So I did plan on doing BEDA and then proceeded to forget about it yesterday because I was exhausted and also busy. I was working until half five then I went to see the 90s hit band, Steps which was what it was. Interesting definitely, I had a good time though.
However I'm going through the process of the after-math of a break-up and it's stressful and sad and I am trying to deal with it. Im going out tomorrow night to get drunk with some friends to cheer myself up.
Moving on, I wanted to talk about some good books I've read lately, some you may or may not have heard about.
The first one is The Fault In Our Stars by John Green.
Seriously, this book is amazing. Even if you have never heard or read any of John's books before, you need to seriously get your hands on a copy of this.
You will laugh and then you will cry.
The story follows Hazel and Augustus, two young teens who are living with cancer and how they attempt to live normal lives even though they know that they have a limited number of days.
I'm not going to tell you anymore than that because you just need to go read it and then come back and talk to me about it so we can nerd out together. Also, if you have a youtube account, John and his brother Hank have a youtube channel were they each make a video once a week and they are just awesome human beings and I am always interested in everything they have to say, so check that out at youtube.com/vlogbrothers.
The next book is I want to tell you about is Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. This book was recently made into a movie which I haven't seen yet and Im not sure that I will because I haven't heard good things about it and I dont want to take away from the book experience which was really good.
This book follows a young boy named Oskar Schell in the aftermath of losing his father in the 9/11 tragedy.
At first I was confused as to the style the book was written because every chapter comes from different narrators, either Oskar himself, his grandad or grandma and it wasn't immediately obvious to me, but I got there in the end.
I cant exactly put my finger on what I loved about this book, but the story is compelling and there are some brilliant one-liners that struck a chord with me and once I got into it, I found it hard to put down. I will definitely be looking into Foer's other books. I've heard good things about Everything is Illuminated. If you have read any of his books, please do let me know what you think.
So there you have it, go get your hands on these books, from waterstones, or barnes & noble, or go add them to your amazon basket right now. You know you need too.
As for me, I'm going to leave you with one of my favourite quotes, that's helping me get through what I'm going through, both of which the above novelists have said in different ways:
"It's the tragedy of loving, you can never love anything more than something you miss." - Foer
"You can love someone so much. But you can never love people as much as you can miss them." - Green