Who loves a good read? I finish a book whether it grabs me or not. Some say that if it’s not doing it for you life is to short to keep on reading. Well when I pay for the book I’m bloody well going to finish it even if I do have to struggle through to the end. Not the author’s fault, we have different tastes, different needs and I can make stupid selections when I’m rushed.
My current read, a book that I have finished in a few days. I am a slow reader, my excuse is so I don’t miss anything, or become confused, as reading on the iPad it’s takes a ridiculous effort to flip back (a paperback you can at least earmark). I am floored at the pace at which I read this book.
‘Before I die’ by Jenny Downham, has stolen my heart.
Tessa is 16, has terminal cancer. A story told in first person (my favourite) through her eyes, her focus on a bucket list. A bucket list I do not have, do you?
Wishes you want to experience before you die
Maybe I’m not motivated enough or too lazy to have a list or the fact that I’m going to live forever (haha).
I tell my girls to live life and have no regrets. So of course you need some sort of list. Do as I say not as I do.
Tess’s list is reasonable, alters slightly through out the story, I would list the 10 that become I think 12 points as I remember them. Though as I have said it’s too hard to flick back on the iPad, I know there’s a thingy where you can save stuff but how do I know what I want to save till it’s too late. If you know what I mean.
Bring back the paperback but please for the same price as an e-book. I know neither realistic nor helpful. I read so much that I can’t always afford paperbacks nor the storage and the library takes so flipping long to have the book you want. I know a double edged sword!
Crushed I am Crushed
I’m not the patient sort when it comes to reading, I would probably climb over you to get a book I want
On Tess’s bucket list
- Have sex
- Break the law
- Be reckless
- Be famous
- Fall in love
- Parents reunite
- Be high on drugs
- Drunk on alcohol
- Ride a motorbike
- Drive a car
You’ll just have to read for yourself, I implore you to read the book, the writing and story is beautiful. I think so anyway. I can’t wait to read a particular page to my friends, they may slap me but that’s a risk I’ll take.