2011

It’s A Wonderful Bookworld: A (Belated) Year-End Reading Goal Evaluation

THE EXCUSE: Have you ever noticed how festivities seem to run on top of another during Christmas season, and before you know it, a new year has started and you haven’t been able to properly bid adieu to the past year before it ended? Well, I have. And enough of that lame excuse, haha. THE WARNING: Long post hereafter. I was able to finish the draft of this post before the year ended but __________. (Fill in the blank with the first paragraph). It is better late than never, pardon the cliché, so here is my take on how 2011 had been with regard to my reading. When 2011 started, I put up a readin...
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THE ASK AND THE ANSWER/Patrick Ness

It is no secret that I loved The Knife of Never Letting Go. I loved it too much that I had a hard time moving on from the despairing deaths and loss of my favorite characters. This is also the reason why I felt I needed a breathing space before I read the sequel, never mind that The Knife has a very compelling cliff-hanger ending. So, seven months after I finished The Knife of Never Letting Go, I felt I had enough escaping and procrastinating already and decided to rush head on and read the second book in the Chaos Walking Trilogy, The Ask And The Answer. To hell with expected plot twists and...
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books in the mail, again!

YAAAY!!! Books will always be one of the best gifts I will ever receive. Just last week, I received books in the mail from a dear friend, Tricia, who also maintains a beautiful book blog (I love the layout!). And then today the mailman delivered another set of books for me. (I think I'm the only one at the office who gets to receive books in the mail, hee). [caption id="attachment_657" align="aligncenter" width="300" caption="weee! :)"][/caption] The loot this time came from a very-wonderful-also-bookish-friend, Atty. Monique, of Bookish Little Me. Thank you sooo much! :) I am going to show ...
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STARGIRL/Jerry Spinelli

For quite some time, I have been wanting to read Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli because of the many positive reviews I’ve read about it. But since I am trying my best not to buy (too much) books this year, I did not make an effort to look for a copy in the bookstore. Thanks to Maria of Reading Is The Ultimate Aphrodisiac, though, because I was able to get hold of an ebook for free. :) Stargirl begins with Leo Borlock, the narrator, receiving a porcupine necktie from his uncle as a farewell present. This is the only porcupine necktie he owns until he received his second porcupine necktie as a bir...
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my bookish Christmas wishlist ;)

It's December already, how time flies! It seems like yesterday (okay, just a few months ago) when I posted my Christmas wishlist for 2010. Come to think of it, out of the nine titles I wished for last Christmas, I was able to get 6 copies all for free! I thank all the kindred souls who gifted me with the books on my 2010 wishlist. Here's a roundup of the books from my list that I was able to get this year: Speak by Laurie Halse Anderson - from Jzhun (HB) Catching Fire by Suzanne Collins - from K.D. (HB) Mockingjay by Suzanne Collins - from K.D. (HB) Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli - from Mari...
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