Wednesday, October 31, 2012
Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Monday, October 29, 2012
What season do you find yourself more motivated to read?
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?
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|
Tuesday, October 23, 2012
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.|
Monday, October 22, 2012
Sunday, October 21, 2012
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.|
|thanks to Cinderella in Rubber Shoes for this photo~~|
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
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.
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!
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|
|I was amused and delighted reading this cute book.|
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.|
Friday, October 12, 2012
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
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
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)
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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