Friday, August 9, 2013

What I'll be doing this long weekend


This weekend is a long weekend here in the Philippines. And what's a bibliophile to do during a 3-day weekend? Read, of course. As if I had to ask.

I absolutely made no plans whatsoever for the next 3 days, except for my Italian classes on Saturday mornings. All I want to do is just curl up in bed and just read, read, read, and read. The coming week is a pretty hectic time at work, so I might as well catch up on my reading now.

I have an eclectic bunch of books all lined up. Rachel Hartman's Seraphina is lovely. I can't remember why I stopped reading it a couple of months ago, as it's a very enjoyable read. I'm also in the middle of Leigh Bardugo's 2nd book in her wonderful fantasy trilogy. Siege and Storm is a book that I've been waiting patiently for. I really love the 1st book, so I have high expectations for this one.

And I'm reading my 1st George Elliot and Saki this weekend! The Unrest-Cure and Other Stories published by NYRB is just a beautiful book. Edward Gorey did the illustrations for Saki's bite-sized fictional pieces in this book. Middlemarch is a book that I would probably not finish in 3 days. It's a book that's meant to be savored, yes? Like a fine wine.

So you have to excuse me. I'll be reading now. Happy weekend, folks! 

3 comments:

Louize Gonzales said...

Yay! I meant to read Seraphina, Peter. I've read the prequel and it piqued my interest. Good to know from you that its's lovely. :)

Overthinker Palaboy said...

Kumusta pagbabasa? Nakaabante ba sa mga binabasa? :)

Peter S. said...

Hello, Louize! I'll tell you more about it soon!

Hi, Overthinker Palaboy. Kahit papano.