Wednesday Diaries

Wednesday Diaries: Why do I sound defensive? (aka Why I Read)

A friend once commented about how diligent I am with my reading (probably she saw my Facebook feed and noticed that almost all of the posts are about books, haha!)  She wondered how I was able to manage to read when I have a day job (which most times extends to evenings when I have classes) and a very active toddler. To me, it was a question that's easy to answer: I make time. I read whenever I can and catch a few pages in during "non-productive" times such as waiting time, baby-sitting time (when the girl is asleep), before bedtime, and yes, even time spent in the loo (haha!). I always have ...
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Wednesday Diaries: Slacking off

Thirty-six days before the year ends and I thought I'll be able to finish 2014 without ever having any reading slump. Oh yes, I've had slacking off episodes now and then but these are often quickly remedied by novellas and short stories, which are actually normal to anyone who has such a tight reading habit like mine. This time, though, I feel very very lazy to read -- as in, seriously disinterested and so not in the mood. I don't feel like reading anything, including magazines which are usually my go-to items each time I need some non-serious reading fix. I am content with the textbooks whic...
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Wednesday Diaries: Will I ever finish + some exciting news!

My Goodreads reading goal for this year of 40 books was completed on the first week of October which made me realize that having both a baby and a job do not really hamper one's reading if one knows how to manage time aka multi-task. This, plus the help of novellas and short stories, the latter being one of my wonderful discoveries as of late. I do not count reading short stories as cheating because, as I have discovered, short stories hold equal, if not superior, power and beauty when compared with full-length works. And I did not deliberately seek to read them just so I can easily catch up ...
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Wednesday Diaries: on connectedness and accidents

Hello, October, my favorite month of the year! ♥ I read Thornton Wilder's The Bridge of San Luis Rey a few weeks ago and then just recently I read David Mitchell's Cloud Atlas. Both were amazing books and both explored the idea that people are interconnected with each other regardless of time, distance, or space. When I wrote my post for The Bridge of San Luis Rey, I mentioned this similarity in theme, this subject on connectedness, and one friend (with another friend echoing) pointed out that the latter book actually influenced the other more recently published book. It was really cool knowi...
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Wednesday Diaries: on short stories, book squees, and book finds

It's been a while since I did a Wednesday Diaries post. I was actually trying to remember what inspired me to come up with a meme like this and looking through my previous WD posts, I saw that my very first post was about my great heartbreak. I wanted to have an outlet for all my rants and my grief, and what better way to unload than in this blog which talks about books? Anyway, I am reviving Wednesday Diaries because I feel that since I cannot make any dent on my blogging backlog any time soon, I might as well share snippets of what I want to say about the book/s that I have recently finishe...
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