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"We should read to give our souls a chance to luxuriate."


~Henry Miller

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Memorizing You

Memorizing You - Dan Skinner
First of all I want to thank my dear Baba, because her updates made me curious and awakened my interest in this book.
And then I want to thank JR who talked me into reading this book. In spite of my curiosity this book most likely would have never landed on my TBR without them.

Because of two reasons:

◆ I am not a fan of young adult stories.
◆ I am a HEA junkie.

It is why I want to say out loud:

◆ Don’t be afraid to break down your own stereotypes.
◆ I’m so glad that I gave this book a chance.

I don’t want to babble a lot.

Just imagine:

You are a boy who begins to develop your sexuality and discovers that you are not attracted to girls but...to boys.
Imagine, you live NOT in NY, Berlin, London or whatever, in the 21th century - I hope also for you not in Qatar - but in a small provincial town at the end of 1960s, with it's "cookie-cutter families in their cookie-cutter jobs, living in their cookie-cutter houses" and who expect and accept only cookie-cutter relationships that are fit in their world.

And right here begins one of the most sensual touching and beautiful love story.
The story about First love. Secret love. Unforgettable love.


This book belongs to one of the strongest reading experience I have ever had.
It is not just a beautiful and pensive story about the first love, it is something very philosophical and deeply thoughtful too. Every line in this book is a tiny worldly wisdom, so simple and so powerful in its expression!... This book makes you not just feel and live through a wide range of emotions but it makes you think. I quoted not only separate sentences, but the whole paragraphs and whole pages. There are so many amazing lines, so many faithful thoughts in it!...
The writing and images are so vivid and meaningful, so sensual and captivating, every moment of this book will be MEMORIZED in your soul.

My last thoughts:

image Can somebody please replace a bible under the pillow of the pope with this book?!

image Can you please make an exception and read this book even if it is without our classical candy HEA?!

Because I won't be tired to repeat it again and again:


All that you need are just a big box of tissues and a bottle of something very strong. You can replace the last one with a lot of chocolate.

And you have to listen to Donovan's Sunshine Superman.