Sorry I haven't posted much this week, I've been lazy and keep putting off finishing Chamber of Secrets because I don't like freakishly large spiders, or Gilderoy Lockhard.
The Blue Bookcase for hosting this amazing bi-weekly event!
If you were going off to war (or some other similarly horrific situation) and could only take one book with you, which literary book would you take and why?
I'm the type of girl you never want to play the "What Book, Movie, and Album would you take to a deserted island". My tastes are constantly changing and my answers are almost always depended on my mood. So, when I read this weeks question I was a little nervous. I'd want to take a book I wouldn't get tired of after a few reads, as well as something uplifting, or at least hope inspiring. Eventually, I settled on Nicole Krauss's The History of Love.
In History of Love you get a bit of everything, a sappy old man who is also a writer, a young girl mourning the death of her father, flashes of World War II and an amazing story of love. For me, this would be the perfect book to help me through trying nights and horrifying situations. I always put down Krauss's novel with a sense of hope, even if not everyone ends up happy, and that regardless of what evil is happening in the world, that love will exist