Stardust

I just can’t believe that I was able to put off reading this work of Gaiman for a year now. The movie adaptation of this book was one of my favorites last year so I decided to try the book as well. Besides, I’ve been hearing good things about Neil Gaiman from my bookworm friends.  I’m glad I did because I enjoyed the book as much as I enjoyed the movie. Stardust is a fantasy story […]

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Geek Girl

When I was younger, I have identified five qualities I’m looking from a guy for me to like him. One, he should be smart. I really admire those guys who excel academically. For me,that means he really values education more than anything else. Two, he should know how to play guitar and can also sing a tune so  that he’ll be able to serenade me and maybe write a song for me. Four, he must […]

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Divergent

As usual, this is not part of my reading list for October but because of my ever impulsive tendency in choosing my next book to read, I decided to read it this soon so I can join the discussion in Filipino Group read for the month. Ever since I’ve joined goodreads, I’ve been reading a lot of good reviews about this book so I think it’s really worth reading. I am cautious though in reading […]

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Have a Little Faith

This is one of the first book I’ve read in 2011. Being a fan of Mitch Albom, this book has been part of my wish list since 2009 and fortunately, my wish was granted when I got 2 copies of this book as exchange gift in the two Christmas parties I attended last year. Having read most of the Mitch Albom’s works, I was really expecting that this will become part of my most-inspiring-books-i’ve-ever-read list. […]

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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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A Wrinkle in Time

I’d like to remind myself why I’ve been really meaning to read this book. This a Newbery medal award winner in 1963, and since most of the Newbery Medal books  I’ve read were really good, I assumed  that this is also entertaining. Well, after some jurassic years, I was able to read through it and contrary to my assumption, I did not find it entertaining at all. I commend the author for her imagination and for […]

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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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