Saturday, May 23, 2015

Book Character Alphabet Challenge

I came up with a challenge (or at least I think I did...). As far as we know, it hasn't been done before. 
If someone has done it before, let me know and I'll give them credit.
This video was so much fun to film so I hope you like it.
*WARNING: It contains a lot of gigling!*

* BOOK CHARACTER ALPHABET CHALLENGE *
-- Go down the alphabet
-- Name a character to go with each letter
-- Name the book they're from (unless it's so obvious that everyone knows it anyway)



Play against friends and try to get the most points possible.
Or play by yourself and try to do it as fast as possible.

P.S.: If you're reading this you've been challenged. ;)

Margo's Channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1T5a5pFNCr-hCIkxE3O5mg

Other videos we did together: 
* First Sentence Challenge (Part 1) *
https://youtu.be/0PTPPoqFu0g
* First Sentence Challenge (Part 2) *
https://youtu.be/nM5w4egGcL0
* Double Trouble *
https://youtu.be/GEw1I-0WDgU

Sunday, May 17, 2015

Book Review: All I Know Now

3 stars* (I liked it) for All I Know Now y Carrie Hope Fletcher.

*rating a non-fiction book feels different to me than a fiction book. So until I find a better way of rating it, I shall stick to my current rating (based on goodreads)

All I Know Now has previously been a Weekly Obsession

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We all know that growing up is hard to do, and sometimes the only thing that makes it better are the reassuring words of someone who has walked that bumpy road just a few steps ahead of you and somehow ended up as a fully-functioning adult. Carrie Hope Fletcher is that person.* Thanks to her phenomenally popular YouTube videos, Carrie has become an 'honorary big sister' to hundreds of thousands of young people who turn to her for advice, friendship and, most of all, the knowledge that things will get better. 
Carrie has created a safe and positive space for young people to connect and share their hopes and concerns online, and now she will share her most personal thoughts and experiences in her first book, ALL I KNOW NOW. Part memoir, part advice guide, it will include Carrie's thoughts on some of the topics she's asked about most regularly: bullying, body image, relationships and perhaps the scariest question of all: what does the future hold for me? With warmth, wit and a sprinkling of hard-won wisdom, Carrie will provide the essential tools for growing up gracefully . . . most of the time. 
*Although she did recently post a video about how to pee in a onesie. So the definition of 'adult' is a bit flexible here . .

Source: Goodreads



If you've read some of my earlier posts then you know that I quite like Carrie as a person/artist/human being. When I found out she was publishing a book, I was ecstatic because she has always been saying how it's been a dream of hers (and boy, do I know that feeling). As a 20-something year old, you might ask yourself why you getting a book that is mostly directed to young people in their (as Fletcher puts it) Teen Age.

In all honesty, I didn't always find myself agreeing with things discussed in All I Know Now, which is only normal considering we all grow up into different people with different experiences (even though I wouldn't mind growing up into a Carrie Fletcher. Does that sound creepy?). But that's the beauty of this book.
Even if you have a different opinion on a certain matter, the book feels like talking to an old friend who explains their own opinion and maybe even broadening or expanding your own views and opinions on a subject.

It's a source of information a lot of teenagers might take to heart easier than advice from their family/friends/peers as it is written by the person they look up to, someone who they feel close to but isn't part of their immediate circle of loved ones.
The way it was written was so easy and flowing and Carrie doesn't shy away from bringing up her own mistakes and bumps in the road, showing everyone she's far from perfect and had to learn from her mistakes too.

Myself, as a 20-something, did still find a fair few chapters of use to my current situation, made me aware of a few new points, broadened my view on some others and even made me go 'That's so me!' at times. It comes to show that no matter your age someone else's views on life can enrich your own. And I wish someone had written an All I Know Now for the Tween Age, as I find myself just as clueless now as I did in my Teen Age, something like 'how to pretend you're and adult when you can't even fry an egg' sounds perfect!

When a book is filled with good advice and a lot of optimism and positivity, anyone will find themselves having a cynical moment where they go 'Of course this would be the case in a perfect world', or 'yeah, that's easier said than done', or 'that sounds good in theory but reality is different', or 'yes, but what if...'.
No? Just me?
Oh ;)

Fletcher punched that inner cynical of mine in the face a fair few times (with her writing, not personally), making it realise that sometimes things are in fact that easy and that humans sometimes tend to complicate things more than they should.

All I Know Now is filled with advice (old and new) making it easy for anyone to turn to in a time of need.



*Ps. The winner of my Always The Bridesmaid giveaway has been announced here.
Pascale will soon be receiving a paperback copy of this brilliant book.

Saturday, May 16, 2015

Double Trouble


When Margo came around we just did a bunch of challenges and these two were kind of just done/invented on the spot, causing them to be way too chaotic to make actual challenges.
I still wanted to share them, because Margo makes me giggle.

I am fully aware that this video is pretty long. But it's two challenges put together.
1. Pictionary Challenge 0:08
2. First Sentence Challenge with Unread Books 7:56
3. "gag reel" 18:42




*Margo's channel* https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1T5a5pFNCr-hCIkxE3O5mg
*Margo on Twitter* twitter.com/livingimfantasy

*Music* Smash - Rewrite this story

Tuesday, May 12, 2015

Book Review: All My Friends Are Superheroes

5 stars (I loved it) for All My Friends Are Superheroes by Andrew Kaufman.

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All Tom's friends really are superheroes. 
There's the Ear, the Spooner, the Impossible Man. Tom even married a superhero, the Perfectionist. But at their wedding, the Perfectionist was hypnotized (by ex-boyfriend Hypno, of course) to believe that Tom is invisible. Nothing he does can make her see him. Six months later, she's sure that Tom has abandoned her. 
So she's moving to Vancouver. She'll use her superpower to make Vancouver perfect and leave all the heartbreak in Toronto. With no idea Tom's beside her, she boards an airplane in Toronto. Tom has until the wheels touch the ground in Vancouver to convince her he's visible, or he loses her forever. 
Source: Goodreads




109 pages are simply too short for a book this lovely!
However, don't let the size of this book deceive you because it is packed with charisma!
This book is such an incredibly lovely read that it puts a smile on your face when you finish it.

On his own wedding day, his newly wedded wife gets hypnotised in believing that he is invisible. He spends his wedding night shouting at her, trying to make her see that he is still there. Tom tries everything and asks his friends (who are all superheroes) for advice.

He finds that all his attempts go unnoticed by his wife, The Perfectionists and time is running out.
After 6 months The Perfectionists decided to move to Vancouver and Tom has only little time left to make her see that he is and has always been there. Because once the plane lands in Vancouver his wife will make it the most perfect place, one where he is forgotten about.

Andrew Kaufman not only creates perfectly lovable Tom, but also an entire range of superpowers out of daily habits/routines or small personality traits. It caused for funny creations which only adds to the charm of this book.
This book has a strong voice and stands out from others by its strong personality and unique story. I loved it!

I loved all the different superheroes that were mentioned. My favourite ones being The Falling Girl and The Spooner ^^. They seemed so adorable.

Tom might not have a superpower but if he did it'd be Friendship (Love, Loyalty and Perseverance).



Saturday, May 09, 2015

First Sentence Challenge (part 2)

So, on Monday my lovely friend Margo (livinginmyfantasy) joined me for a video collaboration.
We did a few challenges and one of them was the following one.
The First Sentence Challenge.
I posted part 1 last week. You can watch it here.

Want to find out who wins? You can now! This is the second part of the challenge ^^ Enjoy!


The rules:
One person reads the first sentence of a book, the other one tries to guess which book it is.
If it's guessed on the first sentence you get 3 points.
If it's guessed on the second sentence you get 2 points.
If it's guessed on the third sentence you get 1 point.
If it hasn't been guessed by then, you skip to the very last sentence of the book and if you guess it then you get 0,5 point.

Margo's channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC1T5a5pFNCr-hCIkxE3O5mg
Music:  McFly - Love is on the Radio (instrumental)

Friday, May 08, 2015

Weekly Obsession: Just The Way You Are


Today's weekly obsession falls together with an anticipated publication day.
It seems only logic to make Just The Way You Are by Lynsey James.



Dear Ava, 
How do you start writing a letter to someone, six years after breaking their heart? 
Ava is unlucky in love as well as in life. The new office bitch has landed the dating column Ava wanted, and she can't remember the last time she had a second date. It's a good thing she has best friends Max and Gwen to pick up the pieces. 
Deep down, Ava knows the reason why one date never turns into two - she's in love with someone else. Someone she's never even met. 
It all started six years ago, with a letter from a secret admirer, Mr Writer…but then they suddenly stopped and Ava was heartbroken. 
Now the letters have started again and Ava knows it could mean winning back the dating column at work. This time she's determined to unmask Mr Writer...and find out once and for all if he's Mr Right or Mr Very Definitely Wrong! 
Source: Goodreads

Get it on:
Amazon

What about me?
I have read some great comments and reviews about Just The Way You Are and it sounds like a book I would thoroughly enjoy!
I like the sound of the story and I like the fact it involves letters (because as some of you may know...I LOVE letters!).
I'm excited to venture into Ava's world ^^

Thursday, May 07, 2015

1000 views GIVEAWAY


Oh my!
When I started this blog, I didn't expect people to read it.
When I started this blog, I didn't expect to meet so many great people.
When I started this blog, I didn't expect anything.

And now look at this.
A bunch of new amazing friends and a 1000 views.
I can not even begin to explain how happy that makes me. So as a way of saying thank you and as a way of celebrating, I am hosting my first ever giveaway.

As it happens, I have reached the magical number of '1000' today on the same day that it happens to be the publication day of Always the Bridesmaid by one of my favourite authors.


Any guesses yet as to which book I'll be giving away?
YES! You're right! It's Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk!
I read this book and loved it!!! You can find my review here.


Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends. 
Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…  

This giveaway is international.
I will be using The Book Depository* for sending the book.


a Rafflecopter giveaway

I will contact the winner the day after the giveaway, if I don't get a reply after 72 hours I will pick a new winner.

Good luck! Xxx





*I am a the book depository affiliate. If you ever consider buying a book there, I'd love it if you would go through this link.

I Am A Writer. Right?

What makes a writer?

I have been writing stories for as long as I can remember.
My first ever story was called 'Home sweet home' and I was 7. I faintly remember it being about a hedgehog that travels and realises that there's no place like home. I know right, pretty deep for a 7-year old :P

I never stopped writing. I wrote stories during different stages of my life about all sorts of topics. Of course, I found my way into fanfiction and wrote countless stories (I have a nice total of over 100 stories from my fanfiction days. A collection of short stories and long ones). I once even attempted poetry. I also found my way to NaNoWriMo and now I finally decided that maybe it was time to start working towards an actual book. The dream I always had.

But what makes a writer? I rarely refer to myself as a writer. I would usually go for the term 'a person who writes' or say that I am writing a "book". Ridiculing to the outside world what I really want to do and what I have been dreaming of for years. I do take myself serious and I would never dare ridiculing or not taking my manuscript serious towards myself. But then why do I do it towards others?

Surely if I keep ridiculing things towards other people, they will never take me serious?

Yet calling myself an 'author' or a 'writer' is a thing I find very hard. It feels to me like ridiculing all those authors that are actually authors, if I do. Not to mention that I am in no way even close to doing what the people I look up to have done. I don't even consider myself in the same playing field. It seems so out of my own league. I don't believe that I am good enough. I don't believe that people would like it. I will always believe bad comments a thousand times more than the good ones (as I'm sure we all do).

"You are a writer, you just need to write."

A great example of this is what I am currently experiencing. In my head I had planned on sending my current manuscript to a few publishers (once that accept unsolicited manuscripts) already. That thought sprung to mind almost two months ago and the amount of publishers I have sent to so far is zero. Just like now, I found a publisher that for one whole week is opening up for unsolicited submissions, which started on the 5th of May. I decided that I would send mine in too. Two days later, I am still sitting behind my computer freaking out and wondering if I should send it in because I'm not sure it's good enough.

Maybe it's because it's my first time and I feel like I have no idea what I have to do or which steps in the publishing process (let's say writing process as I'm nowhere near publishing) I have to make or what I should or shouldn't do before I submit something, no matter how much I read about it.
Maybe it's because I'm scared of only getting rejections, or being told what I have always feared: that it's crap. That I am crap.
Maybe I just want to do another thorough edit and make it the best I can.
Maybe I'm just procrastinating.
Maybe I'm just scared.
Maybe I shouldn't try this at all.
Maybe I ain't a writer after all...
Maybe, maybe, maybe....

What makes a writer?
It's a question I ask myself often.
At what point are you allowed to refer to yourself as an author?
Because words have a meaning and  if you toss them around too much, the way people toss around other words, it will loose part of its meaning.

But then something happened.
I bumped into Jeff Goins' book: You are a writer (so start ACTING like one).
Boy, it has had quite an impact on my way of thinking. Even if it's a wavering impact at best, it's a start. I have to add that I'm only three chapters in so far but that it's already helped a lot. Hopefully when I finish reading, I will have this entire new look on my work, but for now let me share the most significant piece of advice I've come across so far, and which has really helped so far.

Jeff Goins mentions in his book the following statement:
"[...] So, I asked him, "when do you really become a writer? is it when you got an agent? when you sign your first book contract? when you sell 100.000 copies?" He said it was none of that. The truth was much simpler. When do you become a writer? "When you say you are," he said."

I AM A WRITER.
One of the more simple suggestions in this book has really made the most impact.
Goins tells you to grab pen and paper and write down, physically write down, the words 'I am a writer'. He also adds to do this on a daily basis and for as long as you need until you actually believe it yourself.
"Before others will believe what is true about you, you'll have to believe it yourself."
I want to say that the physical act of doing it on paper already makes a much bigger difference than doing it on a computer. The way you are aware of writing it, not just typing it in on keys.
"Believe you already are what you want to be. And then start acting like it."
I have to say - and I know it probably sounds slightly silly but don't diss it until you tried it - every day that I wrote it down, there was a shift in my behaviour. I wrote more, I was more productive and more inspired.
I had a few times where I forgot or didn't have time to write down: I am a writer.
I noticed that during those days I wrote much less or not at all.
It's what Goins says in his book: you have to believe it and then start acting like it. I always thought that I already believed in myself as a writer fairly well. Turns out that I need to believe a lot harder and start acting like it a lot more.

So, without further ado: I am Silke. I am a writer! I am writing a book!




*All italic are taken from 'You are a writer (so start acting like one)' by Jeff Goins.

Monday, May 04, 2015

TMI travel tag


I was tagged by dear Marilyne to do the TMI Travel Tag. You can check out her answers here!
I'm so happy she tagged me because I had seen it on Simona's blog and really wanted to do it anyway, so when she tagged me that gave me the perfect excuse ^^


1. What was the last country you visited?
London, England, a week after I came back from China to celebrate my return (oh the irony) and my upcoming birthday.

2. How many countries have you visited?
10
The Netherlands, Germany, France, Hungary, Sweden, UK, Italy, China, Hong Kong, Macau
(coming up: Spain)

3.  What is your favourite place on the planet that you have been to?
Oooooooooooooooooooooooh this is hard! There is still so much. Different places mean different things and different things made it special. I'll cheat and pick two (like Simona)

1) My second home: London. This place is beautiful and it holds a special place in my heart. Whenever I feel a bit blurgh, you can be sure of it that I will book myself a trip to London if I can. I love it there and if I could, I'd go every weekend <3
(does this need a picture? I don't think so ;))

2) China (my other second home): I know that it's a little different because I did spend 6 months there and China is huuuuuuuuuuuuuuuuge!!!! Also, a massive reason that it's one of the best places is because of the amazing time I had there while teaching and meeting other people and having the best time of my life. Link to my 'I lived and taught in China blog' is here

I visited quite a few cities in China and I have a few favourite places there.
a) Beijing. (GO TO IT! IT IS BRILLIANT!)


b) Guilin.

4. Favourite place in your home country?
I don't have one really. Belgium's not that big to begin with.
Though, there's a lot to love about Belgium: Bruges, Ghent, Brussels.
Every time I have been away for a while to another country and I arrive back in Antwerp central and walk out of the station to see those beautiful (in gold leaf covered) buildings reflecting the sunlight, I feel a little happier.



5. If you could board any plane right now, where would you go?
China, because I miss it so much.

6. What’s your cup of tea – tropical island getaway, snowy ski break or city exploring trips?
City exploring, definitely.
I'd love a tropical island getaway too but even that would be an adventurous one.

7. What are your top 3 hand-luggage must haves?
Passport, phone, book

8. Any travel tips to share?
- Make eye contact and talk to other travelers around.
- Hostels are the best place to talk to strangers (top opening sentences that would be cliché anywhere else but work in a hostel: 'where are you from?', 'what brings you here?', 'how long are you staying?').
- When travelling in China and using train/boat/plane, do NOT forget your passport.


9.  Most embarrassing moment abroad.
Not sure if it qualifies as embarrassing or funny but it's genuinely the only thing I can currently think of...
My friend and I were in London (surprise!) and we were staying in a hostel. Our room was a mixed 4 bed dorm and when we had arrived we hadn't seen or met our room mates yet. We went out the entire day, came back, still no one, and continued going to the hostel's bar.
In the bar it was a little bit of a dj night, so people could dance as the music played and stuff. All of a sudden two guys appeared out of nowhere and started hitting on us (I know, I'm as surprised as you are! But they were very drunk, maybe that explains it :p). After a while it got a little but much so we managed to sneak away from them and eventually went back to our room. Still no one.
Then a frightening thought dawned on us: what IF those two guys happened to be our room mates?


Luckily, the next morning we came face to face with our room mates who were both very lovely and (more importantly) NOT the guys from the previous night.

10. Biggest disappointment.
I wish I didn't have to say it because poor Hungary, it's not been getting very good reviews so far but Budapest was slightly disappointing.
It didn't leave an impression on me. The city was nice, it had a lot of beautiful buildings and I had a great travelling companion. Yet, it failed to leave a lasting impression behind and I think that's says it all.
Another disappointment for me personally was Shanghai. For many reasons which I once explained here.


11. Nicest surprise.
I know I keep saying it but: China (not surprising considering the 6 months that were spend there).
I'm not sure if I had any expectations when going there but you know about the clichés a lot of people have about and how many prejudice is against the country. But I loved it there.
The people are the nicest. They will worship you like a rock star (they will also take pictures of you like you are a rock star).
The food is delicious.
No they don't just randomly eat dog as a meal. That only happens in a certain area and would NEVER give it to you as it is considered a delicacy. Like they would share that with you, pah!
The country itself has so much to offer. You want desert? Sure! You want mountains? Go right ahead, this way! You want rain foresty kind of things? Of course! Whatever you want, it's there and if it isn't, you can be sure of it that they'll make it!




12. Three places at the tip of the travel bucket list.
New York,
Australia,
South America (is that cheating? Fine! I'll start with Brasil then) and/or Canada

13. Favourite food discovery.
DUMPLINGS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

14. Why do you travel?
To find peace within myself.
To explore new places.
To meet new people.
To feel happy.

15. What 3 things would you take on holiday/travelling if you could?
I can only think of things I would bring anyway like: a book, camera and my travel journal.
Not having all the things I would usually have is exactly what makes it so interesting.
However! If there ever existed a thing that would allow me to perfectly speak and understand any language spoken to me, I'd take that within a heart beat!

16. Have you picked up any phrases from travelling?
I learnt English, French and German in school so I have a it of basics from there, so not sure what I picked up there but some other languages:
Tack: Thank you in Swedish
jag alskar dig (there's some fancy ¨in there somewhere): I love you


Quite some Chinese:
Xie xie: thank you
bu ke qi: no worries/you're welcome
wo shi bi li shi ren: I am belgian
jiao zi: dumplings
duo shao qian: how much does this cost
hen hao: very good
wo ai ni: I love you
etc...

17. What two places would you not go back to and why?
Budapest, as mentioned previously and that's it so far. Wouldn't mind going back to any other of the places I visited so far.
Liverpool, I've been there, I've seen it, there's not that much. I wouldn't do it for a sightseeing trip anymore (a gig related trip is something completely else :P)

18. Your dream travel companion?
I'm not picky when it comes to travel companions. I am much more aware of a few people I do NOT want to travel with. If I get along with the person, is willing to see/do new things, explore stuff etc. I am happy! My best friend Mehdia always proves to be a good companion.

19. Most surreal travel moment?
The Great Wall. I know it's cliché but you won't believe it until you're there.


20. Three people you would like to see do this tag
Jenny (poor girl, I keep tagging her), Mehdia, Becca



Saturday, May 02, 2015

First Sentence Challenge (part 1)

So, on Monday my lovely friend Margo (livinginmyfantasy) joined me for a video collaboration.
We did a few challenges and one of them was the following one.
The First Sentence Challenge (part 1) where Margo gets blindfolded and I read books to her.
Want to find out who wins? The second part of this challenge in which Margo reads to me is coming soon!




The rules:
One person reads the first sentence of a book, the other one tries to guess which book it is.
If it's guessed on the first sentence you get 3 points.
If it's guessed on the second sentence you get 2 points.
If it's guessed on the third sentence you get 1 point.
If it hasn't been guessed by then, you skip to the very last sentence of the book and if you guess it then you get 0,5 point.

Friday, May 01, 2015

Book Review: Always the Bridesmaid

5 stars (I loved it) for Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk

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Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends. 
Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…  
Source: Goodreads


Publication day: May 7th



Before I start there's a few things you need to know:
1) I Heart Lindsey  Kelk *wink wink*
2) I totally fancy the pants off any (fictional) men named Will or Tom. And I was lucky enough that both got to make an appearance throughout this story!

Lindsey Kelk has a way of creating main characters that are interesting and lovable (I'd love to add relatable to the list but how often does anyone find themselves having to dye rabbits pink or drink more G&T than any human liver could digest?). I have yet to come across a main character created by her that I dislike. Maddie is no exception.

It's hard for me to describe what it was that made me love this book, because obviously there's more to it than just the two previously mentioned points (though those are a great plus). But the fact I devoured this book in two days and loved it from beginning to end, says it all.

Maddie is a 31-year old, who has been working as an event's planner assistant for over ten years. She has two best friends and an apartment as messy as any book blogger's 'to read'-pile.
On top of that she has a monster as a boss, a best friend in the middle of a divorce and another best friend turning into bridezilla.

You can only imagine how crazy her life becomes when sexting a new boyfriend, serving as an emotional buffer and planning the event of a lifetime and her best friend's wedding all come into the mix. As Maddie tries to juggle everything that gets thrown at her, you somehow find yourself as a reader already halfway the book without realising it.

Argh, words fail me to describe to you why I enjoyed this book so much. Just go out and get it it's all kinds of fabulous! Always the Bridesmaid read incredibly easy, there was never a dull moment.
Maddie is such a great character and I loved her from the first sentence, just like every other character introduced, even the backstabbing ones (of which there are a few).

Lindsey Kelk has a way of using her words in such a way that it makes her characters pop off the page and her story flow with ease. 



Weekly Obsession: Always The Bridesmaid



This week's obsession is *drum roll*
Always the Bridesmaid by Lindsey Kelk
Tadaaaaaaa, I received a proof copy of this book from my friend Margo who works at a bookshop.
Publication date: May 7th 2015

 
Maddie Fraser has never been anything other than the girl in the background: golden boy Dan’s little sister, crazy Shona’s minion, workaholic Sebastian’s ex and now she’s also the girl in the middle of her warring best friends. 
Lauren has announced she’s getting married – just as Sarah’s husband asks her for a divorce. Nothing in Maddie’s career in event organising has prepared her for this particular combo of planning and real pain. The news that her ex is also tying the knot is the final straw. While the magazines say she should be leaning in, all she wants to do is sleep in. But whether she likes it or not, everything is about to change for Maddie. For better or worse, this grown-up bridesmaid is taking centre stage…  
Source: Goodreads


Get it on:
Amazon
The Book Depository (free worldwide shipping)


What about me?
The moment I received Always the Bridesmaid I was hooked. I finished this book in 2 days and absolutely loved it!
I'll be putting up my review very soon! :D
If you like Lindsey Kelk and her I heart series then you're going to love this one too!