not A Book Review

25 Sep

It’s not a book review, I suck at it.

FACT: I love reading books, however, chasing the bestsellers isn’t/ has never been my cup of tea. The only exception here is the “Twilight” saga. I don’t know what happened to me then but I just followed the mass and eventually fell for RPatt and Taylor Lautner. Otherwise, I wait for the books to find me, I guess.

FACT: I may or may not read the latest books in the market. I pick up random books at random times.

That’s how and when I bumped into this book “We Need to Talk About Kevin” by Lionel Shriver. It was lying with my friend and I borrowed it from her. Once I began reading this, I got bowled over by the wit et al.

Presenting THE FIVE LINES that blew me over/ under/ through/ around… you name it. These are lines that we often hear of… and know of… the sheer truth of these lines… 

  • I am vain, or once was, and one of my vanities was to feign that I was not.
  • How lucky we are, when we’re spared what we think we want.
  • People seem able to get used to anything, and it is a short step from adaptation to attachment
  • There’s something dodgy about any assertion one feels obliged to make twice.
  • I was reluctant to ask you outright and so risk spoiling the illusion. 

That’s all. Told you it’s not a book review. However, if you’ve read the book and if you have a review, I’d gladly go through them.

7 Responses to “not A Book Review”

  1. NicoLite Великий September 25, 2012 at 2:33 am #

    I myself am NOT a fan of the twilight series (went to the movies with my gf back when I had her… so maybe I’m just a hypocrite in that respect). I am also no good at book reviews, since I get lost in the worlds of the books I like. The five lines you wrote down sound pretty good to me, though 🙂

    • s1ngal September 25, 2012 at 2:53 am #

      agreed. yea.. they’re just ordinary things extraordinarily written.

  2. mv71 September 25, 2012 at 7:22 am #

    found myself reading those five lines over and over…thanks for posting

    • s1ngal September 25, 2012 at 7:46 am #

      thank you. they are quite the lines!!!

  3. anecdotaltales September 28, 2012 at 10:09 am #

    I’m reading Tale of Two Cities (Dickens- a great writer, but not a brief one) and every other page or so there’s a line that makes me think, “I should write that down!” Happily, the book’s been around for long enough that someone else has already copied those quotes down for me. 😉

    • s1ngal September 29, 2012 at 11:19 pm #

      wasn’t me!?! :winks back:

  4. Life and all things love October 12, 2012 at 4:16 am #

    I’ll admit it…I loved the Twilight series! Go Team Edward! Heh! Heh!

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