5.4.14

Eleanor & Park by Rainbow Rowell


I finished this book in one sitting. I didn't even realize that I was about three more pages away until I finish this book. I did not want it to end because I wanted to know more about what happens to Park and Eleanor (that b*tch!). But when I reached the last page, I just want to throw it in the wall because the ending was the most disappointing ending I have ever read. Don't get me wrong, this is a painfully beautiful book, for someone like me who is very hard to please with contemporary novels, this one is getting on a par with my favorite contemporary, Anna and the French Kiss by Stephanie Perkins.

17.3.14

Reading Wrap-up and my TBR Pile

Since my academic life officially ended last week, I have every luxury of time to finally catch-up on my reading! I don't even know how I managed to squeeze in three books during January and February since they were loaded with thesis + defense and other requirements. But if you're a graduating college student, you probably know how tempting it is to slack off in the academic department just because you're so fed up with everything. Maybe this was the reason why I was able to kick-in my goodreads challenge. He he he.



30.6.13

Finally Finished Silver Linings Playbook

I have been reading a lot of quick-read books lately, especially after finishing the Penguin Classics edition of Count of Monte Cristo. It took me forever to finish the book but it was definitely worth it. I'm reading faster-paced books this time because according to my 2013 goodreads reading challenge, I am three books behind schedule! And I blame it on Alexandre Dumas. But I loved the book, nonetheless.

So to help me recover from my delayed reading challenge, I picked up The Silver Linings Playbook by Matthew Quick. As part of my OC disease, I really don't like buying movie tie-in editions but I cannot find the original cover of the book so I grabbed the copy I saw at fully booked. I never EVER like spending 600 pesos (or more) for a thin, small paperback but hey, it was cheaper than national bookstore's price so whatever.



Silver Linings Playbook (sigh). You know this feeling when you read a book that may not be the best book you've read but gave you the feels? And you end up staring across your room and letting everything sink in and get satisfaction to the point where you don't picture what happens next anymore.