Few days ago *pause* I’m having this sudden adrenaline rush for God knows what reason… Urgh… Hate is unsettling feeling *ok go*… I was scrolling my instagram timeline and this lady posted a book with caption of praises to the book which was then in the slightly torn plastic bag tied tightly, under my abandoned and unused study table in my room. I’m a sucker for planes. Really. I loooove planes. My first choice for my tertiary education was aviation and management service or ams, but I’m a talker. Language’s my kinda thanng. Not math and science. I love physics though. So! I thought, hey! Lets give this book a chance. I did pick that book few weeks prior and decided that the ‘calling’ or seru wasn’t there yet. But after seeing the post and review, I decided to give this book a shot.
Aaaaand, oh boy!
T’was good. Really really good. I’m having withdrawal symptoms. I think this frenzied feeling is due to the book. The content is heavy. Not meant for ‘hey, I’m bored so imma read this book in one seating cause I can!’
At first I was like, 700+ pages? Easy peasy, 2 days max. But! Halfway I find myself stopping every few pages to really, physically, catching up my breathe and arranging my thoughts. It’s not your average novel like sehangat asmara or bicara hati kinda thing.
It’s very realistic that I personally think it would be a great Tele-novela plus the fact that I won’t watch it. Don’t ask why. I just don’t watch movies/dramas/tv shows translated from book cause they just fuzz up with my imagination of/from the book plus the story line, actors and actress are always incomparable to the story line. I’d like to keep the way I imagine it just fine in my mind thanks!
Live in reality.
Accidentally brought fantasy into reality.
This is so not healthy.
I hate this lingering withdrawal pheeling that I’m having. The ending was fine but there’s this….. Err…. Pardon my english, terkilan feeling from the book. I don’t know what it is but what I need to know is I need to wash off this heavy-but-fuzzy-and-light-pleasejanganlayanaqilah feeling and there’s only one way, another book.
Won’t be picking up this book anytime soon cause I might just super glue it to my skin if I do it. It’s really addictive ahhhh!!!!
I would like to thank the makcheek that sneakily snuck behind me and went, “Dik, buku ni bagus dik,” (Little girl (not so little I’m aware! Let me have my moment please, haha) this book is good). She kept “introducing” me to more books and i bought all of them! All is like… 4? So don’t worry, it wasn’t the entire bookstore 🙂 *looks at my pocket, few pennies left, thank god* haha.
Malays have this saying, Yang Lebih Tua itu lebih Banyak Makan Asam Garam, which means that the older you are, the more your experience is. I bet this makcik antenna went *alert*alert*vulnerable booksucker*alert*alert* when I was 20m away… bahh, humbug. Haha.
Oh, please don’t make me direct translate the Yang lebih tua itu lebih banyak makan asam garam cause I assure you it doesn’t make sense. Ok, fine, for the fun of it!
The older eats more salt and assam. Haha. See! This is what we call… lost in language! :b
*Rummage* Where is thaaattt… urghh…
photo of that bookstore
Here you go! The bottom right eh guys, bottom right. Leaving this bookstore is always heartbreaking. *wipes tears* Gahhh… I LOVE KUALA LUMPPUUURRRR!!!!
Now, excuse me while I wash my dubious feelings with tunas. For the nth time.
Oh! The book! The book!
You can follow the author at her blog here
Belated but, wish all Muslims Happy Eid and Happy Holiday to non-muslims 🙂