In the 7th grade one summer school, we were asked to write reviews of books we read. The student with the most review will get a prize.
I was all excited, the little bookworm. Our family trips to the local library already resulted in a car trunk full of books. I would borrow 8 books at a time and revel at the luxury of the United States of America. I was sure I could win.
At the end of summer, I handed over my assignment. Upon receiving my bulk of papers:
Mrs. Matsushima: “Books you read in this summer, not your whole life!”
Me: “But those are books I read this summer!” *rolls eyes*
Mrs. Matsushima: “Well, here’s your prize.”
Me: *Accepts the can of Sprite with mouth open*
Yeah, good thing I did it for the love of reading, not cans of soda. But I get out of it a good story to show just how much I LOVE READING! And that I was ecstatic, BEYOND ECSTATIC, when I found this site: The Book Repository. It has FREE SHIPPING TO INDONESIA! On everything!
Well, excuse the exclamation marks, but I. am. ecstatic. I just ordered a few stuff. One by Alice Munro, this year’s Nobel Prizewinner for Literature. I am sure I’ve read her works before, but I can’t recall which. So for now I am ordering Dear Life, I believe her latest work. In an interview (I don’t remember where, as I read several once the news broke, as I wanted to know if I’ve read any of her works), Alice herself recommended this to start.