i’ve mentioned in a few posts now how much i love curling up with a good book to relax. reading is one of the few things that can make me truly forget everything else for a minute and just breathe. there’s something about it that allows me to disappear for a while into another world and let go all the stress from work, friends, family, and just life in general while still using my brain. plus i love falling in love with a story and the characters, sometimes- and i really mean sometimes because it’s rare- but when i really fall in love with a book there are times when i feel like a part of the story, like i’m just another character. when i’m reading one of these books everyone close to me knows because my nook is pretty much glued to my hands, i don’t put up such a fight about taking the metro, i don’t watch tv and i usually sleep a lot less.
it had been a while since i had read a book that i truly loved and i had been hearing a lot about john green’s the fault in our stars so i figured i’d give it a shot.
oh.my.gooodness. i can’t even begin to describe how much i loved this book. there were parts that i actually laughed out loud, and parts that broke my heart and made me cry (let me tell you the people next to me on the plane probably thought i was crazy) the characters were perfectly flawed and became so real to me it was like i knew them. i read it in two sittings and haven’t stopped thinking about it since, i want more much like hazel wanted more from an imperial infliction.
if you haven’t read it, pick it up at the bookstore, order it on your nook, kindle or iPad, or even borrow it from a friend. if you’ve already read it let me know what you think!