Month: August 2014

F2F32: Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

TFG’s Book of the Month for August: Fear of Flying by Erica Jong

Fear of Flying Face to Face Book Discussion Details: Date: August 16, 2014 Place: Titania Wine Cellar, San Antonio Village, Makati City Time: 2 PM to 6 PM Discussion Leader: Marie Attendees: Me, Aaron, Alona, Camille, Ella, Gwaxa, Farrah (newbie), Ingrid, Louize, Maria, Meliza, Monique, Peter (newbie), Ranee, Rhett (newbie), Tricia, Ycel, Veronica Food I Ate: I had lunch at a nearby resto (buffalo wings, rice, quesadillas, beer), so I just sipped red wine. I forget what kind of red wine it was. Activities: Charades. The words we guessed were, well, adult words. Such as the now infamous blowjob, thanks to one of our members’ “great expectations.” After the Book Discussion: Most of us watched the musical The Last Five Years. A few of us ate dinner and had coffee. I was with the latter. Other Nominated Books: The Lover by Marguerite Duras and Tropic of Cancer by Henry Miller. Next Month: The Storied Life of A. J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zevin. If you wish to join us, please visit the discussion thread and the Facebook event for more details. Photos courtesy of Monique and Ycel. Advertisements

F2F31: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

TFG’s Book of the Month for July: A Tale of Two Cities by Charles Dickens

A Tale of Two Cities Face to Face Book Discussion Details: Date: July 26, 2014 Place: Cab Cafe, Kapitolyo, Pasig City Time: 3 PM to 6 PM Discussion Leaders: Camille and Ycel Attendees: Me, Ella, Gwaxa, Kristel, Louize, Marie, Monique, Ranee, Veronica Food I Ate: Cafe latte and violet guava tea (I already ate before arriving at the venue). Activities: A trivia game à la Game of the Generals where you have to scream and send the other team to the guillotine. Well, not really but I guess it could work that way. After the Book Discussion: Dinner at Cafe Juanita. Other Nominated Books: The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn by Mark Twain and The Count of Monte Cristo by Alexandre Dumas. Next Month: Fear of Flying by Erica Jong. If you wish to join us, please visit the discussion thread and the event thread for more details. Photos courtesy of Camille and Monique.

Book Report: July 2014

Book Report: July 2014

This is super late. If you really want to know why I am only posting this now and why I haven’t been keeping you updated, I just moved to a new place. Hurrah? Hurrah! And I am still in the process of transferring my Internet account to our new humble hole. So yeah, I’m using my break time at the office to blog. Here’s the July Report (plus the first ten days of August): Books Finished: Fear of Flying by Erica Jong – 4 out of 5 stars. I didn’t give a flying fuck about morality when I read this. Yeah, I just typed fuck because this is about a woman’s search for a zipless fuck. It’s our August book of the month. (Php 648.00, Fully Booked – Rockwell, July 12) House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski – 5 out of 5 stars. Read with Kristel, Maria, and Monique. This is such a great book that I managed to post a review of it a few days after I finished it. A discussion over lunch with two …