Thursday, February 03, 2011

Want Books? (The Duff)

Want Books? is a weekly meme hosted at Chachic’s Book Nook and features released books that you want but you can’t have for some reason. It can be because it’s not available in your country, in your library or you don’t have the money for it right now.
Reading the premise of Kody Keplinger's The Duff was enough to make it skyrocket to my Want Books? List. Duff stands for Designated Ugly Fat Friend, a persona I've definitely come to identify with over the years. I'm actually pretty okay with who I am and how I look, so I can honestly accept that I am not the most attractive-looking one among my friends. In this YA novel, Bianca is witty and outspoken, and she also happens to be the least attractive one in her group of best friends. What's nice is that their circle of friends appears to be loyal and genuinely caring towards each other. But not everyone has a good opinion of Bianca, especially Wesley, who insults her but with whom she starts to develop an intriguing love/hate relationship. I'm not doing a good job of summarizing this, I know. I could just be pretty excited to read it.

In other news, I truly enjoy doing Want Books? posts. I don't add to the list regularly, but I've already acquired the two books that I've previously listed (although one of them will still be shipped at a later date). I guess having a list like this is a good motivator for me to pick up titles that I'm interested in, instead of abandoning them by the wayside once a different title catches my eye.


Chachic said...

Oooh you have a Want Books post! This book created a lot of buzz when it first came out but I think I've seen mixed reviews so I'm not that excited to read it. I'm not sure if it's available in local bookstores but you can always order from the Book Depository. :)

It's fun to do Want Books posts, right? I end up buying most of the books that I feature in my Want Books posts because I feel like posting about them pushes me to get the books.

dementedchris said...

I saw that there were mixed reviews too but I have a feeling I can understand Bianca so I'm excited to get a copy of this book. Hope it's available locally because I just ordered from Book Depository last week! Haha.

I love doing Want Books posts! I feel the same way you do -- parang nakataga na sa bato so I have to go and buy it. :D Thanks for sharing this great idea with us!