December 12, 2014

Towns, Boys and the Rye

I let go of 19 books including my beloved Harry Potter Series (I have a great attachment to the series since I read them when I needed some magic) simply because I don't have enough space to store them and I can't allot time to clean and reread them.  I'm demolishing my dream library, maybe I'll force myself to love reading via ebook or immediately give away a book to someone after reading.

I'm keeping some though: the ones that are unique and I keep on rereading and those that I haven't read yet.  Here are three of my recent reads.

sorry about the bed background
Anansi Boys, Neil Gaiman
Finally getting use to the style of Neil Gaiman.  The guy is a god in terms of mixing current times with folklore, myths and the like.  Anansi Boys focuses on these two brothers: (there's a twist here which is really great, I wish I could tell you) one who is more of the god who do as he pleases while the other one is more of a human who can't believe that he has a brother and that his father is a god.  The two brothers kind of define two usual human:  One is full of confidence and does everything he wants without thinking what others might think or if his actions are right or wrong while the other one just go the the everyday life flow when clearly there's more that life can offer to him (this hits me).

“The important thing about songs is that they're just like stories. They don't mean a damn unless there's people listenin' to them.”

Paper Towns, John Green
Another of John Green's creation which is more closer to me than The Fault in Our Stars because I can totally relate.  It's about this Marga who slowly became a mystery to his childhood friend, Quentin, as he try to find her trail when she left home.  People have different perspective and think of a person differently with what others think of that same person.  A person act and adopt to its environment, sometimes loosing its own character and letting others defining it, like a blank piece of paper letting anyone write that half or most of the time leads to being unorganized, unrecognized, messy and unwanted.

“I'm starting to realize that people lack good mirrors. It's so hard for anyone to show us how we look, & so hard for us to show anyone how we feel.”

the Catcher in the Rye, J.D. Salinger
Not all plans go according to plan be it by someone else for us or by us to ourselves.  Expectation too acts like that.

“I am always saying "Glad to've met you" to somebody I'm not at all glad I met. If you want to stay alive, you have to say that stuff, though.”

Depressing?  Well there's more to life than this blog.  Enjoy!


  1. Anansi Boys sounds interesting. May mga books na kababalaghan na i like very much since it is well written din naman. My Aunt let me read some but since I was young then and don't care about titles I just go with the flow and it's a pageturner. Then I also found a book about angels din Fallen Angel ata title, nakakatuwa lang to hear about Angels.

    Depressing ba yung book na "the Catcher in the Rye"?

    1. It is, nabigla ako sa mga twist. Medyo depressing yung Catcher in the Rye pero may effect talaga siya parang Little Price. Haven't read any books about angels, matignan nga yung sinabi mo

  2. aw you remind me of belle from beauty and the beast, i wish you get your dream library someday arya <3 i dont read a lot but i did finish the harry potter serries and i love it. nowadays i just download an audiobook so i could listen to them while im cleaning my room or walking outside.

    btw i like the new blog design so festive!

    1. Ay oo nga, ngayon ko lang naalala ang tagal ko na kasing di nanonood ng once upon a time. I'm also thinking of audiobooks...maybe I'll have a different perspective since parang may nagsstory telling sa kin. thanks :) for holiday season i changed my plain background


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