bookstores and books

one of the things i love doing in a mall is visit the bookstore. or if i have to meet someone, the bookstore is my preferred meeting place. at least i wouldn't get bored or look stupid when the other person is late. i could just browse there forever, look for new titles, read the synopsis at the back of a book or just check if the title i have my eye on is on paperback (coz hardbounds are way too expensive).

during one of those bookstore trips, i chanced upon a David Sedaris book, Me Talk Pretty One Day. when i saw it, i had no idea who david sedaris was. i think i was in a somber mood that day and i needed something to perk me up. so i bought it, with no background of the author and no idea what was in store for me except for some comments at the back. it promised to be a funny, witty book, and i thought, just right for my mood then. on the internet, the author was said to be "a master of satire". the comments proved to be right about the book so i wasn't disappointed. in fact, i got myself another one of his books, Dress Your Family in Corduroy & Denim, and finished it in record time.

his books were more of the autobiographical type (which isn't my kind of book at all), recounting his childhood, family life, jobs, life experiences, his partner (he's homosexual) but all were written with humor in mind. it's more like a blog, but without the grammar errors, so maybe that's why i was hooked. i would have bought some more of his books but the paperback editions were still out of stock...so until the next one.


Blogger duke said...

yung pinapabili mong book costs $23 dollars dito. hehehe. wag na lang.

Jan 25, 2006, 8:54:00 AM  
Blogger atticus said...

KERO!!! wagi iyan. thi davith thedarith. tawa ako nang tawa nang tawa sa kanya. maganda rin iyong dress your family. may isa pang homosexual rin ang author. iyong running with scissors. sarap basahin.

Jan 25, 2006, 8:44:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

duke: ano don? ang dami ko atang sinabi na book sayo. pero ok lang pag wala...chocolates na lang! (take note, plural yon ha!)

atticus: sobrang aliw talaga sya. sige, i'll look for that other author. thanks!

Jan 26, 2006, 9:05:00 AM  
Anonymous Green-Eyed Lady (GEL) said...

I adore book stores, too! Usually, I check a book out of the library since that is for free, though. Still, the smell and sight of all those new books is magnetic. :D
(I will email you with the info you asked about my jewelry and photography and artwork. Yes, I have a professional website.)

Jan 27, 2006, 3:11:00 AM  
Anonymous miwa said...

the paperback editions are usually available in powerbooks and fully booked. i have read a couple of 'em but me talk pretty one day is still the best :)

oh, he has some of his works available in the internet. you may listen to his girly voice here: http://www.npr.org/programs/specials/lists/sedaris/


Feb 2, 2006, 4:45:00 PM  
Blogger kero said...

oh my! he has a girly voice? will check it out. thanks! the last time i looked at power books, they're out of stock pa.

Feb 2, 2006, 6:32:00 PM  

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