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Books for the mind

Book reviews and some personal bits and bobs of writing

How to Fall in Love – Cecelia Ahern

How to Fall in Love truly is a heart warming book by Cecelia Ahern (also the author of P.S. I Love You). The title gives off the feeling that it will be one of those advice books, which it quite in fact is not. Despite this being a work of fiction however, it gives off a reasonable representation on how love really is. It doesn’t give the false ideology of love that so many romantic fiction novels do. Now when putting my mind too it, I did read this novel in two days, yes it is 416 pages but it is do-able, and therefore making it a reasonably quick read. Despite this book clearly being about love, as the many others by this same author, they are quite realistic. This text featured a protagonist that had just divorced her husband, and the second protagonist, is quite an interesting character and the further one reads the more you get into their lives of up and down moments full of plot twists and moments of fear. A really hard to put down book, with a very satisfying ending.

I gave this book 4 out of 5 stars on Goodreads.

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A few quotes that provoked thought and stood out:
“the blankness before me mirroring my creative flow” (13)
“and now my love affair with the dream was over” (63)
“you can’t sit on your couch at home and expect to fall in love” (226)

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