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Shelf Life

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I admit that I'm not much of a reader when I was young. The first novel I was able to finish was Sidney Sheldon's The Naked Face. I was so into the suspense/mystery theme of that booked, it got me hooked on reading books ever since. I began reading classics since then as well. I also have a love-hate relationship with books turned into movies especially if I've read the book first.

I try to read as much possible but of course, sometimes things just get too hectic. And once in a while, when I visit bookstores (Booksale FTW), I buy as much books as I can. I like stocking up on books so I could read something new whenever I want to.

Thanks to technology, e-books are also widely available and I'm able to read books that aren't available locally. Nothing beats holding a real book, reading it on a weekend while sipping your favorite drink and just getting lost in your imagination but e-books suffice sometimes. It's a quick fix.

Lately, I've had a lot of books I started reading but it took quite a while before I get to finish. Here's a list of books I'm currently reading and some books that I've acquired a copy for future reading:

Currently Reading:
The View from Saturday by E.L. Konigsburg. I actually don't have the physical book nor an e-book copy of this, just a pdf file I saw floating around the Internet. I stumbled upon an Instagram photo of this book and most of the comments said this is a great book so it got me really interested.

Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro. I've seen the movie a couple of years back and it broke my heart. It was such a sad movie. I never really knew that it was based from a book until I started Google-ing about the movie. I wanted to read the book because I really believe that the book is always better than the movie version of it.

The Infernals by John Connolly. I came across a quote from the book on Facebook that really spoke to me. I downloaded a copy of the e-book immediately. Though this is classified as a Young Adult novel, I have high expectations with this book. I just started reading it and I really do hope it doesn't disappoint.

Next in line:
Franny and Zooey by J.D. Salinger | The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera | Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs

Have you read any of these books? What do you think? Do you have any other book suggestions? :)