2012

SAVING JUNE/Hannah Harrington

Most reviews I've read say that Saving June is a somewhat sob story so I had hesitations before reading it. Not that I don't like sob stories, in fact, one of my fave reads for 2012 is The Fault In Our Stars, which literally had me sobbing in the wee hours of the morning. Only that I want to be in the mood for a sob-fest if ever Saving June is really that. So I have to wait for a little while before I decided to bump it off my TBR and read it. For a softie like me, Saving June really calls for some tears. It's about Harper Scott, 16-years old, whose sister June dies of suicide before her high...
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THE HISTORIAN/Elizabeth Kostova

[caption id="attachment_1237" align="aligncenter" width="191"] image from Goodreads[/caption] Because I had the ebook version, I did not have any hesitations in joining the book discussion when the book club had this as book of the month for November. I had no idea how long (or short) it was, and I could not relate to the complaints of some members saying that the book was a perfect doorstop. I think having the ebook version was to my advantage because I was able to trudge on even through some boring parts, which is not that many, and finish it just in time for the face to face discussion, tho...
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My Best Reads For 2012

With only 3 days to go before the year ends, I deem it best to list down now my most favorite reads for 2012. I don't expect to read much until the 31st, considering that all I want to do these days is just sleep most of the time, so there is no more any probability of having another favorite or best read before 2013 arrives. I consider 2012 as my the best reading year so far since I started being serious with my reading plans.This is the year that I did not just reach my reading goal of 50 books -- I was able to even surpass the number because as of this moment I have read a total of 54 book...
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my Christmas bookish loot!

This post is actually a combination of Books In The Mail and Book Buys posts which I regularly feature in this blog, but since this is Christmas season, I decided to make a special post for the bookish loot I acquired these past few days. Let me start with my book buys. Actually, it is only a book buy because it's only one book but still I consider it one great find from a sale bin: A Visit From The Goon Squad by Jennifer Egan for only P25.00! I don't usually buy print copies of books which I have ebook copies already, but I made an exception for this one for two reasons: it's a Pulitzer winn...
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REQUIRED READING: December 2012

Hohoho! It's the start of the Christmas season now, and my, how time flies! I'm a bit late for this Required Reading post, blame it on the busy buzz of the season, plus some personal circumstances which I will let you in on in just a little while. ;) First, let me make a recap of my November required readings. The Thirteenth Tale by Diane Setterfield. -- not read at all. It's currently gathering dust on my table. Hee. :) An Abundance of Katherines by John Green. Currently stuck at Chapter 9. Typical John Green humor is still there but I got tired with Colin and his theorems. Charlie and T...
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