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SamIAm

Hi guys! I'm Sam. I like to read and write and listen to music.

 

 

“To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all.”

― Oscar Wilde

Best. Book. Dedication. Ever.

Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but book's are a girl's true love.
Diamonds may be a girl's best friend, but book's are a girl's true love.
"To live is the rarest thing in the world. Most people exist, that is all."

― Oscar Wilde

Hi guys! I'm Sam. I love to read and write and listen to music.

The Shadow of the Wind

The Shadow of the Wind - Lucia Graves, Carlos Ruiz Zafón Awe.Awe.That's all I'm feeling right now. Seriously. This is a book that combines mystery and plot twists, literature, history, romance, and the beauty of words, all in one place. It's a book that's heavy and light, moving but also funny, at the same time. I can't think of a single person who this book would not be perfect for (except for perhaps children because of some mature themes). But honestly, this book... this book is not a book you can pass up. Please, please read it. My heart...Now I just need to buy my own copy so I can read and reread and reread it as often as possible.
The Lovely Bones - Alice Sebold Review to come.
The Language of Flowers - Vanessa Diffenbaugh Wow. Wow. This book... I don't even know where to begin. I love the way when you read, it's like there's a show going on in your head. You can see the characters, what they're wearing, the emotions on their faces. It's like a movie, except better, because it's just you and that screen your head, and you can pause it if you need to catch your breath and put it down. (Although, if you're like me, even still you tend not to take those pauses because how can you put down the book for a moment?)The best books, though, are the ones where you not only can imagine everything in your head, but you also become one of those characters yourself. This was one of those best books. When Victoria was faced with a tough decision, so was I, and my stomach was in knots. When she came to stay with Elizabeth, I became Elizabeth as well, guiding her through her transition into "normal" non-foster-care life. I cried reading this book. A lot. Because I felt the characters, felt their pain and sorrow and joy and relief and regret. Every page, it seemed, I was crying. And not just tearing up. No: tears were falling down my face, and I am not a crier. Honestly. The only book I've ever cried when reading was [b:The Book Thief|19063|The Book Thief|Markus Zusak|http://d.gr-assets.com/books/1352395325s/19063.jpg|878368], when Hans Hubermann died and Liesel saw Max in the Parade of Jews. So it was a shock that this book pulled so much emotion out of me, that I could not catch my breath again for hours after I finished reading this book. Who do I recommend this book to? Everyone. Seriously. Everyone who has a heart must read this. Now. It is a story about love and family and regret and forgiveness and... well, everything, really. Every emotion possible is in here. There was laughter as well as tears. I just... I can't say enough about this book. My words are not enough. So, everyone, everywhere, go out and read this book. :D
The Book Thief - Markus Zusak So many feels... The first and only book that has ever made me cry. Like, not just that it made me feel sad; tears were legitimately falling on my face. And the books that make you feel the most, I think, are the best kind.