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janusvielle

The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Table for Two

Table for Two - Marla Miniano Table for Two has five (5) stories squeezed into this little book. Having not read the synopsis printed on the back of the book, I had no idea that this was written with various characters and settings. When I got through the first story, I thought the second part was a continuation of the pervious story. It got pretty weird to me that it was a sudden change in the character’s portrayal. That’s when I decided to check the back... whoops! My bad. So let’s dissect:The first story is entitled Fresh, where long-time couple, Mandy and Tristan, are on the brink of ending their relationship. There’s not much to say about this story. Only that Tristan reminds me so much of one of my ex-boyfriends. A guy who’s always late? Been there, done that! As far as the flashback on how Tristan started to court Mandy, I immediately felt dislike for him. I like a guy who would go after what he wants and wouldn’t just “clue in” his feelings but rather say them directly, because seriously, I’m no mind-reader. Timeout is the second story. Here readers meet Jill, a girl who has problems with picking the right guy for her. Her brother pesters her that she’s dating the wrong guys and insists she take a break from dating for a month. I don’t know what happened here [if a month has passed or not] but she eventually chose between Robbie and Jack. I, for one, don’t understand her choice and what made her decide on it. The third story, All the Best, is about Carl trying to stop his best friend from marrying some girl. He feels that they have yet to decide that they are ready for a lifelong commitment such as this. Trying in vain to persuade his friend to change his mind, he forgets about his and Kim’s (his girlfriend of many years) anniversary. I didn’t like this story very much and there isn’t much to think about.This Closure, the title of the fourth story, tells the story of Lucas. A guy who hasn’t gotten over a girl he had fallen in love with years ago. To be honest, Lucas is a pathetic idiot. I feel sorry for him but he’s pathetic. As for Bettina, the girl he’s so in love with, I don’t know what he sees in her. In spite of what I said about Lucas, I feel worse about Bettina. She shouldn’t have led him on. Last, but not the least, Table for Two, is the highlight of this book, hence the title. You see, this is where all our stories collide. All the characters come into place in this small, insignificant coffee shop. And it seems that this is where the magic happens... It’s a rather simple one compared to the other four but it’s nice and sweet all the same. You truly can never know where you’ll find true love...Marla Miniano’s Table for Two is kind of like those Hollywood movies with stellar star-studded cast of multiple stories that collide in one special event; like say, Valentine’s Day or New Year’s Eve (the actual movie titles). I don’t really get why it need the change in perspectives but it was fun. Although short and a little vague on the details, I took pleasure in reading it. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com