Saturday, December 31, 2011

Read More Books - a 2012 Resolution

Time and again, I kept saying that I have amassed a ton of books, too many for a busy person to read. This year, I promise to set aside an hour a day at the most to sit, relax and bury myself in the amazing stories that have remained  in my bookshelf.

I'll also be giving away books, both old and new, so I can share with my fellow bookworms the amazing journeys I have traveled through the pages of what I read.

Cheers to a more inspired, well-read and bookish me this new year!


Monday, October 24, 2011

The Winners of the Reader's Digest Giveaway!

Hi fellow bookworms! Here's the raffle video I did for the Reader’s Digest Oct 2011 Cracked Me Up! (Plus a Giveaway!).  Congratulations to Tony, Crystal, Tessa and Marites. And thanks to all who joined. Til my next bookworm giveaway!


Saturday, October 1, 2011

Reader's Digest Oct 2011 Cracked Me Up! (Plus a Giveaway!)


 *This was originally published at bookworm.i.ph




My Reader's Digest for October 2011 is here!!!

I wasn't feeling all too well today. I was groggy and I feel like my heart is going to give up soon. I blame it on staying awake for long periods at time and forgetting to sleep. So I I had to forego that Tapella dinner and just let Peter go to that wonderful food tasting event in Greenbelt 5. Anyway, when I woke up early this evening, I was greeted, not just by my husband who came home bringing food from Tapella, but I also got my Reader's Digest October 2011 Edition in the mail.

Thursday, September 29, 2011



Something Borrowed is the first book of Emily Giffin I've ever read. I remember one afternoon, I was shopping with Peter when we dropped by Powerbooks at Festival Mall because there was a sale. As usual, I looked at the section of my favorite authors (Nicholas Sparks, Sophie Kinsella, Danielle Steel to name a few) just to see if there's anything new. Then  Peter noticed this movie trailer being shown on their wall TV. The title of the movie is Something Borrowed. I didn't give it much attention until Peter pointed it out to me. The usual storyteller that he is, he gave me a synopsis of what the movie was about and lo and behold I was intrigued. He said it's actually based on a book so I immediately looked for it (it was just right there on the bestseller stand) and purchased a copy (Months later, I watched the film and it was awesome as well!)

Friday, August 12, 2011

I've Got Mail from Pottermore


 Oooohhhmigaaaaddd!!! I'm so excited! I've just gotten mail from Pottermore and I wanna share with you all what it says:
 


You have been selected for early entry into Pottermore!


We’re really excited to confirm that you are one of the lucky people selected for early entry into Pottermore, ahead of when it is open-to-all in October, to help us add finishing touches!


We will activate your account between mid-August and the end of September, so keep checking your inbox for our Welcome email. When this arrives you will be able to enter Pottermore. In the meantime, you can check the Pottermore Insider for all the latest news, updates and announcements.

We look forward to welcoming you to Pottermore.

 P.S.
By the way, I am QueenSun 147 in Pottermore. Looking forward to October! ^_^ 

Monday, August 8, 2011

Mini Shopaholic by Sophie Kinsella


  

I love Sophie Kinsella. Hence, the moment I found out about her newest creation, I headed to the bookstore and bought it. That was ages ago. I am sad to say that I only got to finish reading it a few days ago and that I didn't like this book that much. True, it's still about Becky Bloomwood and her unending battle with her shopaholic disease, but then that's it. I thought that this time around, it would be more about her little 2 year old daughter, Minnie. Maybe I expected wrong. But what can I say, I really thought there would be less Becky and more Minnie.

Sunday, June 5, 2011

One Fifth Avenue by Candace Bushnell


Candace Bushnell's One Fifth Avenue is such a fun and witty read! It's the last thing I look forward to reading before I go to bed and my evening rituals have been great since. As soon as 3am would hit the clock, I couldn't wait to get out of my office so I can prepare for bed and read the next adventures of the powerful women of One Fifth Avenue.



On this book, Bushnell tells the intertwining story of five New York women who live in the chicest  New York apartment -- One Fifth. I haven't been in this glorious city but Candace Bushnell, just like with her Sexy and the City novels, has brought me there. I felt like I was one of the girls, or at least wishing I was living that kind of posh, exciting and sophisticated life as well.

Among all the five characters (Mindy Gooch, Enid Merle, Lola Fabrikant, Annnaliss Rice, and Louise Houghton), Annalisa was my favorite. She embodied the kind of class, character, simplicity and wealth that I would like to deserve someday. Yeah, that's my wishful thinking!

Reading about the intricate and interesting stories of these women, with their respective men seemingly starring in their lives but in the end, posed to be mere backdrops in these women's colorful lives, it made me think of my own... Nah, I love my husband too much to be like those women! Haha! It's just interesting though how they got to have it all, without having it all!

Anyway, if you're looking for some summer fun chick lit, One Fifth it is. Kudos to Candace Bushnell for coming up with another bestseller! It would be awesome to see this turned into a film. What do you think? ^_^                   

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Thor, Avengers, Archie Marries Graphic Novels




Ever since I watched Thor last weekend, twice --- one in  3D and one on regular cinema, I've really been gaga about him. Perhaps it's because Chris  Hemsworth was really perfect for the role, with his God-like,  uber gorgeous body and those blue eyes to die for. Natalie Portman was an awesome Jane foster too! I didn't at all see her Black Swan character in there (unlike Jennifer Aniston for instance who pretty much acts like Rachel Green of Friends in almost every role she portrays). Even Kat Dennings was awesome. A few hours before I watched Thor in 3D, I watched Charlie Bartlett at home where  Kat Dennings also starred and it's amazing how she transformed into this cute political science sidekick of Jane Foster in the movie as opposed to usually being slutty or flirty in some movies she starred in. 

Tuesday, March 15, 2011

Paul Chadwick's Concrete: Depths




This interesting graphic novel is one of those books given to me and my hubby as a gift from Gabriel Chee Kee, my cousin-in-law, who's a member of the famous Filipino band, Parokya ni Edgar. Everyone knows that Gab is such a geek when it comes to comic books so I was really surprised when he gave us three books from his collection, one of which is this classic and little-seen stories from the legendary CONCRETE series.  This is Book 1: Depths