Between the Covers: Stories from My Bookcase

Friday, January 21, 2011

Fully Booked

I receive the regular eZine of local book shop, Fully Booked. Sometimes I see interesting info, other times I just delete it. Today though I found two books particularly interesting:

hardsell  miral

Though I have a discount card with Fully Booked, I’ve got to admit that the books are quite pricey. If I were to get both these books, for example, I’d spend over a thousand pesos. So maybe I’ll checkout second hand bookshops first before I decide to get them brand new.

Hard Sell is where the Jake Gyllenhaal and Anne Hathaway starrer is based from. I haven’t seen the movie (I don’t think it’s shown here just yet but I’ve seen the poster at Gateway Mall) but would love to see it, and read the book too. Miral, on the other hand, I’ve only heard of now. Isn’t that Frieda Pinto (of Slumdog Millionaire fame) on that cover? The story is quite interesting and should give one a glimpse of reality in another land.

What book recommendations have you heeded lately? Care to share a book or two for my 2011 reading list?