quick reviews

Quick Reviews: John Grisham’s The Broker, The Associate, and The Litigators

I'm reading faster than I write blog posts (which is old news with me, actually) and so here I am with my thoughts, albeit short, before I lost my drive yet again (thank God for petiks Fridays!). It's been a while since I last read a Grisham but a good friend gave me a copy of The Broker a few weeks ago and because I was due for another read, I decided to start. I finished it soon enough and decided to start another from my Kindle. Result: A John Grisham reading marathon of 3 novels for more or less two weeks. * The Broker by John Grisham Published: 2006 Summary from Goodreads: In his...
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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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Quick Reviews: Trese by Budjette Tan | Wedding Night Stand by Mina V. Esguerra | Unseen Moon by Eliza Victoria

*** *Doing this post as a remedy to my ever-growing review backlog. *** Murder on Balete Drive (Trese #1) by Budjette Tan Summary from Goodreads: When the sun sets in the city of Manila, don't you dare make a wrong turn and end up in that dimly-lit side of the metro, where aswang run the most-wanted kidnapping rings, where kapre are the kingpins of crime, and engkantos slip through the cracks and steal your most precious possessions. When crime takes a turn for the weird, the police call Alexandra Trese. Trese: Murder On Balete Drive contains the following: Case 1: At the Intersection of B...
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Quick Reviews: THE THIEF, CASE HISTORIES, & THE EYRE AFFAIR

I got a little bit stressed when I realized that it's almost the end of the year and I still haven't made substantial progress with my review backlog. This may sound to be very OC-ish but I wanted a clean slate for the new year with respect to my pending book reviews. A fresh start, so to speak, since I wanted to minimize, if not totally do away, with review backlogs for 2015. I'm actually tempted to just do away with no reviews (less stressful) but I also feel that every book I read deserves to be reviewed. So, as a solution, here is a 3-in-1 post of the books I've read recently that were nei...
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Quick Reviews: Welcome to Envy Park, Finding X, Hot Like This, Fall Like Rain

One of my reading goals this year is to read more local works, and I think I am faring well on this. Most of the Filipino books I have read recently are contemporary romance novellas which never failed to take me out of a reading slump or provided the necessary breather in between reading more "serious" books. I am also glad that almost all of these stories were really good ones (there was one which I totally disliked, I won't even bother to write about it because the mere thought of it makes me want to tear my hair out of frustration)) but since they're quick reads, my blogging skills cannot...
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