The Manila International Book Fair and The First Filipino Reader Conference

32nd MIBF

September is only a few weeks away, and there are so many things to get excited for as the next month rolls in. One of these is the Manila International Book Fair (MIBF), an annual event now on its 32nd … Continue reading

Where The Wild Things Are by Maurice Sendak

Where The Wild Things Are — Book Cover

Through a Child’s Eye (A Book Review of Maurice Sendak’s Where The Wild Things Are) I’m glad that I recently scored a vintage 1963 edition (picture above) of Maurice Sendak’s Where the Wild Things Are in Booksale during one of … Continue reading

Unang Ulan ng Mayo ni Ellen Sicat

Unang Ulan ng Mayo

Ulan. Panitik. Pagmamahal. (Suring-Aklat ng Unang Ulan ng Mayo ni Ellen Sicat) Noon bata naaalala ko ang sayang nadarama kapag pinapayagan ni Ina na pwede akong maglaro’t magtampisaw tuwing umuulan. Ano nga bang hiwaga mayroon ang mga patak ng tubig … 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

The Hobbit by J.R.R. Tolkien

The Hobbit — Book Cover

There and Back Again (A Book Review of J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Hobbit) There and back again. Such words and none other perfectly describe my intense love affair for J.R.R. Tolkien’s books; why, in each endeavor of reading his works is … Continue reading

The Best and Worst Reads of 2010

The Best And Worst of 2010. Photo nicked from Rhett.

Last Saturday I, along with some TFG peeps and fellow book bloggers (Chachic, Tina, R E, Aaron and Kwesi), headed out to Libreria in Cubao X for the first Meet Up for the year of the Filipino Book Bloggers and … Continue reading