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Page 167: I Should Read More Books

/ Monday, September 3, 2012 /
Seriously, I should. In fact, let’s change the word “should” with “must”. Last night I talked with my roommate about book that we are currently read (this is probably the reason why we haven’t found prospective new boyfriend after years *yes, enough with someone from the past please*, because instead of going to some hip places and mingle wiggle, we’re busy discussing books or interesting article we found on internet. Hahah!) and man, there are so many GOOD books out there! We agreed that because we are getting older and now we have job, we are getting slower on finishing a book, compare to the time when we were in college. I finished each book from the marvelous His Dark Materials Trilogy like 3 days. It has more than 300 pages and although it’s a fiction book, Philip Pullman’s thoughts about religion, social hierarchy and atheism weren’t that easy to swallow. Now? I would be so proud of myself if I finished a book in two or three weeks.

So this is the list because I already own it or have access to read it:

1984 – George Orwell
I know…I know… You can call me lame or whatever. At least I’ve read the other masterpiece from Orwell, Animal Farm. Don’t worry, I will read this book. Because my roommate said before “Brave New World”, I should read this one first. I think last month, my coworker also gave me the ebook version, so yeah maybe it’s a sign :p.

Brave New World (Aldous Huxley)
and The Sirens of Titan (Kurt Vonnegut)
I love whimsical stories, and I trust my roommate completely when she recommends books to read. She said these two books are mind-blowing. And guess what, I just realized that my coworker already gave me the ebook version of Brave New World. Ha! This means homework.

The Whisperer – John Connolly

Wuthering Heights – Emily Jane Bronte
Because lately people around me talk or mention this book, or gave me some quotes from it. Curious.

God is Dead – Steve Bruce
As far as I can remember, this non-fiction book has been on my bookshelf since years ago, probably 2010. Argh.

Something from Lacan, More Chomsky, More Sartre, and Beauvoir.

Oh, i currently reading this book, by the way. It's gooood. Besides great retold fairy tales, I love the way every writers that made contribution put their insight for the stories they wrote.

Ok now back to work :|


Anonymous on: September 3, 2012 at 1:26 PM said...

i now wish to read brave new world before 1984 to see how orwell was influenced by his teacher, huxley. blur's the universal gave clear reference to both.

{ hertiana dwi putri } on: September 3, 2012 at 3:07 PM said...

@futurecrayon: dinda said "Brave New World" is more whimsical and dark, but it's absolutely fucking mind-blowing. I have the e-book version if you want it, but you have to download Calibre first to read it. I'll send it to you, probably tomorrow. :)

Anonymous on: September 3, 2012 at 4:08 PM said...

i have (finished) it already. printed one *paper-worshipper*

i meant i wished i read huxley first, before orwell. in the brave new world revisited, huxley wrote a letter to orwell praising his work. teacher being proud, eh?

{ Maroon Ranger } on: September 3, 2012 at 4:29 PM said...

1984 for me is not as scary as brave new world. so for me it would be like riding the kicir2 in dufan before the roller coaster. I tried that once, I end up yawning at the roller coaster.

by the way, here's the order on how you should get on rides in dufan:
* the red chair things that have two persons per chairs and you get smashed into each other
*kora2 (twice, and sit at the back)
*roller coaster

then to the niagara2 and arung jeram. dry yourself on the rumah boneka, and that flying chair where the abang2 yell "mana suaranya..?"
then ride the carousel, and end the night in the bianglala.

and no matter what, never ever ride the crazy cup. that shit is annoying.

{ hertiana dwi putri } on: September 3, 2012 at 4:33 PM said...

@futurecrayon: i have (finished) it already. printed one *paper-worshipper* << ok, this is another sign why i should read this book immediately. But i'm still gonna go with Orwell first. *tsah* hehe. but i'm with you about paper-worshiper thing. You can't smell an ebook. hahaha. really. i'm a book sniffer, literally :))

{ hertiana dwi putri } on: September 3, 2012 at 5:02 PM said...

@maroon ranger: so i should read 1984 then brave new world, rite? ok, will do.

whoa, you should write a short tutorial about visiting Dufan, my dear. Hahaha. And yes! Yes! Never ride that crazy cup! Also Rajawali! I hate those things!

{ Maroon Ranger } on: September 3, 2012 at 5:42 PM said...

but, the scary part of Brave New World for me is, how some of the supposedly "wrong" ideas feel very right to me. so, i don't know.

anyway, I'll let you know after I finished brave new world. and I have the hard copy of 1984. in english.

{ hertiana dwi putri } on: September 3, 2012 at 7:18 PM said...

Ok. I'll borrow them both...later. Probably next week. Hehe. Oh, and that book toooo...Lord of the Flies?

Anonymous on: September 4, 2012 at 2:11 PM said...

i usually come to an edge riding the gajah terbang thing. consecutive-right-turnings do me no good. naik alap-alap seru kayak balapan metro mini.

*baca biografi penyanyi*

{ tya } on: September 5, 2012 at 9:35 AM said...

naik alap-alap seru kayak balapan metro mini. << which one is alap-alap? *berusaha mengingat

Anonymous on: September 14, 2012 at 11:47 AM said...

roller coaster yang kecil itu lho, ulet keket.

{ hertiana dwi putri } on: September 14, 2012 at 1:03 PM said...

@futurecrayon: aaaaah, i seeee... already googled it, now everything becomes clear *nanaonan :p

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