25 June 2014

Books and Promises

This is the thing, I only read books when i'm on holiday. It’s not like I just don’t like reading because I really do. It’s just, I only really sit down and have the time to read when i’m in some exotic location somewhere, lounging by a pool and sweating my socks off (metaphorically obviously, why would I have socks on?) And then I get super into the characters, fall in love with reading and make a huge promise to myself that when I get home i’m going to carry on reading. Which always ends in huge devastation when I break my own promise. Which are the worst promises to break. 

And what makes things 10x worse - I know, like it wasn’t bad enough - I only tend to read books that have been or are being made into movies. Last week whilst in Morocco I read The Perks of being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky and the year before in Thailand I read The Vampire Diaries by L.J Smith. And on Monday in a desperate attempt to actually not break my promise this year I read The Fault in our Stars by John Green.  I don’t know whether it’s because I subconsciously make the assumption that because the books are being turned into movies they must be really good, because that’s only ever about 65% the case. 

However, this year is going to be different. My Amazon shopping basket is current totalling at £26.77; 4 books and 1 DVD. I’ve read Perks of being a Wallflower now, so I can finally see the movie. But I most certainly won’t be going to see The Fault in our Stars because no body should be forced to endure the unattractive whale noises I make whilst I cry. 

I’ve been strongly recommended these books, I’ll keep you updated on how I get on. You can also look forward to a 'Book VS. Movie' post as soon as my purchases arrive. 

Love always,
Melissa

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