I am very much guilty of abandoning books, and equally guilty of amassing them. Among the books I recently abandoned are Lord of the Rings (I TRIED I REALLY TRIED) and Let the Right One In.
So there they continue to sit on
my shelf the floor, looking at me with contempt as I order the following online:
From The Book Depository
Carol by Patricia Highsmith (Crime)
Slights by Kaaron Warren (Horror)
We Bury the Landscape by Kristine Ong Muslim (Surreal/Slipstream?)
I wanted to buy only ebooks because SPACE. (Have I told you that I do not have a bookshelf in my place in Makati? And that the shelves in Bulacan are overflowing with paperbacks?) Unfortunately I don’t own a credit card, so Amazon won’t let me buy shit.
Well, dammit. Why didn’t you tell me? I could have ordered Slights off of that and be able to read it tonight instead of, you know, a month from now. (Thank you snail mail.)
But TRTC is awesome. They sell DRM-free ePubs that get dispatched instantly. How about that!
I already have:
Ghostwriting and A Writer’s Life by Eric Brown (both Horror)
The Accord by Keith Brooke (Science Fiction)
And I have Lionel Shriver’s Post-Birthday World somewhere.
Now: where can I order time to read all this?