I LOVE TO READ!
Yes. I’m one of those girls who loves to read. Even when I was a kid, I frequent at bookstores and ask my mom to buy me books. Fairytales. Sweet Valley. And even Archie(It’s a comic book right? :p ). I was even awarded the one of the Best Book Borrowers in school. And when I was in high school, guess what’s my favorite read? My World History book. Yeah, I sounded like a nerd. But wouldn’t you agree the World History Book would let you into wonderful adventures like any other? French revolution. World war II. Spartan war. And more. I maybe I’m not as adept as I was before in history, but I’ll be interested in learning again and again.
When I graduated, I somehow stopped reading. Maybe I did read a couple, like two books of Paulo Coehlo, Dan Brown’s Books and the Harry Potter series, but not as vast of reader like I was before. But recently, after getting hold of my newest baby, Samsung GALAXY TAB 7.0 plus, which I call Seven, I went back to reading. Apart from it gives me online access 24/7, I can bring with me 7 or more ebooks to accompany me while travelling. Not as heavy as the softbound ones, altogether. Super cool right?
Here are some of the ebooks that I have. And please forgive me, reading is also one of the reasons why I wasn’t able to blog recently. I’ve been reading one book to another.
You can see here Why Men Love Bitches, Twenties Girl, Fifty Shades, Lorien Legacies by Pittacus Lore, The Witch of Portabello, and The Hunger Games Series.
Why Men Love Bitches
I’m not really into self-help books. I usually buy ones but I usually stop half way reading it. I lose interest. I’m used to adventures and heart warming stories. But this book is one of the exceptions. This is one of the two self help books that I was able to read from cover to cover (the other book is He’s Just Not That into You). The bitch that the writer talks about is not the kind of bitch one would think. The bitch that she is talking about is the kind of woman, who knows what she wants and stand by it. She thinks that she is enough, take it or leave. It gives you an idea why he won’t call after your first date, why you don’t go out as often, and tells you what to do so he can fix that broken sink that he said he’ll fix a 6 months ago. I love how Argov give examples and how it is totally relatetable. It is a book every girl should read, especially before dating.
After watching I am number Four, I got intrigue with the books. I love how the books are action packed. It is so exciting that it even appear in my dreams and left me panting. :P Although I’m not so much of a fan of the Lost Files but still a good read. I’ve read all the books and I am waiting for I Am Number Four: The Lost Files: The Search for Sam which would be available December.
Fifty Shades of Grey Trilogy
Of course, Fifty Shades of Grey. Who wouldn’t have heard of Fifty Shades? It is currently one of the best selling books in the market. According to Amazon UK, it sold more copies than the entire Harry Potter Series combined. Hearing everyone talk about got me curious.
Fifty Shades of Grey is actually an erotic novel by British author E. L. James . Set largely in Seattle, it is the first installment in a trilogy that traces the deepening relationship between a college graduate, Anastasia Steele, and a young business magnate, Christian Grey. It is notable for its explicitly erotic scenes featuring elements of sexual practices involving bondage/discipline, dominance/submission, and sadism/masochism (BDSM).
Honestly I’m not so much of a fan. I’ve realize I’m not really into erotic novels. I get bored reading one erotic scenes after another. At one point it was dragging. Although, it is notable that the love story between Anastasia and Christian was done well. It was sweet and so kilig. How Christian changed for Anastasia, how he swept her off her feet made your wish you want to have a Christian Grey for yourself. I wouldn’t deny that i still did enjoy reading books 1 and 2 and not so much of the 3rd installment.
Twenties Girl and The Witch of Portabello
These books I have not read yet but surely will. I’m a fan of Paulo Coehlo. I love his insights on life and how his books are inspiring. I haven’t heard anything about The Witch of Portabello but I’m sure it would be a good read.
Twenties Girl is written by Sophie Kinsella, the writer of the Shopaholic Series. I love her humor and would expect the same kind of humor with this book.
You might have thought I have enough with the first 12 books but I have more. :P Here you’ll see again the Hunger Games Series, The Narnia Series, The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Secret
The Hunger Games Trilogy
I love a great adventure. After watching the movie, I got curious about the book. True enough it gave me the dose of adventure I’m looking for. It’s actually so much better than the movie. I laughed, cried and fell in love with it. It’s the kind of book that kept me sleepless, the one the your don’t want to park for the next day, so exciting that you kept turning the page. Honestly, I read the first book in a day, as well as the others. Actually after reading all three, I wanted more. Oh well, I’ll just wait for the movie.
I’m a kid at heart who loves adventure. Narnia is just perfect for me. If you love the movie, you’ll love the book even more. Such a classic!
The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo and The Secret
These books I haven’t read. I’ve tried reading The Secret but I got bored. On the other hand, after watching the movie The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, I’m looking forward to reading this book. It’s a Crime Investigation kind of story.
Shopaholic Series and other Sophie Kinsella Books
If you’re stressed out (from work, problems or perhaps after reading tons of adventure books like me :p) and want a good book to accompany you, preferably in your travel. Sophie Kinsella wouldn’t fail you. She’ll make you smile, laugh, fall in love and forget about your problems. She’s such a good romantic comedy author. I love that her protagonists aren’t perfect and are totally relate-able. Although, I didn’t like that most of them love to lie. Nevertheless, I totally recommend her books.
Eat, Pray, Love
The book is about discovering yourself, your passion, your faith and balance. It is a story about a woman who went through divorce, decided to go to different countries in hope to find what she is looking for. The book is based from a true story. I wasn’t so much of a fan of how it was written. But knowing that this is based from a true story makes it worth reading. She’ll makes you believe that what she did is truly feasible. And that finding yourself, your balance is all worth it.
As you can see there are more books that are still part of my list. The ones I failed to mention are books I haven’t read or perhaps I started reading but decided to give it up. I can say that I’m looking forward to reading JK Rowlings first adult book, The Casual Vacancy among all books from that I haven’t read. It is interesting to find out what she has in store for me after Harry Potter.
How about you? What books do you love to read?