Good, good books about advertising that I’ve been reading recently. They’re so much better than my thick and boring Calculus book. HAHA.
At last, I’m finally free from pages that contain nothing but graphs and numbers. Hooray for books with pretty pictures and wonderful designs! Even though I’m still an incoming sophomore, I tend to think ahead and visualize myself after I graduate- where I’ll be going, what I’ll be doing and who I’ll be with. As for the path I want to take, I’m thinking that I might consider taking a career in advertising. I mean, wouldn’t it be so cool to create ads for a variety of products?
ONE OF THE THINGS I LEARNED FROM READING THESE REALLY COOL BOOKS: There is no boring product with good advertising.
I am very in love with Neil Gaiman right now. Well, not with him okay! What I mean is, I adore his imagination and his writing skills!
I was only able to discover this author’s greatness when I read his short story entitled “A Study in Emerald” for our Literature class. The story is set in this surreal place where the world we live in is not what it used to be anymore. Monsters were not considered evil and most of them were businessmen! Just what kind of setting is that? Haha!
I won’t be giving any spoilers so if you’re curious, check this story out! It’s really good if you’re like me who’s interested in mysteries and detective stuff. Oh, and this one is actually like Sherlock Holmes.
But anyway, with regards to the actual book, “Stories” is a collection of tales written by different authors but edited by Neil Gaiman and Al Sarrantonio. So you’d get a little “Gaiman” feel with every story. The narratives are mostly dark and mysterious with a slight touch of fantasy. I’ve never been an avid reader of fantasy books but I decided that I should try some new things once in a while. I will never regret that decision!
Some additional stuff about this book: I really regret buying this one from Fully Booked because there was a hardbound copy in the Ateneo book sale which costs cheaper compared to the paperback version that I bought!
I really love to read!
Books are like a drug to me! I keep wanting more! And I know my love to read is the main reason why I’m poor right now (my wallet is in dire need for some company at the moment) but I will never regret spending money on books. Never!
Oh and because I have a terrible memory, I tend to forget the stories of the books I read so I get to reread a book and still feel surprised why a certain character died. Haha.
I don’t know if this can be considered a book review but anyway… .
Today, I’ve decided to reread these two really good books written by Alex Flinn.
The first book entitled “Beastly” is a modern adaptation of Beauty and the Beast. I really liked it because first, the story was light, fun, something you could read while taking a sip of your favorite hot chocolate. The story isn’t that serious or tragic where the characters are involved in all sorts of mishaps. I know many have heard about this one because there’s already a movie of it but if you haven’t watched it yet, I strongly recommend that you read the book first. The movie is nowhere compared to the book and honestly, the two protagonists of the story in the movie just didn’t have that kind of chemistry as they did in the book.
Reading the second book which is entitled “A Kiss in Time” is like reading one of my favorite fairy tales- Sleeping Beauty. Now this is really a must read! I like this one better than Beastly because the characters are outgoing, fun, different, and the dialogues are amusing. Haha! And in this book, Sleeping Beauty isn’t the usual miss goody Princess Aurora. She’s stubborn, selfish, immature but she’s not evil, okay? And her prince is some ordinary guy who doesn’t really fit as a prince but what the heck! That’s how the story goes and I liked it.
Now I really need to get my hands on “Cloaked”.
Pink is not my favorite color, seriously.
But I’ll admit that it was my favorite color when I was a child. So I guess that’s the reason why I have plenty of pink things and why I’m surrounded right now with PINK. My room is pink, my bed sheets are pink, my pajamas is pink, most of my shirts are pink, and the list goes on. Sigh*
Anyway, I’m currently reading the biography of Edgar Allan Poe because we need to pass two pages of our research paper that includes footnotes tomorrow! Poe is such a poor man. Lonely, miserable, and unhappy…
(Used a remote to capture the picture above, hehe!)
So we went to Bonifacio Global City last Saturday…
It was my parents’ anniversary (January 8!) and to celebrate it, went to eat at this Filipino restaurant called “Abe”. The food was really delicious! I want to eat there again… .
Anyway, you want to know what my childhood dream is? I want to be rich. I want to live in Makati, shop at the most expensive stores and buy the most glamorous clothes. Haha, a very silly dream indeed. But now? I guess I still want to be rich. But erase the expensive stores and glamorous clothes. I do enjoy buying some new clothes but I don’t really like shopping for them. Tiring, that’s how I describe it. Shopping is tiring and stressful! So, I want to be rich because I want to buy as much books as I can! I want to have money so I could read every Elizabeth Scott novel there is (actually, the only book I have yet to read is Scott’s “Grace”. I can’t seem to find it!). Reading for me will never be stressful. Reading good books, that is.
But for the meantime, because I’m poor and my allowance is not enough to support my luxury, I spent the rest of the day at BGC inside “Fully Booked”. It was so big that I was able to find and finish Scott’s “Unwritten Rule”! Haha, I want to live there!