And she really read…

[now reading] Neil Gaiman’s A Calendar of Tales
February 23, 2013, 1:12 am
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Not a book (but I think they’ll make it into a limited edition, illustrated ebook eventually), but then again, I read almost anything Neil Gaiman puts out, and I do so love his short stories (part of the reason I don’t finish books often; my pitiful attention span), so go download and read 12 stories that he’s written, inspired by prompts gleaned from Twitter.

[ Finished ] And now, a Kindle
February 18, 2013, 10:09 am
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My cousin said do what you love, and the rest will come to you. So I’ll go ahead and slough on with my intermittent reading and writing.

But at least now I have a Kindle, and my to-read list has dramatically shot up. I think my print books are looking at me with equal parts of despair and betrayal. But no, I don’t think I’ll stop buying print books anytime soon.

Finished reading American Gods (another re-read). Now on Lev Grossman’s the Magicians. If this blog will turn out as just a “list-of-books-Karen-has-really-read-again” for now I’ll have to be content with that until it evolves to something else.

Here’s to hoping.

[ finished ] … just a bit.
November 28, 2012, 5:29 am
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It’s been ages, huh.

But I’m still reading. To date, I’ve finished Good Omens (after quite a number of years of it on my bookshelf), The Graveyard Book (a re-read), and Snow White, Blood Red  (fairy tale re-tellings anthology). A former batchmate at work (did I mention I’m working at a call center now?) lent me the Identity Crisis TPB (DC), which was an awesome read, and I’m still in the middle of reading Carljoe Javier’s And The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth. 

Since I’m on a roll I’ll be re-starting Carlos Ruiz Zafon’s The Shadow of the Wind, and re-reading Angela Carter’s The Bloody Chamber (yes, there is sort of a theme).

Book census almost done!
May 20, 2012, 4:37 am
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Well, at least on my Goodreads account. I’ve yet to tackle the books that I’ve stored in my old room. That’s about… at least 50 more books?

[ still reading ] Alan Lightman’s Einstein’s Dreams
May 16, 2012, 11:58 pm
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In the ten months since I’ve been here, a job happened. (it’s still happening, thankfully) But I’m still pretty much around books and authors, so the love affair continues ^^
I could take pictures of the books I’ve bought since then, but I think it’s time that I go and post an actual documentation of a book that I’ve read, or still reading, as the case is.

I… don’t dare to call it a review. This will be a blog that shall chronicle the stuff I read. Mostly books. Hopefully.

Einstein's Dreams

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The Week (so far) in Book Purchases
July 12, 2011, 5:41 am
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Under the cut~

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6 months later…
July 11, 2011, 4:07 am
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Life got in the way of books.
I’m back though ^^


Just finished My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me some days ago. I’ve already written a review on it in Goodreads, but I want to write a separate review for it here. Which will follow once I’ve sorted out… stuff.

The cousin informed me that their book report (she’s in second year high school) this year is Mitch Albom’s “Tuesdays with Morrie”, which surprised me a bit. Is it the teacher who determines the book to be read for a student’s book report, or does the English coordinator have that responsibility? With all due respect to Mr. Albom and his book (whose movie made me cry, really), but maybe there are a lot more books out there to choose from for a high schooler’s book report. I don’t know…

Was also able to buy a copy of Stories, yay! Will get cracking on that later this week ^^

Oh, and frustration is…
January 21, 2011, 2:18 am
Filed under: Avalon, Future Book Purchases

Seeing that Jasper has posted a whole lot of books up for sale.
Already e-mailed him my inquiries. Saw at least 10 books of interest. Would have been more, but woe is my wallet.
Next time.

The (last) week in book purchases
January 21, 2011, 2:04 am
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a stack of six

six on the table. they might stay there for lack of bookshelf space

(Flash idea for future post: The places where I get my books)

These new acquisitions were sourced from the wonderful Jaymee‘s vast collection. I think her pre-Ondoy collection could rival Blooey‘s. She’s an instructor at the University of Santo Tomas, teaching Continental Literature in our old college, Arts and Letters. A cool and all-around awesome person. Be in fear of her intellect, people ^^

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Snapeday! + The day in book purchases
January 9, 2011, 3:37 am
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I was aware that people celebrate in-book events like a character’s birthday and such, but I haven’t heard about people here in the Philippines doing such.

Clearly, I wasn’t hanging around with the right kind of people.

I attended my first in-book event/celebration earlier, heralded by a Facebook invitation that invited me to go to Snapeday, spearheaded by the seemingly indefatigable Blooey. The venue? The well-loved Libreria Bookstore (easily my now-favorite place to hang out). Me, Ruby and Marianne (Len had to go home early 😦 ) got there just as things were starting. There was food, cake (CAKE!), libations (Potions! :3 ), excellent company and a quiz where we got sorted into our houses (Marianne got into Hufflepuff, Ruby was in Gryffindor and I landed in Ravenclaw) and answered all sorts of HP and non-HP-related questions. We got second place! ^__^ Kudos to Blooey and her sister for assembling a great bunch of questions for us to mull over (I’m still lol-ing over Bert = Snape XD ).
A few pics of that and more under the cut
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