Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll

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Whatever neat idea you might have of a well-ordered narrative or character development you have to throw out the window once you open the page of Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland. It is a book that revels in its madness, in its skewed and playful logic, in its boundless wisdom…or lack of it. Once Alice tumbles down the rabbit-hole, you’re in it for the heck of it. Continue reading

The Many Hobbits

The Hobbit - Feature

It’s a big day for J.R.R. Tolkien fans here in the Philippines for today marks the release (yes, our country is ahead of the worldwide screening date, just how swell is that!) of the film adaptation of the classic children’s … Continue reading

The Wizard of Oz by L. Frank Baum

The Wizard of Oz — Book Cover

On the Yellow Brick Road Adventure is a Few Steps Away ( A Book Review of L. Frank Baum’s The Wizard of Oz ) Growing up, I was never the kind of kid who is fond of reading books. It was … Continue reading

The Attack of the Clones

First Week of November Book Finds

No, this post has nothing to do with the recent buzz about Disney buying the Star Wars movie franchise from Lucasfilm. What I’m referring here as “clones” are the bunch of books I already have that, in any which way, … Continue reading

Komikon Loot and Another Round of Filipiniana Finds

Last Week of October, 2012

Like others I thought October will end in its silent way, slipping by without my notice; yet I was proved quite mistaken for certain events over the past weekend before the month concludes have once again surprised me for the … 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

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

The Last Battle — Book Cover

So Long, Narnia (A Book Review of The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis) Right from its opening sentence C. S. Lewis’s concluding book in The Chronicles of Narnia series homes in that matters are off to an ominous start. … Continue reading

The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis

The Magician's Nephew — Book Cover

The Creation of Narnia (A Book Review of The Magician’s Nephew by C. S. Lewis) For readers who have started their journey in the magical land of Narnia by means of The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe (and subsequent … Continue reading

The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis

The Silver Chair — Book Cover

Over and Under Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Silver Chair) The Silver Chair by C. S. Lewis is considered the penultimate book in The Chronicles of Narnia, and I have no contention why readers said that … Continue reading

The Horse and his Boy by C. S. Lewis

The Horse and his Boy — Book Cover

Flight to the Free Land of Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Horse and his Boy) What makes C. S. Lewis’s The Horse and his Boy special among the books in The Chronicles of Narnia is it’s … Continue reading

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader by C. S. Lewis

The Voyage of the Dawn Treader — Book Cover

On the High Seas and at the Edge of Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Voyage of the Dawn Treader) Edmund and Lucy, the young ones in the Pevensie siblings are in for a rotten luck. While … Continue reading

Prince Caspian by C. S. Lewis

Prince Caspian — book cover

Journey Back to Narnia (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s Prince Caspian) The holidays are now over for the Pevensie siblings; a year has passed since their magnificent adventure in the magical land of Narnia. On the train station … Continue reading

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe by C. S. Lewis

The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrober — Book Cover

The Land Beyond the Wardrobe (A Book Review of C. S. Lewis’s The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe) One is never too old to appreciate a good story; this can never be truer when I opened the pages of … Continue reading