Finally bought Melissa Marr’s Carnival of Souls! Hooray candy fiction~
Saw it AGAIN at NBS today, and I thought this time, yeah, I won’t let it pass. I think I deserve it after all the restless weekends so far :P Who says I’m hard on myself?
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“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.” - Haruki Murakami
It’s November and because of the dengue two weeks ago, I haven’t joined in NaNoWriMo… again. Instead, I’ve been devouring ebooks like mad. I only resort to them when I have no money to buy new books (which is often) But the thing about the ebooks I read is that they’re… unhealthy. Candy fiction, I mean. More fluff, less substance. Usually Young Adult novels. The kind of books I wouldn’t spend P300+ on, or those that I won’t reread or I’d proudly display on my shelf. I’m only bothering to read these books because I have nothing else to do. And even though the books I want to read are also available as ebooks, there are some that I’ve decided, I can only read in paper. They’re too good to be mere megabytes in my laptop. Most of these ebooks are read just for the sake of adding another book added to my yearly book list - and my 2012 one looks awful. There are only a few notable reads and I haven’t found the book (series) that would change my year (in 2009 it was Collins’ The Hunger Games, in 2010 it was Riordan’s Percy Jackson and Marr’s Wicked Lovely series and in 2011 it was Meyer’s Bloody Jack series, yes, they’re all YA novels, but hey, I’m a teen, and I need something to fangirl about online.)
I need to read more Green and Marr (for YA, because I can never let it go.), Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby and Salinger’s The Catcher in the Rye for the classics, and I’m thinking of reading Divergent and Insurgent - yes, dystopian fiction again. I also want to read Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close and Madeline Miller’s The Song of Achilles, because I feel I should read something more… serious.
Problem is, I have no money. And I think I have no time as well, even with the long Christmas break.
I need to feed my mind with something more than candy fiction.