Author Archives: Tin Patag

Bottled Stars in The Fault in Our Stars: A Movie Review ofsomesort

I  crawl back to this tiny space I created in the vast multitude of the Interwebs to talk about a movie, and not a book. But dear reader, if you do exist, kindly understand that this movie is important to … Continue reading

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To Love The Lies of Locke Lamora

My love for A Gentleman Bastards sequence springs from my bookish friends who ignore my mounting pile of to-read books at home and on my office table, and keep shoving good books to my face faster than we both know … Continue reading

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A Happy (Camp-Half Blood) Camper on The House of Hades

I have so much to say, more professions to make on The House of Hades, which may just be my favorite Percy Jackson book evarr. Oy, Riordan, you silly. I  hate love you, too. My Percabeth sailed to the depths … Continue reading

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Eleanor and Park (and My Feelings), Rainbow Rowell

1. “…Tell us, why has Romeo and Juliet survived for four hundred years?” Park hated talking in class. Eleanor frowned at him, then looked away. He felt himself blush. “Because…” he said quietly, looking at his desk, because people want … Continue reading

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Maybe 1Q84, Haruki Murakami

Let me start this with an epiphany: Rainy days are best with Weird Books. Roughly 19 months after I received this beautiful hardcover of 1Q84 from my college professor, I unearthed my copy and settled in for the stormy long … Continue reading

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The Affirmation of my Being a PercaBeth Shipper or a Blog on The Mark of Athena, Rick Riordan

I will be 24 when the final book of The Heroes of Olympus is released, and I still may not have found a Seaweed Brain for myself, by then–but this post is not about my old maid woes or where … Continue reading

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To live and love vicariously through On Love, Alain de Botton

1. Everyone  has a love story to tell, and while each is beautiful, the skills of its teller magnify the charm of each story. The longing for a destiny is nowhere stronger than in our romantic life. All too often … Continue reading

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Anna and the French Kiss, and all her other problems I wish to have

It was one of those days that it was a universally acknowledged truth that I was being pathetic. I knew I needed a lift, so I picked up Anna and the French Kiss from my shelves. I was more than … Continue reading

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Finding the book to call yours, or a post on Why We Broke Up by Daniel Handler

A friend gave this book and told me, “This is your book.” — …the thing with your heart’s desire is that your heart doesn’t even know what it desires until it turns up. Like a tie at a tag sale, … Continue reading

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When my University Professor told me to drop dead, I probably should have [The Fault in Our Stars, John Green]

Back in my Kwentong Popular class in College, we were told to give our pitch for a one-hour screenplay as a course requirement. Mine was about “star-crossed lovers,” who could just not become the couple that they were supposed to … Continue reading

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