Another 365 days of reading is over! Aside from books I have yet to finish (looking at you “Infinite Jest”), my goal this year is to reread some old favorites and read more women writers. Continue reading
Books I got from the National Bookstore Warehouse Sale last week. I bought a total of 8 books for only 600 pesos. I would have gotten more but
- there was just too many people.
- I hate crowded places.
- I’m impatient
- and picky.
Children’s books (2) — Yep I still read children’s books. But I buy them mainly because of the illustrations.
So far, my favorite is “Fashion of the 70s” which was priced at only 50 pesos. What a steal. I wish I bought more children’s books though. I now have two copies of Gaiman’s “Coraline.” A friend gave me my original copy as a Christmas present way back in 2005.
I also bought a box of nine HB pencils for 30 pesos. I already gave one of them away.
But I’m currently reading
because I’m finally done with
“The underlying bureaucratic key is the ability to deal with boredom. To function effectively in an environment that precludes everything vital and human. To breathe, so to speak, without air…It is the key to modern life. If you are immune to boredom, there is literally nothing you cannot accomplish.“
The amount of work David Foster Wallace put into The Pale King is incredible. He wrote it for almost a decade; I read it in two months. I wonder how much time Michael Pietsch (the editor) spent arranging all DFW’s notes to come up with the final manuscript. Amazing.