Quiet Saturday spent reading. Not exactly sure what I expected from this book but I enjoyed it regardless. I‘m not one of those people that figured out the ending so there was a plot point that totally didn‘t see coming. This book was heavier and yet more relatable than I initially imagined. Overall, a good story for me.
2019 page goal: YTD: 15,421/30,000 = 51.4%
I'm glad I didn't read reviews of this book before I listened to it. I expected a whimsical story about a funny little English fellow strolling through the countryside going from one caper to the next. What I experienced, rather, was a wonderfully poignant story about a common man on a quest to deliver a message to his dying friend, Queenie. I was drawn in further and further as I listened on, and the ending for me was just beautifully perfect.
A stubborn old man trying to prove something. Hey but that‘s the spirit I hope to have at that age. Addresses lovely relationships like love and friendship over the ages. An insight into how a little hope and faith and strong belief can make a huge difference. I struggled to finish it though. Not a page turner for me. But glad I did finish it. Sounds like I am an optimist. Blah! It‘s good to be at times!!
I most confess that when I started this book I was a bit hesitant to it.This was a second chance for him, a way for him to fix his wrongs from his past. This was a deep and sad journey but a beautiful one all together. And my favorite part was how Harold and Maureen found their way back to each other. I‘m glad I pushed my self to finish, other wise I would of missed a beautiful well written story.
I‘m reading this in the bus on my way to work and let me tell you I got to this part were I thought all it was lost and I almost cried. His journey is getting so deep now. I‘m understanding a lot of things now also. — ￼reading The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry.
Harold Fry is trudging through life, disconnected from his wife and son. One day, he gets a letter from a former co-worker who is dying. He jots off a reply and heads to the mailbox. A random encounter convinces him to hand-deliver his note instead, with the hope that Queenie will live as long as he keeps walking.
Harold‘s walk gives him space to find human connection and to come to terms with his past. For fans of Ove or Eleanor Oliphant.
Today‘s Prompt: Reflection
Who would think that taking a 500-mile walk would bring all one's emotions to a head and invite self-reflection as well as regret?
The book is also a tribute to the decency of the human race for their concern and their support of a cause a fellow human being believed in. This book is also an inspiring emotional ride.
Have you read it?
I love this book ❤️❤️❤️❤️ and it is available for only 99p at the moment in the U.K. Talk about a snip!
If you have not read this book you simply have to! You won‘t be sorry. It would definitely make a lifetime favourites list. 😍😍😍
Loved Harold. At first I was reminded of Jersey‘s own Peace Pilgrim, a woman who walked all around the country with little on her person, she relied on the kindness of others. This was a walk of redemption, of healing and love. Poignant.
This story features a man leaving home to travel somewhere he‘s never been, meet many new people, and overcome physical and mental hardship to reach his destination before returning home changed.
Forgot I had this book until I saw it posted yesterday, so...here, doesn't it sound like a great story?
I'm going to make a dent in my tbr before getting to it though, wish I had more reading time tbh but...werk! 🙄
I took my mom to HPB for her birthday this week. She got ten books (not pictured). I got a few too (pictured). 😛
Next Up. I‘m excited for this one. Hope it doesn‘t disappoint.
The Unlikely Pilgrimage of Harold Fry by Rachel Joyce - 3.5*
This was recommended to me because I enjoyed The Curious Charms of Arthur Pepper by Phaedra Patrick, and Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman. This book is about a journey, but it is also about cancer. I don't like to read fictional books about subjects like cancer. You'll note that I didn't rate this book high or low.
It was a slow starter for me but I ended up really liking it. Well written, about a life that took a horrible detour and eventually came to be redeemed. I see what the fuss was about.
While on my audiowalk this am in the park, this momma and poppa were out guarding their nest. In the park I walk in, there are five families just like these. Enjoying my walks with Harold Fry.
Look at what I received in the post today!!! Thank you @cherinium so, so much for the Budweiser Clydesdales treats!! I do love horses and every fall we see these beauties at the Big E (Eastern States Exposition)!! This book swap was lots of fun! It was fascinating to read other people‘s selections!! In fact, I‘m still at it!! Will be done soon!! #LMPBC #litsy
Saccharine-sweet, highly quotable and full of life truths. I was not overcome by emotion, as many readers have been with this book, but that's probably more a testament to my cold heart than anything. For me, this book is between a "pick" and a "so-so." I have rounded up. Thanks, @Readergrrl for sharing this book for #lmpbc! @cobwebmoth
#AdelesMayMashUp #ChasingPavements - When Harold Fry hears that an old friend is dying he leaves his home and wife and embarks on a walking pilgrimage of over 600 miles to see his friend. This book was crazy popular a while ago and whilst I did like it I never really got the adoration of it - it felt a little overdone and like it was deliberately tugging at heartstrings for effect. If you‘ve read it I‘d be really interested to know what you think?
Found this package waiting in my vestibule this afternoon! I'm excited to dig in! Thanks! @cobwebmoth
I will getting my package in the mail on Tuesday. Sorry to be a little behind on the mailing! @Readergrrl
Book maps and homemade raspberry margaritas make me happy right now. What about you?
1. An email from Out of Print.
2. Yes. I write them down and log them into Goodreads.
3. Litsy definitely does. I've discovered so many cool books here.
4. I'm alternating between the tagged book and Red Rising.
Look what I found at Dollar General for $1!!! @Andrew65 👏🏻🎊🎉🙌🏻 I would have bought more to give away, but they only had one!!
I borrowed my daughter‘s shoe closet as a prop!! 👞 👠👡👟