Feeling quite tired at the moment. I plan on having a sleep for a little while, then getting up and doing some spiritual work. I had quite a nice weekend as well. Family came to visit and we laughed and talked and just caught up on everything that had happend.
Dad has his operation on the 23rd of this month, so we will have to stay with him for a few days. He is doing alright, but starting to get a little sick. He doesn’t like to say much but I can tell. He has also lost quite a lot of weight, but even though he may be sick it will actually help with the operation because he is quite a ‘big’ fellow.
I brought books! WOO. I probably spent more then was my intention … but hey you have to be happy and books make me feel very good! In total I spent $244.44 AUD at Seek Books, and saved probably $7 on postage. :nerd: These are the bookies I purchased;
- A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini
- The Restaurant at the End of the Universe by Douglas Adams
- Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer
- Puberty Blues by Kathy Lette & Gabrielle Carey
- Scar Tissue by Anthony Kiedis
- Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde by Robert Louis Stevenson
- Life of Pi by Yann Martel
- The Catcher in Rye by J.D. Salinger
- The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo by Stieg Larsson
- Running with Scissors by Augusten Burroughs
- Life, the Universe and Everything by Douglas Adams
- The Host by Stephanie Meyer
I still have heaps of books that I have to read on my shelf, but I love getting new ones. I will no doubt jump strait onto the next books in the Hitchikers Guide To The Galaxy Series. I adored the first book and had been hanging out to get the next ones. They are quite an old series, but still a brilliant and very humerous one! :wub:
I shall reply to comments, and return comments probably tomorrow so I can get a number of things finished today, or tonight. My head is getting a little confused because they changed daylight savings time a few weeks early, grr.
The Catcher in the Rye is most definitely my favorite book in the entire universe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do!
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Oh, I hope your dad gets well really soon. I guess I know the feeling of heavy, dreadful anticipation; my mom was bedridden for a month in the hospital a couple of years ago because of ovarian cancer. But anyway, since your dad’s bowel cancer hasn’t metastasized yet, I imagine he’d be fine. Good luck on his operation!
If you could see me now, you’d know that I’m literally green with envy. I haven’t much money to spend, even on books, which are my ultimate investment since I was in grade school. Just last month, a lot of major bookstores went on sale, and, coupled with the 5-day Manila International Book Fair mid-September, I was a very happy bookworm. 😀 (Seriously though, the money you spent is, like, almost 90% of my mom’s monthly income. o_O) Because of the financial constraints, my new favorite site is BookMooch. You may want to check it out if you haven’t heard of it yet, and let me know if you’ve joined. 😉
I’ve been looking for cheap copies of A Thousand Splendid Suns and Life of Pi; I’ve heard a lot of good reviews about them and wanted to find out if they (books) give justice to them (reviews). Catcher in the Rye is a great read. And I have to admit I haven’t read any of Stephanie Meyer’s books.
If you’re looking for more good reads, I suggest The Historian by Elizabeth Kostova, The Solitaire Mystery by Jostein Gaarder, Chinese Cinderella by Adeline Yen Mah, and The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. And Janet Evanovich has got to be one of my most favorite author; I’ve collected every book in her Stephanie Plum series with the exception of Fearless Fourteen, which hasn’t been released here in the Philippines yet. I realize I’m making these recommendations blindly, without knowing if you’re even interested in the genres they’re in, but still, you might like them. 🙂
Geez, sorry for the long comment. It happens sometimes. 😀
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I hope your dad will be ok and that the operation will go well.
I really hope your dad gets better soon. :/ I know he’ll be fine after surgery, but still. I want him better like now.
Wow! You got a lot of books! I haven’t gotten that many in forever. I really want to read Running With Scissors, and I actually bought the Host last Friday. I haven’t gotten a chance to read it yet, but I’m pumped for it. 🙂
I have a few friends who are pretty big fans of the Hitchhiker books. I haven’t gotten a chance to read them yet, but they’re on my list. 😛
Ew… daylight savings time already? Blah.
I heard Running With Scissors is a good book, but the only one I’ve actually read in that list is Life of Pi. I had to read it for English class, but it’s an interesting book nonetheless 🙂
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Haha wow! That sure is a nice collection of books you’ve bought! Congrats! It would take me a good long time to read all those, but not wasted time of course. 🙂
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Those books look interesting! I’m quite familiar with some of them but too bad i’m not into reading books. I started reading Catcher in the Rye but never got around to finishing it. Enjoy reading 🙂
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