Monday, October 25, 2010

There's something about the smell of old books...

Today was a lazy day that consisted of sleeping a lot and finishing Jane Eyre during the intervals in which I was awake. Yesterday, though, was more eventful, if I may say so. I accomplished what's on top of my to-do list which was to go to Booksale. I think I spent more than 3 hours there rummaging through endless stacks of books.

And this is what was yielded of my trip:

Skin Deep by E.M. Crane and The Beach House by Jane Green

Skin Deep had some really nice reviews from Goodreads while The Beach House seemed like my kind of read even though it only had fair reviews. And you know what? I only paid P140 for both hardcover books! It was a good thing I had enough self-control for if not for that, I would've stepped out the store with 5 more books in hand.

Monday, October 18, 2010

The Annual Sembreak To-Do List

Yes, it's finally my sembreak! Now I can stop bitchin' about school stuff hooray! And that is the truth because I don't think I have anything to complain about because I passed all my subjects! Double hooray! Thanks be to God. :)

So anyway, yeah, let's get down right to business. I already had one thing to do during this 3 & 1/2 weeks of vacation which is hang out at Booksale (and stop myself from robbing the store haha!) and a couple days ago I thought of other "fun" stuff that I'd like to do and here are the things I came up with:

  • Catch up on Life Unexpected
  • Finish reading Jane Eyre
  • Read Eat, Pray, Love
  • Watch old school movies (e.g. Uptown Girls)
  • Clean my room, as in actual cleaning!
  • Exercise!!!

The last two obviously don't count as fun but they are things that I really have to do even if I don't want to. So that's that. I'm also looking forward to watching a couple new movies like The Social Network and The Town, both of which I've heard/read great reviews about.

I guess cheers to a stress-free life even for only about a month! Yay!

(SOTN as in Soundtrack Of The Night: Keane - Everybody's Changing)

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Books are our friends

Hi. It's been a while. I've just been so busy with school what with the final term almost coming to a close (yay!!!). It's actually my finals week next week and TBH, I'm quite excited. Not for my exams but excited for the three-week break that comes after. :)

I've already started making plans about what to do during my sembreak and one of them is spend the day at Booksale. I just miss spending time with books! I'm actually currently reading Jane Eyre, Sophie's World (again) & Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows (again, of course). From that you can tell that I need new friends to keep me company. And by friends I mean, yes, those with spine uncracked and pages clean and crisp.

My future house will have a staircase/bookshelf like this.

I didn't start enjoying reading until I was in high school and there were those things called book reports. Mitch Albom got me started with his beautiful, moving novel Tuesdays With Morrie. And then came Nicholas Sparks (whom I actually first encountered with A Walk To Remember) and Paulo Coelho and even Eoin Colfer (Artemis Fowl). But before high school, I was already very much into the Harry Potter series. But of course, that was only one thing. So there I was, a newly instated bookworm in training.

And right now the bookworm inside me is finding its way to the surface...

I just found this fantastic Tumblr blog called prettybooks and it has such pretty photos and quotes and some nice recommendations as well. Browsing through its pages just made me want to run around the metro and visit every bookstore I could find and rob them of books I want to read. Oh, if only I could really do that... But hey, a bookworm can dream, right? ;)