Following are some of this month’s awesome finds brought to you by my favorite secondhand bookstore, Booksale.
I tremendously enjoyed Andersen’s prize-winning novel Speak, and though it features the same high school setting, it introduces a new bunch of different of characters. I’m crossing my fingers that I’ll like just this as much and hope for the best that Andersen will bring something new to the table.
Truth be told, I already have the Trade Paperback edition of the book, but I just can’t help it when that obsessive-compulsive book behavior ticks and I just cave in since well, I already have the second and third book in this detective series in Hardcover. I mean, can you blame me? And in case you’re wondering, yes, Uncle Stevie has something to do why I got caught up with this series early on; well, the excellent blurb just sold it for me.
The trouble with me is that I’m a patented chronological reader. Okay, I’m not being clear with you here, what I mean is when I love an author or is interested to know his body of work, I exhaust every means just to satiate that nagging curiosity just to know how this or that author’s debut novel fared/went. And that’s also the reason why I still haven’t read Smith’s second novel, Ruins, even after owning it for years. PS. You may also refer to the previous entry last sentence for the reason why did I picked up this book. People hate it when I’m redundant. Ahehe… 😀
I’m pretty sure that I read the name Marilynne Robinson before, but I just can’t recall where, and so I had doubts whether I’ll buy this book or not. Good thing I listened to the “Voice” as it turns out to be a Pulitzer-prize winner! Plus, this fantastic review made me feel glad about my decision. Thanks Pau! 😉
If you’ve been a long time visitor of this book blog, then you can now already see the basic pattern every book-hunting post runs: it ain’t complete without even mentioning an awesome Stephen King book loot. And just about every episode is gushing with fanboy craziness, if not giddiness! Well, I can’t blame you if you’re already fed up with it, but please, will you allow me this:
You know it’s not everyday that you chance on a cool deal such as these two. I’m a BIG fan of The Matrix Trilogy and though I already have Blaze, right now I’m planning to read the book while listening to the audio read by Ron McLarty.
I’ve been hearing a lot about these “bookish gadgets,” if you can practically call them as such, from Blooey. Good thing I had the luck to run into one of these in a branch in Cubao. For such a little thing, swell, it’s mighty bright! And you just can’t know it when will you need such a thing especially during power shortages (read: brownouts), or when your mother’s smack ready to kill anyone in sight when refuse to turn off the light in the dead of the night just because you’re in that exciting part in the book where you just can’t put it down which consequently robs her of precious sleep (Ugh! Story of my life!). What do you know, this might also be handy in the coming zombie apocalypse, eh? Nah, I’m just messing with you. Well, if you just can’t help it and you’re itching to read that book tonight while taking part in Earth Hour, then I say this thing is what you might need.
That’s it for March, Gentle Readers… or is it? Let’s see since me and some friends are cooking up a plan to visit this hip indie bookstore in the Metro this coming week and whatddyaknow, we also might try to eat that well-known best-damn-isaw or grab a bite of that Rodic fellow’s famous tapsi alongside.
Till then, dark nights and creepy wonders. 😉