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Wednesday, October 27, 2010

BOOKS

I read books too. There was a time in my life that I had to buy one book come payday. I love reading. It takes me to a world different from my own. Whenever I read one, I feel I'm right beside the hero/heroine on their journey to become a better person or make the world a better place.

I love reading books.

I just don't know why I stopped liking them.

THE LOST WORLD: JURASSIC PARK
This was the first novel I bought. My initiation to the geek world. My first foray to the world of literature. And in my opinion, Michael Crichton's best work ever. When I was younger, I was immersed in the world of Dino Riders, so reading something about dinosaurs gets me really giddy. Back then, I liked bringing it to school, it made me look smart. In a school full of boys, reading novels gets you noticed by the teachers easier. Specially if you do that in the middle of class. Yeah, I favored this over algebra, that's why I almost failed in high school. But I will never forget this book.

THE GRAVEYARD BOOK
This is my favorite Neil Gaiman book. One of his bests, I'd say. It's sort of like The Jungle Book only set in the graveyard. It's a mishmash of Bod's different adventures that becomes related in the end. Brilliant writing, I should say. Unforgettable characters. Smart script. And poignant storytelling. Everything that Gaiman is known for.

THE HUNGER GAMES SERIES
I haven't finished this book yet, am about done with the second book, but it's already frontrunning for the best title I've read all year. Granted, this was one of only two books I've read this year. Katniss Everdeen is one of the most fully developed literary character I've read this year. I'm looking forward to finishing the trilogy this weekend. Hopefully, I won't be busy
much and sleepy so I won't be bothered when finishing this title.

HARRY POTTER (THE WHOLE SERIES)
What's not to love? I've read each book multiple times loving it more each time I finish it again. I love magic. The mythology of Harry Potter is just engrossing. I've seen all the movies, bought all the books, have their dvd's. And I'm so looking forward to when the movie opens a few weeks from now. My absolute favorite of all seven books, probably would be The Prisoner of Azkaban. In my opinion, this would be the best thing JK Rowling wrote. Sets up the rest of the series.

THE LIFE OF PI
I love this book. This book made me cry. It made me think. It made me feel for the characters. I don't know. Books about animals tugs something in me. It's really brilliant, specially when you get to the end, when the writer begins to make you question the whole story that you've read. It was really brilliant, if you ask me. I forgot the name of the author of this book, but he has a new series out now, and I want to buy that one too.

I have a lot more actually, I love Dan Brown books, Memoirs of a Geisha, I find Nick Hornby books witty. I've lost sleep finishing Mitch Albom's inspiring books.

My geekiness is not only about video games and comic books. Believe it or not, I read boks too. Soon, I'll start reading the non-fictional ones.

I want to become worldly.

7 comments:

ahmer said...

I haven't read one book in series of Harry Potter.

Anonymous said...

i have to agree with the graveyard book.

keep reading, fellow geek.

-the geek

kaloy said...

"Animals in the wild lead lives of compulsion and necessity within an unforgiving social hierarchy in an environment where the supply of fear is high and the supply of food is low and where territory must constantly be defended and parasites forever endured."

--> Yey for Life of Pi! Try Animal Farm ni G. Orwell, to that effect din ang dating. :)

Soltero said...

I'm finishing Mockingjay now, not the best among the three imo hehe..

I wish JK snaps out and writes another Potter book...lots of people I know has Prisoner of Azhkaban also as their fave, but mine would be the Goblet of Fire :P

I didn't finish The Lost Symbol, i thought it sucked big time.

kabalastuganniM said...

thumbs up for the Hunger Games! :) will try to read Neil Gaiman's naman this time. wala pa akong nababasang libro niya, kahit ang dami na niyang napupublish. hihi.

nOx said...

Hero by Perry Moore changed my life. Perry created the coolest gay superhero :D

Josh said...

I loved The Graveyard Book! :D

Cool blog, btw. :) Hope we can chat somewhere. :D