While most people are staring at their phones in the middle of a dinner party checking Instagram and/or Facebook I am pretty much doing the same thing only I’m nose deep in a book I’ve downloaded to my phone. I think that’s a lot more inconsiderate than checking for notifications and I’m not sorry. I actually get enthralled in my books, there can be a hundred people around but if you are failing to be more entertaining than a book, I’ll probably ignore you and go into a completely fictional world with fictional characters until you liven up.
That being said Me Before You by Jojo Moyes had me, it literally owned me for a full two weeks, and I was fine with it. When I decided to get this particular novel I had no idea what it would be about, it came as a recommendation from a fellow blogger and she didn’t describe it much but I figured why not? And right off the cuff of “Girl On The Train” I was in need of something else to fall quickly in love with. I will not go into the description of this book, you can look that up, I just want to talk about how it made me feel.
In love you are supposed to be selfless, putting others needs before your own because you want them to be as happy as possible without hurting yourself. Sometimes the hurt is inevitable but when it lands right it feels so good. This book gave me that feeling. It reminded me so much of the abilities of the human heart, the miles we stretch for one another until we are broken, peaceful, but still a little broken. I cried my soul out and I felt great about it. It was a beautiful story with a beautiful ending. Before this book I was strictly into murder mysteries and books surrounding scandalous behavior. It feels good to actually open my mind up to something different, something that made me feel deeply. If you can’t tell by now I WILL be owning this book and I suggest you do the same.
I am now apart of a book club (whoomp there it is) and the next book up is Labor Day. Not knowing that I would actually be invited to join a book club with civilized people, I watched this movie on Netflix about 5 months ago, but I am excited to read the novel as we all know movies never really compare to novels. So maybe I’ll have something to say about that in a few weeks.
I hope you all have a great week ahead, see you next Sunday!