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.
"Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer
"Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green and David Levithan
"Bowl of Cherries" by Millard Kaufman
"Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace
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?
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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.

  1. "Everything is Illuminated" by Jonathan Safran Foer
  2. "Will Grayson, Will Grayson" by John Green and David Levithan
  3. "Bowl of Cherries" by Millard Kaufman
  4. "Infinite Jest" by David Foster Wallace

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>

<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:

  • Halfway through the book I’m currently in and it’s inciting some very weird and random emotions in me. Oh, and I kind of wish I had $30,000 to give away as well. But knowing me, I would probably end up spending that much money on myself.
  • I didn’t step out of the house at all today. Not that it’s unusual or anything. I’ve gotten quite used to this since graduating.
  • I feel like re-watching “Singing In The Rain” tonight. I miss that film so much.

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):

  1. The Virgin Suicides by Jeffrey Eugenides
  2. A Thousand Days in Venice by Marlena De Blasi
  3. Love Invents Us by Amy Bloom
  4. The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera

I’ll take pictures of them later. If interested, message me on Tumblr or e-mail me (miss AT rozettediaz.com). :)

I’m seventeen years old, my name is Juan García Madero, and I’m in my first semester of law school. I wanted to study literature, not law, but my uncle insisted, and in the end I gave in. I’m an orphan, and someday I’ll be a lawyer. That’s what I told my aunt and uncle, and then I shut myself in my room and cried all night.

Roberto Bolaño, The Savage Detectives

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Nowhere Man
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…

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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.

What about little microphones? What if everyone swallowed them, and they played the sounds of our hearts through little speakers, which could be in the pouches of our overalls? When you skateboarded down the street at night you could hear everyone’s heartbeat, and they could hear yours, sort of like sonar. One weird thing is, I wonder if everyone’s hearts would start to beat at the same time, like how women who live together have their menstrual periods at the same time, which I know about, but don’t really want to know about. That would be so weird, except that the place in the hospital where babies are born would sound like a crystal chandelier in a houseboat, because the babies wouldn’t have had time to match up their heartbeats yet. And at the finish line at the end of the New York City Marathon it would sound like war.

– Jonathan Safran Foer (Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close) (via walkwhilereading)