Despite April’s rather disappointing turnout in number of books read, I can’t say I feel bad about it. The books I did read last month were mostly very good and that made me care a little less about reaching 52 books this year (although, I do want to). Anyway.
These are the books that I’m committing myself to this month. Since it’s the first of May, I thought it fitting to start the month right by listing down the books I want to finish this month. I’m not too hopeful with Infinite Jest though because it is a monster and a month might not be enough for a slow-reader like me. I mean, look at that freakin bookmark! See how far up it still is? Geez.
I think four is a good number to start with even if it’s a little unrealistic with Infinite Jest being there. I’m going to try my best though.
What are you planning to read this month?
<EDIT:> THIS IS MY GPOYW COZ IT’S OFFICIALLY WEDNESDAY ALREADY. So.. GPOYW</EDIT>
Currently reading “Hero” by Perry Moore. I finished Nick Hornby’s “Slam” in one sitting which didn’t surprise me because a) it was quite an easy read; b) it wasn’t boring at all; c) it wasn’t that long to begin with.
Anyway, now I have two book reviews to write and I will get to that tomorrow morning. For now, I shall hit the sack. Goodnight! :) <EDIT:>Edition</EDIT>
I have a new book because I am an awful, awful human being who can’t stay true to my word. But I kind of swore to my mom that this will be the last book I’m buying this month and I haven’t been tempted since. Really. I do visit the bookstore still, but I leave without buying anything. It’s quite an achievement.
A few other things:
I’ve been on Tumblr all day as well in between reading and eating. I didn’t even take a nap! I’m going crazy here at home.
These are two of my new books. I bought “Breakfast of Champions” along with “The Stranger”. While I got Perry Moore’s “Hero” a few days ago. Book ban? What is that?
Also, I’m looking for people to swap the following books with (let’s help each other not buy new ones haha):
I’ll take pictures of them later. If interested, message me on Tumblr or e-mail me (miss AT rozettediaz.com). :)
@thegimp: It’s what actually caught my eye!
By Aleksandar Hemon
I feel that a re-reading is necessary for me to fully grasp this one. Aleksandar Hemon is just as I had experienced it before: vivid, witty, and also, unmistakeably full of despair…
I said I’d finish it before the month ends and I did. I feel weird whenever I turn that last page of every book I read - happy that I finished another book, sad that I have to leave those characters and their world behind. But mostly, I end up feeling accomplished. Although, I really do need to re-read this particular book.
An Abundance of Katherines
By John Green
For those who have asked me to write about this: I did and, well, like I always say, I’m not much of a book reviewer, but I try. :)
I tried and nope, I can’t read two books at once. So I’m going to finish this first before I continue with “The Paris Review Book: of Heartbreak…”. I get distracted so easily.