• 30th September
    2014
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    2014
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    2014
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  • 16th September
    2014
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Neil Gaiman’s the Last Temptation: A Book Review

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 I was curious of The Last Temptation mostly (but not solely) because it’s a Neil Gaiman. I am a fan of his works, and this one surely did not disappoint.

The Last Temptation is a short illustrated story of a young boy named Steven. He stumbled upon a theatre, which can only be seen at sunset. He met the theatre’s showman who allured him into a world of never growing up, of a life with no pain, nor things to be afraid of. The showman was so persistent, and I kept on wondering how Steven can escape.

I like how the story ended with a promise.. it’s very realistic, when you come to think about it. Things that scares us do not necessarily have to happen.. but the possibility is always lurking in our midst, and keeps us on our toes. The ending of this book is a reminder that we must always watch out for ourselves.. that bad things may or may not happen, but we must always persevere and must always be ready.. no matter what.

"When you’ve become the thing that scares, there’s nothing to be scared of ever again.."

  • 16th September
    2014
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    2014
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  • 12th September
    2014
  • 12

7 DEADLY SINS OF A READER

Okay. Finally doing this. Shout out to Aigel for tagging me! ;)

1. What is your most inexpensive book?  

Among all the ones I’ve bought, my most inexpensive book is Project Princess (Princess Diaries 4.5). I got it on sale! ;)

 

2. What author do you have a love/hate relationship with?  

Bob Ong. I love most of his works.

  • ABNKKBSNPLAKo?!
  • Bakit Baliktad Magbasa Ng Libro Ang Mga Pilipino?
  • MACARTHUR
  • Kapitan Sino

I hate some of his works.

  • Ang Paboritong Libro ni Hudas
  • Stainless Longganisa

Need I say more? Haha.

3. What book have you devoured over and over again with no shame?

How many can I list here? Haha. I will try to limit it to 3 (or 5?):

  • A Kingdom of Dreams
  • Almost Heaven
  • Promise Me Forever
  • Lothario
  • Effortless 

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  • 11th September
    2014
  • 11

Screwdrivered (Cocktail #3) by Alice Clayton

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It is no secret that I love reading. I can almost always enjoy any kind of feel-good books.. but there are only very few that touched my heart in a personal kind of way.. like a reflection of myself and my ideals.

This book speaks to my inner self.. the me, who is still yearning for a life do-over.. the me, who is dreaming of a faceless hero, of late night phone calls and pizza (yes. pizza.)

The Cocktail Series is very entertaining. But this is definitely my favorite. I didn’t feel rushed. It kept me pinning for the nice guy over the hot bod..It was very satisfying when things unraveled and the nice guy won at the end.

5 stars! Shout out to Ms. Alice Clayton! Great job on this one.

Screwdrivered convo excerpt:

V: Want to know a secret?

C: About you? I’m all ears.

V: I’ve never been in love before.

  • 10th September
    2014
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    2014
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