Title: Love Stories
Author: Trent Dalton
Type: Non Fiction
Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers
“The ones we love are the stars in our black skies, blinking every evening after dinner to remind us that the darkness stretches out forever but the darkness does not win this thing.”
The minute I saw a first review of this book here on Booksta, I knew I had to have this book. Just as well as I knew that February would be a perfect time to read it.
I mean, how often does it happen that a writer sits down on a street corner and asks people to tell him their love stories .. and then makes a book out of it? Not really often, right? But after finishing this one, I think this should definitely be a great encouragement for everyone. Not just to write, but also to share their stories with the world. In these crazy times where everything seems like a whirlwind of emotions, more often bad than good, we often forget what is the thing that binds us all together and how often we take it for granted. Love is all around us, in different forms and variations, and it should definitely be celebrated. And this book is a brilliant reminder of that.
So Im encouraging you not only to read this book (and you all most definitely should), but to be present. Be open. Dont hide the feelings inside of you. Tell your loved ones how much you care. Shout it from the rooftops. Whether its friends, family, kids, partners or pets, hug them and say them you love them. Send them a text, an email, a dm or give them a call if theyre not near. Appreciate them being in your life and making your world a happier and a better place to live in. Love is not a thing to be ashamed for. It does make us vulnerable but even when we think its not, its still worth it. It always is.
“𝑳𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒃𝒓𝒆𝒆𝒅𝒔 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆. 𝑩𝒊𝒈 𝒐𝒓 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆, 𝒆𝒗𝒆𝒓𝒚 𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆 𝒐𝒇 𝒍𝒐𝒗𝒆 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒔 𝒘𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒉𝒚 𝒂𝒏𝒅 𝒊𝒎𝒑𝒐𝒓𝒕𝒂𝒏𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒂𝒏𝒐𝒕𝒉𝒆𝒓. 𝑨𝒏𝒅 𝒎𝒂𝒚𝒃𝒆 𝒕𝒉𝒆 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒊𝒔 𝒂𝒄𝒕𝒖𝒂𝒍𝒍𝒚 𝒏𝒐𝒕 𝒔𝒐 𝒔𝒎𝒂𝒍𝒍 𝒂𝒇𝒕𝒆𝒓 𝒂𝒍𝒍. 𝑺𝒐𝒎𝒆𝒕𝒊𝒎𝒆𝒔 𝒕𝒉𝒐𝒔𝒆 𝒍𝒊𝒕𝒕𝒍𝒆 𝒈𝒆𝒔𝒕𝒖𝒓𝒆𝒔 𝒂𝒓𝒆 𝒋𝒖𝒔𝒕 𝒂𝒔 𝒍𝒊𝒇𝒆-𝒔𝒂𝒗𝒊𝒏𝒈.”
My GR rating: 4.5 stars