Yesterday, I had the opportunity to buy books. This opportunity is seldom not to mention I had to travel at least 1 hour and 30 minutes to reach the nearest bookstore, excluding traffic. I got interested reading last Christmas and I want to continue reading this summer. In total, I bought 9 books. This is already a big number for me since this is the first time I’m buying books, willingly.
So what is this post all about? Well, I’m going to list the books I got and why I chose them. My reasons are silly but I’m going to show you anyway, for the purpose of a blog post. Here are they, in no particular order:
My Sister’s Keeper. You may not notice but the cover is already tattered. I reckon it underwent abused. I bought it because I’ve been hearing a lot about it from my friends. They say its a touching story. I don’t know how true is it but I’m surely going to find out soon. The story also touches genetic engineering, which is a subject I’m eager to explore.
A Tale Of Two Cities. I was searching for The Virgin Suicides. Oblivious on where it belonged, I ended up in the Classics section. There a Charles Dickens’ book lay waiting to be bought. I did what most passersby would do, I bought it. I am curious what is the two cities and its tale. Too bad, though, I didn’t found the book I was looking for.
Great Expectations. When I pulled the A Tale Of Two Cities, it revealed this book. Suddenly, I had the feeling of buying it and yes I did. It was like the books were speaking to me and saying, “Pick Me!”, simultaneously. Well, I haven’t read any Classics except Catcher In The Rye, so I guess this is a good book to start.
The Nanny Diaries. Apart from books, I am also fond of watching movies. What is the better way to exercise this interest than reading movie tie-in books? I have seen this movie and it was good. I believe that any novel that is adapted to a movie is worth reading.
Pride and Prejudice. This is part of my Summer Reading List, so I had to buy it. I had already seen the movie adaptation, though I wished did not. I am interested about the inequalities, especially to women, and how the system works in the 19th Century England. I am also interested on how charming Mr. Darcy is.
The Immortal Life Of Henreitta Lacks. I was planning to read a non-fiction book but I was troubled what book should I read. I admit I stereotyped non-fiction books, especially ones that has anything to do with science, as dull and boring. Hopefully, this won’t submit to my hopes. The book was also recommended by a friend, that added to the weight for my decision.
In Her Shoes. The cover had blotches, I wonder if it was from the previous reader’s tears. This is also a movie tie-in book, starred by Cameron Diaz. The film is sexy and intimate and I’m wondering how the book portrayed it. I tell you upfront. I will buy any book that is made into a movie regardless of its condition and genre. That’s my Golden Rule.
Writing Tools. I was not supposed to buy any book except self-help writing books. But I didn’t like the contents of the other books. I was looking a guide on how to write essays, improve grammar and composition but none of the books available gave me that preference. I ended up buying this book. Its not really about academic composition but its helpful on writing in general.
Ender’s Game. Of all things I bought, this is the one I am most delighted. (Heck, I even took a picture of it with me. )I’m not a sci-fi fanatic but after reading the first three chapters, I’m already hooked. I can’t even drop the book. It was as if it was now part of my body. Idiot’s Guide To Critical Reading and Writing Fiction For Dummies spoke highly of this book. They stated that if I had to read at least one sci-fi book, let it be Ender’s Game.
Note that it has a tag of #1. I’m planning to buy books next time, when I get the chance, and of course it will be in bulks. So if you let me, I have some reading to do. Have a fun summer! 🙂