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Book Review: Life of Pi by Yann Martel (The Book that Changed My Life)

Earlier today, I was playing Mobile Legends (Lol!) when I was hit by a sudden urge to write a book review. As random as it may be, this wave of inspiration doesn’t come as often as it used to, so here I am taking advantage of it before it dies down.

Just to make it clear, I am not a hardcore bookworm, nor am I a professional book critic. I haven’t read that many books in my lifetime and surely there’s still a plethora of books that I have yet to explore. But yes, I do love reading  and I also love sharing my (sometimes unpopular) opinions to the world.

That being said, I thought I’d share with you my thoughts and feelings about a book that is so important to me because of the impact it has made in my life.Read More »

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7 Harry Potter Book Plots Left Out of the Movies

I’ve just finished reading the entire Harry Potter series for the second time and I must say, my recent reading experience now is totally different from when I first read the books 10 years ago. Back then, I was an impatient bookworm who likes to read fast without really understanding everything that’s going on. This time, I really took a moment of liberation to soak everything in.

I immersed myself deep into the story, tried to understand each of the characters, what makes them who they are, where are they coming from, why such things are happening at this point in the story. I tried to dissect even the tiniest details that it felt like I was reading the books for the first time. I laughed, cried, gasped, shrieked, cringed, and cursed throughout the entire series, even to the point of almost throwing one book (Order of the Phoenix! haha!) out of frustration. Nonetheless, it was an experience that’s truly moving and I would say, life changing.

Now that I’ve put these babies down (for now), I realized just how different the books are from the movies. The books are so detailed that it’s impossible to translate everything into the big screen. It’s unfortunate that some of the juiciest details didn’t make the final cut, but then again, we all know that screen time is always limited.

Certified Potterheads will agree with me when I say that if you haven’t read the books, you’re surely missing out a big chunk of what the Wizarding World is truly all about.

Fair warning, this post contains a lot of spoilers. Unless you have no plans of reading the books, you might as well stop here and exit. =)

For all of you Harry Potter fans who haven’t read the books, but want to know more about the Potterverse, I got you covered!

Here are 7 important details that we’re left out of the movies.Read More »

Books I’ve Read in 2018

Today is the last day of 2018. I thought of writing a retrospect blog post, but I’m too lazy to do that…for now. Instead, I’m going to share with you all the books I’ve read this year.

2018 was a busy year for me. Too much was going on – in my career, personal, and blogging life. I was juggling so many things that it became difficult for me to keep up with my mountain of TBR pile.

And to make things worse, I suffered a terrible reading slump for most part of the year. It wasn’t until September that I managed to finally pick up a book, and from then on I just fired up and kept reading. Surprisingly,  I successfully surpassed my 2018 reading challenge by the end of December, in less than four months, at that.

I managed to read 17 books this year, although admittedly, most of the books I picked up were re-reads. I’ll explain more about that later.

Here’s a little summary of all the books I’ve read in 2018:

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The Big Bad Wolf Book Sale is Coming to Davao City

Books are becoming more and more expensive these days. Every time I enter a bookstore, I often catch myself shaking my head and debating about whether or not it’s wise to spend 800-pesos for a newly released title. In the next few years, there will be more books with prices too high that only a select few can afford, reading might soon become a dying habit. Can you smell the irony?

Thankfully, there are plenty of Good Samaritans out there who are committed to making books accessible and affordable for everyone, just like the Big Bad Wolf Book Sale.

The Wolf is Coming

Mr. Wolf is coming not to blow off your houses, but to offer his books at super low prices. The biggest book sale in the world is on its way to Davao City, bringing a million books with a variety of genres at 50%-90% discounts. There’s a good variety of books by popular authors, novels, science fiction, business books, biographies, art and design, architecture and more!

The 24-hour book sale will be in town from November 23 to December 2, 2018. It will be held at The Tent at Azuela Cove, Davao City.

Lucky for me, I get to go to the VIP preview and marvel at all the books a day early. =)

Here are some of the books I am eyeing to buy:Read More »