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Slammed by Colleen Hoover
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it was amazing
Read in September, 2012 — I own a copy

Dhak dhak dhak....
do you hear that?
That's the sound of my heart beating as I finish the book...

Dhak dhak dhak.....
do you hear that?
That's the sound of my heart chanting "I wish this would never end".

Shush shush shush....
do you hear that?
That's the sound of my lips trying to form words enough to express what I feel....
Right now I'm thinking I so wish this story was real...

Will made me fall in love with him
Lake and Julia made me cry
Kel and Caulder were adorable
Eddie was like the fourth of july [ meaning sparkling, full of life....sorry, know you get that :) ]
Gavin.....Oh Gavin... "Can I have a 'Pre-Proposal' too?" [Eddie would probably have scratched my eyes out for this or perhaps just laughed at the ridiculousness of it - I'm hoping for the latter ;) ]

It's hard to put my feelings into words
But I guess a person run over by a freight train of emotions can't be expected to say everything at once
Words are trying to spew forth out of me in short bursts
So let me tell you a story of a boy and a girl
They meet in a U-haul, they fall in love
They go on a date playing "would you rather" along the way
He takes her to a slam and boy does she get slammed
So would you be, so better be prepared.
Then comes the part which tears them apart
And it really does suck and breaks your heart :(
They can't be together, yet can't live without each other
Trust me this not just some Quintessential romance
Devastating things get revealed at an alarming rate
But through all of it they are there for each other, always holding hands.



Perhaps I have not been able to express anything in a coherent way
But don't expect me to because I'm discombobulated and it'll be a miracle if I find my way to Sleep land

And anyway that's not the point
The point is.....
It's easy to have books in your life
Ever wanted to have life in your books?
Well then all you need to do is get Slammed




Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it. And Never regret.
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Quotes Richa Liked

Colleen Hoover
“I got schooled this year
by
a
boy
.

A boy that I'm seriously, deeply, madly, incredibly, and undeniably in love with.
And he taught me the most important thing of all...

To put the emphasis
On life .”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passion. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Imperfections define perfection”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“There are three questions every woman should be able to answer yes to before they commit to a man. If you answer no to any of the three questions, run like hell."
[...]
"Does he treat you with respect at all times? That's the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes to all three, then you've found a good man.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Does he treat you with respect at all times? That's the first question. The second question is, if he is the exact same person twenty years from now that he is today, would you still want to marry him? And finally, does he inspire to be a better person? You find someone you can answer yes to all three, then you've found a good man.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“According to the thesaurus... and according to me... there are over thirty different meanings and substitutions for
the word
mean.
(I quickly yell the following words; the entire class flinches- including Will)
Jackass, jerk, cruel, dickhead, unkind, harsh, wicked,
hateful, heartless, vicious, virulent, unrelenting, tyrannical, malevolent, atrocious, bastard, barbarous, bitter, brutal, callous, degenerate, brutish, depraved, evil, fierce, hard, implacable, rancorous, pernicious, inhumane, monstrous, merciless, inexorable.
And my personal favorite—asshole.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“I've never regretted it. Questioned it? Sure. But never regretted."

"Is there a difference?" I ask.

"Absolutely. Regret is counterproductive. It's looking back on a past that you can't change. Questioning things as they occur can prevent regret in the future. I questioned a lot about my relationship with your father. People make spontaneous decisions based off of their hearts all the time. There's so much more to relationships than just love.”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“To my babies,

Merry Christmas. I'm sorry if these letters have caught you both by surprise. There is just so much more I have to say. I know you thought I was done giving advice, but I couldn't leave without reiterating a few things in writing. You may not relate to these things now, but someday you will. I wasn't able to be around forever, but I hope that my words can be.

-Don't stop making basagna. Basagna is good. Wait until a day when there is no bad news, and bake a damn basagna.

-Find a balance between head and heart. Hopefully you've found that Lake, and you can help Kel sort it out when he gets to that point.

-Push your boundaries, that's what they're there for.

-I'm stealing this snippet from your favorite band, Lake. "Always remember there is nothing worth sharing, like the love that let us share our name."

-Don't take life too seriously. Punch it in the face when it needs a good hit. Laugh at it.

-And Laugh a lot. Never go a day without laughing at least once.

-Never judge others. You both know good and well how unexpected events can change who a person is. Always keep that in mind. You never know what someone else is experiencing within their own life.

-Question everything. Your love, your religion, your passions. If you don't have questions, you'll never find answers.

-Be accepting. Of everything. People's differences, their similarities, their choices, their personalities. Sometimes it takes a variety to make a good collection. The same goes for people.

-Choose your battles, but don't choose very many.

-Keep an open mind; it's the only way new things can get in.

-And last but not least, not the tiniest bit least. Never regret.

Thank you both for giving me the best years of my life.

Especially the last one.

Love,

Mom”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“BLUE SWEATER

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that?
That's the sound of my heart beating...

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of your heart beating.

It was the first day of October. I was wearing my blue sweater, you know the one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with a double knitted hem and holes in the ends of the sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the ocean.
You promised to love me forever that night...
and boy
did you
ever!

It was the first day of December this time. I was wearing my blue sweater, you know the one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with a double knitted hem and holes in the ends of the sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the ocean.
I told you I was three weeks late
You said it was fate.
You promised to love me forever that night...
and boy
did you
ever!

It was the first day of May. I was wearing my blue sweater, although this time the double stitched hem was worn
and the strength of each thread tested as they were pulled tight against my growing belly. You know the one. The same one I bought at Dillard’s? The one with holes in the ends of the
sleeves that I could poke my thumbs through when it was cold but I didn't feel like wearing gloves? It was the same sweater you said made my eyes look like reflections of the stars on the
ocean.

The SAME sweater you RIPPED off of my body as you shoved me to the
floor,
calling me a whore ,
telling me
you didn't love me
anymore.

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of my heart beating.

Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...
Bom Bom...

Do you hear that? That's the sound of your heart
beating.

(There is a long silence as she clasps her hands to her stomach, tears streaming down her face)

Do you hear that? Of course you don't. That's the silence
of my womb.

Because you
RIPPED
OFF
MY
SWEATER!

Colleen Hoover, Slammed

Colleen Hoover
“Understanding a situation doesn't always make it easier”
Colleen Hoover, Slammed


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message 1: by Dd (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dd I knew that you were going to like,oops,love it too.


Richa you bet I do! have read it twice now.


message 3: by Shalini (new)

Shalini Jena now i want to read it too!


Richa Shalini wrote: "now i want to read it too!"

Oh you should! you definitely should....it'll make you laugh and smile and cry and everything else in between.... :)


Jenny Levine One of my favorite books ever! Awesome review, Richa! :)


Richa Jenny wrote: "One of my favorite books ever! Awesome review, Richa! :)"

Thanks! :) It's definitely a favourite of mine too! It has a permanent place on my bedside table. :P


message 7: by Dd (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dd Richa wrote: "Jenny wrote: "One of my favorite books ever! Awesome review, Richa! :)"

Thanks! :) It's definitely a favourite of mine too! It has a permanent place on my bedside table. :P"


Yes,blue sewater's etched in my heart!!:)


Richa Dd wrote: "Richa wrote: "Jenny wrote: "One of my favorite books ever! Awesome review, Richa! :)"

Thanks! :) It's definitely a favourite of mine too! It has a permanent place on my bedside table. :P"

Yes,blu..."


Mine too! It's what slammed me in the first place.....can never ever forget it!


message 9: by Dd (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dd Richa wrote: "Dd wrote: "Richa wrote: "Jenny wrote: "One of my favorite books ever! Awesome review, Richa! :)"

Thanks! :) It's definitely a favourite of mine too! It has a permanent place on my bedside table. :..."


And now that I think of it,I'm declaring myself as your book guru!You loved all the books I recommended!;)


Richa Ha!



message 11: by Dd (new) - rated it 5 stars

Dd Richa wrote: "Ha!
"


Hey!!You better mean it...


Richa Dd wrote: "Richa wrote: "Ha!
"

Hey!!You better mean it..."


:D


Richa Em - everybody's got a dark side ;) wrote: "Still need to read this on my kindle ;)"

You'll love it!....the Slams are just mind blowing!


Richa Em - everybody's got a dark side ;) wrote: "Richa wrote: "You'll love it!....the Slams are just mind blowing!"

Love a good mind-blowing, will read as soon as, thanks, Richa ;)"


You're welcome :)


message 15: by Richa (last edited Nov 17, 2012 03:17AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Richa Did you know both SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT have been optioned by a film producer!!!


I so hope it turns out to be as good as the book! :)


message 16: by Vishous (new) - added it

Vishous great review! need to read it asap :)


message 17: by Richa (last edited Nov 20, 2012 09:21AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Richa Vishous wrote: "great review! need to read it asap :)"

Thanks, Vishous! It's a great story and the Slams will just leave you speechless. My personal favourite is 'Blue Sweater' and 'Death' and 'Mean'(couldn't stop my eyebrows from rising and my grin from stretching while reading this!) and all the other butterflying fantastic Slams! Loved them all! :)


message 18: by Gina (new) - added it

Gina Awesome review!


Richa Gina wrote: "Awesome review!"

Thanks, Gina! :)


Baba  Fab review, Richa!


NiteReader A fantastic review, Richa. I'm in awe ... you expressed your views and thoughts wonderfully. :)


Richa Baba wrote: "Fab review, Richa!"

Thanks, Baba! :)


message 23: by bobo (new) - rated it 5 stars

bobo Richa wrote: "Did you know both SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT have been optioned by a film producer!!!


I so hope it turns out to be as good as the book! :)"


I hope so too, Richa. It will be so much sadness in my life if the movie kills the magic created by the books


Richa NiteReader wrote: "A fantastic review, Richa. I'm in awe ... you expressed your views and thoughts wonderfully. :)"

Thanks, Nite! This book is just too awesome for words! I was speechless when I read 'Blue sweater' and from then on it was a beautiful journey (God, I'm babbling now!). You should definitely give it a try! :)


NiteReader Richa wrote: "NiteReader wrote: "A fantastic review, Richa. I'm in awe ... you expressed your views and thoughts wonderfully. :)"

Thanks, Nite! This book is just too awesome for words! I was speechless when I r..."


I definitely will!


message 26: by Richa (last edited Nov 20, 2012 09:33AM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Richa bobo wrote: "Richa wrote: "Did you know both SLAMMED and POINT OF RETREAT have been optioned by a film producer!!!


I so hope it turns out to be as good as the book! :)"

I hope so too, Richa. It will be so mu..."


I know. There are very few films which are able to capture the essence of the book. I hope this turns out to be one of them.*fingers crossed*


Georgia ♥ Team Dex ♥ Loved your review Richa! I really should move this book higher in my TBR list!


Richa Georgia wrote: "Loved your review Richa! I really should move this book higher in my TBR list!"

Thanks, Georgia! You definitely should read it ASAP. It's awesome! :)


Bayli This is seriously one of my favorite books ever! Ever!!! And this is a fabulous review!!


Richa Bayli wrote: "This is seriously one of my favorite books ever! Ever!!! And this is a fabulous review!!"

Thanks, Bailey! This book has a permanent place by my bedside table! Absolutely love it! :)


Tammy  Zautner Really really love your fun review style!


message 32: by Richa (last edited Nov 20, 2012 08:28PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Richa Tammy wrote: "Really really love your fun review style!"

Thanks, Tammy! :D


message 33: by Kelly (new)

Kelly Really loved your review, Richa!


Rita AWESOME Review!!!!


Richa Kelly wrote: "Really loved your review, Richa!"

Thanks, Kelly! :)


Richa Rita wrote: "AWESOME Review!!!!"

Thanks, Rita! :)


Vikki ~ *squee* lite ~ Great review! I freaking adored this book too.


Debra Amazing review, Richa!! I loved this book so much!! :)


Richa Vikki wrote: "Great review! I freaking adored this book too."

Thanks, Vikki! :)


Richa Debra wrote: "Amazing review, Richa!! I loved this book so much!! :)"

Thanks, Debra! It's one of my favourites too! :)


message 41: by Lisa (new)

Lisa Been meaning to comment on this review. One of the best reviews I've read. Ever. Awesome stuff!


message 42: by Richa (last edited Nov 30, 2012 01:14PM) (new) - rated it 5 stars

Richa Lisa wrote: "Been meaning to comment on this review. One of the best reviews I've read. Ever. Awesome stuff!"

Awwww.....That's so sweet, Lisa! Thank you!


Duchess Nicole Such a great review, Richa. Perfect for this book/duo. Brings back happy memories!


Richa Duchess Nicole wrote: "Such a great review, Richa. Perfect for this book/duo. Brings back happy memories!"

Thank you, Nicole! :)


Taryn Fantastic review!


Richa Taryn-does it have romance? wrote: "Fantastic review!"

Thanks, Taryn! :)


Leena I read it twice too... soooo Amazing!!!! did u read colleen's latest - Hopeless???


Richa Leena wrote: "I read it twice too... soooo Amazing!!!! did u read colleen's latest - Hopeless???"

Thank you so much, Leena!! :)) And YES!! Read it and BUTTERFLYING LOVED IT!!!! :DDD


Melissa LOVE LOVE LOVE this review Richa!! <3


message 50: by Lauren (new)

Lauren  Librarian Amazing review, girl! Going on my list for 2013. Woot!


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