Tuesday, April 19, 2011

P.S I love you By Cecilia Ahern

"Holly and Gerry are the kind of married couple that others envy. Then, at the age of 30, Gerry is diagnosed with a terminal illness. Holly doesn't know how she'll go on without him, and in truth, she doesn't want to. But Gerry has other plans for Holly. Months after Gerry's death, Holly receives a package of letters that he's left for her, instructing her to perform unexpected tasks. With the help of the letters - and her fun, quick-witted girlfriends and a raucously endearing family that smothers, loves and drives her crazy - Holly wobbles, weaves and jokes her way toward a new life, even larger than the one that she'd been forced to leave behind. PS, I Love You is a tender, funny, unexpectedly romantic novel that readers will treasure in their hearts and minds long after closing the pages."
I didn't want to read it at first because I thought, "I dont need another happily ever after story to add to my frustrations," but for want of a new book to read, I splurged and read it anyway. After losing her prince charming of a husband, Holly is devastated and is as much of a wreck as any heartbroken girl would be in her situation. The book is about how Holly survives day by day with the help of a list left by her husband, Gerry, which are to be opened monthly. The list contains tasks for her to do in order for Holly to help herself and to find the new her that would have to exist without Gerry. It's a surprisingly funny novel of rebirth and getting all your broken pieces back together.

I highly recommend this book for all those heartbroken wrecks out there looking for a new life and finding the strength to accept things just live your life. It's a feel-good book for anyone feeling depressed. I loved it. It's witty and clever and a splendid blend of funny and sad which is what is life itself. Definitely a must-read!

Info Regarding the Author:

Cecilia Ahern is a 22-year old daughter of Ireland's prime minister. She holds a degree in Journalism and Media Communications and was studying for a Master's degree in Film when she decided to leave school and write her first novel. She resides in Dublin.

Info Regarding the Book:

Published By: Hyperion
Published in: 77 West 66th Street, New York, New York 10023-6298
Published On: 2004
Number of Pages: 470
Cover Illustration By: Mary Lynn Blasutta

Monday, April 18, 2011

Collected Quotes :)

Some collected quotes to ponder:

  • People say that one day, I would be happy again and that this feeling would be a distant memory. It was getting to that day that was the hard part.
  • Your first relationships after the loss of a love may not be successful but those early groping tries will move you toward the sweet permanence that you deserve
  • Sometimes love puts on a funny disguise just to give you a lovely surprise
  • I want to know if you can be alone with yourself or If you truly like the company you keep in the empty moments.
  • There will come a time when you believe everything is finished, that will be the beginning
  • Storms make trees take deeper roots
  • Though no one can go back and make a brand new start, anyone can start from now and make a brand new beginning.
  • Sometimes its hard to let go of the one dollar in your hand to make room for the uncertain ten dollar you might or might not have. The ten you might get includes countless blessings that you could never have imagined in your old life, but before you could have any of them, you have to open your hand and release everything you were holding on to.
  • Keep your eye in the direction of the light even if you cant see it. Have faith that one day you will see it again.
  • The naked truth is always better than the best dressed lie.
  • True relationships are eternal. Keep the memory close to your heart. Maybe you'll meet again in the afterlife.
  • Sometimes it's best to love at a distance. Other times it means letting go.
  • I will always have a pocket of sorrow in my life but that will not keep me from plunging into life again.
  • Sometimes you dance with a partner, sometimes you dance alone. The important thing is to keep dancing
Yes, Im blogging again. When it's summer vacation and its too hot to even go out of your room, you either play online games, watch vids on youtube, wait for Facebook News Feed updates, wait for irrelevant tweets and if all else fails, Blog.

It's kinda pointless knowing that you'll be the only one who gets to read it unless you have the self confidence to publish it to different social networking sites which is my case never gonna happen except for twitter. Still it is nice to have something to do in the wee hours of the morning when you no one to talk to and you have all these ideas swimming in your head. Why waste 'em?

No more of my silly little blogs of before, after all, Im a young adult now. There's gotta be something in my head worth telling the world to