PS, I Love You (BOOKRAY)
12 journalers for this copy...
got back home and got into it. i saw the author's photo inside, she looks so young and beutiful. and today i found out that she's the irish prime minister's daughter! ok never mind that. i have to tell you i've read the first few chapters last night and i can expect lots of chuckles and tears coming my way. can't wait to get back home today.
"High shcool sweethearts Holly and Gerry were the kind of married couple that could finish each other's sentences, and even when they fought they laughed. Holly didn't know where she'd be without Gerry. No one did. And that's how "The List" started.... as a joke. If anything were to happen to Gerry, he'd have to leave Holly a list of things she must do in order to make it through the day in one piece. Then at the age of 30, Holly experiences the unimaginable. Gerry is diagnosed with a terminal illness.
Surrounded by friends with razor-sharp wits and raucously endearing family that smothers, loves nad drives her crazy, Holly wobbles, weaves, weeps, and jokes her way toward a new life. From a fresh new voice in fiction, Ps, I Love you is a tender, funny, unexpectedly romantic novel that readers will treasure in their hearts and minds long after closing the pages "
i was touched a number of times reading this one. chuckles department, bridget jones is better i think but i enjoyed it all the same. i can't help wondering if this ever happened to me then how would i feel? having letters addressed to you for 10 months, it'd make me kinda feel the person haven't really gone yet.
i'm glad that i picked this book. it taught me how to look at life at a different perspective. and it shows that true love lives forever.
i love it! so a bookrelay yet again is in order. hopping on to forum....
1. Risa29 (Luxembourg) - ship intl, prefers Europe
2. greeneyemoony (Germany) - ship intl
3. blaisezabini12 (Romania) - ship Europe
4. whitehorsy (Belgium) - ship intl
5. oliveoyle (UK) - ship intl, prefers UK
6. allycat898 (UK) - ship intl
7. boomda181 (Ontario, CAN) - ship intl
8. snowy652 (British Columbia, CAN) - ship US/Can
9. booknhand (California, US) - ship US
10. jennifer671 (South Carolina, US) - ship US
11. your-book-fairy (NY, US) - ship intl
12. sydney2259 (Australia) - ship Aus
Seasoned bookcrosser should already know the bookray rules but since not everyone's quiet familiar with a bookray yet, I'm just going to list a few:
1. Journal the book when you receive the book.
2. When you finish the book, pm the next person after you for his/her address. If the person for some reason ask to be skipped, or is unreachable, pm the next person after him/her instead - and please journal it so everyone knows what's happening to the book.
3. When you mail it, journal it again. This helps to track the book's whereabout.
4. Please don't take more than 4 weeks having the book with you if possible. Consider the people after you who's eagerly waiting to read the book too. =)
5. Unlike bookring, the last person on the list may do whatever he/she wishes - keep it, release it, start another bookray/ring, trade it, etc.
6. Happy reading!
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
As I just finished my previous book yesterday evening I will start reading "PS, I love you" immediatelly.
The book is easy to read though I found it not easy to digest emotionally. It made me cry several times. The main character Holly is just my age and like her I would probalby have a complete emotional breakdown when my beloved husband would die. So I understood all her distress.
This book made me appreciate (even more than I did thus far) the enormous luck I have in being married to my husband and having him near me every day. It makes me treasure every moment we have together.
As a resumé I'd say it's a good book but I wouldn't reread it as it makes me too sad.
Will travel on tomorrow.
24 October 05: finished reading this weekend. For me the most impressing was the support which Holly had from her friends and family. I also enjoyed the ending (it was not that predictable:)).
Some parts of the book were so funny that I kept reading them aloud to my brother.
After reading this book I had to add on my wishlist the 2nd book of Cecelia Ahern - thank you greeneyemoony for giving me the opportunity to discover a new author I like.
I have the address of the next person on the list and I am going to mail this book this week.
31 October 05: finally managed to mail the book!
Thanks ann-718my for sharing this book, I'm very glad to have read it and I have enjoyed myself very much. :-)
I've already got the address of oliveoyle and I'll be sending the book out tomorrow or next Monday.
May 9 ~ ~ I just finished this one and I loved it. I usually am not a big fan of chick-lit but this is a true exception. I found the story believable and very engaging. It was one of the better books that I have read this year and am now looking for "Where Rainbows End" by this author. Thank you so much for including me in this bookray. I have pm'd booknhand and will send it out as soon as I get an address.
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
sent to booknhand -- bookray
I am in the middle of a book now, have one bookring that came before this one and then I will be able to tackle this one - probably not until after memorial day week-end.
I will try not to keep it more than the 4 week request.
Thanks for sharing.
Started this book last week and am half way through it - I really like it.
Being used to American words and spelling, it is amusing to see things said or spelled from an Ireland author.
I am already planning on getting her next book - ONCE I get through the bookrings I have right now (this one and one more).
Will post another journal entry when I am finished :)
I really like this book. Besides it being a great love story, it is really a life story.
I like the way Gerry anticipated what Holly's needs would be once he passed on.
At times I felt Holly held on to Gerry's "presence" a bit long and found myself saying, "just get on with it already"...BUT...the message here was that each person takes a differnt road and amount of time to mourn a loss.
I can only hope to find a spouse as creative, loving and devoted to me as Gerry was to Holly!!!
Great book and I will be hunting down this author's next book.
I have now PMed the next person twice and posted in the forum - If I do not hear back soon, I will PM teh person after that - this book WILL be oving in the next few days!!!!
Thanks so much for including me :)
WILD RELEASE NOTES:
This bookring is finally moving. Something unexpected came up that took me away from home and put all mailing of BC books on hold.
It is now on its way to New Jersey.
Sorry for the delay :( And thank you for everyone's patience.
Well, it's high time I started catching up on my sleep. I'll PM sydney2259 in the morning and try to get this book back on the road by week's end. Thanks again to everyone who's gotten the book this far, I'm really so glad it made its way to me.