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I Don’t know why I love books.

 

There’s a good feeling about getting your hands on a book, reading it and finishing it. Because of course, Reading is a way to escape the boring routines and diverge yourself once in a while to the lives of another, to diverge your mind in an authors making. To open your mind to a new world

Here are some things that you might relate to If you are a such a booklover/bookworm such as me.

1. You feel rich when you get inside a bookstore. Surrounded with books you browse through each one as if you own them all.

2. When you get your hands on a book, you feel its power rush through you like an electricity waiting to power up the imagination

3. That giddy and little excited kid feeling when you just bought a new book

4. Your idea of a break is an iced coffee, a comfy couch and a good long book

5. Your favorite shop is Power Books, Fully Booked and National Bookstore

6. You have a booklist awaiting to bought and read

7. You can spend one whole day in a bookstore just browsing on the Young adults section

8. You smell the pages of both new and antique books.

9. You write you’re favorite quotes down from the books you’ve read

10.You take care of your books like they’re little fragile babies

11. You tried atleast once finishing  a book in one day

12. You try to imitate the lead character in the book or try to relate yourself to him or her

13. You write a blog about the book you just read.

 

The five people you meet in heaven

The five people you meet in Heaven is about a story of a man named Eddie. Who died fixing cable rides in Ruby pier amusement park at the age of 83.

All his life he kept thinking that his life had no meaning, and no good had come out of anything he ever did, except for having a wife who couldn’t bear him a child.

He died, trying to save a little girl named Amy or Annie.

In heaven, he gets to meet the five people who will share with him the secrets of heaven and peace.

As the blue man said,

“Each of us was in your life for a reason. You many not have known the reason at the time, and that is what heaven is for. For understanding your life on earth.”

The story unfolds with young Eddie on his birthday, and continues on with all the days of his birthdays, citing all the significant events that turned his life around.

Eddie wanted to be someone. An engineer with a wife and kids, instead, after acquiring a bad leg  being a war veteran, he couldn’t go anywhere except get stuck in the job  his father left when he died, being Eddie the maintenance man.

“…there are no random acts. that we are all connected. That you can no more separate one life from another than you can separate a breeze from the wind.”

The random people in Eddie’s life had made the biggest difference in it as well, him never knowing that of course until he reached heaven. Heaven, As the author said, is a place where your life is explained to you. you get to make sense of what happened in your life and your yesterdays.

I won’t be enumerating the five people Eddie met in heaven, for you have to read the book yourself. But for sure, they were all a surprise. In the end they did give his life the answers and explanation he had been searching for, relaying the message that no matter what you do, no matter how little it is or how little you think of yourself, you are doing what you are doing now for a reason. You are where you are right now for a purpose, and you are right where you are supposed to be. Right at that moment, that place, doing what youre doing.

Eddie had his life explained to him and found peace in heaven at the end, Now, he is waiting in line as one of the five people who will meet Amy or Annie when she goes to heaven.  “i died, so that you could live.”

One withers,another grows, Birth and Death are part of a whole “It is why we are drawn to babies, and funerals ”

“Dying? not the end of everything. we think it is. but what happens on earth is only the beginning.”

Here are some of my favorite quotes from the book:

“No story sits by itself. sometimes, stories meet at corners, and sometimes, they cover one another completely  like stories beneath a river.”

“…fairness,” he said, “does not govern life and death. if it did, no good person would ever die.”

“Strangers,” the Blue Man said, “are just family you have yet to come to know.”

“No life is a waste, the only time we waste is the time we keep thinking we are alone.”