Posts Tagged ‘books’
Photos of My Life No. 6: My Favorite Non-Fiction Book
Posted on: 20th of July 2010 | Under: Geek Talk

For my sixth Photos of My Life, Faye requested a photo of my favorite non-fiction book.

If you don’t already know, I am a bit of a bookworm. For the past couple of months, I have set aside shopping for clothes, shoes and makeup, and replaced it with trips to the bookstore instead. Every single week I buy about two to three new books to add to my reading pile. It’s such an expensive hobby (which is why I love book sales and coupons!), but something I just can’t seem to live without. My goal of books to read this year is fifty, and I’m glad to say that I am already on my thirty-first book. That’s already past my twenty-seven books for the whole of 2009. :)

Most of my reads are fiction, but I do pick up several non-fictions from time to time. My current favorite is Elizabeth Gilbert’s Eat Pray Love.

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Eat Pray Love by Elizabeth Gilbert

I read Eat Pray Love two years ago, and it was one exciting book that I just couldn’t put down. It was a delight to experience the author’s path to self-discovery through her adventures of food, travel, love and inner peace. A book filled with both humor and positive life realizations. It made me itch to pack my bags and go on a year-long travel around the world.

The movie adaptation of the book coming in August is definitely something that I’m looking forward to. I normally find movie versions of my favorite books a letdown, but I think experiencing Eat Pray Love visually would still be a nice treat for a travel junkie like me.

What about you guys? What’s your favorite non-fiction book? :)

** For more photo requests, please comment in my Photos of My Lifepost. **

 

A Girl’s Guide to Life by Katie Meier
Posted on: 7th of July 2010 | Under: Geek Talk

Received my first complimentary book from BookSneeze a few weeks ago. I currently have a stack of books waiting to be read, but I put them aside for a day and picked this up instead.

A Girl’s Guide to Life is filled with pointers on dealing with various adolescent issues. Divided into three sections (Mind, Body and Soul), it has answers to questions most teenage girls are generally afraid (or shy) to ask about. From family, self-esteem and pressure, to boys, love and sex. It’s a simple guide for teens to deal and live their adolescent years wisely and worry-free.

Now, for a twenty-seven year old, this book had very little impact on me. However, if I was presented with this book a decade or so earlier, then I’m sure it would’ve served as my teenage life bible of some sort. =P

 

Used Books
Posted on: 9th of August 2009 | Under: Geek Talk

Books are generally quite pricey, but being the bookworm that I am, they are the things that I simply cannot live without. I find pleasure in flipping through pages and pages of the different experiences the characters encounter in the stories: may it be sickness in the family, romantic love affairs, adventure rv camping or excessive shopping sprees. Getting hooked and anticipating every turn of the page is something that I enjoy, even if it means getting a little less sleep.

In order to be able to regularly indulge myself with the luxury of buying books, I often go into used bookstores to check out titles that may tickle my fancy.

Over the weekend, I spent some time in Books for Less in Mall of Asia and managed to take home these two books:

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Rebecca Wells’ Divine Secrets of the Yaya-Sisterhood, and Ya-Yas in Bloom.

The former was P98 (around $2.95SGD), while the latter was only P75 (around $2.26SGD). Such a steal considering they are both in perfect condition! The second book even looks brand new!

Now I have these to keep me busy for the next couple of days. I just love used bookstores! :)

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:

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(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:

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  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. =)