The Dark Chest Redux

After all these years, I’m still at it.

As the old saying goes, time flies by so fast, and it is with a bemused revelation that two years had passed since I last posted anything in this dark alley, my book blog. Continue reading

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The Many Hobbits

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 First Filipino Reader Conference

September 14, 2011 — more than the anticipation that mark this day as the 32nd Manila International Book Fair opened its door to the public at large was the excitement mounting when book enthusiasts all over Metro Manila, who opted … Continue reading

The Weird, Grotesque, and Gothic this August

It’s been months now since I last read a Horror book, but the “Voice,” my incorporeal guide and eternally influential Book-Muse, obnoxiously yanks my sleeves and lets me focus my gaze elsewhere — elsewhere meaning a fantasy book (it’s been … Continue reading

When Luck Comes Knocking Once Again

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