Twilight, and other books

For the past month, I haven’t been doing much reading. I felt a bit guilty for not doing so since I promised myself 50 books this year…and see how much I’ve been reading. *points to counter* See. And I haven’t budged from my 24 remaining book reviews, which means I’m totally falling behind. There you go.

Yesterday, after packing my stuff for the building transfer at work, I walked around Eastwood while waiting for my brother. I visited Toy Town to check if they have some rubix cube for my brother, then I dropped by A Different Bookstore, but didn’t find anything interesting, only books about camping gear. Since my brother hasn’t texted yet, I headed to National Bookstore to see if there was anything. I wasn’t really planning to buy anything since my dad is about to arrive with the books I ordered plus I badly need to finish Pride and Prejudice before I lose what I understand of it so far (classic novels with old language make me do that :p). But the moment I stepped inside National Bookstore, I knew I just had to buy the book I spotted: Twilight by Stephenie Meyer.

I only heard of the book from Ate Toni, but I never found the book. But yesterday, there was an entire display at National Bookstore, with the next two books also available (but not in paperback, huhu). I immediately took a copy of Twilight to the counter, and to my delight, it was 25% off. :D

I’m halfway through the book and I am loving it. I think it helps that I could imagine Robert Pattinson as Edward Cullen, so it’s easier on the image. It’s a mature young adult book, and since it’s new, it’s very easy to relate to. And I know this last thing is kind of shallow, but I love that the book is so thick, meaning there’s more to read. That probably didn’t make sense, but what the heck. :P

I have a feeling Lizzie (the other and newer credit card) will be exercised again in the next few days as I think once I finish this book, I will buy the next two ones, even if they are in hardcover (unless the paperback versions come along all of a sudden :D). I’ll definitely post a review of this once I have finished it, and I’m pretty sure I would have fallen in love with all the characters by that time. :P

But wait, there’s more! :P My dad arrived today with my stash of new books (as if I don’t have enough books waiting to be read, heh), which would definitely perk up my reading activities:

Books!Top to bottom: Stargirl Journal, The Message Remix in Hypercolor Pink (my second one), 50 Reasons I Love Being Catholic by Liz Kelly, Miss Invisible by Laura Jensen Walker, Sushi For One? by Camy Tang, Twilight by Stephenie Meyer

Yay. :D I still have a lot to finish reading, but the excitement of these new ones just fueled my desire to read them as well.

Now I’m off. Must not let Bella and Edward wait. ;)

7 thoughts on “Twilight, and other books”

  1. Aww Stargirl journal! Okay ba?

    Hey what modern Christian-themed books can you recommend? :) I think I want to read some but I have no idea where to start.

  2. KATIA: The journal is nice. Just the right size, and it has Stargirl and Love, Stargirl quotes all over it. I’m not too fond of the lines, but I got it only because I loved the books. =D

    Here’s some Christian-themed books I recommend:

    Dreaming in Black & White by Laura Jensen Walker
    The Cubicle Next Door by Siri L. Mitchell (I wrote a review of this early this year :D)
    What a Girl Wants (and the rest of the Ashley Stockingdale series) by Kristin Billerbeck
    The Whitney Chronicles by Judy Baer

    Redeeming Love by Francine Rivers (a retelling of the story of Hosea. :D)
    Reconstructing Natalie by Laura Jensen Walker

    Thr3e by Ted Dekker
    Black, Red, White (The Circle Trilogy) by Ted Dekker
    This Present Darkness by Frank Peretti

    I think Sushi for One? by Camy Tang is nice (up there in my post) but I think that way because I lurk around her blog. :D That should get you started. ;) There’s a lot more, but I’m just really partial to Christian chicklit, which is why I keep on buying them. :D

  3. Thanks for having my book on your TBR pile! That’s such an honor for me! And it’s funny you mention Twilight, because I just borrowed it from one of the girls in my church youth group, since they’ve all read it and have been raving about it.

    Have you read Miss Match by Erynn Mangum? I haven’t yet, but it’s on my TBR pile and I heard it’s great!


  4. CAMY: First off, whoa, I’m so honored that you commented. :”>

    I’m reading Sushi For One? right now and I’m liking it so far. Your novel actually gave me an idea on how I would approach this old NaNoWriMo novel I haven’t finished yet. :) I’ll post a review of the book once I’m done.

    I don’t have a copy of Miss Match but I am on the line to borrow it from my friend who has a copy. =D

    Oh, and Twilight is great. The story sucked me right in after a few pages. ;)

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