This is not quite a book review but more of a confession of my love for this book, the story, the characters and of course the author. I sat down to read this book two days ago and I was sucked into the story from the first page.I had an idea about what the book was about but not enough to know what kind of journey I was about to embark on. Every spare moment I had over the last two days I was reading the book, I worked for 8 hours yesterday and when I went on my twenty minute break I spent almost all of it reading. Once I got home and was ready to get back into the story, at this point I was half way through the book and I just kept reading until the early hours of the morning while taking breaks to cry. Sure I have cried when reading a book but it was just a tear of happiness.When I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger at one moment in the book I had to put the book down and cry simply because I could not read through my watery eyes. And TFiOS had the same effect on me except multiple times.

Of course there were parts that made me laugh and crack a smile and you get to experience love in its purest form in this story. I almost wish I could unread it so I can go through the emotions first hand again. It is a love story, about Augustus and Hazel. With deep themes that I often think about and question.Will I leave a mark on the world? Will I be loved? I can't go into too much detail about my thoughts and feelings about the book without spoiling it for anyone but I just can't express how much I adore this book. I love John Green's previous novels but this is just incredible and if he never wrote another novel he has created books that any author would be proud of. I think everyone should read this book, I know I will be bugging my friends to read it. I have even gone back and re-read my favourite moments, it is now my joint favourite book.
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I just can’t stop thinking about it and I even woke up feeling sad. I know it seems silly to feel like this about a work of fiction but when a story consumes you like that it is hard not to feel this way. It will be a story that stays with me forever.

The Fault in Our Stars by John Green

23.5.12

This is not quite a book review but more of a confession of my love for this book, the story, the characters and of course the author. I sat down to read this book two days ago and I was sucked into the story from the first page.I had an idea about what the book was about but not enough to know what kind of journey I was about to embark on. Every spare moment I had over the last two days I was reading the book, I worked for 8 hours yesterday and when I went on my twenty minute break I spent almost all of it reading. Once I got home and was ready to get back into the story, at this point I was half way through the book and I just kept reading until the early hours of the morning while taking breaks to cry. Sure I have cried when reading a book but it was just a tear of happiness.When I read The Time Traveler's Wife by Audrey Niffenegger at one moment in the book I had to put the book down and cry simply because I could not read through my watery eyes. And TFiOS had the same effect on me except multiple times.

Of course there were parts that made me laugh and crack a smile and you get to experience love in its purest form in this story. I almost wish I could unread it so I can go through the emotions first hand again. It is a love story, about Augustus and Hazel. With deep themes that I often think about and question.Will I leave a mark on the world? Will I be loved? I can't go into too much detail about my thoughts and feelings about the book without spoiling it for anyone but I just can't express how much I adore this book. I love John Green's previous novels but this is just incredible and if he never wrote another novel he has created books that any author would be proud of. I think everyone should read this book, I know I will be bugging my friends to read it. I have even gone back and re-read my favourite moments, it is now my joint favourite book.
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I just can’t stop thinking about it and I even woke up feeling sad. I know it seems silly to feel like this about a work of fiction but when a story consumes you like that it is hard not to feel this way. It will be a story that stays with me forever.
This book has been on my to-read list for a long time and I have just finished it after a few months from starting it. At first I was really consumed by the book and was flipping through the pages really quickly but then I started to lose a bit of interest as well as being busy with reading for my seminars. Today I finished the last quarter of the book and I do really like this book. I think if I read this book about 2 or 3 years ago I would have loved it even more. Reading it made me feel very nostalgic and the thoughts that Charlie has are quite similar to the thoughts and feelings that I had when I was 16 years old. If you are around that age I would definitely read this book, even if you are the opposite of a wallflower I am sure you can relate in some way. 


I'm not going to talk about the story because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who has not read the book, it just goes through a teenage boys life and it is nice to read about a simple persons life instead of an extreme out of this world story and that is why I like it. It touches on the themes of family, friends, life and love. The most important things in the world. I'm quite looking forward to seeing the film adaptation even though the actors chosen for the roles are not what I imagined in my head but I'm hoping it will tell the story as true to the book as possible. 


My favourite quote from the book - 
'So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still chose wherever we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.'

Book Review: The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

19.5.12

This book has been on my to-read list for a long time and I have just finished it after a few months from starting it. At first I was really consumed by the book and was flipping through the pages really quickly but then I started to lose a bit of interest as well as being busy with reading for my seminars. Today I finished the last quarter of the book and I do really like this book. I think if I read this book about 2 or 3 years ago I would have loved it even more. Reading it made me feel very nostalgic and the thoughts that Charlie has are quite similar to the thoughts and feelings that I had when I was 16 years old. If you are around that age I would definitely read this book, even if you are the opposite of a wallflower I am sure you can relate in some way. 


I'm not going to talk about the story because I don't want to spoil it for anyone who has not read the book, it just goes through a teenage boys life and it is nice to read about a simple persons life instead of an extreme out of this world story and that is why I like it. It touches on the themes of family, friends, life and love. The most important things in the world. I'm quite looking forward to seeing the film adaptation even though the actors chosen for the roles are not what I imagined in my head but I'm hoping it will tell the story as true to the book as possible. 


My favourite quote from the book - 
'So I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we’ll never know most of them. But even if we don’t have the power to choose where we come from, we can still chose wherever we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them.'
Today I woke up to sunshine, a sight I have not seen in a while. I got up had my breakfast and coffee and I thought I would go out in my back garden to soak up some vitamin d and I took my rabbit out of his hutch so he can munch on some of the grass. Along with the grass we had a lot of flowers growing, dandelions, daisies, bluebells and buttercups. I captured their beauty as I know my Mum is planning on having the grass cut very soon.

I think Miffy enjoyed the sunshine, grass and flowers more than me.

For the rest of this Spring day I'm going to catch up on my blog/magazine/book reading, download some new music and just relax. And here is a song that I have been singing and playing today. Hope you're enjoying your Saturday.

Hello Sunshine by Super Furry Animals



p.s. the new blog title/banner was drawn by me what do you think?

Hello Sunshine

12.5.12

Today I woke up to sunshine, a sight I have not seen in a while. I got up had my breakfast and coffee and I thought I would go out in my back garden to soak up some vitamin d and I took my rabbit out of his hutch so he can munch on some of the grass. Along with the grass we had a lot of flowers growing, dandelions, daisies, bluebells and buttercups. I captured their beauty as I know my Mum is planning on having the grass cut very soon.

I think Miffy enjoyed the sunshine, grass and flowers more than me.

For the rest of this Spring day I'm going to catch up on my blog/magazine/book reading, download some new music and just relax. And here is a song that I have been singing and playing today. Hope you're enjoying your Saturday.

Hello Sunshine by Super Furry Animals



p.s. the new blog title/banner was drawn by me what do you think?

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