Sunday, January 8, 2012

Books, books, books.

We all have books we bought and never read, and I just can't stop buying books, cause it's kinda addictive and all.. I'm a booka-shopa-holic, which means, I love buying books.
It's not that I don't read them but somehow this list is just getting longer and longer. It's just that my books read to books bought ratio is like 1:5.

George Orwell: Animal Farm
Jodi Picoult: The Pact
Gregory Maguire: Wicked (I actually read half of that then my sister stole it and now I have it back!)
J.D. Salinger: Catcher in the Rye
Richard Dawkins: The God Delusion
Stieg Larsson: The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, The Girl who Played with Fire, The Girl who Kicked the Hornet's Nest. (It's a thing I do... buy a whole series and just dump it in the waiting list. Oh, and I am not watching that movie before reading the whole book!)
Karin Slaughter: Faithless, Beyond Reach (These are actually from an adult-crime series I started in England... Couldn't find the rest here so I had to get them online.)
Cornelia Funke: Inkspell, Inkdeath. (Read Inkeart and watched the movie and loved them both.)

So yeah, for some reason everyone thinks I am so into comic books and stuff when I'm really not. Maybe they just have no gift ideas? I dunno.
But every time at my birthday and on Christmas I get all these comic books and all I think about is "Yay! More free books for me!" :)

I am now reading: The Help - Katheryn Stockett (Again, not watching the movie until the whole book is done)

So what do you think I should read next?

My precious, my shiny..

5 comments:

  1. Totally know what u mean! Buying books makes me feel good but then I start reading a book, I never reach the end :P
    The only book I've read from ur list is actually Catcher in the Rye! And that was back in school! damn!

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    1. @BeirutBoy: In normal conditions I always finish I book I start but with the Christmas vacations every literature teacher gave us a book to read. :'(
      It's my American friend who told me to read it along with To Kill a Mockingbird (you read that too, right?).
      Very American classic... I like it.

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  2. Nothing beats a good book. My reading list is endless.

    In case u are not familiar, check out thecubelb.com
    It was our passion for reading that got us together

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    1. @A Bare Truth: This is perfect! I see French! How unusual :)
      It is sad that I read none of the books from that list... I feel ignorant.
      I shall be checking the blog as soon as my list gets shorter! Thanks for sharing.

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  3. If you are interested in French Literature (contemporary), some books that I recently read :
    "Bilqiss" - Saphia Azzeddine
    "L'Art de Perdre"- Alice Zeniter
    " Meursault, contre-enquête" - Kamel Daoud
    " Les identités meurtrières " - Amin Maalouf
    " Chanson douce " - Leïla Slimani

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