Monday, June 27, 2011

Read of the month: June

Here is another one of Nick Hornby's books that I really enjoyed. ("About a Boy" was magnificent!). "How to Be Good" is about a man who wants to be good, to help people and to save the entire world, and a woman, who once knew she was good, but is not that certain any more. It is all about how hard people find it to know how to be good, to understand what good actually means.
Although the end is a bit unsatisfactory for my taste, the book does offer food for thought. And it certainly makes you think whether your ideas of good are right.
What do you think, do you know how to be good? Or, like me, you are still learning?


  1. ah, what does 'good' mean?

    i notice a few Hornby books at the charity shop (thrift store) today... I can't decide if I want to read him or not (what with so many others crying for my attention). but i suppose i ought to try at least one, he's such a famous author.

  2. I love Nick Hornby, Fever Pitch is my favourite. He is a fantastic writer.

  3. Great post!
    By the way, thanks for your lovely comment!

    Kisses from Hong Kong,

  4. Hm, I think I try to be good, but sometimes I give in to my bad habits~

    I've always wanted to read some of Nick Hornby's books! His books all sound so interesting.

  5. Hello Lily!
    Thank you for your comment, what a nice little place this blog! I noticed reading your "about me" page, that we have quite some things in common, except for loving figs, haha. I'm definitely following you. Oh, I read "About a Boy" by Nick Hornby, loved it, and I would love to read more of his books.
    Have a nice day!

  6. I just wanted to stop by and say thank you for commenting on my blog. These book recommendations look great, and your country looks adorable! :)

  7. Really nice books you have there!
    Thanks for suggesting!


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