Monday, December 27, 2010

Last Night at Chateau Marmont by Lauren Weisberger

I started reading this when I went on vacation with my husband last November. I wasn't expecting much coz I've been disappointed before with some of Lauren Weisberger's literary works. Surprisingly, reading the first few pages of  Last Night at Chateau Marmont brought back the same level of fun as the time I read The Devil Wears Prada. So I figured, there could be hope with this new book. So I kept reading. Before I knew it, I was so engrossed with the plot that I even imagined myself as Brooke (the lead character whose name is the same as my alter ego's name... yup, my bestfriend calls me Brooke) --- the lucky groupie-who-became-the-wife-of-a-real-rockstar. I laughed, I cried, I sympathized and went crazy as the story progressed. In short, I loved the book!
When success hits you, it hits really hard.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

You Can Draw by Sheila Coulson

I've been an avid customer of Reader's Digest this year. Whenever they'd send me a new catalogue of books I can choose from, I make sure that I browse it to see if anything would interest me. If before I bought books about classic stories, nature, culture and various human civilizations, my last purchase was a practical book on HOW TO DRAW. 

Being a person of many talents (yes, I used to be semi-talented when it comes to drawing and painting when I was around  9-12 years old that my school would send me to drawing competitions), I take pride in being able to learn on my own. Because I no longer have the time to go to a real school for things that I want to learn, I just try to make the most of my situation and buy books that will teach me how to do things instead.