Books – Jan-Feb 2011

Belle de Jour – Playing The Game
Elizabeth Gilbert – Commited
Yasutaka Tsutsui – The Maid
Lian Hern – Heaven’s Net is Wide
Thomas Randall – Dreams of the Dead
Richard Lewis – Monster’s Proof
Rick Yancey – The Monstrumologist
Trinny & Susannah – What Your Clothes Say About You
Peta Bee – Integrated Exercise
Tatsuya Ishida –  Viva La Resistance
Tatsuya Ishida – Sinfest
Keith Thompson – Drawing & Painting The Undead

Given that I’ve been cleaning out my library and selling my books, I’m rather horrified at how huge this pile is. I picked up at half of them for cheap and more than half of them in KL. They’re not the same halves.

Have to say I was tempted by ‘Battle Hymn of the Tiger Mother’, especially since it grabs you from the first page, but I’ll wait for the paperback.

I’ve read most of the books in this pile except ‘Committed’ and ‘Heaven’s Net’. Elizabeth Gilbert is next on my list, and Lian Hern’s gonna have to wait till I have time and stamina to read the whole Otori series. ‘Heaven’s Net’ is the prequel to the trilogy. Currently reading ‘The Maid’, a random find at Times today. I have a currect infatuation on Japanese authors after reading Natsuo Kirino’s ‘Out’, and ‘The Maid’ is proving to be very interesting.

Sorting out books to be sold was a lot easier than I thought. Fellow book lovers and I used to joke about how we can’t find anything to donate to charity out of a collection of 300+ books (some of us have tried). It was easy for me now because a lot of the books and authors that I used to love have found themselves in a graveyard in my memory. I don’t read the author any more. I’m not interested in the genre any more. Good times were had and will be fondly remembered, but it’s time to move on.

Still loving books but will be more selective in buying them.

Author: Georgette Tan

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

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