Last week I realised that I was seriously missing the presence of books in my life. When I was younger I used to be an avid reader, so much so that when I went on holiday you would not find me in the pool, instead I would be lying on a sun lounger deeply engrossed into a book. I used to read adult books and there was nothing I loved more. My parents used to be so proud, but as I grew older I swapped the books for TV and now I am looking to introduce the love back into my life. For this reason I made a spontaneous purchase of a Kindle off Amazon. To see if the Kindle was for me, I gave my sister's a little practice run by reading 'Me Before You' by JoJo Moyes. I think this book is up there in my top five books. If you ever listen to anything I say in my blog let this be the time you do! You can purchase it here. It was one of those life changing reads that just puts everything into perspective, I don't want to tell you anymore just instead tell you it is a must read.
The device is so easy to use even for those most technologically challenged. There is minimum buttons so it is very hard to get confused. The Kindle is even automatically linked to your Amazon account so after a couple of hours charging you are ready to go! I decided that my first purchase was going to be the much talked about 'The Fault in our Stars' by John Green for £1.99. You may have seen that it has recently been made into a film. Here is the trailer for those of you that have been living under a rock;
I always find that reading the book first is so much more useful than watching the film adaptation first as you able to use your own imagination to conjure up images of the characters and their personalities and the places they visit. I finished this book within twelve hours, I could not put it down. Now I cannot wait to take myself to the cinema and see if the directors and casting matches up to the stuff that went on in my brain, my own private cinema.
The thing that makes the book so special and so successful it is a story of first loves and having a zest for life no matter what it throws it you,this is the primary focus, rather than it be a book about illness. When it does talk about cancer it is a completely honest portrayal about their fears, the tests, the meetings, the feeling like crap and the whole part about it that must completely suck. As well as the 'cancer perks' which the author often talks about with a comedic touch, such as we got a drink even though we are under age... cancer perk.
You can purchase your own Kindle here. Now is the time to get one as they currently have a £10 off offer, so one will only cost you just £59.
Have you got any book recommendations for me? I am thinking of giving the Great Gatsby a read next.