Monday, October 30, 2006

book meme

One book that changed your life:
Introduction to Philosophy

One book that made you laugh:
ANBKKBSNPL ako by Bob Ong

One book you have read more than once:
Cyrano De Bergerac

One book you would want on a desert island:
The Sandman Series by Neil Gaiman

One book that made you cry:
Cyrano de Bergerac

One book you wish had been written:
The missing years of Jesus Christ

One book you wish had never been written:
If I'm so great, why am I still single? (I'm not too fond of self-help books. They tend to be preachy.)

One book you are currently reading:
I'm rotating books right now. The one I always bring along is Frankenstein. The others are DeathPort, The Writers of the Future vol.5, On writing, Do androids dream of electric sheep?

One book you have been meaning to read:
Einstein's Dreams (I don't have the book yet)
I really get excited whenever I go to Booksale, Diplomat or those booksales at National Bookstore, Powerbooks or Goodwill bookstore. Just the thought that I could find a good book at a low price gives me the jitters!

I'm currently looking for classics. I bought Lord of the Flies and Dr. Jekyll and Hyde for 15 pesos at Booksale. I can't wait to build my private library! Now all I need is time to devour my books.

Saturday, October 21, 2006

a bit of practice...

In a place where the biting cold can freeze a mosquito in mid-flight, in the heart of the building where footsteps rarely leave their tracks, in a room where all you can hear is the rustling of paper against soft fingers...there lies our heroine. Surrounded by stacks upon stacks of books - hard and soft bound, paperbacks and first editions. Looking around the room we see her bookshelves, bent in the middle from the weight of knowledge and fantasy. She rests inside this crowded room, alone and seemingly forgotten by the world. There we see her sitting comfortably in a reading chair, foot resting on a stool, engrossed in yet another book with the only light coming from the lamp near her armrest.

As she turns the page, she hears a familiar sound outside the door. Our heroine smiles, welcoming the interruption. Lazily she puts down the book and moves towards the door. "Coming Dexter," she sighs. Three years in this place and her feline companion still insists on scratching the door to let her in. She wonders why her pet doesn't mewl like ordinary cats. Then she repeats to herself that Dexter is no ordinary cat and it is she who is slave rather than master. And as she turns the knob, expecting to see those emerald green eyes looking up at her, she gasps at the surprise greeting her on the doormat. Dexter, standing outside the door, orange fur covered in blood. And a man lying next to him, bloodied as well, unconscious but breathing.

And she thinks, "What a mess!"
(to be continued...)
I was finally able to finish the "Shadows" book. I'm now reading Ray Bradbury. Actually, I have tons and tons of books at home that hungers for my attention. But lately I have noticed that I've been reading the same subject again and again. It's always horror, sci-fi or fantasy. I need a new dish. I need variety.

Any book that you can recommend?

Wednesday, October 04, 2006

out for a treat

Been really busy lately. Life in a call center has its ups and down and for a writer like myself, all I've been able to do is just read other books and dream about my future book signings, book tours, fame and all that jazz.

So to treat my weary and exhausted brain, I went to my usual hang out. Starbucks welcomed me with open arms and I was able to sample their "Heaven on Earth" cake. Honestly, this cake falls short of my expectation. I still like the chocolate mousse from Red Ribbon.
How now is my writing? Ziltch. The best I have written are my blogs and journal writing. Even my novel has taken a backseat ever since my creativity decided to take a leave of absence. I do hope I get the confidence and inspiration to sit down and write a great, funny and moving story.

As of the moment, my bookshelves are very, very happy. I have tons of new books. Now all I need is the time to read them. And that's in between my web designing. Ahh! So little time, so much to do...

Oopps...excuse me. I hear the alarm clock ringing. It's time to write again. See you soon...