I wouldn’t stop, would I?
Well, the past Moleskine contests weren’t so lucky for me. There’s about some more to go, beginning with the third Moleskine giveaway from KikayExchange.
The mechanics were much simpler. Just list three of your fave books and why they’re so.
I joined and listed three, but looking back there are other books I failed to mention. Or because the contest says just list three…
1) The Sandman series by Neil Gaiman. So far the series has had lots of memorable lines. One because of Hob Gadling’s toast (“To absent friends, lost loves, old gods and the seasons of mist…”) of which he didn’t know why he said it, and Morpheus’ answer about the power of dreams in Hell (“What power would Hell have if those here imprisoned were not able to dream of Heaven?”). Powerful.
2) Pugad Baboy series by Pol Medina, Jr. Pinoy slice of life, with a bit of nudge on the sides of politicians and cops. Brosia and the Biiks are my standout fave characters. I like their punchlines. They don’t fail to put a smile and a snicker in my face.
3) The Dilbert collection (which title escapes my mind right now) by Scott Adams. Back in college, I couldn’t appreciate the Dilbert strips (was more into Beerkada then). But rediscovering it during my 5-year stint in advertising made me realize that it echoed the universal workplace. It’s like, “OMG, this is my office! And that nitwit is my boss!” You can relate all the characters to any of your colleagues, even to yourself! I even made one strip into a computer wallpaper (hehe, think how my former boss felt).
4) Remember Me by Christopher Pike. How juvenile, yeah. I got to read this when I was in Grade 7. I think all of my classmates have read it, too. One of Pike’s best. It’s a nice story about a ghost discovering the truth about her death and her being. The sequels didn’t hold a candle, though.
5) Kingdom Come, the DC graphic novel by Mark Waid. I must admit, Alex Ross’ paintings sold it to me. But it’s a good read, too. Imagine leaving the fate of the superheroes in the hands of a common man.
6) 300, the graphic novel by Frank Miller. The book itself was action-packed. The illustrations were beautiful. But I guess I loved it more seeing the panels come alive in the movies. As in the panels came alive. I was drooling…
7) Mythology by Edith Hamilton. I dunno if this counts because it was considered as a textbook in high school, but I guess myths and legends had this certain charm on me. Heck, I’d watch Clash of the Titans all over again.
So there, a few more of my fave reads. I am not a voracious reader, you must know, so forgive me if my choices seem childish.