If you know me well, you will know that I’m always reading something. My taste in books evolved. I started with Puddle Lane and Peter and Jane. Then I moved to Roald Dahl, Enid Blyton and a lot of cerita dongeng. Okay, I occasionally read Doraemon too.
When I was a tween, I enjoyed reading thrillers like R.L Stine and Goosebumps. Skipped romance entirely no thanks to Sweet Valley High. So no Nicholas Sparks and the likes. Though I loved Sophie Kinsella’s shopaholic series.
In secondary school, I started reading books of amazing women e.g Diary of Anne Frank, Wild Swans, Angelina Jolie’s journal etc. Later I moved to classic and eventually law books. Though due to peer pressure I read Harry Potter, Twilight and even Fifty Shades of Grey too.
At one point it was holistic stuff like health, nutrition, fitness, yoga, alternative medicine, spa, beauty and Deepak Chopra. Now, it’s a lot on things that I want to learn e.g culinary, business, public speaking and how the world works. Been burying my nose in non-fiction like Freakonomics and Malcolm Gladwell’s books.
Since my work involves a lot of cooking, it’s not surprise I have bought mostly cookbooks. I haven’t been reading books that have nothing to do with work (how sad) and been wanting to change that for a while. I must read for leisure too! So I bought a few more books on things like history and general knowledge. There’s a tiny book with condensed world history and another spoke about the origins of common courtesy.
Now the next step is to find some time to read. So glad to have materials to bring to my coming beach holidays!
Note: I’ve spend about RM 139 on 9 books. Not a bad deal at all. If only books were this cheap when I was younger I would have read a lot more!