Bland things happen - not every diary entry is explosive, some are just about buying baby things or having a conversation with Thom. I really enjoyed the novel. Thanks go to the publishers for supplying this book. I must say, I really liked this book. Like I said, I liked her up until the 30th of August because on the 31st of August she looks at engagment rings and that really damaged my opinion of her. The wedding diaries just wasn't for me. As her due date nears she can't help but wonder - is the life she loved gone forever? All in all, it was not my favourite read, I was not so hooked and interested in this what's going to happen, didn't understand some of the relations between mother and Kiki, and what the hell was the problem with Pedro???? What a book the twists and turns of everyday life and especially for new mum's.
I thought a I thought this book was okay, it started off well and the last chunk was also good but Kiki was so unbearable in the middle that I considered giving up reading it. It became a little repetitive, but an interesting twist. An extremely serious noticeable absence of something, it turns out, Kiki now realises she was pretty glad about. It had me nodding along with agreement because I could sympathise with the Kiki and the way she feeling, I could share the birth stories and I could envy Kiki how easy her birth was. In genere mi piace molto il genere del diario, così come la narrazione in prima persona in generale.
This is a second book in the series about Kiki. The similarities between the heroines -- women working in the publishing industry in London with a close knit circle of ecclectic friends -- only enhanced this. Of course, it should never have happened so soon. That's as long as you ignore: 1. As a well-educated, well-traveled woman in my early 30s with a great marriage and career now living in England and who had a child three years ago, I was surprised at how very little Kiki and I had in common. It was funny to read about another person who feels almost exactly like I do even if it's fiction! What I really love about these books is that they are humorous and light hearted, without making the reader feel un-intelligent.
The book captured the fact that not everyone feels like they are ready to become parents, and sometimes being an adult feels more like playing dress up than reality. It's not the same for everyone, and I think Sam Binnie illustrates that here, in The Baby Diaries, in the most witty and elegant way. The characters were brilliantly written! I'd give this book to a friend simply for the last 20-30 pages in it. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers. In diary style, this novel will have you laughing out loud. Please do read this book. I laughed my way through this funny and candid account of how planning a wedding can turn a bride into bridezilla no matter how much she protests she isn't the least bit stressed or controlling.
It's a great way to read this book and it helps fulfill the fantasy of reading someone else's diary. Quite pity Keeks for what have happened to her during the planning with Eve and friends being evil, family ignore her etc. The relationship between her and Thom was brilliant, and also between Kiki and her sister. It is easy to read though, perfect for a train journey. Her advice is given in a non-judgemental fashion and you can tell that she tries to practice what she preaches.
Quite pity K Kinda like it though. The book is quite funny and there were many moments where I have to put the book down because I was laughing so hard. And actually it was so predictable, crazy bride - to - be, thinking just about the wedding, forgeting what is really important on this day. The ending is disappointing to say the least. I didn't like the writing style or the diary format of the book, I struggled with some of the humour and I couldn't warm to the main character. He was perfect, and it was really nice to read that he is not afraid to tell how he is feeling in this whole situation. God, this book was good.
So I was very excited when The Baby Diaries was coming out as I was desperate to see how Kiki and Thom got on after the first book finished. I have heard that her second book the baby diaries is much better so I still might try that at some point, but for now I'm moving onto something else. Your suddenly pregnant sister — surprise! I seem to have noticed a lot of recent chick lit books about weddings, which is a slight variation on the genre being about finding or losing a man. This wasn't amazing but also not bad! Here she shows a sensitivity to the fact that not everyone finds it as easy or straightforward to become pregnant as Kiki, that the odds are high that someone in your social circle especially as large as hers! It was a nice quick and easy read to take your mind off of other things. The Baby Diaries - 2013 Kiki and Thom are only just getting used to married life when they discover she is pregnant.
I quite liked Kiki up until the 30th of August then my feelings for her went downhill from there. Review copy from Avon, in exchange for my honest review. In order for this to work in The Wedding Diaries Kiki has to be quite unpleasant and unsympathetic, but to my mind this was done to so great an extent that I didn't buy her sudden conversion to being a nicer person. Far too early if you ask me. I've never read anything like this before and I was really happy Sam decided to spice things up with writing this book in that particular format. I must say, I really liked this book.