84, Charing Cross Road by Helene Hanff

84, Charing Cross Road - Helene Hanff

The fact that this whole story did happen in reality was something so overwhelming that nothing else mattered much. Though they had shared everything through letters yet the only regret for me was that Helene and Frank could not meet in person till the end.

I loved Helene's sense of humor. I liked how boldly she use to make her point without hesitation. In fact i was happy to know i am not the only one who buys book after reading it.

Also, two things i learnt from this book or rather from Helene is that.. Firstly, There is no harm in buying secondhand books in fact sometimes its useful. Secondly , this quote


“I houseclean my books every spring and throw out those I’m never going to read again like I throw out clothes I’m never going to wear again. It shocks everybody……’ ‘ ..…you buy a book, you read it, you put it on the shelf, you never open it again for the rest of your life but YOU DON’T THROW IT OUT! NOT IF IT HAS A HARD COVER ON IT! Why not? I personally can’t think of anything less sacrosanct than a bad book or even a mediocre book.”      

So I think like her even i am going to giveaway those books which i will never read ever again in my life.

This book was a birthday gift to me (from myself). I enjoyed reading it while travelling.