before i go on, i should warn you that i am in a major UPSET state.

i have this ‘unique’ idealist relationship with books. quite troublesome cause this limits my reading target. i’m really eager to read at least 5 books in a year, but since i have to have the books first before i really read them, this 2014 year i haven’t really read anything proper. too much expense to prioritize, they’re for fulfilling my dentistry co-assistant requirements, and i can’t really save enough money to buy books that i want.

i kept entering the bookstores to stare the books, touch them, pick them up, read the synopsis, then look at the price tags, annnndddd

eventually put them back on the rack.

man, the price. so damn expensive.

and they just keep rising and rising. that is frustrating.

in 2013 i read lots of books. from The Girl Who Kicked the Hornet’s Nest – the final book of the Millennium Trilogy, 4 books of Larten Crepsley saga of Darren Shan, The Hound of the Baskervilles, and some manga. i’d say that was quite productive. but then i’ve finished the trilogy and the saga, i’ve read all of Sherlock Holmes, and two manga i was collecting had finished too, i really don’t know what to read next.

so one day i went in, and a book caught my attention: The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared

the title was so intriguing. it is so damn long and basically summarizes what’s going to happen to the main character yet still feels so fascinating to be read. but then again, i was broke. i couldn’t afford it. so again, i left empty-handed.

until this afternoon. i’ve had some cash, i’ve made my decision that i HAD to bring home a book. i saw the book. i saw two versions of the book, the very same book. apparently, the book has been made into “Now a Major Motion Picture”, so the book publishers decided to change the original book cover with the poster of the “motion picture”.

i hate when the book publishers do that, and they do it all the time.

like, WHY do you do that? the original cover is already awesome. why are they doing this over and over and over. they did this to The Girl with The Dragon Tattoo, Twilight, Divergent, Percy Jackson, Hunger Games, Eat Pray Love, The Fault in Our Stars, and so much more books. why? why? WHY?

Harry Potters manage to keep the original covers. why can’t the others?

so, naturally, i took the ‘The 100-Year-Old Man Who Climbed Out The Window And Disappeared’ book to the clerk and i asked him: do you still have the old version of this?

and he said: we had one, but somebody just bought it few moments ago. really, just few-moments-ago.

FYI, repeating the sentence didn’t help.

needless to say, i was so disappointed. it’s like, someone stole my significant other. it was so sad.

ah anyway, i ended up buying Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close by Jonathan Safran Foer. it had turned into “Now a Major Motion Picture” too, and they also insolently changed the cover but i managed to get the original cover, yeeaaahh. however, i did watch the movie once, and i cried so much, i wonder how massive the book will bring out my tears this time.