BOOKLOVE: April 2013
It’s that time of the month again for my BOOKLOVE post. In fact, I am actually quite late this month since it’s already the 5th of May and I should have posted this feature at the end of April or at the start of May. Anyway, no more excuses. For this month’s BOOKLOVE post, the spotlight is directed at NYRBs. Here they are:
- Speedboat by Renata Adler – This one came as a recommendation from Flavorwire but I didn’t have high hopes of finding this because Philippine bookstores are really not that well-stocked but when I learned from a friend that a local bookstore chain carries this edition, I looked for one.
- Stoner by John Williams – Another of those books that I became aware of because of my bookish friends. I was actually looking for this one for months now and, when I discovered that the Powerbooks in Shangri-La has one in stock, I grabbed the opportunity and bought it.
- Don’t Look Now by Daphne du Maurier – I have always been a fan of Rebecca and The Birds, films which have been adapted for the screen by Alfred Hitchcock. When I learned that the films were based on the works of Daphne du Maurier, I was convinced that I need to read her works soon.
- Book of Light Verse edited W.H. Auden – This is actually a no-brainer NYRB purchase because I found this on a bin at Book Sale priced at 50 pesos (about a $1). As I browsed through this copy, I learned that it’s a collection of English verse written by different English poets such as Lord Byron, Geoffrey Chaucer, and some written by anonymous person.
- A Meaningful Life by L.J. Davis – One of the rare books that caught my eye just because of the blurb and the title. However, I did spend some time before deciding if I would buy this or not.
There you go, dear readers. What are the books that you’ve bought last April?