Wednesday, September 08, 2010

Finding the right book... getting to be an important consideration.

I don't know whether it's because my tastes have evolved or I'm just getting older (gasp!) but I can't devour as many books as I used to before. Some books are just a chore to read now, and it takes a really special book to get me going. Ironically, this comes at a time when books are cheaper to get and easier to come by.

As it happens, I also have a pretty large backlog of unread books. I've amassed quite a few owing to small purchases here and there, usually no more than P50 each. As I've learned, it takes quite a toll on the shelves. I really should start divesting, but the miser in me wants to read them before parting with them. See problem above.

I've had to slog through a few unforgettable titles lately and I've only just recovered my reading groove with A Canticle for Leibowitz. Again, a touch of irony: this was a book that I bought at almost full price.

I'll be more careful what I buy from here on.