BOOKLOVE: First Quarter of 2015

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For four months now, I have never updated the BOOKLOVE feature of my blog. There’s no reason for excuses because it was mostly laziness that held me off from writing regularly. However, I don’t just want to let this feature die so, in order to catch-up, I’m going to write an extended version of BOOKLOVE … Continue reading

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

Best Reads of 2012

BestReads2012

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

Top Five Tuesdays: If You Liked The Film…

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Top Five Tuesdays is a new semi-regular feature in The Book Hooligan that presents a list (either ordered by rank or haphazardly) about anything book-related that interests me. For those people who have intersecting interests in film and in books, there are some moments when you see similarities with a movie that you’ve seen and … Continue reading

Essential Reading: October

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For this month of October, my beloved book club will take on Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice and I instantly thought that this would be the perfect moment to read works created by female authors. I do not know why but my list of read books is lacking in works created by women. I do not want … Continue reading

Book Lust: The 33rd Manila International Book Fair and Other Stuff

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It’s my first time to attend the Manila International Book Fair since I finally overcame the deal breakers (distance, budget, and sheer laziness) that prevented me from attending the MIBF in the past plus I really saved and prepared for this event because, you know, books! There were a lot of books that I wanted … Continue reading

Book Review: Inherent Vice by Thomas Pynchon

Inherent-Vice

“Out here, all around them to the last fringes of occupancy, were Toobfreex at play in the video universe, the tropic isle, the Long Branch Saloon, the Starship Enterprise, Hawaiian crime fantasies, cute kids in make-believe living rooms with invisible audiences to laugh at everything they did, baseball highlights, Vietnam footage, helicopter gunships and firefights, … 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