If I were more photogenic, you’d get a super cute picture of me, curled up in a blanket in my favorite reading spot, with a topknot and a cup of coffee. Some kind of pinterest/tumblr/instagram type shit.
Instead, you get a picture of Pride and Prejudice hanging out in said reading spot. Sorry guys. I’m lame today.
Also, it’s like 90 degrees today. In October. Welcome to Dallas in the fall.
I know I know. This post is supposed to be about books that make you cry, like The Fault in our Stars. But when have I ever done a post correctly?
Or, even read a book “correctly”…
It always infuriates me when people use that quote, “Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine are the same.” Generally, it’s used in a mushy, lovestruck way. You see it on pretty, flowery Pinterest posters all the time.
Taken out of context, sure it sounds lovely.
But, contrary to everyone’s believe, Wuthering Heights is NOT a lovely book. It’s NOT a romance novel from long ago. Quite the opposite really.
Catherine and Heathcliff were terrible people. They lived to tear everyone in their world apart. The feels I feel for this book? Anger, obviously. Hatred, yes. Despair, certainly.
And yet, I want to read it again. Because that’s the point of literature. To make you feel something so strongly, that even if it’s a horrible feeling…you must feel it again, just to understand it. You must have it make sense.
And Wuthering Heights does not make sense to me yet.
It’s time to throw a book-themed party!
When I was planning my wedding, I went a little crazy on Pinterest (who doesn’t, right?)
One of the things I came across was an adorable idea for a bridal shower gift and I always wanted to plan a party around it.
Whoever is giving the party finds out the guest of honor’s (bride, mother-to-be, birthday girl, etc) favorite genre. Or, comes up with a specific theme for the party depending on what is appropriate. Maybe love stories for weddings, for example (that’s what I found on Pinterest). Or you could do a dragon-themed birthday party and have everyone bring their favorite fantasy book.
Books are a way more personal gift than picking a gift basket of lotion. It would be fun (at least to me) to be able to share my favorite books with my favorite people!
I have a friend whose sister is throwing her a Harry Potter themed bridal shower soon and I absolutely cannot WAIT to see pictures!