So who’s the winner?

Before we examine the entries and announce the winner, I’d like to say thanks to everyone who sent greetings through WordPress, Goodreads, Twitter, Facebook, and SMS. Now, let’s proceed to business. We have three qualified entries. As I mentioned, only WordPress followers as of April 24, 2012 or previous commenters may join. Why this rule? I don’t feel comfortable giving away stuff to people I just talked to. Besides, don’t…

Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

Malignant – Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller

I bought my copy of this from a sidewalk vendor who was asked by someone, probably a distant aunt, to sell a stack of books. There’s something cool and bohemian in buying such stuff, so yes, even if it was exorbitantly priced despite the major crease at the back, I bought it. I immediately attended to it. Hmm. Challenging. Not only did it assail me with a lot of French…

And today is…

My birthday! God’s nightgown! My age is now officially one notch higher than it was yesterday! Which isn’t so bad, so long as I don’t look like it. Please don’t react violently. Indulge me just even today. Anyway, instead of asking for gifts, I am going to give away freebies. Yes, all you need to do is answer, in more or less than 500 words, the following questions (on the comments…

Small, Medium, Large

April is the cruelest month

It’s surprising that I haven’t bought any books for the past couple of weeks at sale bins because I couldn’t find any books that I like. Cruel, no? I feel like something’s not right when this happens, so I took advantage of the summer sale at National Book Store. It’s almost the end of April, and had it not been for the discount, this would have been a bookless month.…

March's Book of the Month

TFG’s Book of the Month for March – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams

This is super late, and I only remembered to write something about it had I not imagined seeing the group photos somewhere. I asked my bookish friends if they have seen these photos on social networks only to find out that these haven’t been uploaded yet. Is that strange or what? In addition to that, I am in no mood to write something about the book discussion. If you have…

Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

A Literary Symphony in B Major – Cloud Atlas by David Mitchell

It was the first time that I attended the meetings of our book club. As it is with groups, little conversations sprout here and there. One conversation rippled within my hearing range, which was about trying out David Mitchell’s novels. The words came from a Haruki Murakami fan. That member feasted on his books, and indeed, it’s high time to dip fingers on other goods. It stuck inside my head.…

Literary Blog Hop for April

The Literary Blog Hop is hosted at The Blue Bookcase. I’ve always been checking this one out, but this is my first time to participate. I’ll try my best to make this a regular thing. I remember telling one of my bookish friends that I’ll be joining this on my birthday month, and I think she also did the same. So yes, you are now free to call me a…

Volume II resets my page count to 1

An affair last Good Friday – Jane Eyre by Charlotte Brontë

This book formally commences my five-year long engagement with The Classics Challenge of The Classics Club, hosted at A Room of One’s Own. Yes, it’s both a club and a challenge. We have a Goodreads group wherein participants get or receive an invitation once their list of classics is submitted as an announcement to take on the challenge. So yes, I started reading this last Friday, Good Friday, the observation…

You agree that these are good finds, no?

A Pretty Good Book Hunting Week

Here’s a summary of the books that I got for the last week of March. Just to let you know, I’ve been to around five second hand book stores. If you continue reading, you can conclude which one is my favorite branch. Book Sale – Makati Square March 26, 2012 Middlemarch by George Eliot (Php 115.00) – Finally, I found an edition that I like and that is not so…

A heartwarming message from a wonderful writer

Quarterly Rhapsody: Signed Books

Recently, I joined three of my bookish friends, Kwesi, Maria, and Rollie, for the book signing of a young adult author. The author’s name escapes me now. Lauren Oliver? I am sorry. Regular readers of this blog, which I am confident must be at around five or at most ten, must know that I am not keen at this genre. I will explore it soon, but that is not the…

Books To Read: April 2012

Books To Read: April 2012

It’s April, and as usual, I have not finished the March reading plan. I am one book behind. It sucks, I know, so I am making a few adjustments to make this month’s reading plan achievable. No drastic changes though. I’ll still stick to five required books per month. I’ll just start including our book club’s books of the month in my required reading plan if they are books that…