And she really read…

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
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 ).
A few pics of that and more under the cut
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Book Wishlist 2011
January 5, 2011, 11:49 pm
Filed under: Wishlist | Tags:

In no particular order and to be updated constantly X3

  • Absolute Sandman (volumes I, II, III, IV)
  • Absolute Death
  • Blade of the Immortal Artbook by Hiroaki Samura
  • My Mother She Killed Me, My Father He Ate Me, edited by Kate Bernheimer
  • Stories (ed. Al Sarrantonio, Neil Gaiman)
  • The Satanic Verses and The Ground Beneath Her Feet by Salman Rushdie
  • Tigana, my own copy of The Lions of Al Rassan and Under Heaven by Guy Gavriel Kay
  • The Millennium Trilogy (The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, The Girl Who Played With Fire and The Girl Who Kicked The Hornet’s Nest) by Stieg Larsson
  • The Wheel of Time Series by Robert Jordan (… okay, at least the first 2 or 3 books XD) Have these in e-book format.
  • My Mistress’s Sparrow is Dead: Great Love Stories from Chekov to Munro, edited by Jeffrey Eugenides
  • Ex Libris: Confessions of a Common Reader by Anne Fadiman
  • The Pleasure of the Text by Roland Barthes
  • The Education of a Typographer, edited by Steven Heller
  • The Transparency of Evil: Essays on Extreme Phenomena by Jean Baudrillard
  • Orality & Literacy: The Technologizing of the Word by Walter Ong

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


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.


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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