Sitting in a Bookstore

I found those two books and I couldn’t stop laughing about it… On a side note, those are not the only types of books I read.

So if you are anything like me, as in you’re an introvert who prefers to be alone, books are your best friends. That sounds a little sad, I know, but it’s the truth. I spend more time with books than with actual people, not that I never interact with actual people every once in a while. I don’t know if you can tell from my posts or not but I love talking… about anything. I’ll go off on a tangent, just like now.

What I was saying was that I absolutely adore reading. With that said, I also love sitting at a bookstore and just getting lost in my own little world, or more specifically the world the book transfers me to. I say “bookstore” and not “café” because in the prior I have the chance to discover new literature. The fusion of the two, such as Barnes and Nobles, is my favorite and I can stay there all day.

Okay, I do not read full books there. I pick out about a dozen or so different books and read into a bit of it. If I like it, then I’ll buy it. I like to support the authors, you know? Even if I can’t find a seat, I’m just glad people still go to bookstores because I’m always scared it’ll all go completely digital.

Even though I study computer science and I’m all for technological developments, I’m not a Kindle or Nook person. I love having the actual book in my hand and perform the action of turning the pages. I feel like I’m closer to the characters and more involved in the plot if I have my face buried in the book, not literally though because I’m far-sighted and that would be a complete hassle for me.

When I was in the middle of a manic episode last year, I bought a ton of books. I just kept going and going to the bookstore even though I didn’t even finish the ones I already had. So now I’m stuck with a shelf full of books about quantum physics because I wanted to be a physicist. But I started reading them and its quite interesting. I learned about black holes, the string theory, and more importantly, our universe. I delved into the magical world of science.

So come and have some tea with me while we discuss about our lives and literature.


11 thoughts on “Sitting in a Bookstore

  1. If you are asked to keep just ONE book from your collection, which one would it be? And if one is too difficult.. You may pick two 😛

    1. Oh gosh… That is a difficult question. I think I would have to choose between Battle Royale by Koushun Takami or Master of the Game by Sidney Sheldon!

      What would you choose?

      1. At the moment I don’t devote time for leisure reading, but the reason why I asked was to see what you’d recommend. I plan on to during summer break!

      2. I’m halfway through The Time Travelers Wife by Audrey Niffenegger. I enjoyed The Hunger Games as well *blush. I was a third into Catching Fire but my friend needed his book back.

        I’m not too sure about what kind of books I’d like.. I haven’t been able to narrow it down yet. I’m excited to look into your recommendations.

      3. If you enjoyed the Hunger Games, you’ll enjoy Battle Royal! I actually like the latter a whole lot more, but to each his own, right?

        Most things by Chuck Palahniuk is amazing. Invisible Monsters and Fight Club are my favorites. His books are of the darker genre.

        Lancelot by Walker Percy is amazing. It’s written in stream of consciousness, which I love.

        Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

        I also recommend a lot of the “classics” such as Animal Farm, 1984, Catch-22, and all those things. I personally didn’t like To Kill a Mockingbird because it’s drawn out.

        Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden

        One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest by Ken Kesey

        Life of Pi by Yann Martel

        Those are just some of my favorites!

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