Reasons why a good book is like a relationship?!

So this is more of a tongue-in-cheek of a random thought I had while talking to a few friends about books that have impacted us for life.

10 reasons why a good book can be like a relationship:

  • Books can rip at your heart and the impact stays with you for life.
  • A good book can inspire and make your life a better place for life.
  • You can fall in love with a character that then breaks your heart.
  • A good book can make you sit for hours and just dwell on the issues.
  • A good book will still make you feel something the next day.
  • Sometimes you do judge the book by it’s cover and then can be completely surprised by the “reality”.
  • Sometimes a character can just say what you’ve been needing to hear.
  • A good book always seems to come along when you’re not expecting it.
  • A new genre can be exciting and take you places you never dreamed of going, and opening doors you never thought of opening before.
  • Books can give you some good ‘satisfaction’ *insert winky face here*

 

Tricky Tuesday

So this morning is one of those mornings where everything is happening and this Tuesday is my last day after the busy period where I work. So I’m taking the rest of the week off. So here’s just a brief overview of what’s due to happen today:

  • Bidding ends at 6:30 in the morning on an item I really want to get (cannot remember the last time I had to wake up that early!)
  • New phone is scheduled to come today.
  • My favourite clothing site is having a collection come out today and I’ve been saving for this one for a while.

They are just a few things that are happening today, of course I’m at work all day today, even though I have the rest of the week off #firstworldproblems. It’s just always seems to be the way. Do you find that too readers?

Caitlyn Jenner

I WILL write another Blog about this issue. I wasn’t going to, but I feel I need to as so many people are saying “Who Cares?” These comments are pretty much being by people who are in a certain type of group. Who have never had to feared being persecuted and judged, and have had to live in fear of family member being bashed violently and are still being killed…Yes…KILLED for being gay or for being transgender. There are teenagers killing themselves over these issues…

So you had BETTER CARE!

I will unfollow ANYONE who thinks this issue is “nothing”.

This is not about a family who are known in the media for other reasons. This is an issue that people are still scared to come out about. People lose families, job, friends and sometimes their lives over these issues. You are naive if you think otherwise.

This is an issue close to my heart, only a few years ago my house was a “safe house” for friends of mine whose families were never going to accept that they were gay. The fact that even after 2010 we still have to have “safe houses” to begin with…So no it is not something to “get over”. Do not judge Caitlyn Jenner by her family.

Leaving Time

Generally I don’t actually like writing reviews and such, mainly because I think with my dyslexia I can’t always think of the right words to write and use to make it sound like I know what I’m talking about. I love to read and I am always reading a book, sometimes it’ll take me a week, sometimes it can take me a month or so. I’m usually a fast reader, but I just have to find the time to read.

However, saying that, I just LOVE all of Jodi Picoult books, I have read all of them now am eagerly anticipating her next novel.

At the moment though I have just finished reading Leaving Time. Leaving Time is about the young daughter of Alice Metcalf searching for her missing mother, an accomplished researcher into how elephants grieve and mourn. With the help of both a psychic and a retired police officer, this books takes the most interesting twists and turns. It also looks into how Elephants feel and they grieve and mourn.

It’s what I love most about Jodi Picoult books, there is always a twist that you just do not seem coming, and this one had one of the biggest twists of all! I literally looked up and went “Huh” read on and was happy to discover that I did not see it coming.

Please click this link to find out more about Jodi Picoult and see what other amazing books she has written!
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Reality Checks

Reality Check always come out of nowhere and they seem to always change your entire week and remind you of what is really important. I had one of those moments this week.

My dog suddenly became ill, for those who know. When I lost my last dog, she went suddenly too. She had never been sick, other than an upset stomach here and there, she lost some teeth along the way, but basically pretty healthy…Then in one week…She was gone, I had been in denial right up until the night before we had to put her down.

Although my other dog seems to be fine other than she’s had an issue with her “behind”. It’s the first time in a long time I’ve actually been worried. Just reminds you, I had all this stuff I was supposed to do and I have been watching her like a hawk to make sure she stays safe.

Just keeps you in check really =)

 

Who are you?

Talking with the girls (as one does) and we were talking about which ex’s do we regret the most. I’m not sure that I actually regret any of my past relationships, however there is one relationship that has an interesting way to view it and I wonder if I am alone in this.

My last relationship I felt like he was lying so much about who he was, that he never knew who I was. To me there is not way that he could possibly have cared about the real me, because if you don’t know who a person is…How can you possibly know what can hurt them? How would you know what they would consider to be a betrayal?

I put it down to this, it was like dating an actor, but dating their amazing fictional character and then realising, disappointingly,  you were dating this whole other real reality. It’s the best way that I can think of to explain my last relationship. I think that’s why I find it so hard to get over what happened…Who did I date? Did I date the man, or the character?Any ways…Don’t matter no more ~.^ hehe

The Hobbit: The Battle of Five Armies…No spoilers!

Well…I finally got around to seeing the above movie title “The Hobbit…The battle of five armies”…What can I say? I am emotionally drained. While I don’t want to give to much away, I mean it must have affected me in some way, I feel really emotionally drained. The only other time that I’ve felt like this was after break ups. I guess though it is more than likely the end of an era. I keep randomly bursting into tears.

I realised a little while ago as well, all of these JRR Tolkien, Peter Jackson movies have been around in some form or another for HALF my life. I guess when something has been in your life for that long, I guess it does feel like a little like I have to “let it go”. I mean how often is anything these days in your life for half your life. I mean how marriages started and ended during 2001 and ?lol.

I have to say that I enjoy it, I did feel though like a lot of others it seems, there were just some scenes that should have been left as it had originally written. I don’t even mind the whole love triangle thing right up until it killed a scene that really should have been between two other major characters that were actually in the book.

It’s just so weird though! I feel SO drained, I think unless you’ve felt like this it is hard to explain. Can you be in love with a fictional character? Can a fictional character truly represent everything you want in a man…or dwarf in this case. Even with all of his faults, there is something about Thorin Oakenshield that I am completely and utterly in love, and that’s what it feels like, I can’t help it. I am a 30 year old women, it feels totally crazy to feel like this. Richard Armitage as Thorin Oakenshield makes me feel like somehow being human and not being apart of the world that is Middle Earth, I am lost here. I don’t fit in here, I fit in there…Yet, it is totally not reality.

On a completely different subject, completely loved Legolas!

*Contains footage from battle of the five armies teaser trailer.

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Published on 19 Nov 2014

Song: “Centuries” by Fall Out Boy
Clips from The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey, The Desolation of Smaug, and The Battle of the Five Armies
Remember to watch in HD!