Monday, January 16, 2012

“I hated myself for going, why couldn't I be the kind of person who stays?”

i finished this book in two days. it took my breath away. 

the movie coming out gave me courage to finally read it and i am so glad i did. 

page to page, most amazing thing i have ever read. ever.


there are so many sentences i want to keep and remember but my favorite one, the one that plays over and over is this one :

"it's a tragedy that we get to live only one life, because if I'd had two lives, I would have spent one of them with her." 
-page 133

18 comments:

.adri. said...

-runs to look for it on my nook-

I love hearing about books I haven't read <3(:

-Adri
www.maviecherie.com

tiffany said...

the quotes you posted have spoke to me and i really want to read this book. i feel like i can relate to both of them

Lauren Nicole said...

okay, so now i have to read this book! you have officially convinced me, haha. only thing is, i have two other must read books that i'm reading right now! but i'm going to start looking for this at library and flea market sales so it can patiently wait on my bookshelf while i read the others. :]

Keiko said...

Seeing that you choose two out of my three favorites lines in my favorite book- wow. These words took my breath away, as they always do.

Please say that you will fly out to NC and watch the movie with me :)
(oh what a dream that would be...)
Even so, I know it will be a most magical film to see. I hope Tom and Sandra do it justice.

So many things I want to tell you, now that you've read the book! Ah- a letter to come!

Sarah said...

Micaela, if you loved this you HAVE to read Everything is Illuminated. It is probably my favourite book ever and you know what? I think it's BETTER than this one. Same author. You will laugh. You will definitely cry. You will think about vegetarianism. Promise.

Marisa said...

M, I am almost done. I have cried and laughed... Such a great book. wish we could see the movie together.

Cynthia said...

I LOOOOOOOOVE THIS BOOK!I totally know that you mean about it taking your breath away... eeee I can't wait to see the movie

Gracie said...

I've wanted to read this one. And I seem to be seeing it everywhere now. When I was at the Lifeline Bookfest, I saw a lady had the book in her trolly and it was my mission to find another one. I didn't but I will take another trip back this weekend.

Faiza said...

oh i was just telling karina how this book broke my heart like no other. i wasn't the same for days after reading it and couldn't pick up another book for a while. i have a cousin who was in tower 2 on 9/11. he got out and is okay...on the outside. i thought about him a lot while i read this one.

i still don't have the courage to see it in theatres. the topic will come up at book club this week and i know i will burst into tears just at the thought of it.

words are so powerful.

Lauryn said...

I didn't reaize that this was a book first! The commercials for the movie have been tugging at my heartstrings. I'm officially adding this to my Nook library!

Amanda said...

Oh, I know! I started this book one week last year and was finished within that week. Doesn't the end with the pictures just kill you?! I think if I remember right I finished this book right before bed and let out an audible sigh when done with it. Chad asks me what happened and I think I said "It's just such a good book!"

I'm glad you liked it so much! (Oh, and if I hadn't already read it, I would read it based on your recommendation -- you read the best books which makes me want to!) :)

Ariel said...

This is officially on my list of books to read. Just the trailer to the movie brings tears to my eyes. I'm going to be a mess with the book!

Itchin' Stitchin' said...

Tom Hanks is one of man crushes. After seeing the previews for the movie - I wasn't sure if I could handle watching it, let alone reading the book.
One day when I am brave and have a closet full of tissues - I will need to read this.

Kristin W said...

I really want to read this book! Great to hear more positives about it :)

Athanasia said...

I'm still working on reading this... Love it so far! I hope to finish it in the weekend :)

Britti said...

i love your tights!

:: Gina :: said...

so looking forward to reading this.
I've missed your blog so much ... I put it on my new RSS feed so , i wont miss it anymore ;)

hope you're well!
xo

Amanda said...

I just found your blog through The Lit Girl. So glad I did! I read Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close last year (http://ajigreer.blogspot.com/2011/12/extremely-loud-and-incredibly-close-by.html) and wow! Mind blown. I plan on reading Everything is Illuminated soon!

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