books, life

Recent Books, Recent Me

“I was a thirty-two year old woman who had everything and nothing going for her. I had a good job that was theoretically fascinating, but it consumed my hours and days and gave me almost no personal satisfaction.”

Sundays at Tiffany’s, James Patterson

The quote above is from the book I reviewed for this Sunday’s column. Funny what jumps out at you on a busy Tuesday afternoon when you’re trying to finish a column. “Theoretically fascinating” is how I would describe my job. The rest of it is also getting there. Except for the 32 year old part. I still got a couple of years before I get there.

Nice book, by the way. The kind of fiction I’d write back when writing actually was fascinating instead of just theoretically so.

Here’s a book stack of stuff from the last few months. Two of my newest purchases (including the abovementioned book) are already out on loan. Here’s some of what’s left. I forgot to include the pile I got from Book Castle.


Donna Tartt – The Little Friend
Koji Suzuki – Ring
Koji Suzuki – Spiral
Koji Suzuki – Loop
Marisha Pessl – Special Topics in Calamity Physics

Not pictured:
Wilbur Smith – The Quest
James Patterson – Sundays at Tiffany’s
Alice Hoffman – Seventh Heaven
Alice Hoffman – Turtle Moon
Alice Hoffman – Second Nature
Andrei Codrescu – The Blood Countess
Caleb Carr – The Angel of Darkness

Quite a haul and would have made quite an impressive photo, except I don’t really care right now.

I’m also plurking, because I’m social-networkly promiscuous like that. Click on it. You know you want to.

Currently reading Marisha Pessl. Currently listening to Jakob Dylan and Gavin Rossdale. Currently bitter.

Author: Georgette Tan

writer . poet . introvert . NSFW hand letterer . equatorial eclectic

4 Comments on “Recent Books, Recent Me

  1. Hello…I always read your column on The Borneo Post and I’m very impressed. Just wondering whether you have read “A Thousand Splendid Suns” by Khaled Hosseini? Is it nice?

  2. windwalker: Thanks for dropping by! I’ve not read that book, but all my friends are giving rave reviews. I’ll pick it up one of these days. :-)

  3. heh. that quote fits me too well at the moment :p “Theoretically fascinating” is an interesting way of putting it.

    btw, those Koji Suzuki series looked neat. oh gosh you got Hoffman’s Seventh Heaven! :p

    am almost finishing Stephenie Meyer’s Eclipse already. third book less whiney than second book. but get to read more background on both the vampires and werewolves.

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