Day 5: A book that makes you happy

6.3.14

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Day 5: A book that makes me happy

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There are so many books I've read, and among those I've shed tears, felt helpless turning each page to the next. I don't know which book that makes me happy, or how in the world the book sends happiness into my system. I have no idea, no idea at all, what to search in terms of making me happy, in a particular book.

Since all I've ever read consist of...betrayals, broken hearts, misjudge people, the "I thought I was human, but I didn't think so" (I'm getting tired of this -_-)

For One More Day by Mitch Albom

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It really is an inspiring book. Feeling desperate and losing hope in life, and then your late mother came for you, babying you, showing you the people around who were dying but happy. The book is about a man, in his forties I guess, tried to commit suicide but found himself in his old home with his dead mother.

"Every family is a ghost story . . ."

Mitch Albom mesmerized readers around the world with his number one New York Times bestsellers, The Five People You Meet in Heaven and Tuesdays with Morrie. Now he returns with a beautiful, haunting novel about the family we love and the chances we miss.

For One More Day is the story of a mother and a son, and a relationship that covers a lifetime and beyond. It explores the question: What would you do if you could spend one more day with a lost loved one?
As a child, Charley "Chick" Benetto was told by his father, "You can be a mama's boy or a daddy's boy, but you can't be both." So he chooses his father, only to see the man disappear when Charley is on the verge of adolescence.

Decades later, Charley is a broken man. His life has been crumbled by alcohol and regret. He loses his job. He leaves his family. He hits bottom after discovering his only daughter has shut him out of her wedding. And he decides to take his own life.

He makes a midnight ride to his small hometown, with plans to do himself in. But upon failing even to do that, he staggers back to his old house, only to make an astonishing discovery. His mother who died eight years earlier is still living there, and welcomes him home as if nothing ever happened.

What follows is the one "ordinary" day so many of us yearn for, a chance to make good with a lost parent, to explain the family secrets, and to seek forgiveness. Somewhere between this life and the next, Charley learns the astonishing things he never knew about his mother and her sacrifices. And he tries, with her tender guidance, to put the crumbled pieces of his life back together.

Through Albom's inspiring characters and masterful storytelling, readers will newly appreciate those whom they love and may have thought they'd lost in their own lives. For One More Day is a book for anyone in a family, and will be cherished by Albom's millions of fans worldwide.

At least no one in this book is inhuman, right? xD Mitch's an awesome author, I love him. I have his other books, Tuesdays with Morrie and The Five People You Meet In Heaven (which I haven't touched yet ehehhehe).

I love inspiring books. Like this. But............................. I've grown accustomed to paranormal and mythical and somewhere between that books. You know, in my first years of reading English novels, I got a rack full of black-covered books and my sisters were like, "All of your books are black!" and when I asked them to read one of the books, they said, "Oh? Which one? The black one?" -_-

p/s 1: I finished Shatter Me earlier and I don't know who to love, Adam or Warner or anyone. Warner's a bit like that guy in James Anderson's Witch and Wizard's series who fell in love with the heroine. Sort of.

p/s 2: I am just done watching Frozen for the third time :')))

Bye! :D
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