2013: A Year in Reading

This is probably my last post for this year (unless the blogging gods send their blessings) and my 80th overall. A nice round number would be a nice way to end this year in blogging (although a nice round number + 1 would be arguably better). Anyway, 2013 is almost at an end and sometimes … Continue reading

Hooliganism: 2013’s Best Reads So Far

I have been going into a blogging rut lately because of various disturbances in my life (rewatching sitcoms, for example) that I felt that I should at least post a short feature to hopefully restart my article production especially reviews and whatnot. Yes, baby steps first. Anyway, I just remembered that we are already halfway … Continue reading

Book Review: Any Human Heart by William Boyd

“That’s all your life amounts to in the end: the aggregate of all the good luck and the bad luck you experience. Everything is explained by that simple formula. Tot it up – look at the respective piles. There’s nothing you can do about it: nobody shares it out, allocates it to this one or … Continue reading

Essential Reading: January

Well, it’s that time of the month again for my Essential Reading post. Before I begin the list for January, I will just point out that I made some changes to the way that I shall choose books. I will no longer be thematic in my choices and I shall only employ themes every now … Continue reading

Essential Reading: December

It’s December, folks, and I have been absent from the blogosphere lately due so I think its time for another post from your favorite book hooligan [citation needed]. What better way to start the month by listing my December reading list and this month’s theme is there is no theme. But before that, let us … Continue reading

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

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