Books, Books, Books
Posted on: 6th of March 2009 | Under: Geek Talk

One of my goals for 2009 is to be able to read more. I’m targeting to read about 50 books by the end of the year. Although the amount seems quite far fetched, I am still hopeful that I will really accomplish it.

Two months into the year and I’ve already read 8 books:


(Not in the order I read them)

  1. “The Devil and Ms. Prym” by Paulo Coelho
  2. “Life of Pi” by Yann Martel
  3. “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini
  4. “It’s Not How Good You Are, It’s How Good You Want To Be” by Paul Arden
  5. “Whatever You Think Think The Opposite” by Paul Arden
  6. “After the Quake” by Haruki Murakami
  7. “High Fidelity” by Nick Hornby
  8. “The Kite Runner” by Khaled Hosseini

Not a bad start, I must say.

I also have these books waiting to be read:


  1. “‘Tis” by Frank McCourt
  2. “The Tipping Point” by Malcolm Gladwell
  3. “Blink” by Malcolm Gladwell
  4. “And Paboritong Libro Ni Hudas” by Bob Ong
  5. “Outliers” by Malcolm Gladwell
  6. “The Joyluck Club” by Amy Tan

Once I finish these, I’ll need to do some more book-shopping to be able to reach my 50-book goal. Searching through Amazon books has been a great help too. If only I had all the money (and time) in the world, I’d gladly buy and read all the books that I can! =P

If you want to see my book-reading progress, you may check out my netvibes. I actively tick out everything I read in my page there. =)

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4 Comments to “Books, Books, Books”

  1. Huwaw! 4 books in a month! My target is only 24 books for this year. So far I’ve read 3. ‘Di ko na-meet quota ko for February. Hehe. = P

    Maganda ba ‘yung Life of Pi? Balak ko din mag-Nick Hornby, kaso sisimulan ko muna sa About a Boy. Meron din pala ako nung Whatever You Think, Think the Opposite. Waaahhh magkakasundo tayo sa mga libro! = D

    anna Reply:

    @ Gasdude: Haha! Mukhang magkasundo nga tayo sa mga libro! I am such a bookworm! Masakit nga lang sa bulsa! Mahal pa naman mga books dito. =P I buy some of my books from this store sa Parklane Mall sa Selegei Road. Used books, but there are a lot of books that are almost new pa. The cheapest I ever bought was around $5 lang! You should check it out sometime. =) And yes, maganda yung Life of Pi. =)

  2. ate janz says:

    wow. 8 books in two months? good job. i’ve only read so far this year. i’m really sad they closed the neighboring bookstore from my store. grr and boohoo. lol. seriously, i miss that bookstore. they had really great lindt chocolate too. now i have to venture to barnes & noble to get books. that’s okay though. my boyfriend lives near it. haha…

    i’m gonna read “kite runner” when i get the chance. i heard it’s really awesome. hosseini has another good book too i’d like to read. about some wives. i just forgot what the title is.

    anna Reply:

    @ Ate Janz: Mmmm, books and chocolates! <3 Hehe! Kite Runner was great. I couldn’t put it down. I must have finished in 2 days, because I really liked it. =P Haha! Hosseini’s other book is “A Thousand Splendid Suns” …That’s the one about the 2 wives. It was equally good too. I recommend you read both. I’m sure you’ll like them too. =)