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First quarter book haul
i do it for love
pawdough
January haul
1.23 The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
1.28 Persuasion
1.29 The Strange Case of Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde & Other Stories

February haul
2.01 Anne of Green Gables
    The Brothers Grimm Volume 2: 110 Grimmer Fairy Tales
2.04 The Brothers Grimm: 101 Fairy Tales
2.08 Emma
    The Secret Garden
2.11 Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    To Kill a Mockingbird
2.14 Steelheart
2.19 Wuthering Heights
2.23 The Hogwarts Library
2.25 Dracula
    Frankenstein
    The Picture of Dorian Gray
      Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland
      Sense and Sensibility
      Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea
2.26 Amulet
      The Marvelous Land of Oz


March haul
3.07 Lady Chatterley’s Lover
      The Count of Monte Cristo
      Firefight
      Battle Royale (Remastered)
      The Darkest Part of the Forest
      The Bell Jar
3.11 Noisy outlaws, unfriendly blobs, and some other things that aren't as scary, maybe, depending on how you feel about lost         lands, stray cellphones, creatures from the sky, parents who disappear in Peru, a man named Lars Farf, and one other         story we couldn't quite finish, so maybe you could help us out
3.15 Les Misérables
      The Graveyard Book


This year is quite an aberration for me. I don’t usually buy this much books. In fact, I had not bought books in years. I only started purchasing books again last year. I’ve bought about 3 between August to November. Then, surprisingly, I bought 8 books last December. I think the main catalyst for the change is the Word Cloud Classics. They are just so lovely editions of classics that I had to buy them. As you can see, I have bought quite a number already and then some. I’ve actually read some of them already before. But I felt that I need this edition on my shelf, if you know what I mean. =)


Also, I think another factor for my book buying spree these past few weeks is that I am quite sad and frustrated with my life and with life in general. I am not happy with how my career is going. And there are also some goals I’ve set for this year that might have to take the back seat for now. And the fact that I already turned 30 last year and this is how my life is unfolding (which actually feels more like imploding, honestly!) is just too much to accept at the moment. Some people drink to forget their sorrows; I buy books. Haha


Of course, eventually, I might find something in these books that might improve my current disposition. Eventually. Hopefully. But for now, these are my main escape from real life, away from harsh, unfeeling everyday life. For now, these are my visa to travel the world.
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