Wednesday, 19 December 2012


As mentioned in some of the previous posts I wrote, I am a big fan of lomography and photography in general. I got this book from one of my favourite shops - Urban Outfitters and I am very very pleased that I did.

It's full of little tips and tricks you can use when you are a lomographer and are interested in preserving this way of photography. Lomography is photography where instead off using digital cameras or mobile phones, you going back to the good old way - film cameras.
Lomography is a company who preserve the magic of film cameras in modern world. I have 6 vintage film cameras and a Polaroid camera. It's fun because you never know how the pictures will turn out.

Adam Bronkhorst put together a book full of tips and tricks which help means my fellow lomographers to get better in this fine art. My favourite ones are the chapter Shooting with sprockets (otherwise I would have to buy a special camera for this effect - which I probably will do anyway) and Urban Games. This a really fun activity which you can do with a group of friends. Get a polaroid or any other vintage camera, list if things they need to - and pictures are the proof, and hit the city by storm. Thinking of doing it on my travel around the world next year :) also making Photograms is another chapter I recommend to look at :)

This books is a great Christmas present for a fan of photography and another good coffee table book to keep your friends entertained :)

The retail price at Urban Outfitters is £14.99,but you can get it cheaper on

Tuesday, 18 December 2012


I read about this book on the Daily mail website when Blake Lively was dating Leonardo DiCaprio and was pictured with this book in her hands. Then I researched it and found out that its #1 best seller according to New York Times. So I ordered it to see what is the fuss about.

Basically it's a kinda self-help book regarding women and their dating life. I was not very impressed at the beginning but as I read on I found myself more and more intrigued with the advice the book gave. And there some good ones. Especially when you are pretty crappy at dating and men in general.

I started to apply small changes into my life and on some occasions the advice worked. One thing I learnt and will always remember is that "Guys like confident girls!" . It's not only to attract them, keep them and always surprised them, but we will feel much more better about ourselves. My trick is to put one of your fave tunes on. I highly recommend JET - Are You Gonna Be My Girl or THE BLACK KEYS and either their Lonely Boy or Howlin' For You. That always help me. Put your favourite outfit on with heels and go and steals his heart ;)

This book offers a lot of various advice which might help you not only with boys but also some great advice in other aspects of life. Read it and let me know which one help you or interested you the most. Or what helps your confidence ? Or what your good mood song?

I think I paid for this paperback about £2 on

The Polaroid Book - Edited by STEVE CRIST

This is a great coffee table book. I fell in love with this book the first time I saw it at Urban Outfitters shop in Leeds. I was browsing there as usual for new camera or some unusual book, when I came across this book.

It's a collection of Polaroid pictures taken over the years. It's a beautiful collection of photographs captured everyday life. I look through it and every time I find a different which interests me. Something what I haven't seen before.

I got this book from a guy I was seeing for my birthday. I wanted to buy it myself but he got there first. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate the thought but he turned out to be a bit of weirdo. But that's a different story.

I recommend this book especially when you like photography, vintage and moments of life caught on the camera. It's kinda surprising how beautiful pictures can a simple Polaroid camera take. I promise everybody will find something which will tickle their fancy.

This is a great coffee table book which your visitors will enjoy :) it retails around £10 -£20 at various retailers like Urban Outfitters, Joy,

Monday, 17 December 2012

A Crossfire Novel: Reflected In You - SYLVIA DAY

Reflected in you is a second volume from the Crossfire trilogy by author Sylvia Day. I really enjoyed the first instalment of the trilogy. So I was kinda counting down the days and marked the release day in my calendar.

Reflected in you takes us further into the relationship between Eva and Gideon.Yes, there is a lot of sex scenes (not as much as you think) but the reason why I enjoy this book was that Mrs Day explored more of the relationship part and how these two people are copying with various aspects of their personalities.

I am not going to go too much into the story, because i do not want to spoil it for you. It is up to you to read and form your own opinion about this book . All i say is that this book is so much better written than Fifty Shades of Grey. Dont get me wrong, I am a big fan of Fifty Shades trilogy, but the same words and sentances repeat all the way through the book. And Christian is the only fucked-up half of the couple. In Crossfire Novels Eva and Gideon are damaged on the same level. They have gone through similar events in the past which had inflected their lives and characters. Eva is a gorgeous woman who does not have a slightest idea how beautiful and desirable she is. She is full of insecureties and has very serious jealousy issues. Gideon is a powerful man who does not have an idea, what is it like to be in a proper relationship. And together they have to work through various issues so they can have a happy relationship. Of course the road is not easy and there are some bumps which caused them to fight, argue, break-up and then make up again.

This book is very entertaining and sometimes makes me blush and I have to take a time off to breathe through it. On many occassions I found myself smiling a secret smile while reading at work. It is one of those books which you cannot put down and you take it everywhere. Thank God to Amazon for Kindle.

I recommed this book, especially when you are like me a fan of adults novels. Do not let anybody to tell you that is wrong to read books like that. I am personally for reading these books and I think it is healthy to explore the sexuality. Books like this one were with us for many centuries. But do please start with the first one.

I am again putting a new mark into my calendar for the last volume in this trilogy. Enwined in you should come out on Kindle on the May, 7th 2013. And I will  be buying it.

The Southern Vampire Mysteries - CHARLAINE HARRIS

The Southern Vampire Mysteries are the inspiration for my favourite TV show of all time - TRUE BLOOD. There are 13 books in total and i am currently on the 12th book. The 13th book is due to be released next May. I will be honest, I am currently having a little break from reading these books as I have a life to live. Do not take this the wrong way, but when you start reading these books, you will not be able to put them down. And this is my case as well.

I started to read these books after i saw first series of True Blood and fell in love with Alexander Skarsgard (an actor who plays Eric Northman - just in case you havent heard of True Blood and the sexiest Swede in the world - and hopefully my future husband ;-) ). I always liked the genre of this type. Vampires, Werewolves, Fairies.. It has always fascinated me - various interpretation of what vampiries supposed to look like and their habits? What kills them? Are they afraid of garlic? What is the thing with the silver? And plenty more questions like these. Through various books, TV shows and movies I have learnt a lot. I am a big fan of Vampire Diaries. Twilight books are on the list of books I want my kids to read and The Southern Vampire Mysteries will be there too. I think The perks of being a wallflower was the last book which captivated me to the level when i could not put it down. But these books took me even further. I could not stop thinking about them. I read them all the time. On the bus, at work, on my lunch, at home. I even stayed up all night reading so i know what will happen next. Well done to Charlaine Harris who's world captured me and would not let me go.

Here is the list of the books, as i said, i read 11 of them, but i am kinda scared to read the 12th one. I have been reading some reviews online and have to say that I am not liking where the books and the story is heading.

Dead Until Dark
Living Dead In Dallas
Club Dead
Dead To The World
Dead As A Doornail
Definitely Dead
All Together Dead
From Dead To Worse
Dead And Gone
Dead In The Family
Dead Reckoning
Dead Ever After

My favourite ones are Dead to the world, From dead to worse and Dead and gone. I have to say there are various reasons why i like these books but the main one is the relationship between Sookie and Eric. I personally think that Eric and Sookie supposed to be together. And I think Mrs Harris was the same opinion, or at least she was till the 11th book. I love Eric and Sookie together. I think she is really happy with him. And all the way through the books we can see signs and little comments which confirm these facts more and more. I am not ashamed to say that I rule for Eric and Sookie to end up together. Hell yeah! They have been through so much together and they got through it. Mrs Harris put them through so many challanges, men in Sookie's life, quests, misunderstandings and all the way through they always found a way back together. Their interaction is amazing,their dialogues are witty and interesting. Even Sookie herself said on occasions that Eric is the only person who gets her humour and she always knows where she stands with him. He always tells her the truth. Ok, maybe not the whole truth but he never lies to her, not like Bill. I am sure that if Mrs Harris destroys this relationship there will be a lot of upset fans! Maybe she could somehow make Eric human or Sookie a vampire.. There is a lot of possibilities.

I think these books are funny, filled with witty dialogues and lots stories. It's not always about Sookie. I am surprised how slutty Sookie sometimes is. There were times when I wanted to shake her and tell her : What the hell are doing? And I hate the fact that she doesn't see Bill for what he is and forgives him for everything. Even for a rape! Really?!? My housemates says that I bully Bill and maybe they are right, but I just can't stand the thought him ending up together. I think I would rather see her with Sam. Although I am #TeamEric all the way!

And there could be a lot less description of what Sookie wears. We get it. She wears shorts a lot and puts her hair into a ponytail. Thank you. Move on and give us the story! Or more Eric and Sookie!

My fave character apart from Eric Northman, obviously, is Pam. She is so much funnier in the books and I miss her and Sookie's friendship in the series. It makes the book more funnier and Sookie has an actual friendship, not love relationship, with a vampire. And Pam calls her favourite breather and actually likes Sookie and wants her to be with Eric!

My least fave book was Definitely dead. Firstly, I can't stand Quinn and his "Babe". Not sure what's the big deal with him. Ok, so he turns into a tiger! And?!? Secondly, don't get the story in New Orleans. It is pretty boring. The whole book was a pain to read. It was New moon all over again! Tragedy in a really good series.

Although these books have some down I would still recommend to read them. Especially if you are fan of the HBO series. I am sure that you will fall in love with Mr Northman as much as I did. Fingers crossed that Charlaine Harris will realise how much Sookie and Eric belong together!

In the meantime I will try to find courage to read Deadlocked and after that Dead ever after in May.

Friday, 5 October 2012

The Perks Of Being A Wallflower - STEPHEN CHBOSKY

I feel so ashamed ... Ashamed that the only reason i decided to read this book was my housemate asking me to go to the cinema to watch the movie last week. And me being me, aware of the fact, that the movie was base on the novel, i have made the decision to read to book before I see the movie. So I went online on amazon website and downloaded the book to my kindle.... A what a smart act that was! THIS BOOK HAS CHANGED MY LIFE!

I started to read this book last monday. Firstly i was surprised that is written in the forms of letters from Charlie to his "Friend". At the beginning the letter were written in basic english. you could tell that a 15 year old boy is writing these. But slowly the writing got better and better. And the story captivated me. I could not put the book down. I took my kindle everywhere with me and read the story on.

I love the music and book references. I actually love the fact the the author refers to them. Personally, i think it will make the reader to actually read these books. It definitely makes me to read them. I have written them down and will go read them. The music in the book is my kind of music. I love indie music. 

The story is so beautiful. I cried all the way through the book. Especially at the end when we found out about the twist. I was so surprised and angry. But the best thing was how the author described our generation, actually every generation. Our feelings, desires, dreams.. what angers us. What makes us happy. 

There are two parts which changed my life. 

1) When Bill told Charlie one sentence : "We accept the love we think we deserve." This opened my eyes and made me realise that most of my relationships were like that. Even the current one. I go for people who wants me. I settle. But i am scared to look for more. I am scared that if i really go after somebody i want, i get hurt and rejected. But i do not want that anymore. I want something more. Love which fills my body all the way with energy and excitement. I want to feel the butterflies in my belly again. I want to be happy, happy all the way to my core. I wanna wake up in the morning with the thought about the other person. And look really forward to be with that person. I do not want to settle anymore. 

2) Sam said this when she was leaving for college and it stuck in my mind and made me realise that i need to start doing this with my life : "So tomorrow, I am leaving. And I'm not going to let that happen again with anyone else. I'm going to do what I want to do. I'm going to be who I really am. And I'm going to figure out what that is...."

I recommend this book. It has really changed my life. And i recommend to see the movie. It made me cry also. This is book i will read again and again. This is actually a book i will buy for my children one day. 

Wednesday, 29 August 2012

A Crossfire Novel: Bared To You - SYLVIA DAY

Ok, i have to say, i only downloaded this book after reading a review on Amazon. The reason why i haven't bought it when it has been published, was a simple question: How it will be better than Fifty Shades Trilogy?

I love Fifty Shades of Grey and somewhere deep down I am looking for my own Christian Grey, who isn't? (I will write a review for Fifty Shades Trilogy soon as well.) . I was really worried that Sylvia Day is one of those writers who wants to milk the cow while they can. "Mummy porn" how it is popular to call these books, are very trendy right now. And they are outselling books like Twilight, Hunger Games and even J.K. Rowling's all Harry Potter's books. You can see people reading them on buses, trains. You can read endless articles on daily mail website referring to sales increases in lingerie industry, sex shops... and there also are the endless articles about the lifestyle. Even Spotify has an advert for the Fifty Shades Trilogy audio books. It's everywhere you move.  There are fan pages on Twitter, Facebook and other social networking sites dedicated to these books. Don't get me wrong I am member of one as well. I would love for Henry Cavill or Ian Somerhalder to play Christian Grey.. but my question is once is over will there be a hole ? A hole, which other authors and writers will try to fill with cheap and not so original stories? 

That's why i was very vary when I found out about Bared to you. Firstly, I wasn't even aware that there will be three books. How very similar, I know. But an Amazon review persuaded me to try to read this book. And I was pleasantly ( well pleasantly even can't describe it hehe) surprised!!

Sylvia Day wrote a lovely novel. Stripped down of all the sex scenes, down to basics, it's a love story. A love story between two people who meet by accident. They both have a very very difficult past. They are both fucked-up. And who isn't in this age? I love Eva. She is like every other girl. Unsecured, jealous, madly in love with this gorgeous billionaire Gideon. I love the fact that they both are making mistakes. Although Eva has a very terrible past, she got through it and found her place in the world. She is an inspiration to me to be honest with you. I love her attitude to the world. She says it how it is. And Gideon. Well he is like any other guy. Sometimes he doesn't have a clue about how the woman's mind work, in bed he is this amazing lover who apparently doesn't want to have anything to do with romance, but he says the most romantic things to Eva. They are such a cute dysfunctional couple, who love each other so much from the first moment they meet, that they are working through their issues. 

And the sex scenes.. well they are way hotter than the ones in Fifty Shades. Sylvia Day wrote a fine piece. Sometimes, while reading the book I had to put it down and well.. ( i will not go to details). The sex is mind-blowing and I love the fact that is without the S&M bit. It's like any other couple's sex. When you read through certain scenes, you actually know that this could happen to you. It is the lust after the other person, the amazing attraction which is pulling you together without any help or reason. You just know that you want to be with the person then and there. 

And lastly, the book is situated in New York. So that's a win-win for me straight away :)

The book is well written, really easy to follow and read. Firstly, I wasn't pulled in straight away like with Fifty Shades, but soon that has changed. after first three chapters I was sucked in and stayed long hours up to read it.

I recommend this book. I think any Fifty Shades fan will be pleasantly surprised. Yes. there is lots which has in common with Fifty Shades. but Bared to you is a fine erotic novel and i am looking forward to the next two. Well done, Sylvia Day. 

But tell me what you think? Do you prefer Fifty Shades? What's your opinion on this "mummy porn" business? 

Wednesday, 15 August 2012

KINDLE by Amazon

I know this is not a post about book. This is a book about one of my favourite gadgets of all the time.

I am a big gadget fan. I always check out new things and gadgets. When there is something new brought to the market - if it is an iPhone, iPad, new camera or vintage camera... i always read to reviews and check out YouTube for reviews and how to guides there...

Kindle was an exception. I was one of those people who loves books as an object. I love everything about them.. the smell.. the way it feels when you hold in your hand... i even heard myself saying "I will never buy an e-reader or kindle. I will always stay with the book." How wrong i was!!!

One day one of my ex-house mates returned from honey moon. She got as a present a kindle. And she has sold it to be. Well the idea of  a kindle being quite useful. Well if you are like me or like one of my closest friends, you read a lot. And as much as i love the book itself, its quite heavy. And sometimes i read couple of books in the same time, so my handbags feels double my weight LOL. That means that my arm is in so much pain. And also i live in a shared house, that explain the house mate bit and have only my room to store my precious things in. So if you read 2-3 books a week and you buy a book every single time you pop into town or Asda (cant leave without checking the book aisle there lol)... the space where you can store your books its getting smaller and smaller...... And that's where the kindle comes it. 

I have to say after speaking to Sneeha.. i have order a kindle for myself the next day. And i was not disappointed. i have the 3G version with keyboard. currently it stores 56 books (space and arm ache saved there). the battery last up to a month without charging it. The first time i have charged it, it lasted for over 3 months. i take it everywhere with me. its my faithful companion on my journey to work, gym or travels around the world. it fits in nearly every handbag or even a back pocked of the jeans. The most amazing things it the ink and the way the kindle works. its not actually lighten up.. it looks like you are reading a book. so when it's dark you need to put the light on. i bought a recycled case and skin for it which makes it book very on trend. getting books is so easy as well, i just turn on the wifi, find the book i want to read and whisper net download it straight to my kindle. The kindle has lovely features like audio books, you can read books and magazines on it. The kindle store is directly on your kindle so you can download a book anytime straight to it. You can change the size and font of writing... and if you want to make it trendy there is plenty of covers and skins to choose from. 

amazon recently brought new versions to the market but i still prefer my own old one with the keyboard. i am such a big fan of kindle that my love for it persuaded my friend Claire to buy one. 

as you see and from what you read, i swear buy the kindle... i even wrote a review on amazon!!! and i don't usually do that ! so if you love books as much as i do.. or if there is somebody who shares the same interest and passion, give the kindle to them as a present.. i am sure they will thank you for a long long time and you will be in their good books. well it stores up to 3000 books ... and that it a great library hehe. 

tell me, what you think about the kindle? have you got one yourself? 

Tuesday, 14 August 2012


This is my favourite book of all the time... I know You might find it boring or too old to read.. but it's a classic. I was skeptical myself when i started to read. Actually I have only downloaded to on my kindle because it was free. I know how horrible of me... wouldn't pay for such a classic book which is such a big part of english literature. But i have to say i was pleasantly surprised..

Firstly i feel in love with the language. I adore old english and the way they used to talk.. i found it so romantic and very special. I even adore the way the society behaved at that time. i am a big fan of historical novels and stories. Most of the books i read when i was in my teens was from about the same time.

Secondly i admire Elizabeth (Lizzy) Bennett. She is such a charming character. Who knows what she wants in her life. She is brave. She doesn't do what is expected of her. She has such a courage and tells what she thinks. She is an excellent example of the way girls should be and how they should behave.

Thirdly i love a good love story. Who doesn't?!? Especially where the guy is the one who falls in love and go to extreme measures and change for the girl who caught his attentions. and because of him trying so hard, he wins her heart and admiration at the end.

And lastly who doesn't admire and wants their own Mr Darcy in their life? Especially we girls! Mr Darcy is a perfect gentleman. At the beginning we think of him as proud, quiet, quite rude man. But we slowly discover that he is shy, lovely, good-hearted, polite gentleman who falls in love when least expected with a girl who he finds in the first place only tolerable.:)

As said on the beginning.. i love this book.. it has everything a good book supposed to have... its well written. Jane Austen is such an amazing writer, one of the most successful female writer in the english literature. She has intrigues - it's nice to know that even that people gossiped, made up false accusations and went behind backs to get what they wanted. And at the end it is a love story with happy ending. The heroines and heroes of this book struggle at first. they have to go through self discovery, changes and even swallow their pride to come to happy ending.

I come to this book and read parts of it time to time. Especially the romantic ones. And every single time, it captivates me and i cant put it down. Even now... took me 2 days to read it.. and i stayed up until 1am to read it.

please give this book a chance, i am sure you will not be disappointed. and tell me what was your favourite part.  Oh and please check out the movie as well. I love the version with Keira Knightley. She is such a perfect Lizzy :)

"If you will thank me, let it be for yourself alone. That the wish of giving happiness to you might add force to other inducements which led me on, i shall not attempt to deny. but your family owe me nothing. Much as i respect them, I believe I thought only of YOU" Mr Darcy to Lizzy.

Thursday, 9 August 2012


I know what you think... WTF !!! is she kidding?! Is she really reading a teenage story? Really?!!

Don't punish me just yet. The reason i came across this book is actually the film and crisis i have been going through with my housemates. It got over the top and i wanted to chillax for a bit. So i decided to have a movie night. And what's a movie night without a chick flick, right? So i just watched Angus, thongs and perfect snogging .. and it was the right choice. I have never laughed so much in my life. this is movie that even if i had the worst day, week, or month... even a year always puts a smile on my face. 
not to mention that Aaron Johnson is so unbelievable cute and hot in the same time. Shame he is taken (although i know i wouldn't stand a chance and it would be only unfulfilled dream of mine). And also i am not 23 years older than him. Seriously what is it with the guys recently... are we girls not good enough for them so they have to look and go out with our mums, aunties and grandmas? 

but back to the topic. so after watching the movie... me being me.. i have downloaded the first 2 book of Confessions of Georgia Nicolson. And i have to say, it wasn't a disappointment at all. 

Angus, Thongs and Full-Frontal Snogging is one the most hilarious books i have ever read. Georgia is in her way so patronising  and stuck up on her own arse but you still feel for her and you still want her to get The Sex God. 

i took my kindle to work, read it on the bus there and back. read it through the work and lunch. i couldn't put down the book for a minute. i had laughed to much. it's very easy to read for anybody and it sucks you in. it makes you think about your own teenage years. all the love, heartbreak, embarrassment, times you spent with your friends.. times when nobody understood you. times when you felt your friends abandoned you for their new boyfriends. even now we still go through all those feelings. And even now we all dream about getting off with the our own Sex God. 

i recommend this book just for the sentimental purposes. it will make you laugh. and it will make you shake your head when reading some parts. 

all in all.. this good is a good feel book on a bad day. check out the movie as well. i am currently on the 5th book so i wonder how it all pants out... if Georgia and Sex God are meant to be or if Dave the Laugh will win her heart... 

please let me know what you think .. let me know what this book made you think off. 

Love Zuz xxx

An apology..

Hey guys, 

sorry for being quite for last couple of weeks.. but you know how it goes.. Life gets into way. Had a family (household) crisis which took my attention and time to read and write.. but i am back to it now and in next couple of days there will couple of posts coming towards you. 

so please don't give up on me just yet.. 

check it in couple of days and i am sure you will be lovely surprised. Read through couple of books which i want to talk to you about and also well can't miss out the amazing topic the whole world is talking about and that's The Olympics and how amazing Team GB is doing. 

so keep an eye on my posts.

have an amazing day 

ZUZ xxx

Friday, 13 July 2012


Let me start by saying: "THIS IS MY FAVOURITE BOOK OF ALL THE TIME !" The reason is not because it is a love story and we all love a good love story. The reason is not because the movie adaptation is good as well. The reason is not that it is written by Nicholas Sparks... The reason is... that this book is great. It makes you laugh. And it makes you cry. I have to say that when it came to the sad parts of this book, i was crying my eyes out and went through box of Kleenex. And that's what you want from a good book. You want a story which is so captivating that you can't put the book down. You take it everywhere. Like Ronnie took her Anna Karenina book with her everywhere... Yes, in my head I look like Ronnie. This is one thing I do with every good book... I become the main character. And Yes, Will looks like Liam Hemsworth in my head (sorry Miley Cyrus - it's nothing against you, you have got him for real anyway. And you are such a cute couple) ..

I have to say, I was very skeptical when I started reading this book. Actually it has been on my book shelf for over a year. I have just come across it the other day after looking through You Tube and finding clips from the movie adaptation. And me being me, I had to know if the book is like the movie...


So give it a try yourself and see what you think about this. Some might say, it's another love story and curse me for recommending it to read.. but some of you might see what I see it this book ..  A beautiful story about love, not only between girl and boy, about love within family and about going through hell, you will learn how to say goodbye, how to forgive and realise.. Life is short and incredible. Don't waste it.


The Last Song is a story about Ronnie. Ronnie's parents divorced 3 years ago and she feels her dad abandoned her and her brother Jonah.. She actually hasn't spoken to him for past 3 years. Ronnie is a girl with a good heart but is lost in the world at the moment. And she is not definitely impressed when her mum suddenly ships her and Jonah to their dad's for the summer.

Of course as any other teenage girl soon turning 18, she rebels against the idea and there is lots of arguments and her shouting and blaming her dad for everything.

On the first day, Ronnie meets Will. Well he actually crushes into her and spill her soda all over her. What a charmer, ey? And guess what? It's a love at first sight. Of course they don't get together for first couple of chapters.

Ronnie also meets Blaze and her boyfriend Marcus. Marcus immediately start lusted after Ronnie which causes Blaze to be jealous. Blaze's jealousy takes a new turn when she sets up Ronnie as a shoplifter. Yes, Ronnie did shoplift in New York, but doesn't want to do it anymore. But she still lands in lot of trouble.

Ronnie also finds a nest of sea turtle eggs which she falls in love with and starts to protect. This eventually leads to another meeting with Will.. and after a rocky start they finally become a couple. Yes, Ronnie sees the fireworks with Will. This relationship changes the both of them. And their view of the future. Of course there isn't a easy road to ultimate happiness and there are some bumps on the road. On the day of the turtle's eggs finally hatching, Ronnie's dad collapses and it's revealed that he has terminal cancer and is going to die.

This starts to change Ronnie. She becomes frustrated and upset with the whole world. She pushes everybody away. Even Will. She breaks up with him after she finds out that Will knew what has happened on the night when church, her dad loves and is making a window for, burnt down. Ronnie decides to stay with her dad until the end. They spent Steve's last months together and they rebuilt their relationship. Ronnie even starts to play the piano again as she realises that is her dad's big love.

One november morning, Steve does not open his eyes. He dies happy knowing that his children love him. On the day of the funeral, Ronnie meets Will again and they give their relationship another go. Their love is stronger than any of the bumps. Will even transfers to Columbia so he can be with Ronnie in New York.

Happy ending. :)

Tuesday, 10 July 2012


Thought you should know how the little me looks like


Hi there guys.. 

My name is Zuzana Vystrcilova. I know it's a mouthful .. so just call me Zuz. That's what my friends called me and hopefully if you reading this blog you might have become my friend at this point or we will be friends. 

Probably you all wonder what is this blog about. Well from the name A Secret Reading Garden you actually guessed. And if you haven't guessed it from the name the introduction to my blog and this post make it perfectly clear for you. It's about books. Wow.. what a surprise I know. Look, the reason I have decided to start this blog is because i love books. I love getting lost in a good book. My friend Chris hates me when i start reading a good book because i get lost to the world ( and don't pay enough attention to him :)) Anyways, the reason I have decided to blog about my passion for books is to share the emotions, thoughts and opinions about books. I read a lot. If i like a book i can read it within 2 days.  And i just thought, there isn't a website which would tell you what's the book about and what feelings and views are about this book. Yes, there are the famous book reviews you can in magazines or newspapers telling what's the book about briefly and the critics will talk about the style of writing and if the story is good or bad.. or you can google each individual book or novel and wikipedia will tell you the plot from the start to end..but you don't actually ever read what's the opinion of general public on various books. Here I will just do that. I will write about every single book i read, it's kinda a reading journal i guess. But i just wanna share the love I've got for to books (I guess i inherited that from my mum). And of course i wanna know what YOU think about the book if you have read it. 

To each post I also add a picture in lomography style, which is another of my big loves. so maybe from time to time i can write reviews about that as well. Just let me know, if you are interested in it..

I guess that is enough from me know. Hope you will like my creativity a little bit. if you have any questions or comments let me know and i will gladly answer to anything. 

Happy reading i guess. 

Zuz xXx