Friday, July 11, 2014
Friday Memes-July 11th
Book Beginnings on Friday is hosted by Rose City Reader. The Friday 56 is hosted at Freda's Voice. Check out the links for the rules and for the posts of the participants each week. Participants don't select their favorite, coolest or most intellectual books, they just use the one they are currently reading. I'm reading:
Book: One Day by David Nicholls
'I suppose the important thing is to make some sort of difference,' she said. 'You know, actually change something.'
'What, like "change the world", you mean?'
'Not the entire world. Just the little bit around you.'
They lay in silence for a moment, bodies curled around each other in the single bed, then both began to laugh in low, predawn voices. 'Can't believe I just said that,' she groaned. 'Sounds a bit corny, doesn't it?
'A bit corny.'
The city had defeated her, just like they said it would. Like some overcrowded party, no-one had noticed her arrival, and no-one would notice if she left.
I loved the movie and I am enjoying the book. Usually I do it the other way around but the movie made me want to read the book. The epilogue starts with a quote from Great Expectations by Charles Dickens that really sets up the book nicely: "That was a memorable day to me, for it made great changes in me. But, it is the same with any life. Imagine one selected day struck out of it and think how different its course would have been. Pause, you who read this, and think for a long moment of the long chain of iron or gold, of thorns or flowers, that would never have bound you, but for the formation of the first link on that memorable day."