09 July 2009

Jury service & a pleasant surprise

I was called up for jury service this week and was due to be part of a trial starting on Wednesday. Could be interesting I thought, never know where you might find material for a book. Material was in limited supply however, as the trial twas not to be. Got there, sat around for a while, then they told us the trial would be next week instead and they would draw a new jury from next week's pool of jurors.
On the upside, while doing all that waiting around at court I started a book that turned out to be a pleasant surprise. I freely admit I didn't have high expectations as I read very little chick lit; plus I'd picked it up based (and this is going to sound terrible) solely on the basis of the log line on the cover "What if you woke up and your life was perfect?". I thoroughly enjoyed it and will be looking out for more books by this author.

'Remember Me?' by Sophie Kinsella... Lexi wakes up in a hospital bed after a car accident, thinking it’s 2004 and she’s a twenty-five-year old with crooked teeth and a disastrous love life. But, to her disbelief, she learns it’s actually 2007 – she’s twenty-eight, her teeth are straight, she’s the boss of her department – and she’s married! To a good-looking millionaire! How on earth did she land the dream life??!
She can’t believe her luck – especially when she sees her stunning new home. She’s sure she’ll have a fantastic marriage once she gets to know her husband again. He’s drawn up a ‘manual of our marriage’, which should help.
But as she learns more about her new self, chinks start to appear in the perfect life. All her old friends hate her. A rival is after her job. Then a dishevelled, sexy guy turns up… and lands a new bombshell.
What the **** happened to her? Will she ever remember? And what will happen if she does?

Music: LCD Sound System
Just read: 'Remember Me?' by Sophie Kinsella

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