The Book Club

I keep trying to read books this summer, but I find myself drifting in and out of the drive to do it. These days, I don’t have so much downtime and I’d rather watch a movie or TV show, since they can cram so much into an hour or two of entertainment. My bookshelf contains half-read novels like:

1. Drowning Ruth

Oprah's Book Club novel is getting ignored.

 2. Virgin of Small Plains

Another murder mystery blah.

3. Remember Me?

My brain started to hurt from the writing style.

And there are maybe 3 or 4 more books that I can’t be bothered to finish. I used to make reading lists when I was in high school. So much for that…

Today, while I was in that accursed bookstore with friends, we  decided to recommend books to each other with the golden rule that the books shouldn’t have to be too deep or intense. They should just be entertaining, so as to keep us reading despite our schedules. –which is basically how we thought up the idea of starting our own private book club.

We settled on a horror story by Bob Ong, titled: ang mga kaibigan ni mama susan.

Fuzzy webcam photo

It’s not exactly an Oprah’s Book Club candidate, but reading circles shouldn’t have a reputation for featuring only bodice-rippers and tear-jerkers.

This is supposed to be pretty scary, and my goal is to finish it in 2 days. (It’s a thin book, anyway.) So expect a review in 2 or 3 days. 🙂

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