Good morning/evening fellow readers,
Today I`m going to do another post in my bookish- tea- time category where everything that doesn`t have a categories here on book blogging world is placed. Now for today`s post I am going to be talking about re-reading books.
I don`t know about you but I used to have this thing about re-reading books where I just couldn`t do it. The reason may be because I already know the plot and so the element of surprise isn`t there. However when I talking to someone about watching a film over and over again, the person said that it`s good to watch films again because you see some things that you may have missed the first time. Then it suddenly dawned on me that maybe I should read books more than once so that I would get the best out of the book.
Taking it back to earlier this year I first read Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell, which is one of my favourite book, and a few months after reading it for the first time I read again. The second time round I didn`t have any troubles reading it, and although I knew the plot, it didn`t bother me and I loved the book the second time around just like the first. If you`re wondering, yes I did cry- it`s so heart wrenching.
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Publisher: Simon & Schuster Childrens Books (29 Jan. 2015)
Format: Paperback (228 pages)
Source: Library copy
Synopsis: Meg and Cody have always been the closet best friends you have ever. They always tell each other everything and they know when one of them is upset. But when Cody decides to leave Meg alone forever without telling her Meg goes to investigate and revel the truth behind what Cody was hiding.
I originally didn`t expect anything amazing when I first started the book because I didn`t enjoy reading Gayle Foreman`s other works. When I first started I found it quite easy to get into as the writing was simplistic but I felt the tone of the book was very strong of sadness and this, in a way, went through me and encouraged me to continue reading.
The plot line of the book isn`t something worth going on and on about because it is quite a cliche- a girl trying to find out why her friend committed suicide whilst falling in love at the same time. Although the thing that is worth talking about is how real the characters are and how they have imperfections. We see a lot of characters in books who are seemingly perfect and all they worry about is the things they take for granted but the characters in this book have a rawness to them and they are just human, if you know what I mean.
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I really can`t believe that it is already June! Time has really flew. Anyway since it is the middle of the year I`d thought I do a “My favourite books of 2015 so far” to freshen my memory on the books I`ve read and to give recommendations- 2 in 1- what`s not to love? Oh and these are the books I have read, not necessary what has been published in 2015. The books:
- To all the boys I`ve loved before– this book got me hooked from the very first page and it is just a wonderful summer read, full of family, romance and baking.
- PS I still love you– this is the sequel of To all the boys I`ve loved before and the story gets even better- it was definitely worth the read.
- To kill a mockingbird– a classic that everyone should read which will make you question society whilst it will open your mind.
- I capture the castle– a novel that is full of sweetness but it will deepen the anger of some people.
- Eleanor and Park– yes I finally read this and I love it so much, I think it is a heart tearing read, and why can`t Park be real?
- All the bright places– this is a book that everyone should read because it will open your mind a bit more on a very deep topic and the characters in the book are very real.
- The disreputable history of frankie landau-banks– is a novel all about growing up and accepting who you are- what every teenager will go through and the story itself has more than just a few plans for revenge.
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