a bookstore adventure

i haven’t really got much time-fillers except reading books that i’ve always wanted to but never did somehow. so today, c-f and i were just walking around, doing nothing in particular when he suggested to go to the bookstore upstairs. he wanted to look at fhm i suppose cos he’s not a book person. that was what he said too.

anyway, so while he was oogling at still pictures of bikini babes, i was browsing thru the shelves and i saw many new books that i want to read! saw that sophie kinsella has a new book (remember me?), and there’s also a new one from Lauren Weisberger (author of The Devil Wears Prada) titled chasing harry winston. i love her books and book covers. aren’t they pretty?? =)

and this book, good in bed, is still on my to-read list. has anyone seen it in bookstores?

From Publishers Weekly
It is temping at first but unwise to assume Candace Shapiro is yet another Bridget Jones. Feisty, funny and less self-hating than her predecessor, Cannie is a 28-year-old Philadelphia Examiner reporter preoccupied with her weight and men, but able to see the humor in even the most unpleasant of life’s broadsides. Even she is floored, however, when she reads “Good in Bed,” a new women’s magazine column penned by her ex-boyfriend, pothead grad student Bruce Guberman. Three months earlier, Cannie suggested they take a break apparently, Bruce thought they were through and set about making such proclamations as, “Loving a larger woman is an act of courage in our world.” Devastated by this public humiliation, Cannie takes comfort in tequila and her beloved dog, Nifkin. Bruce has let her down like another man in her life: Cannie’s sadistic, plastic surgeon father emotionally abused her as a young girl, and eventually abandoned his wife and family, leaving no forwarding address. Cannie’s siblings suffer, especially the youngest, Lucy, who has tried everything from phone sex to striptease. Their tough-as-nails mother managed to find love again with a woman, Tanya, the gravel-voiced owner of a two-ton loom. Somehow, Cannie stays strong for family and friends, joining a weight-loss group, selling her screenplay and gaining the maturity to ask for help when she faces something bigger than her fears. Weiner’s witty, original, fast-moving debut features a lovable heroine, a solid cast, snappy dialogue and a poignant take on life’s priorities. This is a must-read for any woman who struggles with body image, or for anyone who cares about someone who does.

then i saw this very interesting book. the five languages of apology. the first facing was dog-eared, evidently this book has been picked up and flipped thru many times. so i did the same. i couldn’t stop reading it. until c-f came by and i was forced to put it back on the shelf. he accused me of causing him to get some bruises after my intensive abuse sessions (i like to pinch him during work. DO NOT think otherwise). i promptly put what i read into action.

i think it’s a pretty intriguing book – makes me think deeper into my actions and also other people’s actions, gives me better insights to life. i might just go back to get it. read reviews here.

from amazon.com
Chapman, author of the bestselling The Five Love Languages, teams up with psychologist Thomas for thoughtful dissection of another tricky subject. Chapman and Thomas choose to tackle the apology because, as with love, understanding it is essential for developing, maintaining and repairing relationships. Apology, however, covers a much broader scope, applying to all varieties of relationships, from the deeply personal connection between intimate partners to the formal relationships between nations. Chapman and Thomas’s basic observation that we don’t all agree on what constitutes a sincere apology is perhaps not surprising, but it may, as they show, help couples who can’t resolve arguments because their apologies aren’t accepted. The authors stress that you need to learn the “language” of the person you are apologizing to: for one person, it may be expressing regret, while for another it’s accepting responsibility or making restitution. Especially useful is the chapter that helps readers learn which language of apology feels most sincere to them. Chapman and Thomas are most apt when they seek to repair relationships not with large ideas but with simple basics that are too often taken for granted. (Sept.)

OT: going on the SK website, the Shopaholic movie is done! they just wrapped up filming and i’d expect it to hit the big screens soon! *excited*

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