I have always find it amazing how random letters find their way to form words, and these words get woven together to be the sweetest fruit that never existed, yet leaves an aftertaste unlike any other.
To me, one of the best things about being a writer is having something in your head and through pieces of letter coming together, you can make the same, exact thing appear on someone else’s head like magic.
I can say I write an incredible lot of things a day, heck, that is my job, but I wish I can also say the same for reading, but maybe the time will come, but not now.
Here are some books that have transformed my way of thinking, one way or the other:
1. The Art Of Living by Epictetus
2. Chicken Soup for the Writer’s Soul/Teacher’s Soul/Nurse’s Soul
3. The Graveyard Book by Neil Gaiman
4. We Feel Fine by Sep Kamvar and Jonathan Harris
5. The Song Of The Bird by J. Demelo
6. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
7. The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown
8. Leaving Microsoft To Change The World by John Wood
9. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling
10. Dear John by Nicholas Sparks
Somehow I think what books a person reads says a hell of a lot about that person’s personality, and based on this list that I have actually never thought of in the past until now, it tells me that I am… that I…
bah, i am reading a book on html and css for making webpages. boooooring.
wow that must be interesting… haha
paano naman sa mga hindi na mahilig magbasa?
it tells you that… you do not like to read.
as a writer, do you ever get to a point where you can’t form words or even sentences? i’m getting to that point.
sometimes it feels like carving letters in stone but it happens and it passes!
“Tuesdays with Morrie” helped prepare me emotionally for my grandaunt’s passing.
it is a very good book.
ooohh i miss reading. i just read.. “Dear John” recently.
nice selection, by the way. 🙂
i love dear john. the best thing about it is that it is not a love story.
Bridge to Terabithia is cool and very heart warming!
i’ve seen the movie, loyal ba sa book yun?
have not seen the movie. hehehe
oh right you do not like screen adaptations.
search mo yung short story ni Neil Gaiman, Snow, Glass Aplle! maganda yun.
alright will do when i find the time salamat, tungkol saan?
basta, maganda yun, may twist sya sa huli.
I guess you will enjoy Freakonomics and Black Swan, too. 🙂 I remember this interesting article in NY Times, that we are what we read: http://www.nytimes.com/2007/12/23/books/review/Price-t.html
yun nga eh, naisip ko yung conclusion ng post ko based on the books i read, LOL! sige, sige will check out yang suggestions mo salamat.
loved Harry Potter, Mitch Albom and The Graveyard Book (Gaiman’s Best I think)
have not read other books by gaiman. i saw coraline on fully booked pero hindi ko binili.
may movie na yung corakline, yung batang gustong tahian ng butones sda mata. 🙂 been aching to read that.
hindi ako maexcite dahil hindi ko maintindihan ang type mo, haha
half of those i’ve read already. yang harry potter series, i read over and over again. i guess we read it to remind us to believe in “magic.” which is also nice for our souls once in a while. 🙂
agree kg. i had the harry potter books, lima na sabay-sabay tapos i read everything in a whole week!
in a week?!?!?!?!?!?!?!! wow. the only books/novels i can read really, really fast are those of grisham’s (except A Painted House (?) na hanggang ngayon ay hindi ko pa rin natatapos. 😀 )
ang galing ng mga choices mo, pero konti pa lang nabasa ko dun — 6 to 9.
i read fast, minsan nga nagugulat ako at tapos na pala! i went to a book shop today pero ako ay bigo na makahanap ng bagong babasahin, tsk tsk.
grisham is good.
his books are everywhere in fully booked. hindi naman ako bumili. hindi ako maentice.
A great selection! If you haven’t read them here are three more to try: A River Runs Through It… N Maclean, Babbit…S Lewis, (you’ve read the following one, try a reread) To Kill A Mocking Bird…H. Lee
i have heard of to kill a mocking bird and with your suggestion i am more interested to read it!