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Tuesdays With Morrie by Mitch Albom – Book Review

Hey guys, I hope you are having a really nice day. My name is Princess Diana. This is what I thought of Tuesdays with Morrie. And welcome to my blog.

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I purchased this book this weekend. It was really nice to finally see the bookstore with this again. I’ve waited for them to restock on this for so long. I saw that there was only one more copy left, so I had to get it.

Summary:

Morrie, if I can remember properly, is a 76 year old man who has found out that he has a terminal disease called amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) and he won’t live for much longer. Though on a death sentence, he still seems to put some positive thinking into everything. He’s become some kind of a guru to the rest of the world with words almost philosophical.

He was featured on a TV news show and that’s when Mitch, Morrie’s student 16 years ago, finds out about his old professor. After years of not seeing his favorite teacher, hearing about Morrie made Mitch want to see him again. And so he did, even if he was dying.

That ensued a continuation of classes for both of them. Morrie the teacher once again and Mitch the student. Mitch would come by on Tuesdays and listened diligently to Morrie’s lesson on life. But every Tuesday that they meet, Morrie is getting sicker and sicker and death coming closer and closer.

 

Personal thoughts/opinions:

I loved this book. Never have I ever learned more about life than in this book. This is a book I’ll definitely be picking up constantly even through my adulthood. Reading this was a life-changing process and I HIGHLY recommend this book.

When reading a book, I like to tab things in my book that I really like. In this book, I tabbed a whole bunch of quotes. Even though it’s not the most tabbed book on my shelf, it definitely is the most tabbed for quotes alone.

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As you can see, I tabbed quite a lot of things.

 

Even though the words were beautiful and perfect, as usual there are things I don’t like about it.

This is a non-fiction book so I have no problem with the story, but I do have a problem with how it was written. Once again, it’s a book with flashbacks and mini-stories in between the current chapter. From all the books I’ve read of his, I noticed that they’re all written like this. I’m getting used to it, but I’m still not a big fan of this type of writing style. It throws me off.

For that reason, I gave this book a 4 out of 5 stars. I would’ve given it 5 stars but I’m really not a big fan of that type of writing.

But I’ll definitely be rereading this book a bunch of times and if anyone asks for recommendations from me, I’ll be giving them this.

Started: 21 June 2014      Finished: 22 June 2014

 

Happy Reading

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The Hundred by Kass Morgan Book Review

I got excited when I saw that one of the ongoing shows that I’ve been following is actually from a novel.

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I first saw the book when I was on holiday at the Philippines. I didn’t get the book at that time because there were other books that I thought would be better to buy or books I have wanted for quite a time that might be worthwhile to get. I saw the book again here in our bookstore and I just had to get it (and there was nothing else to buy in such a small little bookstore) so I did, I finally got it.

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I read the book because I thought the show was like the book and that I can get ahead of the show and know what will happen next, oh but it wasn’t. It was the complete opposite.

The TV series is very intriguing and just knows what their doing, but the book, the book was just so boring and nothing was even happening for like the whole first half of the book. The second half picked up the pace but was still not interesting enough for me to really get into it. There were characters that were replaced for new ones on the show. The plot is barely that same. Friends-ish in the book are actually enemies in the show. Some people didn’t even exist in the TV series that were in the book.

The plot was so different from each other that I don’t even know which one to hate the book or the TV series. The TV series is completely different from the book but the book sucked enough that I might not even care.

After I read about half of the book, I was going to put it down because it really bored me, but I respect the author for writing a book, writing is not easy so I finished it just because she wrote it and I envy her for writing a novel. I can’t write, I’m not creative like that, so good for her.

Another thing I didn’t like was the multiple point of views. I just got so confused with so many point of views switching each chapter and how each chapter will have a flashback. The plot was really messy and unorganized and just had no idea what to do.

Of all the things I hate about this book, there is one thing I liked, but one thing only. I liked the last sentences from each of the chapters. Some of the last sentences just knows how to bundle itself up to express one feeling. Whether deep or not. Or encapsulate the crux of that chapter into sounding like a beautiful line of poetry.

” There was no drug strong enough to repair a broken heart.”

“She wouldn’t let her best friend join the chorus of ghost in her heads.”

If Kass Morgan knows how to do anything, it would be knowing how to end a chapter beautifully.

Overall I was just very disappointed in this book.

Started: 9 June 2014           Finished: 10 June 2014