And she really read…


Book census almost done!
May 20, 2012, 4:37 am
Filed under: Bookshelf, My books, Random

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?



The Week (so far) in Book Purchases
July 12, 2011, 5:41 am
Filed under: Book Purchases, My books

Under the cut~

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6 months later…
July 11, 2011, 4:07 am
Filed under: My books

Life got in the way of books.
I’m back though ^^

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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 ^^



The (last) week in book purchases
January 21, 2011, 2:04 am
Filed under: Book Purchases, My books
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
Filed under: Book Purchases, Event, My books

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 ­čśŽ ) 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 ).
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To encourage myself
January 1, 2011, 8:24 pm
Filed under: Bookshelf, My books | Tags: , , ,

Hi.

Welcome to my book blog. Caveat lector: I wasn’t able to study about literary theories and story structures (okay, I might’ve, but already forgotten them) and all that stuff that’s *supposed* to make a book blog (a good one, anyway?) very useful on the net, but I’m still going to do my┬ádamnedest to blog about what I’m reading. The plan here is to urge myself to read more, I mean really read and not just skim through books like I usually do in the past.

I have a lot of books and most – if not all of them – are in the “to-read” pile. Despite being a self-confessed book lover, I’ve read just a few of them. This blog is to remedy that.

And still a lot of tweaking to do ’round here.

So, hi again and welcome.

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the mess of books on my bed

book mess!

This was my bed last December 20, when I finally decided to organize my books once and for all. It took me a whole day to organize them into the 3 bookshelf spaces you see on the headboard, and even then all of it couldn’t fit in there (Pic of arranged shelf to follow). I had 6 spaces to fill though; 3 shelves, a bed side table and a table with some bottom storage.

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