The Goodbye Girl by Noringai

Noringai’s third book depicts different stories how girls got disregarded, taken for granted, hurt, frustrated, turn nasty, vengeful, and eventually hopeful all in the name of love. If in her first and second book Noringai displays her humorous and lively viewpoint in matters of the heart, The Goodbye Girl is a bit different: it is more serious, emotional, deeper in exploring the varied pains that loving someone brings about. Continue reading

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Sixty in the City ni Lualhati Bautista

Umiikot ang Sixty in the City ni Lualhati Bautista sa buhay ng magkakaibigan na Guia, Roda, at Menang. Mga asawa at ina silang nagsisimula sa panibagong yugto ng kanilang buhay: ang pagtuntong sa edad sisenta. Magkawangis man ang kanilang tungkulin bilang ilaw ng tahanan, kinakaharap man ang kanya-kanyang mga suliranin, may mga katuparan pa rin silang nais para sa kanilang sarili. Continue reading

Life of Pi by Yann Martel

The Search for the Better Story ( A Book Review of Yann Martel’s Life of Pi ) Life of Pi is many things. It’s zoology… it’s spirituality… it’s an adventure… it’s a survival tale… and most importantly it’s about faith. Part … Continue reading

The Last Battle by C. S. Lewis

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 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

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

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

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

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 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

Discovering the Land Inside the Wardrobe this November

I’m quite ashamed to admit that at my age — having read popular fantasy series like J. R. R. Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings, J. K. Rowling’s Harry Potter books, Raymond Fiest’s The Riftwar Saga and Terry Brook’s Shannara … Continue reading

When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe

The Power of Stories (A Book Review of Tess Uriza Holthe’s When the Elephants Dance) A group of neighbors seek shelter in the cellar of an abandoned house. They are cramped, huddled on the dirt, starving and terrified. Outside fierce … Continue reading