the greatest slob of all (with a tinge of “nerdity”)

…i would like to think it’s not me. yet. as for the nerd part…that i am, i know. and you see how amusing it is that the sense of being a nerd can be called nerdity. fun. like, “she’s doing those scenes in the nude, so she’s into nudity.” hehe, nonsense. 🙂

i idled the day watching tv (with occasional naps in between) from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. i’ve come to devour tv shows as if i haven’t watched for a decade. i figured it’s about time to stop when i was trying to flip channels and nothing happens—because i was pushing the keys of my cellphone. then my mom literally dragged my ass off the couch and asked me to take a bath.

after a refreshing shower and a sumptuous dinner (to finally seal the record-breaking day of consuming the largest amount of anything edible in a couple of years), i did a little reading and now i am here, typing this post. despite the malfunctioning AC, today signifies one of the best perks of life.

frankly, i am going back to my old reading habits. and i so like it. as i said, since the year started, my reading phase has kinda taken the backseat. my interest waned but i kept on collecting books nevertheless. i guess i grew a fascination for magazines (vanity fair and glamour in particular) that i prefer flipping through them rather than reading a chapter or two. i was obsessed with reading last year, and now i’m happy that i’m feeling the itch again. this came after a supposed phase of exploring other areas i could enjoy, such as sports and trying to have a lovelife. i do not plan to totally scrap those activities because of the “regained reading itch”, i’m saying it’s just a relief that at last, i have something concrete that i wanna do, in case several of my other activities do not fluorish the way i want it. not all people will agree with me but READING is so fun. it is. i dunno how many readers of this blog enjoy a solace and a fresh glass of juice to read. i do enjoy it, and as dorky as it seems…i love spending time in libraries. well, i use to nap there sometimes when i was in college but in general, i feel good whenever i’m inside one (and heaven when i’m in a bookstore).

i just noticed that i started many books but got uninterested before reaching halfway. examples are jonathan kellerman’s flesh and blood (seems okay but i dunno why i just lost interest), anne rice’s taltos (coz i have not read lasher, which was given to me eight years ago and i have not read it yet?), the rule of four (a gift from doris…and it’s not you of course, darling, i just find it too slow compared to the da vinci code…whose ending i didn’t like but it’s nevertheless, well, fast-paced. the only thing i kinda like but isn’t enough to hold my interest is the way of life in a university. i so miss it.), a heartbreaking work of staggering genius (maybe it’s too fresh after reading the hunt sisters book…i dunno), and the devil wears prada (the font of the paperback copy is just too small, it’s annoying!). the most recent ones i finished were john le carre’s the constant gardener (i guess i blogged about it already) and carlos luis zafon’s the shadow of the wind (which is a real great book, i highly recommend it! the intricacies of their lives…oh man. fantastic.) currently, i got back to the young adult genre and am reading libba bray’s a great and terrible beauty. it’s a bit harry potter-ish, and it’s a good read…not too sappy, even if it’s set in an all-girls school in london. speaking of harry potter, i may need to flip the pages of HP 1-3 for re-familiarization, and read books 4 & 5. my friend and boxing buddy rachel sent me an e-book of book 6 but i can’t start it coz i know i’ll be lost. before i get to that, i may start reading the books of asian/oriental authors just to see what other people has been raving about. i got the following with me, and i intend to read them as soon as i could:

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Haruki Murakami’s SPUTNIK SWEETHEART, Kazuo Ishiguro’s WHEN WE WERE ORPHANS and Anchee Min’s BECOMING MADAME MAO

and still to patronize asian, much more our very own, i have a copy of f. sionil jose’ ermita waiting in my shelf.

at this rate, i am happy and excited but you know, i won’t be so plastic to say that i wish that my man would have a tinge of william thacker in him 🙂

p.s. birthday shoutouts to my niece lai on the 22nd (i sooo miss you, girl!) and lyndsey on the 24th (HK disneyland, even as a post-birthday treat! *hint hint*)!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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