Me Before You - a good cry & a giveaway

Me Before You – a good cry & a giveaway

by Lindsay on February 7, 2013

in Miscellaneous

mebeforeyouDon’t judge a book by its cover. Based on the cover of Me Before You by Jojo Moyes, you’d think this is just another sappy romance novel – a step up from Danielle Steel, perhaps. But this isn’t your typical love story.

This book is an honest, vivid, beautifully heart-wrenching portrayal of two people who make each other better. The two people you meet within the pages of this book are a man and a woman whose strengths make each other stronger and whose weaknesses aren’t a hindrance but rather, allow them to be vulnerable with each other.

‘The thing about being catapulted into a whole new life – or at least shoved up so hard against someone else’s life that you might as well have your face pressed against their window – is that it forces you to rethink your idea of who you are. Or how you might seem to other people.’

There were parts of the book that had me laughing out loud – laughing so much I was snorting. So very attractive. There were parts that were so painful (in that way that you can truly feel the pain in your heart)…but no matter how painful, I couldn’t put it down.

The subject matter was seriously thought-provoking and made me question some long-held beliefs about euthanasia, choosing one’s death, how to support the ones we love — even when that means going against our own wishes. The issue of quality of life and the right of an individual to make their own choices in life was a central theme. But more than that: what love really is. What life really is. How to live it. I dare you to read this book and not find inspiration.

“You only get one life. It’s actually your duty to live it as fully as possible.”

Me Before You is a heartbreaking story about finding what makes life worth living. Definitely a new favorite of mine – one in which I felt like I truly knew the characters and missed them after the final page was read – and one that my heart won’t be forgetting any time soon.

If you’re looking for a good read to help get you through the drudgery of the remaining days of Winter, Me Before You by Jojo Moyes is what I recommend. You can blame me when you go through an entire box of tissues while reading it.

As a Thank You to my readers, I am giving away 2 eReader copies of this book – whether you have a Nook, a Kindle or other type of ereader doesn’t matter…I have a copy of the book for you!

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Julie Barrett February 7, 2013 at 9:03 am

Sounds like a fantastic read, not sure I can take all the crying right now! There was a time in my life when ALL I read was happy romance-type books, just as a respite from Life 🙂

Lisa | Practically Intuitive February 7, 2013 at 9:17 am

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a good read. I don’t read a lot of fiction but this one looks worthwhile. 🙂

Paula February 7, 2013 at 10:07 am

Should like a great book! Deep, emotional, I love to cry over books!! Sounds wonderful!

Heather February 7, 2013 at 12:02 pm

I saw your post on facebook a couple of days ago about this and wanted to go out and get it. Thanks for the chance to win a copy! One can never, I repeat, Never have too many books! This sounds like a good one.

Cassie February 7, 2013 at 1:07 pm

I love books that pull at the heart!

Dawnll February 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

One needs to have a good snort everyday-great for the body…lol Sounds like a wonderful book…thanks for sharing

Armida February 7, 2013 at 1:41 pm

Sounds like a great read. Great synopsis of it.

trish February 7, 2013 at 2:13 pm

This book sounds amazing…..i would love to read it!

Sue Kowal February 7, 2013 at 2:18 pm

This definitely speaks to me!

Lynne Gaylor February 7, 2013 at 3:13 pm

This book sounds wonderful and inspiring!!

Heather Lamb February 8, 2013 at 11:48 am

Books are so powerful and it sounds like this one will touch the soul of everyone who reads it! Thank you for sharing this with all of your faithful followers 🙂 I have just read “Spirited” by Rebecca Rosen who is a spiritual medium here in Denver. We are all destined to do great things but so many let their lights dim and choose not to shine to the fullest potential. This book is a personal reflection of how Rebecca uses her gift and how we all can tap into our intuitive selves and listen to our spirit guides. They are always talking, we just need to listen!

Franco February 8, 2013 at 10:54 pm

I saw someone reading this on the subway today. BTW, Evelyn is a beautiful name.

Adriana February 13, 2013 at 11:29 pm

I’m very excited!! I wasn’t going to enter myself into the contest because I was going to see if my library had it. I did and THEY DO! There is also a Waiting list for it! I wont be able to get it till maybe early AUG.
I’ve recently gone through very much and I am now doing my very best, putting in an extra 50% into my day, to get things done and do things I say I will do and want to do. Getting back into “my” books that are not just text books for school is on that list. I would Love to be able to read this book and share my thoughts. I miss getting lost in an amazing book <3 I'm really looking forward to reading this- from what I've been reading I will be able to relate and be touched from it. i just have a feeling i will me emotionally engulfed. Well i wish us all good luck even if we don't win We can still go out and buy. Very Very excited, have a blessed day/night everyone.

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