The Girl on the Train

“That’s what I’ve taken from the therapy sessions: the holes in your life are permanent. You have to grow around them, like tree roots around concrete; you mold yourself through the gaps”.

The Girl on the Train is gripping.. fast-paced.. mysterious.. and I loved the concept. The imagination can be a powerful thing. Like others have said, it’s quite similar to Gillian Flynn with our protagonist the struggling and flawed female, and Rachel is definitely that, but (spoiler!) her husband didn’t really help now did he? All the females are a little dark in this one but they’re also quite strong. When they need to be. I liked that. I also really enjoyed that the story was told from so many different points of views. It changed it up a bit, and influenced your opinions on the characters. Bottom line? The book is definitely worth a read. But be warned – once you start, you can’t stop.

Harper Lee. 

Remembering Harper Lee: Robert Duvall, who played Boo Radley in To Kill A Mockingbird says, ‘I remember when I started production Harper Lee sent me a telegraph that simply said ‘Hey Boo’.

I love this quote that The Hollywood Reporter posted on their Instagram today. And I loved Harper Lee. I still remember the first time I read To Kill A Mockingbird. When I finished the last word I went back to the start and began all over again.

Her words will live on forever.

Sharp Objects.

The face you give the world tells the world how to treat you.

I started this and finished it before I even got around to sharing a ‘Currently Reading’ post. But that’s Gillian Flynn – you get completely sucked into her books and before you know it it’s 2.30am on a Tuesday and you’re still awake reading.

This was definitely the darkest of her books and the hardest for me to read but i couldn’t put it down. i just had to find out what happened next. And those unexpected twists.. They always catch me by surprise.

Now I just need to get my hands on a copy of The Grownup.

 

My Life on the Road.

If I could, I would leave an open space for your story on every page.

Gloria Steinem leads an interesting life and has so many entertaining stories to tell and lessons learned to share. I especially enjoyed the format of the book – how she tells her stories in short anecdotes throughout. In the same way that I’m now going to share my favourite quotes with you..

I wonder: If you think of someone you love, do you become a little more like them? I would like to think so.

If you do anything people care about, people will take care of you.

Just pause, let the audience absorb the hostility, then say, ‘I didn’t pay him to say that’.