Thursday, December 6, 2012

I love a book hunt challenge

So the book club has now finalized the list of books for discussion for 2013. Yes, we don't believe that the world will end this month, for we still have a lot of books to talk about.

Here's the 2013 list:
  • January - Best and worst reads of 2012 discussion
  • February - Ender's Game by Orson Scott Card
  • March - It's a Mens World by Bebang Sy
  • April - "A Midsummer Night's Dream" by William Shakespeare
  • May - Neither Here Nor There: Travels around Europe (audiobook) by Bill Bryson
  • June - Talking to Girls About Duran Duran by Rob Sheffield and Salingkit by Cyan Abad-Jugo
  • July - Crime and Punishment by Fyodor Dostoyevsky
  • August - The Unbearable Lightness of Being by Milan Kundera
  • September - The Sirens of Titan by Kurt Vonnegut
  • October - Night Shift by Stephen King
  • November - The Sandman Book 4: Season of Mists by Neil Gaiman
  • December - Godfather-themed Christmas party
I've been a happy camper doing the book hunting. Some books are proving to be quite a challenge to find. I'd go for trade paperbacks, but I'll take what I can get. So far, what I have are these.

A work in progress

I did, however, find a copy of Sheffield's memoir. And that copy will come all the way from Cebu, which is a province quite far from Manila. See the effort one makes just to get a book! (Which reminds me, I have to deposit payment. Thanks a lot, Chloe, for getting the book for me.)

We're also discussing an audiobook next year. So I guess I wouldn't be getting a printed copy of Bryson's travel book. The moderator said that she'd like to get the members' opinions on their audiobook experience. Frankly, I'm intrigued.

So this month and probably the next will have me visiting bookstores. Hopefully, I'll be able to tick off everything n the list.


Jack said...

Nice. I keep glancing at my ever-growing honeydo list, and I'm starting to hope the Mayans were right...

Peter S. said...

Hello, Jack! I certainly hope they weren't! LOL!

Anonymous said...

July and August! I hope I can make it to those book discussions. I've already read TULoB, and I love it. Who will be the moderators?

Peter S. said...

Hope you can join us again, Angus!

Anyway, the moderators are Fredda (July) and Gege (August).

Phioxee said...

i love books, but i am more on sci fi and hmmm a little bit romance. grabeh ang dami mo na sigurong book. san mo tinatago yung collection mo?

Peter S. said...

Yung iba pakalat-kalat sa house. Hehehehe.