Wednesday, 5 November 2014

October 2014: The Humans

Heyyyy Everyone, 

I know what your thinking, it has taken me 3 months to read this book, it genuinely has taken 3 months! OOOPPPSS! I have just been super busy and getting into bed and reading has been the last thing on my mind, that does make me sad though because I love reading, and not being able to read much over the last few months has made me realise I have to take time out for myself and do the things I love, like reading! 

Anyway, onto the book. This wasn't a choice of my own, it was given to me by a friend. I know I am going to struggle to explain this book, so I have put a few of my favourite quotes in to help you understand, here goes. A brief outline is that it is about an 'alien' who comes to earth to destroy a mathematicians findings. He has never experienced earth before and has to learn all about how humans live. It has comical factors to it, like when the alien discovers he has to wear clothes. Here's a quote I enjoyed: 

"When I first arrived here I did not understand why clothes were so important, or why a dead cow became beef, or why grass cut a certain way demanded not to be walked upon, or why household pets were so important to them' 

I really loved this book because it made you sit back and think about how we live and why we do things. 

'Humans waste a lot of their time - almost all of it - with hypothetical stuff. I could be rich, I could be famous, I could have been hit by that bus, I could have been born with fewer moles and bigger breasts, I could have spent more of my youth learning foreign languages. They must exercise the conditional tense more than any other known life form.'

It was really a good read, so different to the type of thing I would normally read but I am very thankful to my friend for recommending it and I would now recommend it to you. Especially if your fed up with the usual rom coms and predictable endings. Here is my favourite quote from the book..  

'I was drinking tea.. the tea seemed to be making things better. It was a hot drink made of leaves, used in times of crisis as a means of resorting normality.' 

Next month I will be reading 'We are all completely beside ourselves' by Karen Joy Fowler, and I pinky promise it won't take me 3 months to read this one!! 

Ciao EmmaJessica <3 

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