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A Blogger's Bookshelf: The Versions of Us

Hello, hello Paraders!

Today I return with a Blogger's Bookshelf posts after reading maybe 2 books since I last did one of these... I haven't been reading much.

Don't forget you can follow me on Goodreads to see what I'm currently reading and what I think of said books! My profile is right here!

Anyway, today's subject is a book called The Versions of Us by Laura Barnett and it was such an emotional rollercoaster, so prepare yourselves. I gave it a massively impressed 5 out of 5 stars. 

Firstly, don't read this book with too much wine because you'll have to concentrate in order to follow it accurately. There are three 'versions' in this novel, each with the same characters and protagonists. However the differences between versions begin from chapter 1, depending on how the 2 main characters meet and what this then leads to. 

Once you get past the initial 6 chapters or so the differences between each version become more distinct and real. Honestly, I found the whole book strikingly real - how one small decision can vary a life by so, so much. But also I feel like it had an important message that you can clearly see at the end of the novel that you got snippits of throughout. 

I can't really say much about this novel apart from stress about how much I actually loved it. The realism of all the different scenarios was eye-opening and interesting, and I struggled to put it down most of the time. It's really sweet and the characters will make you laugh, cry and simply feel thing that you didn't know were possible.

If my life is half as interesting as theirs, I will be happy. But you should definitely give this a read, as long as you are emotionally prepared for turmoil.


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Hello folks!

How are you all doing? How am I doing? Where am I? Who am I? So many questions...

To answer a few... I hope you are doing fine.
Yes, I am fine thank you.
I am in England, once again. For a long while this time.
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