BOOKLOVE: March 2014

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Let’s not pretend that I am good at restraining myself when it comes to books, okay? I’m probably the worst book hoarder that I know and, despite being proud about it, being the worst book hoarder that you know is not actually a good thing. For example, being buried alive under a pile of books … Continue reading

BOOKLOVE: A Necessary Update

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Okay, I think I have neglected my blog a little bit (maybe a whole darn lot) and it’s gnawing up on me now. I really would want to churn out regular posts about my reading life but life just gets in the way. Of course, I will say that this post will change everything and … Continue reading

Essential Reading: August 2013

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So this blog have been very inactive lately. There are no reviews and the features have not been updated for quite some time now. But, two things surely remain in the life of this blog. The first is this post regarding the books that I will read for any given month and the second will … Continue reading

Book Lust: January 2013

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“New year, new books” is now my favorite saying every New Year even if I just made it out of thin air to suit my book hoarding purposes. Anyway, I was doing fine with my new year’s resolution of limiting myself from hoarding books until I visited NBS, Fullybooked, and Booksale. To be fair, some … Continue reading

Best Reads of 2012

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2012 was really an awesome reading year for me. I have managed to finish 61 books (including graphic novels) which means I exceeded the number of books required for my Goodreads’ 2012 Reading Challenge. All in all, it was a very great reading year. But, of course, some books are better than others and this … Continue reading

Side-by-side Review: In Cold Blood by Truman Capote/Reportage on Crime by Nick Joaquin

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“No. Because once a thing is set to happen, all you can do is hope it won’t” – Perry Smith, In Cold Blood “For all these new suburbs in Makati used to be grassland, riceland, marshland, or pastoral solitudes where few cared to go, until the big city spilled hither, replacing the uprooted reeds with … Continue reading

Essential Reading: September

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August may have been my most productive reading month in terms of works read. This is primarily because I read a lot of novellas this month and because I don’t have a social life except for my girlfriend and for TFG. It may seem sad but it is not since I’m not really a going-out-the-door-to-party-or-to-go-to-the-mall … Continue reading

Side-by-Side Review: That Kind of Guy by Mina V. Esguerra/Reportage on Lovers by Nick Joaquin

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“Certainty is sexy.” – Julie, That Kind of Guy “The Filipino, indeed, makes the most imperious of husbands but the meekest of lovers” – Narrator, Reportage on Lovers That Kind of Guy Mina V. Esguerra is a story about Julie, a woman who is a “manang“, a word used to describe Filipino women who are frank and who … Continue reading