Unless I’m engrossed by the novel — like neglect to do anything else other than finish reading type of engrossment — I often cannot finish it.
Everything was going right this summer, expect finishing lighthearted summer read. To remedy this, I spent over an hour browsing the fiction section until I spotted a gem in the rough, Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine.
As I was reading it, it dawned upon me that most books that I enjoy are either centered around quirky and socially inept characters or has surreal plots that takes over my entire mind until I see how it ends.
To see if it’s true, I’m going to list novels that I enjoyed during the last decade and half. Read More »
I come across various books and I often buy two copies of the same book (Kindle and paperback version). However, I’ve also found myself unsure of which book to buy, next, when I’m browsing on Amazon.
In hopes of streamlining my future book purchases, I’m going to create a list of books that I’m interested in at various points of my browsing.
They are in no particular order.
The Art of Gathering: How We Meet and Why It Matters
Like a Mother: A Feminist Journey Through the Science and Culture of Pregnancy
There Are No Grown-ups: A Midlife Coming-of-Age Story
So Good They Cant Ignore You
Barking up the Wrong Tree
Frank Sinatra Has a Cold and Other Essays – Gay Talese
The Signals Are Talking: Why Today’s Fringe Is Tomorrow’s Mainstream
I’m a promiscuous reader. I go from one book to another without any guilt. In fact, I used to be proud of the fact that I’m reading multiple books at a time. It made me feel smarter and most importantly, justified all of my book purchases.
After a decade of promiscuity, I’m having second thoughts. The excitement of shuffling from one book to another is slowly being replaced by frustration of not recalling what I was reading about and consequently, not finishing the book.
At the start of 2018, I made a resolution not to purchase any more books until I finished all the books in my possession.Read More »