Monday, October 29, 2012

“The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you'll go.”  

― Dr. Seuss, I Can Read With My Eyes Shut!

Four Seasons of Reading

What season do you find yourself more motivated to read?

I realized that I read more during Autumn and Winter. That's the time of the year that I'd rather stay at home and read than go anywhere else, because of the cold and windy weather.

While on Spring and Summer, I'll always be going out with friends, giving me less time to read even at night.

What about you? What season do you read more books?

Bookmooch #8 - Foxe's Book of Martyrs and Tuesdays with Morrie


 Once in your life you would stumble upon something and your life is never the same again. 
That's how I would describe my love affair with Bookmooch.com
This place has become a haven and heaven for me. I would have never enjoyed receiving and reading awesome books if not for this site. 

1. Angela's Ashes by Frank McCourt
2. Foxe's Book of Martys by John Foxe
3. The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
4. Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom

My recent mooches from bookmooch
one of my all-time fave

Awesome Autumn Morning

 
What an awesome morning!
As the surrounding is garb with the colors of autumn.

With an equally awesome book^^*

Tuesday, October 23, 2012

Bookmooch #7 - Book Crossing - Kite Runner


Happy to get another book through Bookmooch.com. This book is from a fellow bookmoocher from Germany. I'm excited to read and release my first-ever book-crossing read ^^*

This book is a little special because it is a traveling book. See photo above for description.

Never judge a book by its movie


Sunday, October 21, 2012

STILL the Word's Number 1 Best-selling Book


Cool Bookmarks

I would love to have this bookmarks...they're so cool^^*

The Book Thief Mania



Finally I'm reading The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. I saw this book while browsing in whatthebook.com for some books to buy. The moment I've read the synopsis, no question. I won't let this book pass unread!



Liesel and Rudy

"How about a kiss, saummensch?" Famous words of Rudy.

spoiler...T_T
thanks to Cinderella in Rubber Shoes for this photo~~

Dewey the Library Cat


I'm currently reading this book (along with 2 other books) about the famous, cute and adorable, Spencer Library cat, Dewey. His full name is actually Dewey Readmore Books.

Don't you just love how handsome he looks in this photo?
While I'm reading this book, I couldn't help wishing to have my own cat as well. Dewey is the second animal character that made me cry. 

For more info about Dewey, visit their website. www.deweyreadmorebooks.com



From the Library


I was so excited to borrow books. Then my excitement was dampened when they told me I could only borrow up to 3 books.. T_T

Anyway, I got these three books to feast this week.



 

Of Chocolate, Balloons and the Great Divorce


It's been a while since I last visited the library. So today, after mailing the book requested by a fellow Bookmoocher, I decided to dropped by the library. I was surprised to see new books. Most of them are books that I've been wanting to read. 


1. The Great Divorce by C.S. Lewis
2. Up by Disney Pixar
3. Chocolate Fever by Robert Kimmel Smith

I'm not in the mood of reading long pages now. I chose this three short-reads for our trip on Sunday. Just to have something to read while traveling. This three books are just perfect companions for my trip!

My Billion Year Contract by Nancy Many


The book is about a former Scientologist, Nancy Many. She talked about how she got into and why she abandoned it. I'm excited to read this to know what's inside :-)

Meeting Mr. Roald Dahl, Hope for the Flowers and Mango Street


I visited my favorite library today and I decided to read children's book for a change. ^^*
 While I was reading, I was thinking why I didn't have these books when I was young and starting to love reading? But then again, it's never too late, right? 


From the Library:
The first Roald Dahl's book I read

My 2nd book by Roald Dahl
I was amused and delighted reading this cute book.




Bookmooch #6 - Angela's Ashes

And so this week ends with a little adrenalin rush hangover. I got 3 books from 3 different countries in one day!
After giving away the first copy from Turkey, I got my own copy again. This time from Romania.

 Foxe's Book of Martyrs by John Foxe from Florida, USA and Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom from Greece.

You are what you EAT. You are what you READ.

You are what you EAT. You are what you READ.

Friday, October 12, 2012

Overwhelming Reads this Week

For this week's books from the library, I got these...


1. Everything is Illuminated by Jonathan Safran Foer. I randomly picked up this book out of impulse. Never heard of the author nor the book.

2. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak. "I've got to have or read this book." That's what I said to myself the first time I saw this book.

3. George's Marvelous Medicine by Roald Dahl. Another book from the author whose books I wanted to collect.


Thursday, October 11, 2012

Books-Turned-to-Movies


One thing I could do all day and even all night long is reading a really, really great book. So great that you just couldn't put it down.

It was only these past few years that I became aware that most movies made by Hollywood, if not all of them, were from books. That is because I didn't have 24/7 Internet connection then. So when I want to read books I would just borrow from the library. If I want to buy books, I would go to the nearest National Bookstore of PCBS (Philippine Christian Bookstore). The only time I would know if the movie is adapted from a book is when the movie itself would say so or when someone else tells me. Otherwise, I am totally clueless.

For some, watching the story is more convenient than reading it. It saves them quite an amount of time and cost less. Why spend hours, days or even weeks reading when you can watch it in more or less than 2 hours?

Others, prefer to read the book. They enjoy the wonder and fulfillment of reading than watching the movie version. In my case, If I've already seen the movie, I lose interest in reading the book. I'm kinda lazy to read the book because I already know the story. The mystery and anticipation isn't enough to motivate me to read it. But, If I've already read the book, I could still watch the movie, to see how Hollywood makes the story alive in the big screen.

While others prefer to do both.


Here are but a few of the millions of books-turned-to-movies:






Tuesday, October 09, 2012

Underground Foreigner's Bookstore in Korea



I finally got to visit the Underground Foreigner's Bookstore in the underground shopping center in City Hall. I've been wanting to go there but my time schedule won't permit. 

The bookstore specializes in used foreign books. The owner is very kind and can speak English well, so I didn't have hard time communicating with him. 

I was so thrilled to be surrounded with so many books!!! Since I'm in a little hurry, (need to go home before sunset) I didn't have enough time to look through all the books. In the mean time, I got these 4 books.



1. Under the Banner of Heaven by Jon Krakauer
2. Vinegar on the Cross by Terry Stocker
3. The Complete Idiot's Guide to Nazi Germany by Robert Smith Thompson
4. The Finishing Touch by Charles R. Swindoll (The owner recommended this book and gave me a very low price because of the torn cover)

Dinner with our New Korean Pastor with Take Home Reads


We were invited to dinner by our new Korean Pastor to his place. He cooked spaghetti and Filipino Pancit  Canton for us. He was busy cooking in the kitchen while we enjoyed reading in his study room. We're not allowed to go out of the room until his done cooking:-)



He has a big study room with shelves full of books. His English books are just a few and he was kind enough to let us choose any books we want to bring home.^^* I got some really nice Accent Youth Ministry Magazines and 2 small books.


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