A bad habit that I find unbreakable is my unruly desire to drop into the bookstores on Saturdays when I can take my sweet time hunting the books on my list until I realize that time gets late although I still want to stay in that place in a little while more. As I keep on doing it, I tend to mass a large stack of books that tend to collect dust , for I have not finished the ones I am still reading. I am worried that this mania can for sure lead to filling my house with the books to the rafter.
Since I’ve got my own blog, I take a pleasure in sharing the books I splurge on.
The new books are included on the list of 1001 Best Novels of All Time .
1. Cry, the Beloved Country by Alan Paton
At last I bought this book. I always hung back whether I had to buy it or not whenever I spotted it dirty cheap before , considering that it is included on my list. I guess its simple paperback is not that appealing as the others’. As a rule, we judge the cover rather than its content. Eventually, when the National Book Store launched its new copies again, I became obsessed then. I made sure that it was one of the books I had to dig out at Book Sale branches . Fortunately, the universe conspired with me.
2. Man in the Dark by Paul Austere
Paul Austere’s Timbuktu dropped my jaws. I was fascinated by his writing styles- the story could be simple but absorbing . Thereafter, I long to read his other works; I wonder if he has the same manner of writing.
3. The Plot Against America by Philip Roth
Last year, Philip Roth announced in the news that he had lost his passion for writing. Aware of his immortality among the literati, I searched his works on Goodreads along with their reviews from the GR community . I was surprised that he is considered as an exceptional writer. No wonder most of his works are rated with between 4 and 5 stars.Frankly speaking, although I enjoy historical novels, the paperback of this novel is intimidating. You know what I meant. I don’t want to get in a conundrum again.
Threesome, but, dear me! I’ve been a ” book fly” since I got a job and discovered Book Sale. It’s gonna be my deep-rooted habit till Kingdom come.
A pang of guilt has been coming over me! (laughs)
Happy Reading to everyone! ^_^