Posts tagged ‘reading’

June 26, 2011

Something Borrowed: A Review

So yeah, I may not have updated my 100 books for 2011 list, but I am making headway. I am going to update the list after I make this post, okay? Besides, this is bound to be a short one.

I do not believe in spoiling things for people so I will make this review short and sweet – as short as I can make a review! Maybe.

So… I thought about reading this book despite the fact that it was released a few years ago. I chose to read it now because of the release of the movie Something Borrowed. I have read some reviews about the movie, and although most of the reviews have been negative, I was curious because I happen to like romantic comedies, and its Kate Hudson and the cute John Krasinski.

I was warned by Pebbles that the book was forgettable. Her words, not mine. Still, I think books tend to be better than movies, so I chose to power on and read the book.

Suffice it to say that… I found Something Borrowed by Emily Giffin quite painful to read. 

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April 3, 2011

Whats on my bookshelf?

 

My friend inspired me to write this post because she gave the world a look of her old books and new bookshelf.

Okay, so in our current bedroom, we have 2 walls that have shelves and a kind of cabinet at the bottom. Technically the room is not ours so I cannot demolish things as of the moment. The shelvs we have divided into two, half of which contains MY clothes – yes, all of my clothes fit a quarter of a wall.

The other half is filled with books that I have collected over the last 2 years. I left a huge box of books at our old house, because there is simply no space for me to stash them. I did have this room at the old house that was filled with 2 more shelves of books too. Harharhar

I do not have a picture of my bookshelf right now, but the books that you can find on my shelf is a huge mix. Seriously. I have books by E.L. Doctorow, Stephen King, Jeffery Deaver seated right next to Robert Fulghum. Then I have computer textbooks right next to Drury & Tillet‘s The Occult: Sourcebook of Esoteric Wisdom. Then I have Shel Silverstein next to a couple of Harlequin Blaze paperbacks, dictionaries and books on classical mythology right next to Jonathan Stroud books. I also have a couple of new age books, a book on herbs, a couple of poetry books, short stories on love next to The Indie Band Survival guide. I also have Gaardner, classic novels like Great Expectations, a couple of compilation books of fairy tales and short stories, autobiographical books like Melville (I had one of Henry the Eighth in gilded hardback but I gave it to a friend). I also have Mitch Albom, Robert Ludlum, Elizabeth Gilbert, Ovid Demaris, Frederick Forsythe, Melissa de la Cruz and Paulo Coelho.

Yes, it is a mix. And that was just my current shelf. Most of the books I have already read. Some are new old books which I got from this sale. I love thrifting for books… did I tell you that?

Anyway, I also have a lot of ebooks that I need to finish. Hardeeharhar.

I am currently reading Rick Riordan’s “The Lost Hero.” Dude, it is so good! I cannot wait for the next installment, and I am just half-way since I started yesterday.

Mythology and me, we be friends. Which is why I kind of like to devour Riordan’s books. If only I could purchase the whole collection of Percy Jackson and the Olympians, I would be in heaven.

And that is all. 🙂

 

P.S. Did I ever tell you I always wanted my own library??

January 26, 2011

I need cash for books

My 2011 goal has not moved an inch!

OH NO!

While I do have 2 books that are coming as soon as I find money to pay for it, I have gotten into a small problem money-wise, and I am $7 dollars short. Now I cannot buy the two books that I have been waiting for. So yeah, NEED CASH FOR BOOKS! I am currently contemplating if I should hold one of those cardboard signs used by homeless folk.

On the other hand, I have not given up entirely. I am still reading whenever I have the time, or when my brain is not too exhausted to think.

Currently, I am reading one of the “Bartimeaus Trilogy” by Jonathan Stroud books which I was able to purchase for $2 which I nabbed from the sale box at our local bookstore. I happen to love it!

I will keep you posted as soon as I manage to finish it though.

Wish me luck!

January 14, 2011

3 down, 97 to go

Okay so I forgot to update my reading goal.

I will be quick about this, okiedokie? 🙂

I finished “Hot Spot” by Debbi Rawlins, and I have now moved forward and currently reading “Heat Wave” by Jill Marie Landis.

No comments for now, except that I live reading these novels because… Well, it inspires me when it comes to my love life. LOL

Current books that will be read soon:

  • “The Last Mafioso” by Ovid Demaris
  • “Misguided Angel” by Melissa de la Cruz
  • “Sophie’s World” by Jostein Gaarder (rereading because I love it)
  • “Melville” by Newton Arvin

Regarding the “Melville” book, I actually bought it at BookSale the other day for just Php. 20.00 or half a dollar. Copyright, 1950! 🙂 Not bad at all.

By the way, I am looking for a copy of Max Luthi’s “Once Upon a Time: On the Nature of Fairy Tales”. I wonder if somebody has an ebook copy or perhaps a book. 🙂

January 9, 2011

1 down, 99 to go

Quick update on how my reading is going.

Since I posted my resolution / goal, I have finished the book I said I just started reading.This means that I have 1 down, and 99 more to go!

No worries, though.

I do not know what to tackle next, but I was thinking any of the following books by Jennifer Crusie:

  • Manhunting
  • Getting Rid of Bradley
  • Anyone But You

I am currently curious of other Jennifer Crusie books after finishing The Cinderella Deal a few days ago. I absolutely fell in love with the said book and now I am quite curious as to how the other books would live up to my expectations.

As for the book I just finished, “What She Really Wants For Christmas” by Debbi Rawlins, I liked it a lot. Though it was not the type that kept me really, really hooked. I like the suspense parts, but I wish the ending had a little bit more oomph. Anyway, like I said, a bit of light reading, yes?

I’ll update you later as to which book I managed to tackle.