Reading list

For the past months, I’ve been entertaining myself by watching television series and finding new ones that would interest me. Although that was fun, I realized I have been pushing back reading books. So as a reminder for myself, here’s my reading list.

1. A Game of Thrones by George R. R. Martin

My good friend Ian recommended this book to me. I’m two chapters in but I can’t seem to get into it. There’s a certain mystery to it that makes me want to keep reading, but it doesn’t pull me in enough for me to make it a priority. I think it has something to do with me not being able to make sense of what is going on. It tends to beat around the bush when it comes to exposing its central theme which I’m not really fond of when it comes to author writing style. But I still want to know what happens so I’ll keep reading.

2. Looking for Alaska – John Green

I’ve been wanting to read this for months, but I cannot seem to find a copy of it in the bookstores in our area. ┬áSo I guess I have been in my own little adventure called Looking for Looking for Alaska. I’ve heard several good reviews and honestly, Young Adult is one of my favorite book genres.

3. The Memory Keeper’s Daughter – Kim Edwards

The first time I saw this book in a local bookstore, I really wanted to buy it but I was short on cash. Now it’s been almost a year but I never had the chance to buy it since I always ended up buying a different book (which is usually a Jodi Picoult book). The title has that same vibe of “The Time Traveler’s Wife (For obvious reasons) and adds to my curiosity.

4. House Rules – Jodi Picoult

Jodi Picoult is one of my favorite authors. I like her holistic approach to events and the way she crafts her story allows people with different interests to appreciate her work. She researches on her topics well and her characters are not one dimensional. I bought House Rules as a small gift for myself after I completed my thesis but I was in the process of reading Tenth Circle at that time. Now that I’m in my reading spree, I really should start on it before Picoult releases her new book on April.

5. Percy Jackson and the Titan’s Curse – Rick Riordan

I started reading Percy Jackson after watching the movie with Jude and Cheston and Jude mentioned that the book was much better than the movie. I quickly devoured the first two books but I had to take a break from reading the series since I was in the middle of writing my thesis. Although my thesis has been completed, I never got the Percy Jackson momentum back.

I doubt I’d be reading these in order, since I have a tendency to drop reading something to read something else. I still haven’t finished reading Thirteen Reasons Why, Illustrado, Elegance of the Hedgehog and the first Pretty Little Liars book, but I was able to complete the Hunger Games series, I Am Number Four, and re-reading the Harry Potter books. But I will try to prioritize those books.

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Idlewild

Since the new year started, I haven’t been in the mood to do anything productive. Actually, I haven’t been in the mood. All I ever did was sleep, watch TV, and go online, which is really sad. I’ve been putting my life on hold and I need to bring it back to the pace that it was before 2011 rushed in. So, here are several things that I have to do starting next week:

1. Go to the gym every day
2. Volunteer at my brother’s school
3. Read more books. Stay away from blogs (ESPECIALLY TUMBLR)
4. Stop eating chocolates (toughest of all)

I’m not one to make new years resolutions but I think I really need that push. I guess right now there really isn’t anything to look forward to so I’ve just been staying idle. It’s not just sleeping all day. In fact, I’ve been having problems sleeping. I guess my body doesn’t get tired enough for me to feel the need to sleep. Whatever. I hope I live up to what I said here, which I am almost certain I won’t. But hey, I might surprise myself.

One last observation: I realized WordPress changed its layout. I was confused at first but I guess I’ll get used to it if I maintain a healthy blogging habit.