Book of the Week: Let It Snow

Let it Snow by John Green

I am back! Ugh, after another bout of writing hiatus, here we go again.

I am not sure how other writers overcome the ‘I have nothing to write about’ feeling. The truth is, it is not really about not knowing what to write; it is more of ‘I have nothing to share that would interest my readers so I would just shut up… in the meantime.’

But anyway, that is another story that I would be sharing with you tomorrow. For now, let me give you a rundown of this book by John Green, Maureen Johnson and Lauren Myracle (yes, I spelled that right.)

Among the three John Green books I’ve read, this, The Fault in Our Stars, and An Abundance of Katherines, Let It Snow is on Top 2 of my list. I loved how the stories (there are three stories, by the way) intertwined with each other and yet, the plots were different and the tone of each story was different.

The three stories are: The Jubilee Express by Johnson, A Cheertastic Christmas Miracle by Green, and The Patron Saint of Pigs by Myracle. Here are some of my favorite quotes:

“There is always the risk: something is good and good and good and good, and then all at once it gets awkward.”

“Once you think a though, it is extremely difficult to unthink it.”

“I always had this idea that you should never give up a happy middle in the hopes of a happy ending, because there is no such things as a happy ending.”

“Holidays bring out neediness like nothing else.”

This book is such an easy read and I give it a 4 out of 5. Like the usual John Green, it is about young teenage love. Who doesn’t want to read about young romance from time to time, right? 😉

How about you love? How did you find this book?


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Book Quotes: Aleph by Paulo Coelho


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“I love you,” I tell her. “I love you because all the loves in the world are like different rivers flowing into the same lake, where they meet and are transformed into a single love that becomes rain and blesses the earth.

“I love you like a river that creates the right conditions for trees and bushes and flowers to flourish along its banks. I love you like a river that gives water to the thirsty and takes people where they want to go.
“I love you like a river that understands that it must learn to flow differently over waterfalls and to rest in the shallows. I love you because we are all born in the same place, at the same source, which keeps us provided with constant supply of water. And so, when we feel weak, all we have to do is wait a little. The spring returns, and the winter snows melt and fill us with new energy.
“I love you like a river that begins as a solitary trickle in the mountains and gradually grows and joins other rivers until, after a certain point, it can flow around any obstacle in order to get where it wants.
“I receive your love, and I give you mine. Not the love of a man for a woman, not the love of a father for a child, not the love of God for his creatures, but a love with no name and no explanation, like a river that cannot explain why it follows a particular course but simply flows onward. A love that asks for nothing and gives nothing in return; it is simply there.”