May 27, 2014

But it is the nature of stars to cross

This book OH.MY.GOD.

I'm a little late to this party, but better late than never. I've been hearing lots of good things about it. Several friends recommended it to me & I just had so many other things on my reading list I never got to it. Well, on Thursday I saw a trailer for the movie and decided I needed to read it immediately & it was only $5 on Kindle so I swiped it right up. I read it over the course of 2 days. I believe it was probably around a 7 hour read.

I started reading The Fault in Our Stars Thursday about 1 in the afternoon - by 5 I was 60% through. I hadn't cried yet, in fact I was cracking up. John Green is so ironic & punny & generally hilarious. He knows how to write a book! I'm going to need to read more promptly.

Anyways I started back up reading on Friday. However, I had to start taking breaks because the tears were fogging up my glasses & I couldn't hardly see anything. I was a pathetic little thing. I went to town to get lunch and was thinking about what I had read thus far and legitimately started crying & it wasn't just a glimmering tear. It was full blown crying. 

The funny thing about me is, I am able to get emotionally attached to book & tv characters and I'm a big cry-er when reading or watching tv. Movies rarely make me cry & I typically don't cry IRL. I also find it hard to get emotionally involved with the minor characters in my life. But give me a book & those characters are my best damn friends. I feel what they feel & I feel it deeply. I know I can't be the only one this sort of thing happens to!

It's an amazing book. It's one of the greatest love stories I have ever read. The characters have cancer - but it's not a book about cancer.  If I ever know a love half as great as the love Hazel & Augustus share I would be happy.

I'm going to need to go buy the actual book. A hard copy of this has to exist in my collection. It is one I will read over & over again. I believe it has gained a place on my list of favorites. Amongst others like Ordinary People and The Old Man & The Sea. I think this list of titles says something about me.

I only really talk in depth about books with 3 people. This book is proving to be an exception! I have told damn near everyone I have talked to about it & have recommended they read it. And if they have read it I want to dive into a deep conversation about it! 

Have you read The Fault in Our Stars?? If yes, let's talk about it! I LOVE talking about this book. If you haven't, GO READ IT RIGHT NOW! And yes, I'm yelling in my super excited voice. The super excited voice doesn't come out of me very often - you know this is serious people. SERIOUS BUSINESS!

I hope you all had a great holiday weekend & celebrated all the brave men & women who have fought for our freedom & liberty! 

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