“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.”  ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

“My thoughts are stars I cannot fathom into constellations.” ― John Green, The Fault in Our Stars

Technically the post has nothing to do with the title.  It is just a quote that I fell in love with recently.  A string of pieced together words that describes me exactly.  One of the reasons why I could write out nearly every single thought I have in my head but could never vocalise any of them. 


But enough of that.  Back to reality, I really should stop browsing at Kino with friends who could just about get me to buy more books than I’ve planned.


Excuse No.1 – You’ve been looking for it since forever right?  What if it’s not here the next time you come?

Very true indeed.  I have been looking out for Mastiff and this edition of Fire and Hemlock at every visit but they are never there…  And this time there’s still a copy of Mastiff left because Marisa actually ordered 2 copies instead of 1 this time around!  (Definitely should get it while I still can!)


Excuse No. 2 – You have to get a book from Kino when you visit.  It’s like, the golden rule.

Oh yes…  NEVER LEAVE A BOOKSTORE WITHOUT BUYING A BOOK.  Haha…  Seems to be true whenever I hang out with Nuri at KLCC.  It’s always Books + Food + Movies whenever we hang out, and never in the same order.  And we both have more to add to our stack of ‘to read’ books at home.


Excuse No.3 – They are on discount!!!

I always check out the books on promotion every month just because I could justify spending more on books because they are cheaper.  The biggest perpetrator of my eternal splurging on books would be myself.  I have no one but myself to blame for my incessant inability to think whenever I am surrounded by books.


Excuse No. 4 – The books jumped off the shelves and hijacked my bag.

Complete denial.  Sanity level is decreasing.  Hallucinations prone to occur.



I’ve still some books I’ve yet to read but I’m too hungover the realm of Tortall right now.  I wish I could revisit all those stories from Alanna of Trebond to her daughter Alianne of Pirate’s Swoop.  3 quartets and both the Trickster’s books will occupy me for a long time indeed.  Though there would be the problem of me not getting enough sleep during the work days.  It all seems so worth it when my nose is buried in a book but not so when I’m yawning nonstop and am dead on my feet at work.  And then there’s still the stack of new unread tomes seducing me with their promises of adventures to realms unknown.  I hope the next time I visit Kinokuniya I will find a volume of Mastiff waiting for me to take it off the shelf and bring it home.  I have half a mind to order it online right now if I do not have to pay the shipping fee…



Here’s to hoping that this year brings me good fortune and luck.  More of the latter I hope.  There ain’t enough luck in my life as it is.  It is sorely needed.  And not to forget, courage.  That too is an element I do not possess as much as is needed of me to survive this cruel world.  Though it is late, here’s a toast to the new year!  In hopes of breaking out of the chains that shackled me to the ground so that I can fly free in the skies.