Tuesday, December 30, 2008

book haul

As promised to self, I went bookshopping at Aoyama Book Center (in Roppongi). Though the whole trip was mostly consumed on train rides and the selection (itself) only took me less than an hour, it was, nevertheless, fun browsing on the latest books and political mags (summarizing 2008 in photos).

Tadaaa..presenting my new haul! 

My Life as a Snow Bunny by Kaz Delaney was bought last October (at ABC). I included it here since I just began reading it yesterday. Judging from the first two chapters alone, i have a feeling i won't be enjoying the rest of it. For goodness, it's for teenagers(!), and I have long gone stepped out from that stage!? If reading (this book) was such a torture to me, then why am i still reading it?? Frankly speaking, I just can't leave it unfinished bec. I am never the type who does it nor I'm even the type who skip chapters! So yeah, though against my will, I should just finish it before proceeding to the better books. If i were in my teens, I would have listed this as my favorite book next to Nancy Drew, lol! Until now, I cringe everytime the main character (Jo Vincent) speaks of the tingling-sensational feeling at the sight of her true lurve (ugh). Anyway, i bought it bec. it was on sale. So there, partly my fault.

Reality check: I am too old for teeny-bopper novels.

Moving on to (hopefully) books with more substance..

The Catcher in the Rye by J.D. Salinger. Proabably (again) I'm the last living adult to be reading this book (OK, i'm exagerrating). This book got me curious since time immemorial.

The Namesake by Jhumpa Lahiri. This caught my attention. From the author to the small synopsis at the backpage rings interest.

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami comes first of must-read (One reason why i'm so anxious on finishing the teeny-bopper novel). This Murakami book will serve as my gauge if his works are worth my investment (for he's got quite a lot of books displayed there waiting to be picked). I already read about the author (in Wikipedia) and he sounds interesting, so this better be true.

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