My October 2014 Books


These are the books I’ve read for the month of October. I’m surprised I actually read this many when I’m suppose to be “controlling” myself hahaha.

1. Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock – Matthew Quick (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1028117491)
2. Trinity Blood: Rage Against the Moons – From the Empire – Sunao Yoshida (https://www.goodreads.com/review/show/1071497955) Continue reading

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Hey Ransom! See you tomorrow!


 

 

 

Hey Cebuanos and people in Cebu, Philippines! The event’s finally tomorrow! Who’s excited??!?!? Clearly not me. :p

Tahereh Mafi, Ransom Riggs, and Veronica Rossi are all coming for a book signing event and are in fact already here in the Philippines today! People in Manila are probably already enjoying them already. Tomorrow they come to Cebu and I’ve been waiting for the day to arrive since it was announced!

I’m going to go practice what I’m going to say. That is if I can even get the courage to say something!

I had sore throat and lost my voice when Margaret Stohl was here and she was quite engaging. All I could do was nod or shake my head. Boo. I was speechless when I met Mitch Albom (because it’s Mitch Albom). I practiced what I was going to say/ask him before actually going up to meet him and I blanked. This time maybe I’ll fare better. Hopefully. Third time’s the charm right? right?!?! We’ll see tomorrow. Whew.

 

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Book Signing

My Yellow Brick Road


As I stood in the bookstore amid all those books I coveted, I started missing the world that had welcomed me with open arms. I wanted to pick one book up and immerse myself in it.

So much.

In that moment I heard Dorothy whisper to me “not yet” and I saw Detective Jane Rizzoli, Dr. Maura Isles, Detective Kate Beckett, and Lisbeth Salander all shaking their heads smiling at me their eyes telling me “not yet”.

I then understood.

I walked out of the bookstore with not a single book in hand but with the promise that in 20 days, they’re waiting for me. And in this 20 days I have to make sure I deserve to be back on that yellow brick road.

I’ve dealt with dead bodies but I’m afraid of ghosts. (The Haunting Season – Michelle Muto)


CONTAINS SPOILERS!

♫ Three blind mice. Three blind mice.
See how they run. See how they run.
♫ They all ran after the farmer’s wife
Who cut off their tails with a carving knife ♪
Did you ever see such a sight in your life
♫ As three blind mice? 

Little girls, dolls, mirrors, ghosts, demons, Ouija board, and a nursery rhyme. Perfect combination for an alternative for caffeine. And I don’t drink coffee.

Be careful what you let in… Continue reading

Mitch Albom’s Time Keeper


CONTAINS SPOILERS !

Man alone measures time. Man alone chimes the hour. And, because of this, man alone suffers a paralyzing fear that no other creature endures. A fear of time running out.

Time Keeper is a fictitious book by Mitch Albom. Since it’s by him, it’s bound to have a spiritual feel to it and it does only it doesn’t hold me as much as his non-fiction books do. Then again, a descently written true story still holds me more than a book of fiction does no matter how good fiction is written.

The book is written in a unique way where a sentence, or part of it is highlighted in bold and the rest of the paragraph or sentence is not. I’m not quite sure what the reason is for doing so and what was  Mitch Albom’s criteria for choosing which to highlight. For dramatic effect maybe? If that’s the case, it didn’t have that effect on me. It only got me confused somewhat. If it worked for you, please do enlighten me. Continue reading

Season one of Rizzoli and Isles. It felt like a Fanfic.


I was hoping to make just one post about Rizzoli and Isles series. Just one long post and that’s it. But, as a fan of Tess Gerritsen’s work and detective stories, I just can’t resist not writing more.

I finally finished the first season and I guess I now have the right to judge it. Rather late but hey, better late than never! (says the person who’s almost always late to class)

If this series was set to have a dark theme or if people thinks it is, it’s not. To my standards, it’s not. Not with how they presented Dr. Isles. Take it from someone who has read the books it’s based on. Continue reading

Rizzoli & Isles Series: When my favorite author’s book comes to life. Book Vs Series


Tess Gerritsen is my favorite author for a number of reasons. When I heard years ago that they were going to make a series based on her medical thrillers, I got really excited. But I didn’t watch it.

The series isn’t it available here in our country. I could watch it through the net but I wanted it to progress to a few seasons first. A good sign that a series is any good is that it advances to a few seasons. At least 3 seasons was my quota. I am a bit critical because after all, this is based on the work of my favorite author.

The series is now 3 seasons down going for a 4th so I decided to finally start watching. But honestly it wasn’t because of this that I decided to start watching. It was because of Castle’s 5th season ending. Castle was the only series I was following and since the season ended and it would be quite some time before the 6th season would start, I was left with nothing to watch. Then I remembered this series, looked it up on google and decided it was time I started on it. Continue reading

Emma Bloom – ♫This girl is on FIRE!♫


CONTAINS SPOILERS!

I want to keep spoilers on my write up about Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children to the absolute minimum if possibly none at all so I decided to put this separately because I can’t help but write even just a bit about it. So here goes:

If I could be one character in Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, I’d want to be Emma Bloom. Continue reading

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children – READ IT!


NO SPOILERS.. I think.

This is another book I got for anti-valentines and I just have to say that his is one heavy book. Literally heavy. I wonder what material it’s made of. It’s heavier than books more than double its chapters!

Surprisingly, for a 300+ page book it’s only got 11 chapters. That’s something I haven’t encountered in a book of this genre in a while which usually go for 20 0r 30+ chapters. Then again, the number of chapters don’t matter much other than it makes it sound short. Or am I wrong?

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