Wednesday, March 23, 2016

If you want to sing out, sing out...

April showers are soon to be upon us, and I think this is the perfect time to read a book that is best known for the movie version of the story. It's quirky, touching, and surprisingly thought provoking. And what it has to say is just what we need to hear in the world right now. Love is everything. Find happiness. Let your freak flag fly my darlings.

So for the GGBC April 2016 book I give you:

                                         Harold and Maude

Nineteen-year-old Harold Chasen is obsessed with death. He fakes suicides to shock his self-obsessed mother, drives a hearse, and attends funerals of complete strangers. Seventy-nine-year-old Maude Chardin, on the other hand, adores life. She liberates trees from city sidewalks and transplants them to the forest, paints smiles on the faces of church statues, and “borrows” cars to remind their owners that life is fleeting— here today, gone tomorrow! A chance meeting between the two turns into a madcap, whirlwind romance, and Harold learns that life is worth living, and how to play the banjo.
(From Goodreads)

You will find you see a little of yourself in these characters, and maybe wishing you were a little more like them. This is a title that is easy to get a hold of at your local library or bookstore, and even for your e-reader. This story is going to be some spring cleaning for our winter weary minds, and I hope you love it.
We will chat about this book starting the last Saturday of April, and we are on Goodreads, Facebook and Twitter at #GGBC or @nikkisticks if you want to tweet me directly. All the links are in the sidebar of the blog. I really can't wait for us to read this one, so I'll see you the end of the month. I'll be the one with the banjo, liberating trees. 

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