I started reading this 312-page paperback last July... 2009! I know I am a slow reader, but more so if the story is really not that interesting. I bought Brida because one - it's a Paolo Coelho book and I have loved many of his novels for years; and two - because it's a book about being a witch and I've always wanted to be one as evidenced by my love for the Wiccan ways which I share on my Wiccan Blog. Unfortunately, for me, the pace of the story in the beginning was really not that fantastic and I got bored to tears. It's only during my morning rituals (after I do my daily tarot reading, meditation and spell) that I try to read a few more pages just so I can finish this blasted book. It was only when I was reaching the last few chapters that the story became more exciting to the point that it was giving me goosebumps and hair tingles. This meant that finally, I was one with the book and it was as if I was Brida finally consummating my journey into my real self, that of becoming a witch.
Tuesday, August 31, 2010
Tuesday, August 24, 2010
I'm almost halfway through Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows now and like I always say, I still got tons of books lined up on my bookshelf, waiting to be read. But because National Bookstore is on sale until the end of the month, I couldn't help but purchase a couple more books. Three to be exact. It would have been more had I memorized all the Mary Janice Davidson vampire books I already have. I didn't want to make a double purchase so I bought the one which I was sure I still don't have --- Dead and Loving It.
Monday, August 9, 2010
Finally, I am done reading The Carrie Diaries. Finally, I was able to meet Carrie Bradshaw before Sex and the City. For a suburban kid who has lived a normal life, with all the intricacies and delinquencies of teendom, Carrie has indeed come a long, long way. But in spite of having a family with its own delinquencies (whose family doesn't have one anyway?) and being put down several times for following her passion in writing, and going through all those broken friendships and tainted love, Carrie has remained witty, funny, forgiving and generous, pretty much the same Carrie Bradshaw we've known in the hit HBO series and movies Sex and the City 1 & 2. Candace Bushnell has portrayed young Carrie very well and brought her readers to the inner motivations and aspirations that made Carrie unique out of all the spectacular book characters out there.
Monday, August 2, 2010
This blog is becoming a photo blog of my recent book buys. LOL! I'm not even done yet with Carrie Diaries but I really do hope to read all my new books before this year ends. It's one of those things I promised myself on my Wanderlust Blog even if I can't count the number of unread books I have anymore. I am staying positive! How I wish I can just bum for a month, stay at a beach and read books all day. What a wonderful wishful thinking. I can dream, can't I?