A Bookish Filled Christmas Haul

First Week of December 2012

As promised, here are the books I bought and received on December 1, 2012, when our book club, Pinoy Reads Pinoy Books, fortunately bumped into F. Sionil José and had our very first Christmas Party and exchange gifts as recounted … Continue reading

Finally, Nick and Bebang!

Last Week of November Book Finds

Today’s post on The Weekly Awesome Book Finds is way overdue since I had bought these books as November came to a close (which was a good two weeks ago). But me being me, missed blogging dates are never an … Continue reading

Filipiniana Book Finds

Book Finds for the 4th of October

Sure thing, book finds for the second to the last week of October isn’t much, but wait until you’ve seen for about how much I got them!   October 23, 2012 — Cubao-Araneta Center Bones of Contention: The Bonifacio Lectures by Ambeth Ocampo – … Continue reading

The Weekly Awesome Book Finds

Book Finds

Book purchases, book gifts, and book recommendations are the factors that make a reader’s life, the fuel that propels his passion. As an exercise to record and present the bookish awesomeness of each week of every month I’m now posting … Continue reading

General Status Update

33rd MIBF

All right, you got me. I know a simple Hello isn’t enough to do the job to welcome you back in this dark alley on account of my long absence, Gentle Readers. So allow me if I ask your good … Continue reading

Jumping the George R. R. Martin Bandwagon

Box set front view.

Yes, it’s official! I’m jumping the George R. R. Martin bandwagon! Since HBO aired the first season of the TV series Game of Thrones to wide acclaim, people have just been raving mad about how good it was — and … Continue reading

Surprise Splurge!

The Lion, The Witch and The Wardrobe — A Celebration of the First Edition

As you may well know the crazy book sale season was over and done with a week ago, and I had some really nice purchases from bookstore branches here and there. Yet the book buying spree seems to haven’t stopped … Continue reading

What I Got for March

The Dark Tower IV: The Wizard and the Glass - Book Cover

Though the first and second week of March had been hectic — swamped with work related errands as usual — I think an overdue book-hunting is in order, just to de-stress and splurge on — a bit. Following are some … Continue reading

When Luck Comes Knocking Once Again

Finding this book was the greatest surprise of the day!

Lady luck seems to have left my side whenever I do book hunts these past few days, I said to a good friend via chat yesterday, and every trip to Booksale during the previous weeks yields nada. Seeing the same … Continue reading

A Series of Fortuitous Events

IT by Stephen King

I’m always on the look out to do something new this year. Then sometime this week while browsing Facebook, I happen to stumble upon this request on my home page inviting me on to an event called Snape Day. Seeing … Continue reading

Tolkien is LOVE!

This edition was issued in 1970 in large (trade) paperback format. Each book had a white background with the author's name and the title printed in red. Cover art consisted of a small circular illustration taken from Pauline Baynes' poster map. Available as a 3-book boxed set, the box is decorated with Pauline Baynes' color map of Middle-Earth on the front and back. A small strip of artwork depicting the nine members of the fellowship is added to the top end of the box, and the spine bears the title, "The Lord of the Rings Trilogy," (sic) and the individual volume titles.

J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings trilogy is one of the most exceptional series I will never forget for as long as I live. My love affair with this book started during high school when I first saw the … Continue reading