YESTERDAY is so unbelievable. My friend and I went to Makati City to submit applications to different hospitals and clinics but of course after that, we went to the malls and book stores and hell, there isn’t a single copy of Jonathan Safran Foer’s Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close! I am supposed to buy it yesterday as a reward for myself for finishing my Basic Life Support-CPR Training (lol I’m such a kid) but meh, I am so disappointed they only have the 2-in-1 hardbound copy of the author’s two books—Everything is Illuminated and Extremely Loud. I don’t want to buy because 1) I already have Everything is Illuminated 2) I want Extremely Loud’s copy because I loved the cover design 3) the hardbound copy’s too big for me to carry around 4) expensive (lol not really) 5) I really wanted the paperback’s cover design. So, I’m sad and I went to buy secondhand books instead and bought these:
I can’t believe I impulsively and compulsively shoving books in my arms and paying for them on the counter. It’s five books and I know it’s normal for book readers to buy number of books but for my situation (the job is nonexistent), I must think of saving my money instead of buying books. And what’s funny, my friend Paula, did not even tried to stop me. She even kept on showing me good books about cats and Where’s Wally. Oh well.
So here’s the loot:
1. Scott Westerfield’s Uglies—I bought this because when I was in high school, my mom bought me a new copy of the second book (Pretties) and I didn’t liked/understand it. It’s obvious why, I didn’t read the first book!
2. Gail Carson Levine’s Cinderellis and the Glass Hill (Princess Tales)—from the author of Ella Enchanted and I got curious when it said that Cinderella is a boy! Hmmmm…
3. George Orwell’s 1984—I only got it for less than P30! Signet Classic edition (which are the editions of my other classic books) and I’m intrigued by it since they said it’s better than his Animal Farm (which I read and not sure if I like it or not).
4. Nathaniel Hawthorne’s The Scarlet Letter—during the height of Mandy Moore’s popularity (and I was a fan), I read an interview asking her favorite book. It’s Scarlet Letter. I don’t know but I kept on remembering the feeling of why is Scarlet Letter her favorite book? Maybe, this is the time to buy a copy and read it. And also it’s mentioned in the movie Easy A.
5. Garth Nix’s Sabriel—I’m curious since I’ve read glowing reviews of Nix’s followers and I think I might like it.
I bought five books. It’s supposed to be six but again, I didn’t bought Orson Scott Card’s Speaker of the Dead (Ender’s Game book #2) which is a very big mistake of mine. I’m wanting to read another awesome sci-fi book (I am Number Four by Pittacus Lore fail miserably on this category. Don’t argue.) but the copy is expensive. Another reason: Paula called me a geek.
AND, I saw an Art Spiegelman’s In The Shadow of No Towers (!!!) for less than P300! Unfortunately, I didn’t buy it even though I can but the book is so big that it’s impossible for me to hide this from my parents. Oh yes, my parents has no idea with my book hoarding behavior. With money or without money. But I hid that big book even though it’s so big. I’m coming back for you.