Sunday, May 25, 2008

Book Review : P.S. I Love You

A nice plot; a not so nice execution.

The book is about grieving and healing and subtly brings to fore the importance of relationships and the power of love in life.

The plot is really good but I personally feel that Cecilia Ahern could have paid more attention to the emotional bonding between Holly and Gerry (through his letters) – rather than focusing on the lives of everybody around Holly. The book starts off really well, you loose the plot midway with a lot of characters coming in and the story-line becoming a little predictable, but Cecilia manages to grab the attention to end it on a high.

There are moments where you want to laugh with Holly, moments where tears just well-up in your eyes and moments where you drift into memories of the Holly / Gerry in your life.

Plot: Good
Writing Style: Trite and Mediocre
Recommendation: A good read for the romantic-at-heart

Choco Rating: 3.5 / 5

Friday, April 25, 2008

The Simple Pleasures that make my Choco Life

Heres a few moments that make my choco life complete...

Enjoying the sound of silence
Cuddling up and watching a DVD with a loved one
Smell of the first rain
Time alone with a good book
"Life" converstaions with my best pal
My hot cup of tea on a cold day
Going home to a well made bed after a hard day's work
Succumbing to a mid-afternoon nap
Waking up to a clean uncluttered room
Spending time with my family without having to bother about work
Letting a freshly made chocolate chip cookie melt slowly in my mouth with my eyes closed
Watching the sun rise
A hug when i need it
Dew on the grass in the morning
Watching my bro become an achiever in life
Laughing so hard, tears come out of my eyes
Looking into the eyes of a dog when i cuddle it
Going at a 100 kmph on an empty highway
Getting homemade gifts
Splashing in the rain
Going on a roadtrip to nowhere
Being able to cry when i need to
Going back home after months into mums loving arms
A smile from a loved one
Immersing myself into my Xbox all night long
Calvin & Hobbes
Waking up to the sound of birds chirping outside my window in the morning
Getting a call from a loved one, just when I need it
Feeling true love in the eyes of that someone special
Listening to my mums laughter over the phone
A good game of football
Sitting and smiling for no apparent reason
A warm shower after a hard and tiring day
The feeling of being loved and wanted
Listening to the sound of the waterfall
Lying on the bed, watching the fan go round... thinking about my choco life :)

Hey SB... thanks for inspiring me to do this. And to everyone whos played a role in my choco life. Cheers.