I don’t know why I hesitated to buy it the first time I saw it. Currently reading; Twenties Girl this was my first Sophie Kinsella book :) Maybe I will try to read the Shopaholic series after this. I love Confessions of a shopaholic, the movie & I guess I will appreciate and love this book. I haven’t read any of her books but I’ll totally add it to my list.
7.23.12 // 0 notes
looking for a great perhaps…
Before: I’m very curious. After: I’m looking for a great perhaps. Today I finished reading this book. well, I liked the book. There were a few times I laughed, other times I felt a bit bored and toward the end I wanted it to be over already. I really like the way it is set up—the “before” and “after” as two parts of the book and the chapters marked by the number of days before or after the event.
This is a story of one boy’s journey to seek a Great Perhaps, a story about friendship unlike any told before, a story full of quiet incidents with larger than life lessons. My first John Green book, but it definitely won’t be the last.
I should go find
a Great Perhaps too :)
currently reading: Pride and Prejudice
7.03.12 // 1 note
It is a great thing to start life with a small number of really good books which are your very own.
6.28.12 // 307 notes
I like buying books.I think it’s just because I really like the look of bookshops and when you buy a book it’s like taking some of it home and making my room look more like a bookshop…
6.20.12 // 1,332 notes
I guess I’m really a Book magnet. I want to go outside but I might end up in a Bookstore again buying a new Book which is my favorite thing though but I promise myself that I should finish reading these two Books, before buying a new one. so many Books, so little time.
6.14.12 // 0 notes
The Perks of Being a Wallflower trailer (2012)
It’s been on my to-read list for a long time. I’m Currently reading it. :)
hopefully the movie does it justice! I’m waiting for this.
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lovin’♥ the pulpy smell of this New book..
received this New book. A Christmas gift from Ate Kath :)) yey! though it’s only my 2nd choice, coz ”The Hunger Games” was on my top Book wishlist this year, yeah damn right’ it always Out of stock. But still i’m excited when I got this Book.
Honestly twas one of my to-read Book list this year! :))
12.28.11 // 1 note
oh, I’m being left behind, time to get back on track.. will read more Books this month :p I’ll try to focus on that. Besides twas really a great time to have a cup of coffee and read a Book on Rainy days :)
10.03.11 // 1 note
Are you an avid reader? Can you relate to the following?
- when you have bought a new book, you caress the front cover and then you smell it.
- you have given a stranger a fright / shock when you suddenly gasped and talked to yourself a little loud when you are in a bookstore and you saw the latest…
5.12.11 // 1,609 notes
DATE A GIRL WHO READS
by Rosemarie Urquico
(In response to Charles Warnke’s You Should Date an Illiterate Girl)
Date a girl who reads. Date a girl who spends her money on books instead of clothes. She has problems with closet space because she has too many books. Date a girl who has a list of books she wants to read, who has had a library card since she was twelve.
Find a girl who reads. You’ll know that she does because she will always have an unread book in her bag.She’s the one lovingly looking over the shelves in the bookstore, the one who quietly cries out when she finds the book she wants. You see the weird chick sniffing the pages of an old book in a second hand book shop? That’s the reader. They can never resist smelling the pages, especially when they are yellow.
She’s the girl reading while waiting in that coffee shop down the street. If you take a peek at her mug, the non-dairy creamer is floating on top because she’s kind of engrossed already. Lost in a world of the author’s making. Sit down. She might give you a glare, as most girls who read do not like to be interrupted. Ask her if she likes the book.
Buy her another cup of coffee.
Let her know what you really think of Murakami. See if she got through the first chapter of Fellowship. Understand that if she says she understood James Joyce’s Ulysses she’s just saying that to sound intelligent. Ask her if she loves Alice or she would like to be Alice.
It’s easy to date a girl who reads. Give her books for her birthday, for Christmas and for anniversaries. Give her the gift of words, in poetry, in song. Give her Neruda, Pound, Sexton, Cummings. Let her know that you understand that words are love. Understand that she knows the difference between books and reality but by god, she’s going to try to make her life a little like her favorite book. It will never be your fault if she does.
She has to give it a shot somehow.
Lie to her. If she understands syntax, she will understand your need to lie. Behind words are other things: motivation, value, nuance, dialogue. It will not be the end of the world.
Fail her. Because a girl who reads knows that failure always leads up to the climax. Because girls who understand that all things will come to end. That you can always write a sequel. That you can begin again and again and still be the hero. That life is meant to have a villain or two.
Why be frightened of everything that you are not? Girls who read understand that people, like characters, develop. Except in the Twilight series.
If you find a girl who reads, keep her close. When you find her up at 2 AM clutching a book to her chest and weeping, make her a cup of tea and hold her. You may lose her for a couple of hours but she will always come back to you. She’ll talk as if the characters in the book are real, because for a while, they always are.
You will propose on a hot air balloon. Or during a rock concert. Or very casually next time she’s sick. Over Skype.
You will smile so hard you will wonder why your heart hasn’t burst and bled out all over your chest yet. You will write the story of your lives, have kids with strange names and even stranger tastes. She will introduce your children to the Cat in the Hat and Aslan, maybe in the same day. You will walk the winters of your old age together and she will recite Keats under her breath while you shake the snow off your boots.
Date a girl who reads because you deserve it. You deserve a girl who can give you the most colorful life imaginable. If you can only give her monotony, and stale hours and half-baked proposals, then you’re better off alone. If you want the world and the worlds beyond it, date a girl who reads.
Or better yet, date a girl who writes.
4.25.11 // 18,394 notes