Holiday Haul | Deck the Shelves

Here’s a confession. Whenever I buy a book for someone, I end buying some for myself. I have more control when I purchase anything else—I can buy clothes, food, toys, and other stuff as gifts for people without being greedy. But I really go overboard when it’s with books. They’re quite a weakness. And since…

Book Before Food | House of Hades

Fanboy mode was on high mode this morning. Upon meeting Pam this morning, I told her, “House of Hades. Today.” Well, that would be characteristic of me, rambling random stuff. Half dragged her off to the mall with the promise of lunch there. But even before she could take a step in to her choice…

Deck the Haul | 34th Manila International Book Fair

As predicted, I am wiped out. Despite feeling terribly tired, it was fun to be at the 34th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). Best friend Jake was with me this year and he volunteered to carry the other books I would have lugged around by my own. Though I had a book list with me,…

The Name of the Rose | Daily Prompt: Bookworm

Tell us about the last book you read (Why did you choose it? Would you recommend it?). To go further, write a post based on its subject matter. Dear Atty. Ace, Hi Sir! I’d like to tell you that I’m finally reading that book you gave me a couple of Christmases ago. And let me…

A Partial Reading

Who still reads while on the train? Besides me, that is. The current situation here is that the passengers are increasing, what with the repairs the government is doing to the biggest and most troubled highway. So the rush hour crowd has gotten bigger and slower. And packing as much into a small train is…

Ripping the Son of Neptune

I am not a shoplifter! Just needed to get that out because I took my copy of The Kane Chronicles: The Red Pyramid to the bookstore again. Taking that particular book to any store that has sensors at the door has always been a cause of alarm, literally. And I showed a friend today just…

Thursday at the Book Fair

For the record, this has to be my most unusual trip to the book fair. Originally, all I intended to do was go to the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). But at the prodding of a friend, I tried my luck at the newly opened branch of Swensen’s Ice Cream and Sundaes at SM Mall…

Will Go the F*ck to Sleep

I just found about this book this morning. Found the link when I got home from malling. I am quite excited, since it has been touted as a children’s book for adults. Quite so. And even though I could finish it in about ten minutes, I leave it for tomorrow. Or maybe later, after I finished…