Category Archives: BOOKS

2012 Reading challenge: DONE

Last week, I gave myself a big pat on the back for having reached my Goodreads challenge 2012 to read 20 books. And it’s only October! hence, I’m pushing for ten more. Oh, the thrill of reading! I’m just amused with the selection I’ve read so far this year because I truly think that they …

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UNBROKEN

You know you’ve read a damn great book, if after a week, you’re still thinking about it. Such is the case with Unbroken. How do I start? Louie Zamperini is the heart and soul of this compelling non fiction. His story is heartbreaking yet outstandingly inspiring. It’s a beautiful story of hope, resilience and redemption. …

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2012 Reading Challenge

I recently updated my Goodreads account and some of my friends have posted their reading challenge for the year. I think this is such a great idea, and pardon my lateness as it is now April but I’m still doing it anyway. I remember my resolution for this year is to read more, so it …

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To all fans of The Hunger Games:

This is a message from Suzanne Collins, author of the phenomenal hit. This was  featured on The Hunger Games page on Facebook. Dear Readers, I’ve just had the opportunity to see the finished film of The Hunger Games. I’m really happy with how it turned out. I feel like the book and the film are individual yet complementary …

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Book Review: The Hunger Games

I really wish that I didn’t wait this long to read the trilogy. I’m ashamed to admit that I didn’t have plans at all to read the series because of my judgmental and silly assumptions that it was just another twilight series and that it was too YA for my taste. I now cringed in …

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Literary Heroes

Atticus Finch comes a really close second as to who is my literary hero of all time. A character who stood by his principles, he was an outstanding man of great honor. But without batting an eyelash, Edmond Dantes is my top pick. For those who read The Count of Monte Cristo (best book in the world, …

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IN THE COMPANY OF BOOKS

With the bazillion books in the world, to narrow them down to one favorite is beyond impossibly difficult. There are a plethora of genres to consider ,an ocean of plots and story lines, style of writing, there are the beloved protagonists and the hated antagonists to consider as well. The characters that I came to …

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BOOK REVIEW:Extremely Loud & Incredibly Close

I needed a day or two to finally get my act together for this review. The reason for such was, this book left me with a teeny weeny hole in my heart. It may seem a bit melodramatic, but read the novel first then get back to me. This profoundly moving novel from Jonathan Safran …

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Books for Winter/Spring 2012

I don’t usually make New Year’s resolutions because by the time february kicks in, I’ve broken them already. If I must make one, then it is to read more. That and the perennial “lose more weight”. As for the latter, I’ve taken care of that by rekindling my relationship with running and zumba (yes,i’ve joined …

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