Let me see if I understand you correctly.
You are asking this particular question
*here*, on ask.fm, where everyone:
a.) PAPs pages of books they read (usually
with a cup of coffee along with it)?
b.) PAPs bookstores and libraries and say
“this is my heaven…”?
c.) claim to be “sapiosexuals”
(with the assumption that someone with half a brain would be interested in
d.) claim to love the smell of books, you
wonder why Aksara isn’t selling it as a deodorant already?
e.) quote Bukowski and Plath like no
tomorrow, I have this urge to Palahniuk-in jidatnya satu2?
Well, good luck handling the indignant
replies from offended hipsters.
I tried reading the first 20 pages or so,
and I couldn’t continue. No, I’m not some Murakami/Tolstoy quoting guy who is
“too smart” for popular fiction.. not at all. I just have this thing
where I’m supremely gengges’ed by characters (male or female) who seem…
wide-eyed and awestruck by another character.
That’s the same reason why I can’t stand
The Twilight series. Vampires and werewolves are all good in my book. But a
character whose entire reason for existence is some guy? There is something
very nauseating about people who ADORE. For whatever reason.
I also heard that by the end of the 50
Shades series, the character changes. She opened his eyes to the “errors
of his ways”, and he leaves his penchant for BDSM behind. Yup, that’s
another thing on my gengges list. That assumption that you can change someone.
Why didn’t she just say “NEXT!” and find someone who fits her more
vanilla lifestyle? Susah amat.
Ah, those books by Richard Dawkins and
Christopher Hitchens? Actually.. nope. I have not read a single one. Why?
Because unlike some customs and beliefs that need constant reinforcement by
rituals or reading passages (lest these beliefs die and become extinct), I
don’t find it necessary to read anything that I’m pretty sure I already know
about. No point preaching to the choir, so to speak.
If anything, I prefer my viewpoints to be
*challenged*. So yes, I’ve occasionally read books by spiritual leaders, or
books GBUs gifted to me, like “The Case for God”. Hell, I even
suffered 37 minutes of “Left Behind”. Did it work? Well, that’s
certainly time wasted that I ain’t gonna get back.
Dengan asumsi saya nonton 5 film per minggu sejak umur 15 (a very conservative estimate), dan 1.5 buku per bulan sejak umur 11 (also a conservative estimate), maka saya sudah nonton 6480 film dan baca 558 buku. (note: posted in 2015)
Oh I love all of Frederick Forsythe’s books. Even more than Tom Clancy or Michael Crichton. I remember reading “The Negotiator” as a teenager and was blown away by it.
In Frederick Forsythe’s world, men are truly men. With purpose, grit, and a code to live by.
“Gone Tomorrow” – Lee Childs. By
no means would I consider it a favorite book, but I just finished it last night
and it’s the main reason why I’ve been short of sleep these past 2 weeks. I
think it’s the 13th installment in the “Jack Reacher” series of
books. And yes, don’t judge a book by its lame Tom Cruise movie.
“Erase” – Copeland. My favorite
song this month. Been repeating it several times a day for the past 3 weeks. A
close second is “Chiromancer”, from the same album.
I’ve read a few books on faith and
religion, like those by Karen Armstrong and the Dalai Lama. I even read
“The Case for Faith” by Lee Strobel. A GBU girl gave it to me.. she
had concerns about my salvation or something like that.
And yes, I also read the Bible. Here’s a
tip: The old testament is the juiciest of the two testaments. Definitely rated
If I had to choose a favorite, I’ll say “The Art of Happiness” by the Dalai Lama.
Have I read anything by Dawkins or
Hitchens? Not a single one. No point preaching to the choir.
I mostly read non-fictions such as Jared
Diamond, Mary Roach, Jon Krakauer, and Desmond Morris.
Currently I’m reading “Consider The
Fork”, about the evolution of kitchen and eating utensils since the dawn
The fiction I occasionally read is really nothing to Instagram or Tweet about… so no Murakami, Pramoedya, or Plath, sorry.
I read Cormac McCarthy, Tom Wolfe, Thomas
Harris, Robert Harris, and Tom Clancy. I just finished “Gone Girl”;
the movie should be out soon.
That’s a difficult question. It’s like asking “what’s your favorite movie”. My favorite authors are Mary Roach, Thomas Harris, Robert Harris, Tom Wolf, and Jon Krakauer.
And yes, it would be hard to say if I read “a lot” or not. Compared to the person who is kuliahan or academia and not into movies or going out and reads at least 3 hours a day? Probably not. But based on my “Finished Reading” folder in my Kindle, I say I read on average 12 to 15 full length books a year.
(update: my goodreads challenge for 2019 is 24 books.)