The Wonderful Wizard of Oz

Originally posted from Goodreads. I was able to finish this book in one day, thanks to the poor service of NBI that I have to read this book while waiting in line to entertain myself, only to find out that my name has a hit because of my service obligation to the country as a DOST scholar so my twelve hours of waiting in line to process my clearance application resulted to waiting in vain. I […]

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Charlie and the Chocolate Factory

Originally posted from Goodreads Finally, Im done reading this book. Ive been wanting to read this ever since I learned that the movie of the same title was based on this book. ANother reason why I want to read this is because it is also included in the BBC big list along with another Children’s Classic, Charlotte’s Web which was also adapted into a movie. The story is about the adventure of Charlie Bucket and […]

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That Kind of Guy

I’m not really fussy when it comes to book covers for I’m an avid believer of the famous quote “don’t judge the book by its cover” although, I also believe that it doesn’t work all the time. But if I will be ask to choose among all of Mina Esguerra’s books based on their cover, I’ll definitely choose this one. I just love the color and the picture of a girl reading in this cover. […]

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Fairy Tale Fail

Fairy Tale Fail is my third book of Mina Esguerra, and so far,  she never failed to amuse me with her stories. Just like her two other books that I’ve read, the plot of this novella is cute, easy to read and has the “kilig” moments that I can easily relate to. Generally, the story is kind of familiar to me because I’ve read other stories with similar plot. What make this book stand out are […]

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Ella Enchanted

It is actually surprising that most of the movies I love are based on books, just like this one. I love Anne Hathaway and I always find the role of a Princess or a royal personality so fit for her so I’ve been meaning to watch Ella Enchanted ever since I first learned about it. Unfortunately, I was not able to watch it on the big screen so it was only last year that I […]

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TGIF Reads

I don’t have the luxury of time for reading lately so obviously, my currently reading list is starting to pile up. I’ve been reading Sense and Sensibility for ages and I have to put off reading   Sophie’s World in favor of Jellicoe Road for the TFG’s May Face-to-Face Discussion and started reading Up a Road Slowly this week for my Newbery Medal Challenge. I’ve actually found the last two books amazing so I’m  having a kind […]

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Prince Caspian

I remember the first time I learned about the Chronicles of Narnia was when one of my professors back in college asked us, as a bonus question in our exam, to enumerate the seven books of the series. During that time, I’ve only heard about TLTWTW so instead of feeling happy for the bonus points, I got disappointed for i’ve only one point for that bonus question.(Actually, the exam was so hard that I have […]

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Black Beauty

I have no idea about this book except for the hint on the cover that this is a story of a horse. I always find a copy of this in the children’s section of booksale but I always end up ignoring it since it doesn’t have a Newberry seal in its cover and I am not really fond of pony books so I thought it will not fit me. It was only when I‘ve  finally […]

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The Magician’s Nephew

Honestly, I thought I would find this book boring and uninteresting unlike the first book of the series. I have to stop at the end of first chapter because I find the story very slow and flat so I decided to try the Lion, the Witch and the Wizard first, and have a glimpse of Narnia through the adventures of the Pevensie siblings. I enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed the movie that […]

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The Little Prince

I first learned about the Little Prince in one of the my values education lesson back in high school. Our lesson then was about friendship and the excerpt of story of the Little Prince and the fox was used as an example of how friendship is formed among individuals. I didn’t know about the beauty of the book then until a college friend of mine told me how she loved this book. When I first […]

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