Monday, February 9, 2009

Book of the Month

I am still on track of my goals for 2009 and one of them is to read at least one novel every month and it has to be in English. Last month I've finished reading "The Devil Wears Prada." I so loved the movie that I've watched it several times just like how Justin from "Queer as Folk" would love to watched the "Yellow Submarine" according to her mother in that series but I am not really sure if that is really his favorite movie because there wasn't a single scene in the series that he is watching the movie. Anway I really loved "The Devil Wears Prada" from its movie and I even loved the book much than the movie. The book is more detailed and though there are a lot of changes already in the scene if I compare the movie to the book I still love it.
For this month I am supposed to settle for something that could twist my brain in order for me to understand the story and I am supposed to settle for "Hamlet" or the "the Merchant in Venice" by William Shakespeare but after going through some of its works I could say that my level of intellect with the English language (especially the language Shakespeare used is totally foreign to me which to me it has no difference with Latin) is way low at this time. So I settled into something that I could comprehend, something that I won't be having a hard time understanding it, something that speaks of a gay language, something ancient, something old. I once heard this novel about a friend of mine that her comments about this book is that it speaks about "alienation." On my way home I noticed this book was on sale for only Php 20.00. The title is "The Catcher in the Rye" by Salinger. I haven't finished reading the book yet, I am still on its tenth page however I have already read a lot fo "damn", "and all" statements compare to other books with five hundred pages. I couldn't feel a single thought of "alienation" on this book which my friend told me and I asked her about this and she said that it is because I have only read only a few pages of it.
I could say that the book is so gay, its like while I was reading the book someone behind me who is really so gay is telling this story or I could imagine someone doing the scenes in the book which keeps me interested. I also noticed that this is one of Jay Brannan's favorite book, well I guess I should love reading it then.

1 comment :

  1. I've been planning to do this since last year pero wala. Tamad talaga akong magbasa ng libro lalo na kung hindi required for school.