Monday, August 04, 2008

I am Reading Again!

Whoohoohoo!!! I have been reading again, starting the past few days. And it is just wonderful to be holding and turning the pages of a novel! I forgot how relaxing, how a story can just take me to a different place, a different time. Ahhhhh......I love books, I love reading!

I finished reading PS, I Love You by Cecilia Ahern a few days ago and I've been reading voraciously ever since.
A short summary: PS, I Love You follows the engaging, witty, and occasionally sappy reawakening of Holly, a young Irish widow who must put her life back together after she loses her husband Gerry to a brain tumor. Ahern, the twentysomething daughter of Ireland's prime minister, has discovered a clever and original twist to the Moving On After Death concept made famous by novelists and screenwriters alike--Gerry has left Holly a series of letters designed to help her face the year ahead and carry on with her life. As the novel takes readers through the seasons (and through Gerry's monthly directives), we watch as Holly finds a new job, takes a holiday to Spain with her girlfriends, and sorts through her beloved husband's belongings. Accompanying Holly throughout the healing process is a cast of friends and family members who add as much to the novel's success as Holly's own tale of survival. In fact, it is these supporting character's mini-dramas that make PS, I Love You more than just another superficial tearjerker with the obligatory episode at a karaoke bar. Ahern shows real talent for capturing the essence of an interaction between friends and foes alike; even if Holly's circle of friends does resemble the gang from Bridget Jones a bit too neatly to ignore (her best friend is even called Sharon).
Not a bad book; it was enjoyable for the most part, until the end. Hehehe. I know, I know. But for me, if the end isn't a great one, then it makes the book a so-so book. So yes, this one's a so-so book. Would I read it again, maybe, if there was nothing else to read. For a light, no-thinking read, this should be ok. But if I had a choice, I'd probably pick something else.

Not only have I been reading, I actually SCRAPPED today!! So double TOOT for me today!!!

I'm going to have to speed scrap soon, to catch up on all my CT requirements!!! But man, it felt sooooo good to open up Photoshop for something other than wedding stuff! :)


1 comment:

Zharmagne said...

Ate, pass on some books over here after youre done!! hehehe!