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WHEN SPARKS FLY by Ines Bautista-Yao

Summary from Goodreads: Twenty-four-year-old photographer's apprentice Regina has always felt like the plain, dull orange next to the shiny red apple that is her best friend Lana. But then she meets Ben—the first guy to ever break Lana's heart, and the first guy to ever make Regina feel that he only has eyes for her. As Regina finds herself falling hard for Ben, she also finds herself breaking all the rules of best-friendship. Will she give up the love of her life for Lana, or will she finally realize that she deserves her share of the spotlight, too? When Sparks Fly can be read as a s...
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FIRST FROST | Sarah Addison Allen

Summary from Goodreads: From the New York Times bestselling author of Garden Spells comes a story of the Waverley family, in a novel as sparkling as the first dusting of frost on new-fallen leaves... It's October in Bascom, North Carolina, and autumn will not go quietly. As temperatures drop and leaves begin to turn, the Waverley women are made restless by the whims of their mischievous apple tree... and all the magic that swirls around it. But this year, first frost has much more in store. Claire Waverley has started a successful new venture, Waverley’s Candies. Though her handcrafted conf...
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FRAGILE THINGS/Neil Gaiman

"There are so many fragile things, after all. People break so easily, and so do dreams and hearts." - Neil Gaiman Sigh. Isn't that a lovely quote? Fragile Things: Short Fiction and Wondersis my second Neil Gaiman -- Coraline was the first -- and I must say that I am fast becoming a fan of this literary genius. One more book and maybe I can finally declare that I am a true-blue Gaimanatic, hihi. ;) The reason why I chose to read Fragile Things as my second Gaiman book was because I have been wanting to try to read short story collections for quite a time (actually, I became even more serious t...
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2012 READERCON FILIPINO FRIDAY (5): Celebrating the Best

  So, it seems that this will be the last Filipino Friday for this year, because tomorrow is the 2nd Filipino Reader Conference at Filipinas Heritage Library, Makati. To cap this year’s Readercon Filipino Friday, the topic is about best books: August 17 – Celebrating the Best. In honor of the first Filipino Readers’ Choice Awards, let’s talk about our favorites for this year. What are your favorite books in 2012 so far? Have you read any awesome Filipino books in the year? If yes, make sure to include them in your list! What are your favorite books in 2012 so far? At the start of ...
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NEVER LET ME GO/Kazuo Ishiguro

How do I begin to write something about a book as marvellously written as Never Let Me Go? A mere cursory Google search will result in numerous reviews on this book far better than I can come up with. Still, I will try my best to write down my thoughts with what pathetic writing skills I have because I just have to say something or else my heart will burst into pieces. The first time I ever heard of this book was when I got as a gift a DVD copy of the movie version from Louize of A Thought On Each Page during our book club’s first anniversary last year. I still haven’t watched it, though, bec...
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