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Rather Too Fond Of Books

Hi, I'm Hayley,


I've been reading books for as long as I can remember and have recently re-discovered my book blog (Rather Too Fond of Books), which has made me excited to have a place to share what I'm reading, to review some books and to share my bookish memories. I have combined a newer blog of mine with this one and this is where I'll always post.


I am happy to consider any books to review. I post all of my reviews on here and on my book likes page, then I will be promoting the posts on Twitter and Facebook.


My email: rathertoofondofbooks@gmail.com


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Beautiful book

Carry You - Beth    Thomas

For me, a chick-lit book is meant to be a light-hearted read with a happy ending and that’s why I love them; I know exactly what I’m getting - a book that will lift my spirits. This book was one I was unsure about. I lost my Mum to cancer five years ago and while I’m past the grief-stricken part I still miss her so much at times that it hurts. Really, properly hurts. So I didn’t know if this book would really annoy me at its potential light-hearted look at grief and easy resolution. I was SO WRONG and am so glad that I ignored my own prejudice and started reading! This book has managed to portray grief in an honest and accurate way while somehow keeping it light enough that you don’t feel in any way bogged down by it. I could totally relate to Daisy and I felt all her pain, but I was willing her on. I wanted her to start feeling better. The book has happiness in it and light-heartedness, a best friend and love interests, but it’s so touching how Daisy’s mum is always mentioned and remembered right through the story. I adored this book, and I’m sure I’ll re-read it many, many times. I feel so uplifted by it. You know when the right book finds you at exactly the right time, well this is what happened here. Thank you Beth Thomas for this beautiful, heart-felt story; I hope it finds many, many readers.