Orange Books and Orange Fruits

Thursday, May 19, 2016 2 Comments A+ a-


I hate the color orange. It makes me puke. But I found 3 really cool orange things that made me pretty happy the past few days. As with every bad day/week, my solution is to keep my mind away from the things that make me sad and do things that make me happy such as binge watching, binge reading, and binge sleeping.

This week's solution was binge reading.

My sister and I took a trip to the bookstore when we went to our grandparents' this weekend. We both haven't been reading as much as we expected so we decided to pick up some stuff before summer ends. The last book I finished was Me Before You and that was a few weeks ago, and I haven't picked up anything else which is just so unusual.

Anyway, the bookstore was pretty small (which was a bit disheartening), but we (slowly) went through their selections anyway. Here are the two books we ended up buying:


  1. The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time (by Mark Haddon)
    I was initially going to choose the Buried Giant by Kazuo Ishiguro over this because I was recommended that book and I've actually been looking forward to reading it, but the moment I read the summary on the back of this novel, I knew I had to read it.

    Here is the summary from Goodreads:
    Christopher John Francis Boone knows all the countries of the world and their capitals and every prime number up to 7,057. He relates well to animals but has no understanding of human emotions. He cannot stand to be touched. And he detests the color yellow.

    Although gifted with a superbly logical brain, for fifteen-year-old Christopher everyday interactions and admonishments have little meaning. He lives on patterns, rules, and a diagram kept in his pocket. Then one day, a neighbor's dog, Wellington, is killed and his carefully constructive universe is threatened. Christopher sets out to solve the murder in the style of his favourite (logical) detective, Sherlock Holmes. What follows makes for a novel that is funny, poignant and fascinating in its portrayal of a person whose curse and blessing are a mind that perceives the world entirely literally.

    First of all, I absolutely adored the main character. He was so new and so interesting. The thought of being opened up and introduced to the gifted mind of a person with Asperger's syndrome intrigued me so much. The plot was a little bit meh to me, but I still recommend this a lot. It's a pretty light read anywho.
  2. Catcher in the Rye (by J.D. Salinger)
    Am I allowed to assume I should skip the summary because almost everybody already knows the gist of this book? Anyway, my sister picked this up under mine and John Green's recommendation. It's also on her required reading list this year so why not.

    I personally didn't love Catcher, but it was pretty cool to read one of the classics that sparked the YA genre. 
That's basically it for this post. I just wanted to share some bookish stuff since it's been quite a while since I have.


Welp, would you look at that, 3 blog posts in a month. Whoop.

Oh, also, while I do not like the color orange, I do adore oranges (the fruits). They're pretty cool.


Andrea

an 18 year old girl living in the Philippines who firmly believes in the power and joy of writing and that the owl carrying her Hogwarts letter simply got lost.

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Cossette Chan
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13 June 2016 at 18:37 delete

Ah yes, binging is one of the most underrated solution to any problem. Like no, staying in bed all day does not make my day worse; contrary to that, I AM HAVING THE TIME OF MY LIFE WITH MY GRAVITY FALLS MARATHON, THANK YOU. And I LOVE ORANGES! Except, orange flavoured medications. Well, any medication tastes kinda weird. But I do love the fruit <3

Catcher in The Rye was on my required reading a couple years back, and it wasn't too shabby. It's a bit hard for me to understand the smattering of 50s talk though, but I enjoyed it more than I expected I would :) And it secretly made me feel slightly, a little bit, just a TEENY TINY bit cultured (why am I so pretentious. Sigh)

The Curious Incident of the Dog at Night-time, I have (unfortunately) not read. I've spotted it a couple times on my occasional bookstore visits though, and it does look quite interesting! I should read it some time, the main character sounds like a very amusing guy XD

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Andrea
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28 August 2016 at 09:51 delete

BINGE WATCHING, BINGE READING = BEST WAYS TO SPEND LAZY DAYS IMO! Also, neaaat you watch Gfalls too! I'm still living in denial of the ending, but I'm working on it HAHA

/same/!

And you should definitely check it out if you have the time. Super light read, but super nice and fun.

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