I’ve been having a not-so-secret love affair with books for years. But like most relationships, we’ve had our ups and downs. Sometimes, I felt like books were disappointing me. I wasn’t finding them interesting. I didn’t feel like they were talking to me anymore.
When this happened, I tried to spice things up. I’d read books that I normally wouldn’t, in hopes that I would find that spark once again. This was how I found some of my favourites – Jodi Picoult, Margaret Atwood, and John Irving.
A couple of years ago I was in the local bookstore, browsing for something that didn’t have a vampire in it, and I came across Jennifer Weiner’s Good in Bed. It was fantastic; something that I could really relate to. And even though it was great, I never managed to pick up another book of hers.
A few weeks ago, my best friend Sara gave me a book to borrow that she said was amazing. Now, for those of you who don’t know Sara – this is a big deal. Sara doesn’t normally read (It took me years into talking her into reading Twilight) but she picked up a book and loved it. (Yep – a real miracle!)
The book was Jennifer Weiner’s Best Friends Forever, and after reading it, I now see why Sara picked it up. Some parts were so much like Sara and I, it was scary. Any woman who has ever had a female best friend would relate to this book. It has everything – betrayal, heartbreak, love, forgiveness, humour, revenge, and most of all – the bond between women.
So – thank you Sara. Thank you for helping me fall more in love with books.