When a guy called me to say that he read The Lucky One, I felt very happy to talk about the book. Not all guys read books like girls, you see. Some guys love technicality; they tend to spend more time on practical than theory. So, yes...I took the great opportunity to discuss the book I loved with him and I enjoyed the discussion (I really hope that he is reading this posting!)
I made a posting about The Lucky One few months ago. The book is nice, considering it is about pursuing a goal which is nearly impossible. Furthermore, the book is also about love and family; which makes it perfect for me to read. I just love to have one thing all stories at the same time. It makes me look into myself more - especially when I'm feeling unlucky.
I just bought a new interesting book by Nicholas Sparks entitled Dear John (see the picture!) when he gave me another phone call and said that his ex-girlfriend bought the book, read it and suddenly remember him. And she called him just to tell him about it! I was shocked; considering that they have been separated for quite sometimes and their journeys were going to two separate direction. There was a tiny chance of reconciliation, if I believe things correctly.
I found it amusing - knowing that they haven't contacted each other. When you recall someone because of a song or a place you used to visit - it's kind of normal. But a book? Hmmmm....
Let's go down the memory lane, shall we? Have I ever think about someone when I'm reading a book?
Yes, there was.
I recall the time when I cried alone in the hospital reading Chicken Soup for the Soul for Mothers and Daughters.
But I rarely being influence by the book I read. Non-fiction - perhaps. Fiction? Well, there is a fantasy and reality. I am using books as a tool to release stress. By reading a book, I will separate myself from the reality for a while before continuing my chores. Guess what? Recently I have been reading a lot because I have tonnes of office work to do.
So, tell me folks. Do you think the story of a fresh grad executive whom automatically climb the career ladder without any experience whatsoever amaze me? Shall I be dreamy about having a handsome boss who eventually put an interest in me? Or...a story about an extraordinary Malaysian Cinderella?
As much as I want to separate the reality and fantasy - I have to extend my knowledge as well.
Sad to say, several Alaf 21 novel failed me.
Typical love stories with unrealistic facts. I agree that English novels can be stupid too, but don't you think that the anything-can-happen-in-a-book should teach us something too?