when in a world of discontent, immerse in reading

due to my condition (and dire circumstances consequential to such condition), i am compelled to read more. not that the rate by which i devour books is impressive by any standard, but i don’t think i have moved from one book to the next with hardly any gaps before. although, i have always been very fond of literature.

like i mentioned in a previous entry, this must be my current form of escape. my source of vicarious pleasure. while working in a thankless environment, while waiting for my fortunes to shift.

since july, i have finished the following books (in order of favorite):

1./2. The Remedy, Michelle Lovric
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

perhaps i am biased towards period works, especially those that involve voluminous garments, miles and miles of lace, layers and layers of extraordinary smells, and a myriad of textures as only i can imagine. i like it even more that the story moves from one flamboyant city to another. and i love the love between the two main characters.

1./2. Water for Elephants, Sara Gruen
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

it’s a circus tale. and you know how such stories can only either be childishly effervescent or disturbingly peculiar. this one is neither. because it’s a toil, travel and business story too. replete with the multicolors of the bizarre and the beautiful.

3. Magical Thinking, Augusten Burroughs
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

(see previous entry on subject book)

4. Silent to the Bone, E.L. Konigsburg
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

it’s not bad. in fact, it’s quite engaging. i am a huge konigsburg fan after all. but after from the mixed-up files of mrs. basil e. frankweiler and the view from saturday, her two newbery-awarded books, i must say i was expecting to feel the same amount of elation and triumph in the end. thus the slight disappointment.

5. The Pirate’s Daughter, Robert Girardi
Photo Sharing and Video Hosting at Photobucket

i wasn’t entertained. for some reason, it’s sensual tones was quite unsettling for me. and the imagery were a little overkill. not very believable, granting this isn’t fantasy nor magical realism. but i finished it anyway.


Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s


%d bloggers like this: