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The adventures of a geeky girl and her love of books. Yes I smell them, and they smell like adventure <3 Where shall we go today?

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The Silver Linings Playbook

The Silver Linings Playbook (movie tie-in edition) -

I wanted to read this one before the movie, it's an old habit of mine. Started it yesterday and finished it in one sitting. It's a good, quick read. I wanted to love it because of so many good reviews and there were parts that made me smile but overall it just wasn't one of my favorites. Also I have to admit that the football was a bit overdone for me, but that could just be because I'm not a fan.

 

Possibly some spoilers below:

The main character Pat works his way through anger issues, avoidance and we find out why his nemesis is Kenny G but his overuse of "bad place" and "apart time" made me wonder just how serious his head injury was. I'll admit that I kept reading just so I could find out the whole story. It was wrapped up nicely in the end giving the main character hope for the future.

 

 

Favorite quote:

“In my arms is a woman who has given me a Skywatcher's Cloud Chart, a woman who knows all my secrets, a woman who knows just how messed up my mind is, how many pills I'm on, and yet she allows me to hold her anyway. There's something honest about all this, and I cannot imagine any other woman lying in the middle of a frozen soccer field with me - in the middle of a snowstorm even - impossibly hoping to see a single cloud break free of a nimbostratus.”
― Matthew Quick, The Silver Linings Playbook