Monday, August 1, 2011

“Tender is the night”

…is the F. Scott Fitzgerald book I found at the National Bookstore sale pile earlier tonight when I was getting  supplies.

It only sold for Php 20.00. This has got to be the cheapest book purchase I’ve made yet…not counting the time that I bought a compendium of essays for, get this, 5 pesos.—honestly, I don’t know how they price books these days.

Granted, it was a hardbound copy, but ever since I’ve read F. Scott Fitzgerald’s The Great Gatsby, I’ve been an admirer. This work of his, although not a commercial success, is a particularly memorable one, as it is loosely based on the life of the author and his wife, when she was diagnosed with a mental illness. I can’t help but be drawn, because it is a topic particularly close to my heart.

On top of that, I finally found myself a copy of “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” as well when I was out looking for blank CD’s. I don’t pride myself on being easily drawn by these cheap little modes of entertainment, but this is kind of a good thing too. I remember my father telling me about this Jack Nicholson film when I was a kid, and I think I even made him tell it to me and my brother as a bedtime story. Smile 

Anyhoo, someone I know has both read the book and seen the movie, and claims that as a psychiatry resident, I should have already been able to see it, which makes this a lucky find (it was 25% it’s original price, can you believe that?)

Oh, and last…another find, a non-fiction book, with a Sybil type of theme, although this one has a different flavor. I’ll tell you one thing that’s for sure, though, I won’t be reading this at night, when I’m alone in the house. I scare easily. lol.

Speaking of Sybil, guess what…my supervisor (i,.e. the consultant who sees to my training), in one of our conversations told me that her brother-in-law was the actual lawyer who was mentioned in the book.

Pretty cool, huh? Talk about six degrees of separation… Smile

I’m happy with the finds, though, and I spent less than 300 pesos for the whole shebang. (I’m currently watching the Jack Nicholson (my, he was a dish when he was younger, even the “evil eyebrows” are still pretty cool) movie, and will be reading the F. Scott Fitzgerald book in between work periods.

Good night!



1 comment:

  1. I have a copy of “One flew over the cuckoo’s nest” but, shamefully, haven't read it yet. Hihi.



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