Sunday, March 26, 2006

And so, I wait.

Yes, it's a Saturday night (well, officially it is Sunday) and, I am at home. My brother actually asked me if I wasn't going out... and he asked me this as if I was sick. Hehe.

It's one of those Saturday nights which I'd like to spend inside the confines of my room, reading a good book. I had to satiate my need for some quiet time.

While looking for a good book find in last year's Powerbooks Warehouse Sale, I chanced upon Eragon, Book One by Christopher Paolini. Oh, I've seen it before on one of my travails to NBS but my heart wasn't really set on purchasing it. I loved the cover though, and the dragon, well, all things mythological and legend hold a special place in my heart. But on those travails, I had other books I wanted to buy and read. So the Shopaholic series and The Life of Pi by Yann Martel had me pre-occupied.

So on that sweltering afternoon in the Powerbooks sale, when I stumbled upon Eragon and saw the blue dragon giving me a piercing look, I had it in the crook of my arm in a heartbeat.

Such, is my life.

Last week, I was on my way to the grocery, as my supply of junk food and what-nots has depleted. I passed 'a different bookstore' in Rustan's and I noticed they were having a sale! Bookworm that I am, I had to enter and revel in the magic of getting a book. When I left 15 minutes later I had The Devil Wears Prada and, yes, Eldest, Book Two .

Hey, at 30% less, it wasn't bad.

And now, after re-reading Eragon for the past 2 days, and finishing Eldest a few minutes ago, I have nothing to do.

I never knew it was a trilogy. I just had an inkling, that a Book Three was in the offing, a good 10 pages before I finished Book Two.

I read the books without any prior knowledge about the story, only what it has on the back cover. I even didn't want to search on the net. I did not want reviews, rants and raves to obscure or influence my mind as I started embarking on Eragon's quest. I tend to do that with books that catch my fancy. Nothing to influence the pleasure of my reading.

Now, nothing to do.

Ah, yes. Wait for Book Three, I fear.



keith said...

i wasn't expecting to like "eragon", but i did. i think it's amazing that a 15 yr. old could actually write that (although i think he did a lot of revisions before he published it).

i loved "life of pi" too. cried buckets afterwards.

you might want to get your hands on philip pullman's dark trilogy - EXCELLENT. and it'll give you something to do while waiting for the third book.



... beachfreak said...

@keith: Ako rin! The gist at the back f the book was interesting enough so I knew I had to read it.

And by Jove, I love it. I like the thought of having dragons and riders, less the evil-doers, of course. And magic, elves, dwarves! Ah. LOTR is a classic and HP is in a class all on its own. But the Inheritance books still hold a good #3 spot in my list.

Life of Pi was haunting for me. Oh, I liked it, and I cried too. But I think I spent 2 or 3 nights just thinking what really transpired during his voyage to civilization...

Oh, how I love books and the stories they convey!


viva la pigarotti! said...

hey!! :)
kahit ilang beses ko nakita yang eragon dati, hindi ko parin sha pinapatulan. but one day, parang nakulitan na ako sakaka-spot ng book nyan at random, so i bought one. i'm glad i did! :D

yung devil wears prada, i think they're going to make it into a movie, si meryl streep ung evil boss ni anne hathaway :P

... beachfreak said...

@pigarotti: It is a good buy, Eragon. Can't wait for the 3rd book.

Oooh, movie for 'the devil wears prada.' bagay kay Meryl Streep! Haha!

krissy said...

i have eragon too but i haven't finished reading it yet! i think i also got it from a booksale, at nbs glorietta ata. shux, yes, nasa makat pa nga ako nun! hafta find time to finish it na.

mishu girl :)

... beachfreak said...

@krissy: Nakita ko nga siya din sayo nun when we were still in the 14th floor. *sigh*

Red Box ulit tayo!

krissy said...

cge, cge! :D