❝Emma’s mid-twenties had brought a second adolescence even more self-absorbed and doom-laden than the first one.❞
-“One Day” (David Nicholls)
“I think you’re scared of being happy, Emma. I think you think that the natural way of things is for your life to be grim and grey and dour and to hate your job, hate where you live, not to have success or money or God forbid a boyfriend (and a quick discersion here - that whole self-deprecating…
❝I used to hate you.. because she lit up with you just in a way she never did with me and it used to make me so angry because i didn’t think that you deserved her.. She made you decent and in return you made her so happy, so happy , and i will always be grateful to you for that.❞
I just finished the book One Day and enjoyed the read. I’ve just gotten back into reading for fun, so when I find a good book, I absolutely cannot put it down until I’ve finished. I’m lucky I have the time to
waste spend on this indulgence.
I particularly liked this line out of the book. I think most of us (well, me at least) feel the same way:
“He wanted to live life in such a way that if a photograph were taken at random, it would be a cool photograph. Things should look right. Fun; there should be a lot of fun and no more sadness than absolutely necessary.”
This is where is all begins. Everything starts here, today.
And then it was over.
(p. 435/One Day/David Nicholls)
“Their friendship was like a wilted bunch of flowers that she insisted on topping up with water. Why not let it die instead?” ― David Nicholls, One Day
I love this book even if I’m not yet done with it. I love the character of Emma Morley. She’s so funny.