2015

Ten Quotes I Love From Books I Read This Year

[caption id="attachment_1408" align="aligncenter" width="320"] Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly meme of The Broke and the Bookish[/caption] An hour before Tuesday in my side of the world ends and I should be working at this hour (I'm having my third cup of coffee -- unusual in my case so this deserves the mention) but my mind doesn't want to cooperate so here's a blog post for ya (thank God for memes and for fairly easy topics). This week's Top Ten Tuesday topic is about book quotes -- something that I really look forward to when I'm reading (gotta have that highlighter on hand always). I'm doing a...
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Happy 5th birthday, book blog!

Let's celebrate! Wow, I can't believe it's been 5 years. And here I am, thinking if I should still continue with book blogging. (But I recently renewed my subscription so I guess I'm sticking around here for at least one more year.) Honestly, my life's had some adjustments this year that it's been difficult for me to keep up with my blogging duties. Reading (non-work related) has become the least of my priorities and this also holds true with blogging. However, I also feel sentimental when I think about not blogging anymore because, you see, it's been five years. Five years of reading and putt...
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Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman

Quick Reviews: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen |The Boyfriend List by E. Lockhart | Cities by Carla de Guzman
Catching up with my review backlog before the year ends! I cannot not post anything about a book I've read, even for a few lines, because that's the way I am. Haha. Here are quick thoughts on three books I read several months back: The Peach Keeper by Sarah Addison Allen Summary from Amazon: It’s the dubious distinction of thirty-year-old Willa Jackson to hail from a fine old Southern family of means that met with financial ruin generations ago. The Blue Ridge Madam—built by Willa’s great-great-grandfather and once the finest home in Walls of Water, North Carolina—has stood for years as a ...
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Filipino Friday 2015 #1: Five Ways Reading has Changed My Life

Filipino Friday 2015 #1: Five Ways Reading has Changed My Life
Hi, everyone! The 5th Filipino Reader Conference is happening on November 28, 2015 at Henry Sy Sr. Hall, De La Salle University. To spice up the countdown, as in previous FilReadercons, Filipino Fridays is back! Here's a short intro from the Filipino Readercon website: For those who are new to this activity, Filipino Friday is a weekly internet meme held during the Fridays of the Filipino Reader Conference month where Filipino readers around the world (like you!) are highly encouraged to take part in! To be able to participate in this activity, all you need to do is to read the weekly Filip...
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WHAT I LOVED | Siri Hustvedt

Summary from Goodreads: What I Loved is a deeply touching elegiac novel that mourns for the New York artistic life, which was of a time but now has gone--by extension, it is about all losses swept away by mischance and time. Half-blind and alone, Leo tells us of marriage and friendship, and makes the sheer fragility of what seemed forever not only his subject, but perhaps the only subject worth considering. Scholars Leo and his wife Erica admire, and befriend, artist Bill and his first and second wives--their respective sons Matthew and Mark grow up together until the first of a series of t...
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