While I did enjoy this more than Permanent Record, I still feel like there is something missing from Choi’s books. I enjoyed the dynamic of Sam and Penny, and I honestly, I completely disagree that Penny is an unlikeable character. She is, in fact, so real in her presentation, that I could not hate her, because I think we can all see a little of ourselves in her. I find that my biggest problem with Choi’s books is that I never feel particularly driven to pick them up while I am reading them. When I finally do, I enjoy what I am consuming, but I do not feel that these are stories that will stay with me forever. I think she writes about a very complicated time in people’s lives and I appreciate and acknowledge her willingness to tackle that subject matter. I like how normal everything is in her books and that despite her characters lead completely realistic, boring lives, she still suggests that these are stories we need to know. I will be giving this a 7/10
Debo alejarme de ti ahora, porque es en este momento que tengo el coraje para hacerlo. No cuando decides que nuestra historia ya tiene suficiente tinta encima y que no vale la pena seguir malgastando en ella. No cuando a causa de eso estoy muriendo y mi mente coloca un montón de excusas para defenderte y protegerse de la realidad. No cuando oigo el sonido sordo del dolor con tu nombre. Sino ahora, ahora cuando en medio del enojo soy capaz de herirme a mi misma con la verdad. Es ahora cuando no puedo tirar flores en nuestro camino para contraatacar el hedor que dejaste en él con tus acciones. Si me marcho ahora y camino en la dirección opuesta, entonces tal vez, y puede que solo tal vez, para el momento que el enojo se disipe y deje al descubierto el lienzo borroso del último bocado de amor que me quedaba, me encuentre demasiado lejos como para identificar el camino de vuelta.
After I finish reading a book, I’m breathless, in a trance, unable to do anything but sit there. Half the time I’m not even thinking about the book; I’m just there, thinking about how the curtain is dancing in the wind or how I’ve read for almost half the day straight. After I finish a book, it takes a while to get over it, to come back to the real world and to remember that I’m myself. It takes a while to shake off the magic, to be fully transported back from the adventure I was almost a part of. It takes some time to get that movie you make in my mind to calm down, to stop replaying the best parts, to wish I was really there. I try to remember how I got here - from the first page, to the last word. I try to remember the whole adventure I was taken on in between my daily like, if not in body then in mind. Finishing a book is like forgetting a part of myself, loosing something truly amazing. I sit there, clutching the book to my heart, the words on the pages almost my whole world for a few days. I stare, unable to more, like just being freed from stone. My eyes wide, my breathing slow and shallow, my mouth slightly agape. Books are true magic. True time machines and life savours. After reading the last word on the last page, after closing the book and knowing that I’ll never be the same again, I feel sad, for losing something precious, but grateful that I lived in another world, at least for a few hours. After finishing a book, reality doesn’t seem the same for a bit. I’m half way between my sweet fantasy, and sometimes a bitter reality.
Books are precious, magical, amazing. Everyone should experience their magic, their ability to transport the reader into somewhere else entirely. They leave me happy, breathless, blissful. I cradle books like they’re gold, In a way, they’re more precious to me. I’m so grateful for books. They make life more amazing than it is, and I hope I’m not the only one. ❤️❤️❤️
who even are you if you’ve never dreamed of swearing to loathe someone for all of eternity only to find out after you’ve rejected their marriage proposal that they’re actually a really decent person and that everything they did, it was all for you….
Okay, reading in peace and silence is great, nothing to debate here, but here me out:
Reading in places with people.
Reading in a hush. Reading in the 30 minutes break at work, reading in the breaks in class. Reading on the way home, while walking. Reading while waiting for the bus. Reading in the train, reading in places were you just want to distract yourself from the noise around you. Reading while waiting for a friend. Talking with them about it when they finally arrive. Reading in the restaurant, reading in the bus; Just having a book with you always so that you can escape your everyday life for just some moments.
Sometimes, when I don’t get to read at all when I’m home, this is the only way I finish books.
Long shot on here maybe but does anyone know any places I can download ebooks that are translated from English to German? I’m learning the language at the moment and I’d love to add some familiar fiction to my resources. Doesn’t need to be anything special, I’m not looking for any genre or author in particular, just books I can easily find in English too.
#german#deutsch#language learning#books#ebooks #I’ve been trying to find physical versions of books I have in German #yeeeeah good fuckin luck buddy! they just dont exist here #or in the rare case that they do #they cost upwards of $60 for like. the first harry potter book #and it wasn’t even in stock #sadly audiobooks are out of the question i can’t do them even in english #btw I’m fine with paying I can drop a few bucks on this if need be
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With that being said, if anyone had read The Knife of Never Letting Go and is dying just as much as me, know you are not alone in your pain. My Indigo order just came in with the second and third book, so you’ll be hearing more from me soon.