Sugarplum, boyfriend/critic, told me one time that I usually give 5 stars on every book that I read. This is based on my goodreads’ account and the review and rating I would give on the books that I finished reading. Thinking about it, I generally think that this is based on me being a little bit of a picky reader. Yes, I consider myself a picky reader because I do pick my books based on my previous experience with them. I won’t read a book from the same writer if I think that their previous book is not good, it has something to do with what I deem as good or pleasurable book. Inside my safe haven of collection, I can generally enjoy every books that experience taught me to be good. Seldom do I travel the risky path, i.e. read a book from a new author. This is the reason why I always give 5 stars to book that I do read.I still need to widen my favorite authors and will try some more experiment on different authors. Someday.
Moving on, I bought the new book of Paulo Coelho– Adultery. Before I go to goodreads and give it a 5 stars and tell everyone that it’s a must read, let me tell you about why I think it deserves a 5, 6 or infinite number of stars. I like the author of this book and so I was expecting it to be amazing and YII. Yes it is!
Art is not a one way street. It must be something that both the creator and the receiver can feel. I consider reading a book as an art, it’s a two way street. The author gives you something that is personal and the experience, whatever you feel while reading, is your own way of feeling the art. (more…)
I love books especially the printed one. I love the smell of books, the new or the old one. The new books’ smell reminds me of the others I started and finished but its strong point lies in the memories I had when I first open my work books in elementary or the very first book I’ve bought out of my allowance or salary. It reminds me of beginnings, small beginnings and the adventure that lies ahead. (more…)
A Thousand Splendid Suns
This 2015, I want to share with you what the books I’ve enjoyed so far and what are my thoughts about them.
I love books because they give me a chance to use my imagination. To dream of a different life, a different adventure away from my safe haven, to experience things as if it were my own. Books can give me that awesome feeling of happiness, horror, suspense and can take me to places I’ve never been and meet great people that I may never meet in real life. (more…)
E for Ebook and reading
My very first week in A to Z challenge 2014, to wrap it all up here’s the last entry for the week–an E post.
E is for Ebook and reading.
The fast pacing technology is upgrading each of our needs, as well as wants, as fast as it could. This includes hobbies such as running, reading or even writing. Everything seems to be a click away, or it can be everything can be on the go. Life seems to be on fast track that what seems to be okay or normal before can be obsolete or a little not practical today. (more…)
The second book that I finished this year is Paulo Coelho’s Eleven Minutes. It’s about Maria, a 23-year-old girl who became a prostitute in a foreign country and stopped believing that she can find her true love, the one and the only man she’ll share her whole life with. It’s about a different route to love– something more about sex, making love and the acts that people do to satisfy one another. Maria’s diary were about the men she met as a prostitute– men who were powerful that seems to be trapped in the world that they never wanted to be in. She even had some version of herself that she would show to her customer, for her to understand them and give them what they wanted. (more…)
Reader’s Block: I can’t read anymore
It’s quite frightening to realize that this year, I haven’t finished reading a lot of books and I still consider myself an “avid” book reader. I love reading but it seems the blogosphere is taking all my (reading) time, along with the news blog and some tutorials; hence, my time for reading book and the like seems to fade. I think it’s more on things that I need to finish and the things that I scheduled on weekends and even on my free time on weeknights. I do swimming and soccer on Saturdays and marathons on some Sundays. I also do jogging on weeknights, if I woke up late. Well, I’m trying to lose some weight and stay healthy. I think I have to improve my time management skills as well as my discipline on how to religiously follow my plans. (more…)
Stephen King’s Bag of Bones
My all time favorite author will always be Stephen King when it comes to storytelling and frightening books. He has this ability to instill to me that I am inside this big nightmare and watching the characters in his book being jeopardize by every event there. It’s like being able to direct my own movie with his use of words and as much as I would like to close my eyes but I cant because I don’t want to miss the next scene from his books.
For me, books are really scary compared to that of movies because of the fact that I become the director of my own movie and the scariest part of it is the fact that my imagination is using my own set of fears and paranoia against me and thus, creating the best scene that would definitely make me pee on my own pants(hopefully not!). Yes, it’s scary for me to imagine the scenes in his stories and somewhat, I think its one of the reason I get a lot of paranioa on some days, though, I think I’m making excuses for my paranoia or my twisted imagination. (more…)