I know bookworms out there can relate to what my title says… I have a growing pile of To-Be-Read (TBR) books and it’s growing by leaps and bounds every single day!
I recently downloaded a number of e-books for my Kindle. Asylum by Madeleine Roux, Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell, The Ocean at the End of the Lane by Neil Gaiman, The Waking Dark by Robin Wasserman, and Sometimes It Lasts by Abbi Glines. I actually have some more to download but I haven’t got the list here with me right now.
I got this quote and this perfectly sums up the reason why I still keep on buying (downloading for my Kindle, too!) new books even if I still have a lot that I haven’t read…
Buying books is immensely comforting. Maybe I won’t read them immediately, but they make me feel so much better whenever I’m sad and blue. Just their presence, it’s like having more to look forward to.
Now and then I always find myself going back to the stories of my childhood. Fairy tales. Stories of princesses and princes and how a simple girl can be loved by someone so lofty. How two people who are in love with each other can live happily ever after.
I always go back to it because those stories were of that period in my life when everything and everyone were simple and fun.
I remember being addicted to this song… Chasing Pavements by Adele. Her voice is so enchanting! When you listen to the song, you’d want to listen to it again and again. I was choosing music videos in Youtube this morning and I came across this song’s video. The repeat mode button lighted up in my mind that’s why Chasing Pavements is the song added in my Now Playing corner!
I build myself up and fly around in circles
Wait then as my heart drops and my back begins to tingle
Finally could this be it?
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere?
Or would it be a waste even if I knew my place
Should I leave it there?
Should I give up or should I just keep chasing pavements
Even if it leads nowhere?
Terrified will stay for a few more months perhaps. I just love the song so much!
And I mean no more Harry Potter movies to look forward to! Sad.
I would like to look back on a post I’ve written back in November 13, 2010 while waiting for the opening of the first part of the Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows…
I am doing a Harry Potter books reading marathon starting today until the showing of the first part of the Deathly Hallows movie on November 18th.
Here are the books in order: Harry Potter and the…
1. Sorcerer’s Stone
2. Chamber of Secrets
3. Prisoner of Azkaban
4. Goblet of Fire
5. Order of the Phoenix
6. Half-Blood Prince
7. Deathly Hallows
I love reading the books again and again! And as a preparation for the second to the last movie based on the popular series, I will be reading books 1 to 7 in succession.
I’ll be watching the movie with friends on the 19th. I might watch it again on the 21st with the siblings. Can’t wait!
I have written this post back in January 10, 2011. I just thought I’d post this one today because I was thinking of reading a classic…
I am back in my elements!
Last year, and even in the latter part of 2009, I read very little. In fact, I read only those books recommended to me by close friends and those I’ve read very good reviews of. In the latter part of 2010, I was slowly trying to get my groove back on. You know, back to those days when I can read one book in a single sitting. And guess what?
I’ve been doing just that now!
I already read two books and in the process of reading three more. My goal is only five books a month and at least one classic. I know I said I would want to read two to three books a week but I realized now that isn’t possible. I mean on top of the MS writing and all that, I don’t think it’s right to put too much pressure on me to squeeze in that much reading. But if I can, then it’s good. But one book a week is good for me already.
I am still trying to pick out what classic novel I will be reading this month. I am leaning on The Count of Monte Cristo. But we’ll see…
I will tell you something about myself, on being a bookworm and all that. I get heavily invested in a character! Right now I am emotionally attached to Four or Tobias Eaton from Divergent and Insurgent by Veronica Roth. This will sound ridiculous to some people who may not be as passionate about reading as I do but there you go.
I will explain further…
You see, right now, I am reading Insurgent, the book two in the Divergent series. Back when I was still reading Divergent I fell in love with the character of Four. I like his love story with the female protagonist Tris or Beatrice Prior. The first book ended with them declaring their love for one another. Now here on the second book, their love is being tested amidst the war. It’s turning out that they don’t really trust each other. They have reservations and it’s being explored in the book now. I don’t like it! I don’t like that there is a threat to their love. I don’t like that Four is suddenly being thrust upon us readers as a villain of sorts.
You see how affected I am? I can’t finish the book right away because I am afraid of what I will be reading. I am afraid of what will happen to Four.
I sound like a lunatic! Hahaha! But that’s how heavily invested I am in a book character.
Have you figured out yet that I am in love with Four?!?
You know how some people would shop for clothes, shoes, bags, fashion accessories, or gadgets when paycheck arrives? Well, it’s different with me. Can you guess what I buy on paydays? Yes, you guessed it right! Books!!!
Whenever I have extra from my paycheck, I buy a ‘memento’ for the hard work of the previous two weeks. I buy at least one book. That’s how I addicted I am to reading. Instead of buying clothes or some other thing, I buy the latest book I have my eye on.
I can so relate to the graphic above!
I have a book hangover and I don’t really know how to get over this one. It’s over the Fifty Shades Trilogy! I have read the books twice now and I am on my third round. I can’t get enough of Christian Grey! Ugh!
I have been seeing tweets of the same kind actually. Women who read it who can’t still get over the story. So how do we get over the trilogy, huh?
I guess another round of reading?!? Hahaha!
From time to time I would come across a book (or in this case a series of books) that would catch my interest. I was browsing Twitter when I read a rave from a book blogger about the series of books The Dark is Rising by Susan Cooper. She said that she was so happy that people who come in the library (where she is working as a library assistant) would ask for the series of books and would come back really happy with it. She was also a fan of the series.
So I checked it out in Goodreads and here’s the blurb that I saw there…
Omnibus version of the Dark is Rising series including Over Sea Under Stone, The Dark is Rising, Greenwitch, The Grey King, and Silver on the Tree.
“When the Dark comes rising, six shall turn it back,
Three from the circle, three from the track;
Wood, bronze, iron; water, fire, stone;
Five will return, and one go alone.”
With these mysterious words, Will Stanton discovers on his 11th birthday that he is no mere boy. He is the Sign-Seeker, last of the immortal Old Ones, destined to battle the powers of evil that trouble the land. His task is monumental: he must find and guard the six great Signs of the Light, which, when joined, will create a force strong enough to match and perhaps overcome that of the Dark. Embarking on this endeavor is dangerous as well as deeply rewarding; Will must work within a continuum of time and space much broader than he ever imagined.
Susan Cooper, in her five-title Dark Is Rising sequence, creates a world where the conflict between good and evil reaches epic proportions. She ranks with C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien in her ability to deliver a moral vision in the context of breathtaking adventure. No one can stop at just one of her thrilling fantasy novels. Among many other prestigious awards, The Dark Is Rising is a Newbery Honor Book and a Carnegie Medal Honor Book. (Ages 8 and older) –Emilie Coulter
The complete sequence, all five books in one bind up book, is available in Fully Booked. I hope my reservation still stands. I will pick it up this weekend.
I very much want a shirt like this!
Ha! Ha! Ha!
I read every night. The amount of reading varies as there are nights when I read and don’t stop until I am done with a book. There are nights when I just read a chapter or two. It’s a craving that I can’t help but give in to. Reading has become so much a part of my life that I don’t know what my life would be like without it.
What about you?