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text 2014-09-01 15:54
Reading progress update: I've read 79%.
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway


I can't believe how beautiful this story is.

Ideal musical imagery!

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review 2014-08-30 19:10
Take me to Ireland.
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway

Still Life with Strings is an artistic, sensual, heartwarming story of the strings of life pulling us together.

Every single page was its own beautiful world.

I think this is the first book I’ve read that has a street performing heroine. It was neat, and as I found out why she does it, it became lovely.

I can’t say that I hated anything, it fully held my attention while I was reading, and also while I wasn’t. I found myself creating my own little musical world on the way to work to the sounds of the Arctic Monkeys. The time between readings, just an intermission of my life revolving around this book.

The Sharpie scene! So intimate, really interesting.

Jade’s musically inclined imagination. “The boat containing all our souls moves with the music, calm waves crashing against its sturdy sides.” 

Dublin! Take me to Ireland right now.

Oh, and it was sexy as fuck.

Can someone FedEx me a Shane, please? Thanks.

Shane was such a broken hero. He made my heart ache, and I can’t say I didn’t grin like a fool every time he was genuinely happy.

Jade’s story was surprising, and I was so not prepared for what was revealed. I guess that about sums up this book. It is surprising, always.

“I’ve thought it a very appropriate description to compare the feeling to being “in lust” with a person to having butterflies in your stomach. But at the same time it irks me, because they always fail to mention how those butterflies have wings made of steel, cutting through your insides so that all you can feel is burning.” YES. OMG, FUCKING YES. No truer words.

The musical aspect is what drew me in. I love music, and to have L.H. Cosway express the exact feelings I have was a wonderful experience. The power it has to transport you to another world. Perfect.

I laughed and I cried. This book had everything I wanted, and I will certainly come back to Jade and Shane now and again.

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review 2014-08-04 00:00
Still Life with Strings
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway Shane is a cute, sweet musician who's hurting inside. He's been raised as priviledged but he isn't cocky or arrogant and I was grateful for that. He could be shy but when it comes to sex, he can be sexy and in control. I really liked him.

Jade is from an urban area and she learnt from past experiences to be tough for her family. She's the older sister and has to take care of her siblings. Her life can be complicated at times and soon, Shane asks her to show him how to live but the last thing she thinks she needs is a relationship.

Their lifes entertwined in more ways than one. They both have a difficult past, but they'll move on together.

This story was beautiful and full of surprises. I enjoyed it more than I thought I would. It was sweet, lovely but also sad at times. I finished reading with a smile and a HEA: perfect.

***ARC received through Netgalley in exchange of an honest review***
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text 2014-05-31 12:50
My May in books
The Interludes - Ais,Santino Hassell
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway
Loving Jay - Renae Kaye
Aftermath - Cara Dee
Necropolis (Whyborne & Griffin) (Volume 4) - Jordan L. Hawk
Fade - Ais,Santino Hassell
1/27 - Sonny & Ais
Play (A Stage Dive Novel) - Kylie Scott
Perfect Imperfections - Cardeno C.
Control - 'Cardeno C.', 'Mary Calmes'

I won't finish another book today (and have been lost in fanfiction land once more) but I have read some other books in May too. I've read or re-read more fanfiction than listed - but I've lost count during holiday.

Whatever here is the list of the ones I could remember (and yes, I read Loving Jay twice because it was so funny):


title author(s) pages
The Interludes Sonny & Ais 814
Still Life with Strings LH Cosway 325
The One Kiera Cass 217
Loving Jay Renae Kaye 165
Hushed Kelly York 221
Necropolis Jordan L. Hawk 217
Aftermath Cara Dee 185
Play Kylie Scott 226
Fade Sonny & Ais 909
1/27 Sonny & Ais 98
Perfect Imperfections Cardeno C. 183
All Life is Yours to Miss Sara's Girl 253
Loving Jay Renae Kaye 165
Control Amy Calmes, Cardeno C. 297
Let me see you stripped (down to the bone) traintracks 54
To the Victor, The Spoil Annakovsky 31
Last City zeitgeistig 75
Anarchy in the UK Yahtzee 398
Azoth zeitgeistig 228
    = 5061


I would love to present my favourite of the month but except one they were all good, really good or awesome reads. The one exception was The One by Kiera Cass - what a let-down!


P.S: Nice how the covers fit together without intention. ^^


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text 2014-05-04 20:54
Reading progress update: I've read 100%.
Still Life with Strings - L.H. Cosway

I liked the main story and sometimes funny and sometimes fairylike writing style but I didn't like most of the sex scenes. Jade was like a fountain every time Shane touched her. And I even read 'clench' in combination with sex once.*_*

And there was another thing that catched me on the wrong foot. Shane was half chinese but he had only 'a hint of asian features'. With a Chinese mother and an Irish father? Seriously. I had been so exited over a mixed ethnic MC first and than he was just a bit exotic. And look at that cover. This guy looks nice but not a bit asiatic. So, all in all it was an ok read for me which is a bit disappointing. 

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