For example, I would tag something material I like before as love but now I would put it under wishlist, and love would mean relationship love, or romantic love.
Its just cute, to see how I've changed. :)
I had wanted to buy this book the first time I saw this cover, except that it just screamed "horror," was on hardbound, and so definitely cost more than my budget... I ended up buying Anansi Boys instead. That was my first ever encounter with Neil Gaiman, although I hated Anansi, I loved Stardust (the movie), and Coraline (the movie).
I guess it's about time to get a copy of this... almost-impulse-buy.
Sense and Sensibiliy
by Jane Austen
I figured I've never really read anything 'classic' without being forced to, save for Sherlock Holmes... so why not give this a try?
OKAY, it's the cover that got me. And it's incredibly cheap. I'LL BUY ONE when sembreak starts. :)
And why not Pride and Prejudice? It's another illogical reason... I just preferred reading a book with my name on it. LOL.
Nah, I've watched the movie... I might not get the 'thrill' of discovery.
Her Fearful Symmetry
by Audrey Niffenegger
I just found the summary interesting, and haunting, and... I'm not really sure what to expect But it gives me the feeling that I should read this.
My sad answer to that is: "When it becomes cheaper." teeehee~
Which reminds me, I haven't watched The Time Traveller's Wife yet, and I had wanted to watch when I get the time.... on second thought, have I bought a "CD" yet? I can't seem to find it.
Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
Maybe some part of me just want to read out on all the children's stories I missed out my entire childhood that's why I want to read this. The fantasy world inside the Wonka factory is something I would have loved to imagine as a child... and even at this age, I still kind of like the idea of a yummy wonderland.
But still, there exists in my mind something that doubts whether I'll enjoy a Dahl creation outside the film adaptations. :-/
Dreams from My Father
Had been wanting to read it since early this year when Obama was fresh in his office.
I'm just afraid it would bore me... which would lead it to be stuck in a corner pile along with The Alchemist. (I'm serious about the 'Alchemist' I just read 6 pages and forgot about it altogether, I don't even know where the book is anymore. tsk tsk)
Maybe it was when somebody mentioned something about being able to find people from the net. And no, I'm not talking about Facebook either. (God bless Facebook for its customizable Privacy settings!) I'm talking about being able to find people's criminal records, bankruptcies, aliases, neighbors, lawsuits! It was a scary feeling to hear about it! The name of the website has already escaped me, but googling the web for the same kind of service proved easy enough: People Finder. This one is applicable to the US for now.. but who knows, tomorrow, maybe even the Third World would be searchable!
Throughout the years, I know I've posted a lot of all too private details over the net because I like the millions and billions out there thought that I'm but a speck of dust in the world wide web... but no, not anymore. I just shudder to think that the whole world might be able to see all my stupid 'emo' posts when I was younger when they so will to see it.
So, damn Live Journal for not giving me those Mass Privacy settings for free. I seriously cannot be bothered with manually privatizing all my entries here... for all I know, I've already written hundreds of stupid entries without realizing it. And the process of privatizing in itself is hard. I have to open up every entry and edit the privacy settings, and then go to the next entry to do it all over again. Worse comes to worst, when I really have become very, very paranoid, maybe I should just delete the whole blog and make a new one, a more meaningful blog.
Haha! I don't really wanna let go of this marsian_swings, as a name... if only I could delete it and resurrect it again. Hayz. T.T
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold.
New-made friendships, like new wine,
Age will mellow and refine.
Friendships that have stood the test--
Time and change--are surely best;
Brow may wrinkle, hair grow gray,
Friendship never knows decay.
For 'mid old friends, tried and true,
Once more we our youth renew.
But old friends, alas! may die,
New friends must their place supply.
Cherish friendship in your breast--
New is good, but old is best;
Make new friends, but keep the old;
Those are silver, these are gold. and, this poem snippet that I can never cease to quote: It was not foes to conquer,
Nor sweethearts to be kind,
But it was friends to die for
That I would seek and find.
I sought them far and found them,
The sure, the straight, the brave,
The hearts I lost my own to,
The souls I could not save.
They braced their belts about them,
They crossed in ships the sea,
They sought and found six feet of ground,
And there they died for me.