Bound Paper Reading | All the Light we Cannot See

Welcome to my new blog series- Bound Paper Reading!  Love love love to read and I feel like something big is missing in my life when I find myself without a book to read as part of my evening routine.  If I remember correctly this fascination with reading and how it transports me into another world started around 4th grade with series such as The Babysitter's Club and The Boxcar children--remember those? Looking back on it I wish I would have started keeping a reading log of all the books I have read, maybe by the time I am an old lady with long grayish white hair in a bun I will have read enough books to fill a Beauty and the Beast size library!  Wouldn't that be something....

Reading about the Second World War has been a fascination of mine since the 7th grade when my best friend and I read just about every book our middle school library had to offer on the genre.  So to begin my series I chose a book I have been so anxious to read for a few months now...

       All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

     All The Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr

This beautifully written novel is unlike any other I have ever read.  The way the author describes the individual character's worlds around them in two unique ways and perspectives is fascinating once you understand what sets them apart.  As I began reading this novel I felt a familiar melancholy as I progressed from one chapter to another knowing very well that when your story is centered around the great war things never end perfectly.  I found myself deliberately reading slower than usual to savor this beautiful story, worried yet excited for what might transpire between the characters.  As I neared the last 10 chapters it was inevitable to devour the words as the story line's action and suspense gripped me in a way because I had to know what happened next. 

You will not regret reading this beautiful beautiful book and you may even find the story somewhat stays with you for sometime after reading.  I intend on reading this one again in a few months hoping now that I know how it ends I will read it even more slowly savoring each chapter prepared for how it ends. 

I hope you love reading as much as I do and if you have any suggestions for future reads please comment below!

Here is to my favorite pair of PJ's and favorite books...

Alexandra

P.S. to read and excerpt from the book visit www.anthonydoerr.com