hard break-up. You can enjoy in real stories with a dose of sarcasm. I wanted to inspire you to stand up and smile after your personal defeat. This book reveals both sides, how to handle a break-up and the pressure after you leave your partner.
It is not the same to be abandoned or to get out from a relationship. Here are examples and stories about couples who learn their lesson in a harder way.

My Thoughts

As you guys know I love supporting WordPress writers and Kristina is one of my favourites We have been friends for quite a while now and I always enjoy reading new books from her. It’s really inspiring and impressive how well she writes considering English isn’t her first language. I have been lucky enough to see her writing grow and evolve and this book was one of my favourite book from her so far.

This book is written to help women struggling with getting over their ex or moving on from a relationship. It is witty, sometimes anecdotal and amusing but underneath it all there is actually some solid advice on how to move on from a relationship because obviously this isn’t always an easy thing to do. It analysis different situations and gives advice on them and how to better deal with them.

I would definitely recommend checking out this book and all of Kristina’s other books too because she is quite a fascinating writer!

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Strange Cars In The Night By Eric Keegan

About Eric Keegan:

Eric Keegan has been writing novels and screenplays since 2005 but only recently became an avid and enthusiastic reader. The two hundred books he has read in the past three years have helped him hone his own writing style. Eric likes to go against the grain when crafting his stories.

Eric currently works in manufacturing. When he isn’t working or writing, he seeks inspiration through his travels and in the great outdoors. He has never forgotten his Eagle Scout training and still finds nature a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life.

Amazon And Goodreads Summary:
Strange Cars in the Night is a savage debut poetry collection that moves at breakneck speed, written in the taste of a modern-day Hunter S. Thompson. It continues to unfurl Eric’s stream of conscious writing style onto the page and depicts an almost hallucinogenic recounting of what happens every night when the moon comes out to play.
My Thoughts:
I love reading poetry and this was one of those books with poetry that you just absolutely fall in love with. It’s written in a sort of stream of consciousness and it feels like you’re reading someones thoughts out loud. Instead of trying to prove a point or trying too hard these poems flow naturally.
Like I said in my last post I’m a really big fan of Keegan’s writing and I love his style. This book is probably my favourite book that I’ve read this year and I would definitely highly recommend checking it out!

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The Dioramist By Eric Keegan (Book Review)

“Sometimes, when you take a rooted step out the front door, you feel like a song.”

About Eric Keegan:

Eric Keegan has been writing novels and screenplays since 2005 but only recently became an avid and enthusiastic reader. The two hundred books he has read in the past three years have helped him hone his own writing style. Eric likes to go against the grain when crafting his stories.

Eric currently works in manufacturing. When he isn’t working or writing, he seeks inspiration through his travels and in the great outdoors. He has never forgotten his Eagle Scout training and still finds nature a welcome respite from the stresses of daily life.

Amazon And Goodreads Summary:

The titular character in Eric Keegan’s The Dioramist is in the throes of a quarter-life crisis. He may only be in his midtwenties, but the dioramist finds himself lost and confused. He has spent so much of his time in an ill-defined relationship that he doesn’t understand himself apart from his partner.

When a friend suggests that he begin writing down his inner thoughts, hopes, and dreams, our hero sets off on an adventure that shows him a new passion in life. Writing becomes fundamental to his identity, but he isn’t sure if he has the courage to share his thoughts with the world.

At the same time, he struggles with his relationship with his ex-girlfriend Elizian. The two have been in a holding pattern for so long that neither is sure they’re ready to make the next step. As the writer gains enlightenment about his own life, Elizian will be inspired to seek out the same.

This intimate, personal look at one man’s journey shows the many different routes recovery can take and reminds you that it’s never too late to fall in love with something new.

My Thoughts: 

I loved reading this book. I’m just going to get right into it and say this was one of my favourite books I’ve read recently. I love Keegan’s flow and the way his books are so free and like a stream of consciousness.

It was also quite relatable because being in your twenties is so super confusing and scary but it’s also where you find yourself and realise what you really want in life.

I would definitely highly recommend checking it out!

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My Goals For 2019

I know this post is a little late but these are the goals I’m hoping I’ll achieve this year!

Be prepared- I want to try and be prepared more for my classes and juts life in general. Stop doing things last minute and plan things out instead.

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Be more open- Just in general be more open about my thoughts and feelings.

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Read more- I wasn’t able to read a lot last year and I want to read more this year plus do more book reviews for you guys too!

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Travel more- See more new places!

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Don’t be afraid to take chances- Do more things that I’m afraid to do.

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Do more writing- Work on my writing much more then last year.

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Build a snowman- This year I’m going to finally do it!

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Reach 10K WordPress Followers- This one is pretty ambitious but I really want to try!!

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