Boundless, Why We Broke Up, and more

Got myself a new stash of books to read yesterday, and let me tell you, it was more thrilling than filling my new iPhone with music. (No, I didn’t end up getting a Samsung Galaxy Note II. Long story. Anyway, I got an iPhone 5 instead which— surprisingly— made me a happy bunny despite my previous reservations.)

Alors, about the books. Yes. So I lost all my iBooks collection. All of it. Even the music that I’ve spent countless hours downloading, all of those. Gone.

My boyfriend was kind enough to let me copy his music, but he’s not into books so I had to start from scratch with those.

I went to a bookstore the other night and browsed the shelves, hoping, wishing, to stumble upon something interesting. Until I saw Boundless by Cynthia Hand— the third (and last) installment in the Unearthly series that I’ve been so hooked on a few months ago. I also came across three more interesting finds: Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler, Everyday by David Levithan, and Beautiful Creatures (I forgot the author, shoot.) I made a mental note (and an actual note in my phone’s Notes app) to download these books so I could check them out.

Once I found a downloadable .epub file, I was on a roll. I downloaded again those e-books that I had before, those books that I’ve spent sleepless nights reading, those books with characters that I’ve come to love and  hate. All of them. Well, not all. But my favorite ones.

I had always been the magic-and-fantasy-and-butterflies-in-the-stomach kind of girl when it comes to books. There has to be magic, or a love story, or anything that involves imagination. It has to be different. It has to be unpredictable.

Now, about Boundless.

I was so excited to read it, I finished it in just a few hours. But I wasn’t happy. I didn’t like how it ended up. How Clara, how can you still pick someone who hasn’t been there for you when you needed him the most? Why was it so hard for you to pick Christian? Ugh, I can’t even. It didn’t make sense. And there wasn’t much action, to be honest.

I started reading Why We Broke Up right after I finished Boundless— with a heavy heart, I might add. It has a lot of words, seriously. But it’s interesting, and I can’t wait to find out what it’s all about. I know it’s about a break-up but I know there’s more to it than meets the eye.

Oh well. Let’s find out shall we?

 

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