Jan 24, 2011

The Perks of Being a Wallflower

I have not a read a new book for sometime now and I am happy that I chose The Perks of Being a Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky as my first book for 2011. This is the story of Charlie, a high school freshman and his thoughts about school, friends, family and a lot more. Charlie writes a letter to an unknown person to share his story. You know I am not that good in making a book report so please read wikipedia for the plot summary. All I can say is that I like the book very much and here are some of my favorite quotes from the story:

"Charlie, don't you get it? I can't feel that. It's sweet and everything, but it's like you're not even there sometimes. It's great that you can listen and be a shoulder to someone, but what about when someone doesn't need a shoulder. What if they need the arms or something like that? You can't just sit there and put everybody's lives ahead of yours and think that counts as love. You just can't. You have to do things."

"And in that moment, I swear we were infinite."

"We accept the love we think we deserve."

"So, I guess we are who we are for a lot of reasons. And maybe we'll never know most of them. But even if we don't have the power to choose where we come from, we can still choose where we go from there. We can still do things. And we can try to feel okay about them."

Great read. Must read.

Jan 14, 2011

11 Books in 2011

I have not read a new book during the latter part of 2010. I have re-read both the Harry Potter and the Twilight books for lack of nothing good to read and out of sheer laziness. Maybe its the laptop and the Apad that's keeping me from reading but to make for it, I vow to read these books this year:

1. Lord of the Rings-Fellowship of the Ring
2. Lord of the Rings- The Two Towers
3. Lord of the Rings-Return of the King
4. The Hobbit
5. The Notebook
6. The Tommyknockers
7. East of Eden
9. Citizen Kane
10. The Perks of Being a Wallflower
11. A clockwork Orange

I just have the soft copies of these books in my computer for a long, long time but have nver had the urge to read them. Maybe this post will remind me to read them this year!