I live for books. I breathe them. Really. Aside from uhm..never mind…basta I love books. Whenever I indulge in food or books, I do not feel a tinge of guilt when I look at my wallet and find coins na lang. That’s how much they mean to me. Nyaha.

Anyway, I would like to share my newly bought books for the past 15 days. My sidebar profile says that my choice of books are wide-range; I get carried away by hype and friends’ recommendations. I get lured by colorful covers, too.Cheap ‘no? But I am slowly learning to define the genre that I like. But I would like to make my choices as open as possible. After all, I discovered that my choice of reading materials vary with my moods, too.

I plan to collect lit classics. I already have Homer’s Iliad, Bram Stoker’s Dracula, Crime and Punishment and Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein (classic, eh?). This is just a part of the growing collection. Hope to read it soon, I only read a shortened version of it in highschool.

Another installment in the classics collection. Plus, this is (insert politician crush’s name)’s fave. see, I told you I’m cheap. Buwaha.

I saw this book five years ago and I only chanced upon it behind Hillary Clinton’s bio. This is about the woman with sixteen personalities…this was made into a TV movie starring Sally Field but I never saw it pa. I read there is a similar book, When Rabbits Howl by Truddi Chase, starring a man with (get this) 99 personalities. Whew.

Binili ko lang kasi mura. Hehe.

I bought this because almost everybody is raving about it. I had The Five People You Meet In Heaven since November of last year and they were raving about it by saying, “This is another good book after (Albom’s) Tuesdays with Morrie.”

Not just because she’s also Judith but I really love Judith McNaught’s romance books. As in her books made Evan and I tear at night, kunyari nakakarelate sa story/ies! I shied away from romance books, thinking that I had enough of them na but I felt na I may need this again para naman mainspire and hindi na lang puro conspiracy theories and murder and societal satire ang binabasa ko.

(The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night Time) This one I’ve been looking for since I read Fat Boy Saves World. In the tradition of Ian Bone’s Fat Boy…and Dave Sedaris’ Me Talk Pretty One Day, I am curious how this one would fare. I chanced upon a paperback copy in National last Sunday. Good buy na rin.

Two things that made me buy it: It was from the “bestselling authors of The Nanny Diaries (which I’ve never read but is hilarious daw)” and a line from the back cover that says, “Working in a world where a college degree qualifies her to make photocopies…(I just felt I may be able to comprehend my sometimes-demeaning-work pattern)”.

(The French Lieutenant’s Woman) I’ve been wanting to buy this along with Atonement (which I have not bought pa rin kahit parang sinasadya na nyang magpakita sa akin!) but it’s so mahal. It was reprinted kasi so the cover is classy na and all. What do you know, naghahalungkat lang ako this afternoon sa Booksale and there it was…albeit the old copy…but hey, the content is still the same naman!!! Imagine, it’s originally P699 in NBS and I only got it for…taadaah…P15! And nga pala, his book The Magus creeped me out in highschool!

My 4th Dominick Dunne book. Mr. Dunne fulfills my social climber fantasies, whatever that means. He’s one of the reasons why I collect Vanity Fair, too.

And yep, I bought Ang Kagilagilalas na Pakikipagsapalaran ni Zsazsa Zaturnnah and man, it’s so hilarious. It has a warning naman na it’s for mature readers…and yung mga paconservative may be offended by some words. Pero hello, you should see how funny gay people are! And how resilient they are, how they can make everything easier to bear kahit may sariling hang-ups and kaartehan din sila sa katawan. Super funny, not only Zsazsa Zaturnnah (aka Ada) and her sidekick Didi!! Super!!! If this is made into a movie, parang di ko maimagine kung sino pwede magbigay ng justice sa role nina Zsazsa and Didi. Kudos to Carlo Vergara para sa isang napakakulit na masterpiece! Even the antagonists, the Amazonistas, headed by Stella Baroux, winner! I encourage you guys to buy one if you want to literally roll on the floor laughing!

(Note: All book images are taken from the Barnes & Noble website)

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