Essential Reading: May 2015

I am in the process of writing a massive post about my book buys from the first four months of 2015 in order to compensate for the lack of BOOKLOVE posts this year and it’s going to be a tough thing to write since I am essentially going to record the book acquisitions of a deranged … Continue reading

Essential Reading: April 2015

My blog is barely alive these past few months with reviews being practically nonexistent and my BOOKLOVE feature disappearing into the thin air. The only thing that’s really keeping my blog alive is this monthly post that I do at the start of each month in order to chronicle my reading. Anyway, just like always, … Continue reading

Essential Reading: March 2015

As I’m writing this, my Twitter feed is being bombarded by tweets about World Book Day which, in effect, has rendered me confused because I thought the WBD is celebrated during the 23rd of April. Of course, I didn’t leave this up to my own difficulty in remembering dates and events so I did a quick … Continue reading

Essential Reading: February 2015

Well, that was quick. The first month of the year just flew by fast, fulfilling every cliche that speaks about how there is never enough time for anything. Still, I must disagree because there is always enough time for reading. As proof, here are the books that I’ve read for the month of January: The … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: Last Quarter of 2014

2015 has just passed its one-day mark and I already have a backlog. Three of them in fact because, for the last three months of 2014, I have failed to update my BOOKLOVE feature. Sure, there have been attempts to avoid the undesirable result of having a backlog but, alas, I have no excuse why … Continue reading

Essential Reading: January 2015

Choosing what books to read has become one of my favorite things to do at the beginning of the month. There’s something comforting in going through your library, checking out the blurbs of your books, and then finally choosing a number of books to read for the month. Maybe you’ll even pick a theme for … Continue reading

2014: A Year In Reading

2014, like all years past ever since I started blogging, has been an extraordinary year for reading. I’ve read 62 books total and most of them were amazing reads. Yes, yes, there were a few duds and even some of the worst pieces of literature that I have encountered in my life but the good and the … Continue reading

Essential Reading: December 2014

I’ve been neglecting this blog for about a month now and I just came back to update my required reading for the last month of 2014. Of course, I’ll promise to write more posts for next year but we all know that my writing for this blog will be erratic at best. Anyway, let’s not … Continue reading

Essential Reading: November 2014

November, one of my favorite months, is now here. It’s my birthday month (which explains why November is a favorite) and I usually read good books at this time of the year which makes me a bit excited. Anyway, my October round-up: The Woman Upstairs by Clare Messud (4/5) The Tenth Man by Graham Greene (4/5) The … Continue reading

Filipino Readercon 2014 – Filipino Fridays 3: What Do You Think of Fanfiction?

It’s Friday again, the first Friday of November, and it means that this is the day  for the third installment of the Filipino Readercon’s meme, Filipino Fridays. This week’s question is something I feel strongly about: fan fiction. Fanfiction is pretty popular, no doubt about it, but it has been received with mixed feelings by … Continue reading