favorite book friday

Favorite Book Friday: Vanessa from A City Girl’s Guide to Life

favorite book friday

Hello everyone! Today I’m delighted to have Vanessa on the blog! She’s going to share a great book that you can pick up when you have free time to read this summer.

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Hello lovely readers of Caught Between The Pages!

I’m Vanessa & I blog over at A City Girl’s Guide To Life. My blog is a collection of tips & lessons I’ve curated from my adventures living, playing & working in the city (along with some other lovely people, places & things I fall in love with along the way). I’d like to thank Kayla for having me guest post today and to share with you my new favorite book.

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Summer (book) lovin’, happened so fast… (Photo credit.)

Keep reading for one of the most warm, thought-provoking & relatable books you’ll read all summer.

I’ve yet to meet a person who didn’t like P.S. I Love You. I have yet to read the book, but after hearing that the author of one of my most favorite motion pictures of all time was a whimsical, heartwarming international bestseller, I couldn’t resist picking up The Time of My Life by Cecilia Ahern.

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The Time of My Life (Photo credit.)

The book is a “sweet moral tale” that is both magical and natural. I found myself laughing on the train, touched (while serving jury duty) & motivated at coffee shops all from this little book. Set in modern-day Ireland, we meet our main character (and new best friend,) Lucy Silchester who is seriously neglecting her Life. We meet this Life in a similar fashion that Lucy does; abruptly, inconveniently and somewhat obnoxiously, even though he is just trying to help. (Oh, I’m sorry, did you expect your life to be a “she”?!” Please allow me to warn you that is not the only wonderful surprise you’ll come across.)

In the beginning, Lucy  is more like me than I would like. At the end, she and I have mutual agreement that our lives our pretty fantastic, even when they’re not perfect…and we know that we need to be accepting and accountable for the decisions we make. (That’s what being a real grown-up is, after all.)

What started out as a library book became a birthday wish list item and thanks to my lovely sister, I now have a copy of my very own to highlight, dog-ear & love until the pages start to separate from the binding.

Summary:

Lucy Silchester has an appointment with her life – and she’s going to have to keep it.

Lying on Lucy Silchester’s carpet one day when she returns from work is a gold envelope. Inside is an invitation – to a meeting with Life. Her life. It turns out she’s been ignoring it and it needs to meet with her face to face.

It sounds peculiar, but Lucy’s read about this in a magazine. Anyway, she can’t make the date: she’s much too busy despising her job, skipping out on her friends and avoiding her family.

Escape (responsibly) with this summer read you won’t be able to put it down whether you’re at the beach, in the mountains or at your desk. Sorry I’m not sorry that you’ll probably consider neglecting some parts of your life when you get your hands on this book but take my advice and enjoy your life. This book with be ready and waiting for you with open arms when you get back. (And maybe there will be a movie soon?!)

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What I learned: Get lost but learn how to find yourself. (Photo credit.)

For more on my fitness tips, summer beauty fixes & “Friday Favorites”, check me out on Foursquare, Instagram & Pinterest!

xo, Vanessa

P.S. I love YOU for reading! I’m up for Best Fashion Blogger in Boston. Care to help me by voting?

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Thanks so much Vanessa! I absolutely love P.S. I Love You but haven’t read the book yet! It’s awesome to hear that she’s written something else that is amazing. Maybe this will be the first of hers that I’ll pick up!

Can’t get enough? Check out past FBFs:

~Tiffany from Commoner Couture

~Alaska from Alaska Renee

~Leah from Leah of the Pack

Want to join in the fun? Email me at caughtbetweenthepagesblog at gmail dot com so that we can schedule your own favorite book post!

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