Bookworm Mode

I have been dying to bury my nose in books that I WANT to read for ages now, and it was only the other day that I was able to finally sign up to GoodReads.com and start doing what I actually WANT to do. I seriously am getting tired of scanning ebooks and articles related to my thesis topic, and somehow I felt that I am being deprived of my rights to read what I actually want to read. I eventually stopped reading those terrible things and I honestly haven’t read much of anything recently, just a couple of WordPress tutorials, tweets and text messages.

What I have been doing is just staring blankly at my manuscript file a couple of times a day, and watch as the MS Word cursor blinks at me every few seconds, which apparently is waiting for me to do something about the darn document but I just end up closing it after half an hour of trying to squeeze out something from my brain. It’s a waste of time, that I end up making a new theme for this site just to make my day a little more productive.

So going back to reading, I decided to start reading again to kill time instead of doing random things on the web that apparently leads me nowhere than creating a new theme. It’s a good thing that Mac finally had my PSP fixed, thank heavens for that. It took him ages to do it ha-ha! So I installed Bookr in it earlier this evening, downloaded a couple of PDF ebooks and started reading the first on my “to-read” list.

I got the idea of having my own to-read list from my goodreads account, my goal is to read at least five novels a month and the first book that I have on my list is Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin. It’s about a woman in a perfect marriage, who runs into a man from her past after eight long years thus igniting a long dormant emotion. The woman then questions herself whether she’s living the life she is meant to live or not. I fell in love with the plot and so I decided to get my bony hands on a copy and so I did. I honestly am too preoccupied with a lot of things the entire evening, one that involves another McDonald’s dinner with my fiance and our friends, that I didn’t get the chance to focus on reading the ebook on my psp. But I did start reading it, and I am actually in it’s second chapter. Hopefully, tomorrow I’ll be able to read a good chunk of it and finish it in a day or two since it’s not really that long.

I was thinking of putting up a book review section in this site but I don’t know where that would lead me in the future. I don’t think I could do it consistently while I’m still studying but I might still give it a shot when I get the chance. I try to do a lot of things that I like right now and I guess a book review section is a huge leap so I will take things slow and do things one at a time. Besides, I have a huge chunk of inevitable “responsibilities” that I have to attend to pfft. Boo! I wish I’d get out of school soon… but I still have a year and a half to go. T.T Oh time machine, when will you ever get invented?

Anyway, here is on my to-read list for the month of February :

  • Love the One You’re With by Emily Griffin
  • The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas
  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs
  • The Six Wives of Henry VIII by Alison Weir
  • Clockwork Angel by Cassandra Clare

That seems to be a really interesting list if you ask me. ;) Oh and if you have a goodreads account you may follow me goodreads/miavenus ^_^ ciao!


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