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What the Hell is he Thinking? Zoe Strimpel

27 Sep

Synopsis – What the HELL is He Thinking?

Having spent a good part of her post-pubescent life picking apart dating dilemmas with her girlfriends over cocktails, Zoe Strimpel decided it was time to do something once and for all about the mystery that is the male mind.

So, instead of moping about in the Mars/Venus divide, Zoe did something completely crazy: she talked to actual guys, getting them to explain the tales of confusion that she had gathered from her friends. And – would you believe – they had a lot of gems to offer. So while she had their attention, she also asked them the Eighty Questions You Most Want Men to Answer.

My Thoughts – I have held off writing this review for a couple of days as i actually didnt like this book at all, and didnt know how to put this across without sounding awful. This book attempts to put across an insight into what men are thinking. Now i personally think all men (and women) are different. So trying to put them all in the same catogory for me was a bit odd. I dont think all men are the same type or have the same thoughts. And really, if you would like to know what they are thinking surely it would be better to ask them? But hey, each to their own and if this kind of self help book helps people or reassures them in some way, then i am not one to take that away from them.
I read He’s Just Not That Into You earlier in the year and this was just far to simuluar for me. I think from now i shall stay away from this type of book as i just cannot get into them. This was free with a magazine so I’m not too worried about that, but sadly not a book for me.

Rating – 1/5

Yay!! Book 4 is here! (and also a little sad!)

27 Sep

My forth (and final) book for The Transworld Book Group Reading Challenge arrived over the weekend. While I’m happy that this has arrived, I’m also a little sad that this marks the end of the challenge. I have loved taking part in this chalenge. My wishlist has grown so much because of this challenge and I’ve discovered some really good authors.

Now, onto the book. The final book i picked is The Odin Misson by James Holland.  The Synopsis (from Amazon) is as follows;

April 1940. Nazi Germany has invaded neutral Norway. Fleeing north from their brutal Blitzkrieg advance are three officers of the King’s Guard – men who have been entrusted by the Norwegian King with a vitally important mission: to get leading scientist, Hening Sandvold, out of Oslo and away to the safety of the Allies. The only military force which stands between the Nazi forces and total victory are the poorly equipped, undertrained squaddies of the British 148th Brigade. Among them is Sergeant Jack Tanner, recently returned from the Middle East to join the King’s Own Yorkshire Rangers. As the British are pushed back from Lillehammer, Sergeant Tanner and his patrol are left stranded in the mountains in the chaos of retreat. Trying to rejoin their unit, they stumble first across Sandvold and his protectors, and then a French patrol of alpine troops. The odds of this ragtag group of soldiers and civilians making it to safety are stacked against them.Trekking through snow-clad mountains with the Germans dogging their every move, Tanner is forced to try and out-fox and out-fight not only their pursuers but the best efforts of his own side. And as the Allies resistance collapses, it quickly becomes clear that the small band of fugitives can rely on no-one but themselves. Yet Tanner knows he has to succeed. For, as he discovers, Sandvold holds the key to a vital secret – one that could change the outcome of the entire war…

This is set in my favourite time period, during the second world war. I can’t wait to start this book, just need to finish my current read first!