effi discussed about his reading habits in here. since most of the guys that are pretty closed to me don't read books except comics or when they have too, his entry is kinda surprising, really. and the comments from various readers. they make me feel like i'm just a novice. which is true, since i rarely read anything beyond the popular novels and trashy romance. ha ha ha (nervous laugh, really).
talking about romance, i bought three of them yesterday, in the spirit of "Today is the romance reading- day". the books cost me rp60 000 (roughly around rm30), which is expensive according to my "used romance should not cost me more than rm8 max, per book". one i bought just purely out of amusement:
Wolf Renninger was all that his name implied - devastatingly handsome, charming, lean, and hungry - a beautiful male animal on the prowl. Years before, Micki Durrant, nineteen and strikingly lovely, had been his prey, losing her heart and her innocence to him.devastatingly handsome guy who is always on the prowl. not to mention hungry. HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAHHAHAHAHA!
didn't know that there's still guys like him existed. or females still described their man like that. oh wait! the book was published in 1990! patutlaaa... isn't the males of the 90's were just a bunch of whiny men, like Kurt Cobain? no wonder women wanted men like "Wolf Renninger", a beautiful male animal in the prowl.
despite the controversial description of Wolf, the story was boring, moving too fast, till i don't know where i am. and all those flashbacks, confusing me, because there's never a clear cut border indicating the scene was happening in the past or in the present. and please, with guy like that, i'm hoping there'll be a lot of romance, especially involving kisses and such. but what i get? nothing more than just whiny bitch who wouldn't listen (the heroine yang konon prasan independent), and a wounded, sickly, old animal. tolongla. bad romance. bad.
and also, when Micki was 19, Wolf was 30. doesn't that make him like a pedophile of some sort? like cradle snatcher? or maybe just plain lecher? and as if a weekend together ties both of them forever. despite not seeing each other for 6 years, they still head over heels in love with each other.
and guess what they called their kid?Cub, as the name Wolf (Wolfgang actually) is inherited to the first male born of the family. so, now we have a whole tribe of wolves!yay! what kind of wolf is your favourite? mine is the siberian wolves. they are just so white and vicious..hehehe.
this is what i get for wanting to read trashy romance, trash. aihhh... i thought i could find something valuable among the garbage, but nooo..just plain old trash, stinky and boring.
does this count as my May book review?