No Reading No Care

No Reading No Care.

Except not completely.

It’s a new high for my reading slump this year. The other difference is that I do not feel as bothered by it. I thought developing an affinity for comic books and graphic novels will offset the lack of novels in my reading progress, but turns out 2017 is just not a reading year for me. And it’s okay.

Of course this desire will never ever go away. As in other pursuits, this feeling taught me that it’s okay to go with what I feel like doing and not stick to what I’ve been accustomed to. What it gives is an opportunity for me to miss the activity and something for me to look forward to doing in the future.

But the itch to buy is another matter. These tweets were in the last 48 hours. I have not sold a lot in my online store yet I’ve been getting more than what I have let go. Which is not new to you, if you’ve been following me long enough.

I can channel my overall indifference into plunging into reading but real life hardly agrees. Thus my wish, which I believe have always been mine, since I became an adult:

 

Showcase Sunday (3)


Showcase Sunday is a meme hosted by Books, Biscuits  & Tea.  It aims to highlight our newest books or book related swag and to see what everyone else received for review, borrowed from libraries, bought in bookshops and downloaded onto eReaders each week.

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It’s a happy time for Fully Booked frequenters like yours truly this week because of its marked down books in almost all of its branches.  Their branch in Bonifacio High Street is also celebrating its 6th anniversary, so there are tables of books for as low as P50, and the rest of the items are 20% off.  Yesterday, we also had our monthly book club session so that also meant more books to add to my pile. 😉

Here’s what I got for myself this week:

Showcase SundayTHE BRONZE HORSEMAN and TATIANA & ALEXANDER are from Gabi, as she promised to lend me these two when, a few months back, I casually mentioned I was in search of a great Russian romance story.  These books came highly recommended, adding I will be a crying mess afterwards, and that, “It will be a cryfest like you’ve never cryfested before.”  Hahaha 🙂  Let’s see, let’s see.  They’re chunky books and you know how I struggle with chunksters!  So I promise to conquer these two soon.  I like crying over a great romance story so that should get me through.

LEVIATHAN and PATIENT ZERO I bought in Fully Booked for 20% off.  I couldn’t wait for the upcoming book sale season where they will still be 20% off anyway.  I’ve been eyeing Leviathan long ago, and Patient Zero, well let’s just say the zombie apocalypse theme won me over.  I only tried Maberry’s Rot & Ruin zombie YA series (not even done with it yet), but so far, I like how he writes his zombies and other accessory characters.  I may even finish Patient Zero earlier than my current reads (NO COUNTRY FOR OLD MEN included, I have my ‘I like morbid violence’ moments, but cannot really sustain it, oh well).

I could say these acquisitions are pretty conservative considering there’s a very generous book sale going on.  Sometimes this makes me nervous because I may have to make up for it soon. LOL.

What books did you get the past week?