Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Jim Norton Versus My Newest Picks

Jim Norton is releasing a new book entitled, "I Hate Your Guts". According to sources, it will be released this first week of November. This book is actually about his dislikes of political and Hollywood figures.

I think with this book we can get some insights about who he is disliking but the question lies on whether it is on the premise of truth. I don't know either, that is why I am having my picks as well. I am not saying that I won't be buying his book but if someone gives a copy then I would browse through it. He is a comedian so it might be good for those idle times. But then again, most of my time is occupied. Anyway I have six books purchased a week ago. The most expensive one is from Paulo Coehlo - "The Devil and Miss Prym". I have not read it yet and did not took it out from its plastic cover as I am still reading, "The Zahir", which I am loving, still from P. Coehlo. The other five books are as follows:

5.1) Black Earth City - When Russia Ran Wild (And so did we) by: Charlotte Hobson - It is about a young woman's heady encounter with the new Russia, as she and the country embrace the passions and risks of freedom.

5.2) Island of Blood by: Anita Pratap - About front line reports from Sri Lanka, Afghanistan and other South Asian Flashpoints.

5.3) Speaking Stones by: Stephen Leigh - About two different human settlement in a faraway planet called Mictlan where there is struggle and often disturbing complications in adapting to their surrounding.

5.4) Sap Rising by: Christine Lincoln - About the lives of African Americans whose lives unfold against a vividly evoked rural community.

5.5) A Stone Boat by: Andrew Solomon - About the death of a beloved mother and its aftermath.

I actually got these books from a book-sale at Glorieta. I am usually on a look out, as to where book sales are and get worthy to read books. Hoping that these picks are great. Right now they are because I purchased them for only 189 pesos or around 4 US dollars - all of the five bulleted books.

5 comments:

@_raj said...

hi!. .. you seem to read a lot. all d best with your new set of books. I don't read much except the daily newspaper! .. nice blog though.. keep blogging such stuff

JM said...

Paulo Coehlo seems interesting, I've read his famous Alchemist and i will check that book that you have posted. tnxs

xgenesis007 said...

@Raj, thanks for dropping by. Yes I read a lot specially when I just want to be with myself.

xgenesis007 said...

@JM, Paulo Coehlo is a great novelist. If you like his works, try to check as well, "The Fifth Mountain" and "Eleven Minutes". Thanks for dropping by JM.

xgenesis007 said...

@JM, Paulo Coehlo is a great novelist. If you like his works, try to check as well, "The Fifth Mountain" and "Eleven Minutes". Thanks for dropping by JM.