I’ve just finished reading Miranda Dickinson’s Welcome to my world and I loved it. It’s been a while since I’ve felt really satisfied after reading a girly book. This chick lit book isn’t so much about romance like the rest and it’s not all perfect characters with perfect lives. It was a good story, the characters are charming and a little different from the norm in this sort of genre, they were interesting and real. They were definitely different from the bog standard 2D characters i usually find myself reading about, but all the same I felt like I really knew them.The setting wasn’t a big city where everything is exciting and perfect but it’s a place you can imagine clearly even if you’ve never been anywhere like it. It’s a place that feels like home, the characters invite you in and make you feel welcome.
What i most enjoyed about this book was the fresh description. Although, I’ve not read anything I thought had boring description, the words on these pages really stood out to me. It’s the first time I’ve read a book where I’d really noticed the descriptions/metaphors/similes(not because i don’t normally) I kept finding myself thinking ‘that’s a really good way of writing it’ or ‘i wouldn’t of thought of putting it like that’. I loved how original those were(though i can’t think of any off the top of my head. Will add some at a later date) and how easily I was able to see what the author was showing me.
I really recommend reading it and if you’re not into chick lit, read it anyway because it’s a great example of originality, it’s been a while since I’ve read about someone or some place, written so well I could almost reach out and touch it.
I went back through the book, below are a few snippets of description that I particularly enjoyed reading.
“Large spots of rain began to pepper her head and shoulders, catching the light from the street lamp as they fell; a shower of shimmering crystals splashing around her as she remained frozen to the spot.”
“The sun was beginning to dip behind the early evening clouds, gilding everything in rich golden light.”
“Brazilian rainforest canopies, throwing spotlights of pure gold onto the forest floor hundreds of feet below.”
“Outback Australia, its surface cracked by the scorching sun and peppered with skeletal frames of weather-beaten trees..”
“When their lips meet, its like a billion shooting stars colliding, filling every atom of darkness with shimmering light.”