book tours

{Blog Tour} QUALITY SNACKS | Andy Mozina

***** Driven by strange ambitions, bungled love, and a taste for – or abject fear of – physical danger, the characters in this collection enact the paradox in the concept of a quality snack: the dream of transmuting the mundane into something extraordinary.  Andy Mozina depicts high-stakes performances to gratify both deep and superficial needs: A man experiencing a career crisis watches a 74-year-old great grandmother perform aerial acrobatics at the top of a swaying 110-foot pole. A troubled young man tries to end his father’s verbal harassment by successfully hunting a polar bear. Despe...
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{Blog Tour} THE REAL SCORE | Kesh Tanglao

***** Caitlin's friendship with Marcus, the de facto frontman of the world's biggest boy band Gezellig, has long been an object of scrutiny by almost everyone--their friends and families, the media, and his fans--ever since they "went public" a couple of years back. Who wouldn't be interested? She was a nobody, catapulted into the limelight of his fame when he struck an unusual friendship with her. To both Caitlin and Marcus, what they have is a "perfect little thing." But then something comes along and threatens it. In a no-holds-barred interview, will they finally be forced to settle t...
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DON’T FORGET THE SOAP (And Other Reminders From My Fabulous Filipina Mother) | Marie Claire Lim Moore

***** For the (not too many) regular visitors of this blog, it is evident that non-fiction books are not a constant staple on my plate. When I read the title of this book, however, I immediately signed up for the scheduled blog tour, because of two words that caught my interest: Filipina and Mother. It is no secret that I am currently trying to read as many local books as I can. Upon learning that the author is a full-blood Filipina, being born to Filipino parents, I knew that  I had to read this book. And since I am a (struggling) new mom, I figured that this book would also contain tips wh...
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