Category Archives: Book Blog

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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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 ┬áhas 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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Treasure Your Friends who Pick Your Nose. [Will Grayson, Will Grayson, Green and Levithan]

I am a fan of John Green. I have all his three novels in my Favorites Shelf, and I am exercising the best of my EQ while I wait for my reserved copy of his newest novel, The Fault in … Continue reading

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A Curious Incident of the Dog [and Tin’s] in the Night-time [and Some Other Times], Mark Haddon

I was a teenager driven by angst and swimming in the gallant idea of love when I first read Haddon’s Whitebread Award Winner. I vaguely remember liking it back in high school, and as I started hoarding again, I wanted … Continue reading

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