Apologies if you received this earlier in the week – the WordPress app and I were not getting on! 😉
Anyway, as I was saying…
I thought I’d publish a cheeky little six word story! I usually put these on my instagram so of you’d like to see more, follow me over there but for her, here’s today’s Six Word Story and I personally think this truly is a story we should all remember, all the time…
Happy Sunday x
They say when someone dies that they leave a hole in your heart but I don’t think that’s true.
Instead, they add something to your heart. It has the shape and weight of a large boulder and its forever in the way. It makes it hard for your heart to keep working. Hard to breathe. I tried explaining that to a woman at work and she told me about someone her friend knew who had a tumour inside their heart the size of a pea. I think she thought that would help. Empathizing by sharing a parallel story. They did both involve hearts. Maybe the emphasis was lost over text message.
That is why I bought him online.
Read the rest…
Published on www.50GS.com, 14th March 2018
If Carelsberg made books…
This is the most wonderful book, you can see straight away why it won the coveted Costa Book Awards. I actually tweeted when I was about 30 pages into the book; ‘Ever found a book so amazing you want to stop reading cause you don’t want to finish it? This is that book’. Only the opposite happened, I read faster because I just couldn’t put it down.
I was constantly amazed at the author ability to make what could have been a sad story and make it warm, full of love and very funny. I also loved how just when you thought the book was about one thing, it would change to be about something else but move seamlessly between the story lines.
It’s not just the wonderful story lines, it is the way it is written, with beautiful language and in the first person in a way that makes you feel like the protagonist is talking directly to you. It was very clever of the author.
I read this book as mother to two small children which gave me a certain perspective, amazingly I think this is a book that would read differently for different people and at different times in life; if you were a 18 year old man you would see a very different story, the same for a man, grandparent, you would all draw different things and perspectives from the story.
When I finished the book I had something that I have not had since I don’t know when… I wanted to immediately start again because I knew that I would love the book even more the second time.
I really hope that you enjoy this book as much as I did, please leave a comment to let me know, or let me know if you have any suggestions of what I can read next!
This book gets a fabulous 5 out of 5, enjoy!
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After seeing so much about this book – EVERYWHERE and after two semesters of reading Victorian literature, I was keen to get reading and it was a great first book to get me out of my literature degree head space.
It’s a really fun easy read with wonderful characters, you are rooting from right from the beginning. It is unashamably predictable, right from the word go so not for you if you love a mystery, but there is still enough happening that you want to keep reading to see what happens next. This book also made me laugh out loud a couple of times – always a good thing.
If you are looking for a wonderful, easy read but in a way that doesn’t just follow the standard format, especially with regards to the characters, then this book is for you!
This book gets 3.5 out of 5.
Happy reading x