#VTRinPH Cebu – Reading Print is Still Alive in this Generation

Thanks to National Bookstore, 3 best-selling authors came to the Philippines for 2 days of awesomeness (1 day in Manila & 1 day in Cebu). Of the three authors, I only knew of and read the books by Ransom Riggs. However, it was still a treat to get to know Tahereh Mafi and Vaeronica Rossi.

The Crowd

Here’s one-third of the crowd eagerly awaiting for the authors to arrive.

What is amazing about this event is the turn out of the crowd. Although some did just came over to the event area drawn out of curiosity from the crowd’s deafening screams, the number who did wait and stuck around for the whole event were still quite a number! Continue reading

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

Hollow City – Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children official sequel!

It’s official! Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children, a novel by Ransom Riggs infused with authentic vintage photographs, has an official title – “Hollow City” – and a release date!

Announced released date is 14 of January 2014. Still some 7 months of waiting but hopefully it will be worth it.

Entertainment Weekly’s Shelf Life has an exclusive excerpt. Read it here!

I haven’t read the excerpt and I choose not to. It’s just a me thing. I don’t want to get all excited (more than I already am). The release date has been postponed once. Still about half a year away, things can still happen that might (I hope not) delay the release again. But! There’s a very specific date given already so I do hope it stands.

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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