Tuesday, July 6, 2010

Now that it's semester break again - my attention turns to books

Empress Orchid arrived at the most appropriate time. Perfect! By the way, I can't believe I didn't buy a single book in 2009. What a hectic life I had.

[caption id="attachment_2214" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="Look at how battered they are (the red one has been passed around for 4 years!)"]



[caption id="attachment_2215" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="This one has been to UK, US, Bosnia, Finland, Canada and now it's in Malaysia!"]



I bought The Lovely Bone earlier this year coz I've been hearing people raved and raved about how good it was. It's an old book but good ones should have the same effect the very first time you read it. I'm losing touch with my inner nerdness - heh! I used ti visit bookstore often and I used to know what books were good and came well recommended. And mind you I don't read chicklit except for Cecilia Ahern's masterpieces ok.

I bet you don't know what chicklit is. It's short for chicks' literature. Books that fall into that category include the Shopaholic series, Devil Wears Prada, Bridget Jones Diary (yes people those are books before they are moviezzz). They're usually very light read, useful when you're in stress and need a quick pages of relief during lunch breaks. But I don't do that. It's just what I imagine the books for. I couldn't get myself to finish one of those (except for Ms. Ahern's) at any given time. And I won't buy any chicklits anymore, not ever (except for Ms. Ahern's).

I'm kind of an old soul. I think that's why I don't get chicklits. People are mystified why I like History channel so much. Or Discovery or NG, you get the idea. I don't watch Astro Ria that much, I think it's purely entertainment, not much substance there. But I don't watch much news channel either, as I don't like war and politics. Music wise, I like standards. Yes I do think it's odd but I like those, especially the lyrics in those times. See? Old soul :)

Been such a looooooooooooooong time since I updated my blog. This felt good.