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7/15/2008

bookgasm

in the absence of a sensible two-way or one-way companion in the bus and in the train, these books will suffice as great substitutes:























































edward albee’s who’s afraid of virginia wolf?, athol fugard’s statements, italo calvino’s if on a winter’s night, a traveler, david mitchell’s ghostwritten, samuel beckett’s waiting for godot, salman rushdie’s satanic verses, and the original illustrated sherlock holmes by arthur conan doyle.

gone are the days when i read texts in handouts photocopied in faded ink. back in college i rarely read the assigned novels because i find it hard to summon the passion to read the photocopied texts. now, what used to be hard and expensive books can be found at the nearest bookstores around our area in a more affordable price. if the title you want is out of the shelf, online reservation and ordering makes things easier. for instance, i’ve been looking for athol fugard’s play entitled sizwe bansi is dead for a long time, and then i found the book, statements, online. i placed a special order then got my book in less than a week. sweet.


2 comments:

Kevin said...

"Gone are the days when i read texts in handouts photocopied in faded ink. back in college i rarely read the assigned novels because i find it hard to summon the passion to read the photocopied texts."

Ha. I love PIRACY.

:) But for me, I still love the smell of newly-photocopied paper and all the sentimentality glowing around it. I'm still loving the old-fashioned way.

But of course, owning a REAL book tops them all.

Kakakita ko lang ng Arundhati Roy na photocopy kanina. ;p

bulitas said...

@kevin: so indian litt naman ang moda mo ngaun? hehe.

sentimentality, ampf.
haha
but yeah, i still have my handouts back then. haha. i'll compile them neat when i get back.

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