I feel bad about leaving this blog for months in such a sour note with the taxi modus operandi post and not even a single update during the holidays. Not that anybody's waiting or pleading for a blog post, but still. My obsessive compulsive self is spazzing out about this missed personal tradition. How dare me!
Speaking of missed personal traditions, here is another that I've shamefully forgotten to uphold last year. My annual books-I've-read list. It's not anything special nor does it have any point at all. However, the organization center of my brain still demands such and won't stop unconsciously bugging me until it's published. Hence, here am I, with the shortest list I've written.
Books of 2013
1. Will Grayson, Will Grayson by John Green and David Levithan
2. The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
3. Why Men Love Bitches by Sherry Argov
4. How They Met (and Other Stories) by David Levithan
5. Statistical Probability of Love at First Site by Jennifer E. Smith
6. For One More Day by Mitch Albom
7. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn
8. This is How You Lose Her by Junot Diaz
Three realizations upon writing these 8 books that are supposed to pass off as a legitimate "list":
i. 2013 is the year of David Levithan. I kind of went all fangirl for a moment there.
ii. The Lover's Dictionary is still one of the best books I've read since I learned the alphabet.
iii. These fictional books don't really comprise of all the books I've consumed last year. There are med school books that took up most of my time such as (read as a Game of Thrones character) Moore of Anatomy, Guyton of Physiology, and Harper of Biochemistry (all 5 pages of what I managed to force myself to scan before chucking it away and searching for tutorial YouTube videos).
Hopefully this year (as I've said numerous of times), the list will get longer. I have the whole summer to gobble all the fiction to last me the rest of the year. Now, if only the Game of Thrones series is as short as normal books, I won't have to worry about being spoiled ever again. I vow to smirk knowingly at all the deaths that I know in advance as they happen in the future episodes of the TV show once I finish reading the series.
Please forgive the randomness. I am downloading the latest episode of Game of Thrones as I write this piece hence the weird topic insertion. Now if you will excuse me, I have another 9 minutes and 28 seconds to contain my excitement and hit the "publish" button. Will be back soon.