Thursday, March 7, 2013

[Good Reads] A Thief & Faulty Stars

Are you a book reader? I usually find that people either love to read (beyond exhausted but deeply engrossed in a book at 3 am), or read because they have to (for work, school, street signs, all those emails... flip, flip, flip magazines).

I'm the former. I love a good book that I can dive into head first. A book that offers a perspective or reality that I know little or nothing about; offering me insight into a world that I would otherwise have no way of experiencing. I read all genres, but my favorites are those where I come to know and love the main characters.

Here are my latest favorite reads.

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I'm not a good book reviewer. I won't even try to describe how lovely these books are. Given the subject matter, they should be really depressing-- teenagers living their lives with terminal cancer,  a book narrated by Death that is set in Germany during WWII. I mean really. Yet they still manage to be, dare I say, hopeful. Let me just say that these books are not light reads and they don't have Disney-endings. However, you come to love the characters and don't want the story to end. I also think it's commendable when an author can break your heart in one chapter, and mend it with the next.

So yes, hankies are required, but these are stories that stay with you for a long time.

// sources //
The Fault in Our Stars by John Green
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak
paper pot tissue holder by mollaspace
dainty embroidered handkerchief
asheville chair via crate & barrel
adesso architect reading lamp
cup of tea

I have no idea what I'm going to read next. Maybe a light autobiography? Tina Fey or Mindy Kaling... Any suggestions?

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