Month: February 2014

F2F26: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

TFG’s Book of the Month for February: What We Talk About When We Talk About Love by Raymond Carver

What We Talk About When We Talk About Love Face to Face Book Discussion Details: Date: February 22, 2014 Place: Cafe Adriatico, Ermita, Manila Time: 2 PM to 6 PM Discussion Leader: Monique Attendees: Me, Aaron, Aenna, Alexa, Alona, Aries, Beejay, Bennard, Ella, Gay, Gwaxa, Ingrid, JL, Jonathan (newbie), Joy, Louize, Mae, Maria, Marie, Meliza, Rhena, Rollie, Tina, Tricia, Veronica, Ycel Food I Ate: Pancit palabok and guyabano juice. Post-discussion Activity: Post-Valentine Exchange (I gave my three Valentines, uhm, highlighters when everyone else was giving away notes and undies) and Wear Your Love (I wore my The National concert tee). This discussion is rowdier than usual. The Bell of Power was powerless. We need new stuff, such as the Gong of Domination, the Megaphone of Doom, or the Duct Tape of Silence. After the Book Discussion: Discussion of random topics while loitering on the streets, dinner at Gerry’s Grill – Robinson’s Midtown. Other Nominated Books: Drown by Junot Díaz, Interpeter of Maladies by Jhumpa Lahiri, and Nocturnes by Kazuo Ishiguro. Next Month: The Alienist by Caleb Carr. If you wish to join us, please visit the …

Book Report: January 2014

Book Report: January 2014

This monthly feature is something new in the sense that I’ll just combine the books I’ve read (in lieu of the reading plans, plans which I didn’t faithfully follow) and the books I’ve hoarded (instead of the individual posts). But really, it’s just the same old banana. I am merely merging the two. By the way, here’s an update because I feel that I owe you one. I’ve been really busy with writing (blame this on the workshop that I joined) and distracted with movies (blame this on the awards season). My head is always up in the clouds and I am having a difficult time reading. It takes some time for me to snap back into reality. Please don’t think that I’ve lost my marbles, it’s just that I can’t help figuring out how to work my writing project in the best way possible. Trust me, this is not easy. I also haven’t been able to write a book review for months. The horror! I am thinking of just posting quick reviews, something like …