I have always imagined that paradise would be a kind of library.
Not all books are written equal. Some are meant to be greater than others. The hardest part is figuring out which one is which.
There are certain books you read that leave you with a feeling of contentment. This is one of those.
When I read the excerpt, I expected it to be a typical romantic comedy — a light enough read to keep me entertained. What I was not prepared for was how much depth I found in it.
This book is not just about a girl who loves books and being alone. This book is about comfort in solitude, the gift of family, and how sometimes, the best company comes in the most unexpected people.
Okay, anyone who doesn’t know what it is might find the title a little bit weird so let me do a quick introduction.
Big Bad Wolf Books is a Malaysian book fair frequently held in Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia, and Sri Lanka. They first went to the Philippines last year but since I was staying in Japan at the time, I wasn’t able to go (and yes, I am a Filipino blogger). The books were taken from the stocks of BookXcess, a book store dealing in excess books from international distributors. So everything is really cheap. Basically a book lover’s heaven.
This book is a guilty pleasure. It is the kind of book I would call bad under certain circumstances. Boy hates girl, girl hates boy, but there’s undeniable chemistry and irresistible sexual tension between them. Girl is short and feisty, guy is tall and cold. It has cliche written all over it. Except for one tiny detail: I enjoyed it.
People don’t choose books. Books choose people.
What might seem great for you might not be the same for others. And what might seem terrible for some, might just be the right one for you.
★★★★★ – One word. PERFECT.
★★★★☆ – Lacking just a tiny bit of something.
★★★☆☆ – Good but not great.
★★☆☆☆ – Disappointing.
★☆☆☆☆ – Terrible.
Everything on this blog is my opinion.
Sometimes, you read a book and it fills you with this weird evangelical zeal, and you become convinced that the shattered world will never be put back together unless and until all living humans read the book.
– John Green
Below is a list of books I’ve read recently that I loved. Check them out!
See all recommendations here.
One thousand years ago, the great Kami Dragon was summoned to grant a single terrible wish—and the land of Iwagoto was plunged into an age of darkness and chaos.
Now, for whoever holds the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers, a new wish will be granted. A new age is about to dawn.
Raised by monks in the isolated Silent Winds temple, Yumeko has trained all her life to hide her yokai nature… More
Khai Diep has no feelings. Well, he feels irritation when people move his things or contentment when ledgers balance down to the penny, but not big, important emotions—like grief. And love. He thinks he’s defective. His family knows better—that his autism means he just processes emotions differently. When he steadfastly avoids relationships, his mother takes matters into her own hands and returns to Vietnam to find him the perfect bride… More
When seventeen-year-old Evie Dasher is caught up in a raid at a notorious club known as one of the few places where humans and the surviving Luxen can mingle freely, she meets Luc, an unnaturally beautiful guy she initially assumes is a Luxen…but he is in fact something much more powerful. Her growing attraction for Luc will lead her deeper and deeper into a world she’d only heard about, a world where everything she thought she knew will be turned on its head… More