The Annotated TBR #1

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It’s no secret to frequent readers  of this blog and among my bookish friends that I’m a book hoarder. My criteria on what books to buy casts a very wide net and such a wide net yields piles and piles of books. Right now, my books are haphazardly piled atop each other and, unless I … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: Mid-February 2014

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I think my book hoarding tendencies has come to a point wherein I need to update BOOKLOVE twice every month instead of the usual monthly updates. This is the reason why I’m awake at 3 in the morning, to update a post that is usually reserved for the beginning of every month so that I … Continue reading

Thoughts on Short Fiction: Short Stories about Love

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All this Valentine’s shenanigans last Friday have made me sentimental and a bit melancholic on the subject of love and all its subtleties. So, with nothing better to do, I reminisced on all the short stories I’ve read over the course of my life that tackled the complicated subject of love and I thought about … Continue reading

Book Review: Love and Misadventure by Lang Leav

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I’m not really an avid reader of poetry and my expertise in the genre is minimal at best. However, I do appreciate well-written poems that I read every now and then. I remember that the first poem that I really liked, that had a profound effect on me, was Allen Ginsberg’s Howl which I read during an … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: The 6th Anniversary Edition

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Well, it’s time again for the annual cheesy BOOKLOVE post so, for those allergic, I suggest that you keep the reading to a minimum. Might as well skip a few words here and there. Anyway, to those who’ve been keeping track on how long Rhena and I have been together, it has been six years … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: January 2014

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Books are going to be the cause of my ruination. It’s either I’m going to go broke from all the book hoarding, or I’m going to be crushed to death by all the books that are surrounding my sleeping area. There’s no escape but that’s my life and I love every minute of it. I … Continue reading

Essential Reading: February 2014

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The fruitful start to my reading year, January, has now ended and the second month of the year greets us with so much promise. The year, reading-wise, started slowly and I actually feared that I lost interest in reading but, thankfully, the three books that I read (and, in one case, is still reading) at … Continue reading