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Sunday, November 8, 2009

Where Rainbow's End

No writing of the MS thus far today.

After church this morning I picked up a book Sue had recommended to me. She reckoned it was one of those "impossible to put down once you start" books. She told me, in great excitement, I might add, that it was written entirely as emails and letters between the characters. Well, I was mildly intrigued, it sounded like an interesting concept. AND written by the woman who wrote PS. I LOVE YOU. I really liked that movie so I agreed to give the book a look. Ever since then she has been pestering me about whether or not I had started reading it yet. Talk about nagging!

So, anyway, I started reading it today. The childrens novel I had tried to read had failed to grab me and I was looking for something else to sink my teeth into, so I picked up ROSIE DUNNE (sometimes entitled Where Rainbows End) by Cecelia Ahern and began to read.

Well, I have to confess I was hooked from the first page.

To Alex
My birthday is on Tuesday not Wednesday. You cant bring sandy to the party because mum says so. She is a smelly dog.
From Rosie

To Rosie
I do not care wot your stupid mum says sandy wants to come.
Form Alex

To Alex
My mum is not stupid you are. You are not aloud to bring the dog. She will brust the baloons.
From Rosie

I just had to keep reading. I was in love with the characters already. I am now almost half way through and totally hooked. I just have to know what happens. (Sue wouldnt tell me)

Cecelia is truly gifted. The story flows so effortlessly. You know the characters, their quirks, their flaws, their passions, their issues, and yet you only experience their world through their own words and what they share with each other in their letters, emails and instant messages. It is witty, delightful, charming, frustrating, heart breaking and romantic, it has it all.

I am loving it and I am sure you will enjoy it too, if you have not read it already.


  1. told you told you told you!!! And I do not nag. Well only for a good reason.

  2. It is midnight and I have to go to bed, but I don't want to sleep I want to keep reading. :(

    Got to write tommorrow too. Hope I can put the book down long enough to do some work.

    I'm blaming you Sue!