Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Warriors of the Cross by T.R Graves


Source: Copy provided by T.R Graves for review
Category: Fiction,Fantasy,Romance
Format: ebook
Page Count: 209
Published: January 10th 2011 by CreateSpace
ISBN-10: 1453753427
ISBN-13: 978-1453753422
Language: English
About the book:
Allison La Crosse, beginning a challenging family medicine residency, leaves the protection of her family. With the transfer, her worst nightmares come true. Her closely guarded mystical talents – those which seldom appeared before the move – unleash themselves from her confinement and reveal their presence with very little provocation. (more)

My Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars


The book cover is really beautiful and related to the story. It has a very good and interesting plot I like how it starts off with a little bit of mystery between all  of the characters.There's a lot of medical scenes plus very detailed terminologies I found very useful in imagining the whole story. I felt the characters emotions and struggles that  kept me moving one page to another, within the story  lies a great message to every reader such as close family ties, bonds, do the right thing etc which are extremely important.This is where Allison La Crosse finds and enjoys her path being an doctor, a love life she couldn’t even imagine,powers she’s not even aware off, learning how to control her abilities, family secrets kept in the shadows for her safety and more!I love the cast, growing romance,rivalries, and how it all unfolds I really enjoyed reading all these twists and turns a very promising book one of the warrior series  I can’t wait to read book two!

Tuesday, August 30, 2011

Computer Gender

Do you know or would like to know what's your computer gender is? shocking I know I didn't even know either until I ran this code I found it in one of my friends page and would like to share to all of you so go ahead feed your curiosity find/check it out for yourself.If you'd like to share tell me what's the gender of your computer mine's a female by the way lol :))

Is your computer “male” or “female”?

1. Open Notepad

2. Type the following line in notepad:
...
CreateObject("SAPI.SpVoice").Speak"I love you"

3. Save file as computer_gender.vbs

4. Run the file. .If you hear a male voice, your pc is a boy ;)

If you hear a female voice, your pc is a girl :)

Monday, August 29, 2011

VMA

Last night was really fun I watched the VMA a couple of minutes online since I can't go watch it in the telly  my mom and dad was watching some interview but anyway and so there I was thrilled yet kinda bummed out since the online version was like crap lots of behind the scenes and the audience cam was truly such a downer,people looked so bored and not even paying attention but nevertheless it's 'ayt I just kept on waiting...and waiting...and waiting...more waiting..oh yeah waiting! ugh until finally I got my shot at the telly hooray! with twitter and telly goes hand and hand it's the ultimate VMA experience ever! lol :)) the telly version was so much better...I got it all by myself chatting with my buddies,laughtrip,rants and so on it's really great.

The Downside,well for all the hunger games fanatics the waiting time is really like torture but it's worth the wait but I think they deserve more trailer time I mean yes I know it's just a teaser trailer but who wouldn't like to see more right? :D

and so just in case you missed it/like to rape the play button to watch it endlessly over and over here it is! enjoy! ^_^


Get More: 2011 VMA, Music

isn't that just so awesome?! well of course the VMAs got lots to offer more shocking revelations like Beyonce's baby bump, Tribute to Amy Winehouse, Awkward ex-celeb. relationship presentations,Lady Gaga's alter ego lots of acting,liquor and such which I don't really like some just really killed the glamour of it all but I love all those fantastic performance from various artists,it's kinda sad yet I'm happy that Jessie J made it  hooray! I'm glad her foot's healing wonderfully..I just love her she got this very powerful killer vocals mann that's really amazing she did it like a dude,so professional,she really knows how to dazzle things up :D

I LOVE YOU JESSIE J! 
AWESOME!
you could read more of the article here

what else?hmm..oh yeah that same night my twitter account's been hacked/compromised I'm really shocked maybe it happened when I opened some messages then boom! next thing I know I've been sending this funny vid. containing the exact same virus so what I did was I went to SETTINGS>ACCOUNT>CHANGE MY TIMEZONE>CHANGE PASSWORD>SAVE CHANGES yeah I included the change of timezone coz I saw it's from somewhere in quito or something like that of a place and I was like oh so that's where this madness lurks and rummaging about I was quite on a badtrip hassle mood but once it's over I'm all smiles again enjoying my re-runs,VMA replay oh yeah!

My Friend Eiramicaela shared this link with me during the event it was really disturbing as always, the concept's bit over done as usual but I like the lyrics,



and so we also discussed about lady gaga's get up,alter ego presentation,HIM worship and so on..yeah quite controversial and all those talks happened in one night lol :))


Sunday, August 28, 2011

Only Time Will Tell by Jeffrey Archer


Source: Goodreads (First reads)
Category: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 448
Published: August 30th 2011 by St. Martin's Press (first published March 11th 2011)
ISBN: 031253955X (ISBN13: 9780312539559)
Language: English
About the book:
The epic tale of Harry Clifton’s life begins in 1920, with the words “I was told that my father was killed in the war.” A dock worker in Bristol, Harry never knew his father, but he learns about life on the docks from his uncle, who expects Harry to join him at the shipyard once he’s left school. But then an unexpected gift wins him a scholarship to an exclusive boys’ school, and his life will never be the same again.(more)

My Review: 5 stars
This book is actually very light for its size and quantity of pages.I love its glossy cover and the view of the city was actually breath taking!I also love the family tree that helped me a lot tracing the family lineage,their relation to one another it was very easy to spot and understand I didn't get confuse at all.I like how it's all dated way back then.The transition and narration of the stories from different characters point of view and tales to be told was very smooth ,really great,fun to read relateable,touching,moving and never boring.Kudos to Mr. Jeffrey Archer you never fail to amuse me with your novel.I can't wait to read what you got install in volume two!

Happy Sunday!


Tune in with Mrs. Grace E. Cuasay as she sings Panis Angelicus ^_^
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Enjoy!

Saturday, August 27, 2011

The Best of Lucy Felthouse (Five erotic short stories)


Category: Erotica,Romance
Format: ebook
Page Count:44
Published: June 2011 by Xcite books
ISBN13: 9781908192660
Language: English
About the book: 
A Collection of Lucy Felthouse's work is sure to get you tingling in all the right places. Contains five titillating tales selected from Lucy's many popular short stories. (more)


The Best of Lucy Felthouse book trailer


My Review: 5 stars

I love how Lucy Felthouse used her words  in a very sexy revolutionizing manner, she also managed to put up some things both genders could learn from like how to please your partner without leaving one out behind and that before engaging into coitus you’ll always have to keep in mind about safety first (Yes, use a condom!) it’s nice to see that she included  ways to make her beloved  readers sexual lives a healthier one I like how smartly written and well executed these five erotic short  stories are it will truly shoot and numb your senses whether you’re turned on with a man in a uniform, posh accents, daydreams etc. I know that there’s still a lot of people that are quite uncomfortable reading/discussing such topics but I believed this is a good way to start something that is usually out of the comfort zone I enjoyed it! it’s so flawlessly made I can’t wait to read more.

Friday, August 26, 2011

The Torah Codes by Ezra Barany





Source: Goodreads (First reads)
Category: Fiction, Religion
Format: Papeback
Page Count: 382
Language: English
Published: Published March 29th 2011 by Barany Publishing
ISBN:0983296014 (ISBN13: 9780983296010)
About the book:
Award-winning author Ezra Barany unleashes his first novel,The Torah Codes in which Nathan Yirmorshy finds himself entangled in a mystery of prophecy and danger.What would you do if you discovered your name was encoded in the bible? it doesn't matter.What you will do and how you will die has also been foretold.(more)


My Review: 4 out of 5 stars


I’m a Catholic but that doesn’t stop me from reading The Torah Codes by Ezra Barany there are some parts at the beginning of the book that lost me but I eventually found my way back to digest lots of random rants,things that doesn’t make sense at first but I truly enjoyed some other side quest along the way to the truth which greatly entertained and filled me with knowledge and awareness. I’m not really good at deciphering codes,solving mysteries and such I'm often stumped/clueless it took me lots of time and great amount of effort to even decode one thing I guess most of us do..I can so relate on each and every character dilemma as I move on with the rest of the story I found out that the protagonist Nathan's a bit paranoid and bi-polar,an intelligent guy, earned some good money for a living,odd sense of humor, freakin  hilarious and Sophia who depends most of her life decisions and earnings in her favorite tarot decks which are most of the time true! shocking I know..as I read and journeyed along with them all those lies,mysteries,superstitions,card readings,revelations,spiritual calling,quest and missions of the secret society lurking about that tooks years in the making to accomplish has all enlightened me! It also made me appreciate more all kinds of religions, our diverse nature and culture. This confirms and correlates each aspect of things in life.The antagonist Luke McCourt he's really quite nice..yet creepy in a way that goes well in the cycle along with other team members I got so caught up with all his lies during his train conversation with Sophia I almost believed him.


I like the fact page at the end of the book which separates it from fiction plus the essays from very highly respected individuals on their field.I love the gadget that was made for the greater good I’d like that to exist in reality so that would solve  power shortage,world crisis,anything! I'd also like to see more of Nathan and Sophia to know up to where their brewing love would take them. All in all no matter what religion we’re in the God we all worship and glorify is in fact the same one and only God we just call him/her differently, takes form in lots of ways, there’s a little bit of God within us all we  have to do is find out.

Follow me Friday


"Follow My Book Blog Friday" is a weekly meme hosted by Rachel at Parajunkee's View and Allison at Allison Can Read where bloggers make new friends! 
Pop on over to Parajunkee's blog and join in the follow fun!!

Featured Blog:


[ok ok...I know I've been slacking off with my posts mann...I need to work on this and other things time management isn't really my thing but I'm hangin in there lol :)) ]

The question:
In books like the Sookie Stackhouse (True Blood) series the paranormal creature in question "comes out of the closet" and makes itself known to the world. Which mythical creature do you wish would come out of the closet, for real?

My answer: A PEGASUS! who wouldn't love to have that! XD


Happy Weekend everyone ^_^

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

Author Interview: Patti Roberts plus Giveaways ^_^

Welcome! and Good day Everyone!It's a pleasure and truly an honor to present to you our lovely guest for today she wrote a wonderful book titled Paradox: The Angels are here, the first book of her novel series.


Let's all Welcome the one and only Patti Roberts! (a round of applause). Orjan Nilsen - The Mule (Original Mix) music played on the background.The crowd went wild as Patti entered the studio with a dazzling smile waves her hands up in the air. Kim and Patti hugged, peck each others cheeks.The music died down as they sat comfortably on the leather black sofa situated at the center part of the studio.

Kim: Wow! What a great crowd! ^_^ Welcome Patti I'm glad you made it could you please tell us more about yourself.

Patti:I have only been writing since 2009 and wish that I had started years ago.

Kim: Right on! due to everchanging and evolving technology she also got and we're all fortunate enough to view her very magnificent book trailer let's all stand by and watch..


Kim: I got goosebumps all over lol :)) truly a marvelous book trailer Would you continue on writing this type of genre? or do you have any plans venturing on other categories?

Patti: I definitely love the paranormal realm and intend to keep writing in this genre.

Kim:Great! so how many series are they?any plans for extension? or book side stories for these series?

Patti:The Paradox series will be at least 3 books long. Perhaps longer.

Kim: Fantastic! what's the greatest challenge in writing this novel series.
Patti: Has only been time.

Kim: If you're going to be an angel who/what would you be and why?
Patti: If I were an angle I would want to be the kind that has the ability to guide people through the tough times in their lives. The times when they feel that all has been lost.

Kim: Nice..Among all the characters which one would you say you can totally relate most or the most you?
Patti: Hmmm, I would have to say Grace.

Kim: Oh I see..Now that your book is already published we'd like to know when your family and friends found out about all this what are their reactions?

Patti: They were very supportive and surprised. But then I am too – I never knew I had it in me either. Some of the reviews have been remarkable. I still have to pinch myself and remind myself that they are talking about a book that I wrote.

Kim: One of my favorite characters is Hope would we see more of her? Is she really a real angel or just plain imaginary as grace thought she would be? coz Abe saw her too and there's this superstition that small kids mainly infant-toddler years saw things an adult couldn't O_O

Patti: Hope, as in life, is never too far away – she is an Angel – a Royal Guardian Angle. And only 3 remain. And that is true; children often tell stories of seeing Angels and such. They say that the older you get the more negative and unbelieving you become to things that can’t be explained. Children don’t need proof or facts. Children are happy to believe, have faith.

Kim: Any major influences in writing?any books or authors comes to mind?
Patti: I really admire Anne Rice. More recently though I have just finished reading book 1 in the Game Of Thrones by George R. R. Martin. I love his worlds and the way he describes them.

Kim:As I've read on your book which addresses a lot of issues I would like to know How did you managed to push through all that? I mean how did you muster the courage in order to kept moving forward especially during those tough times (heartaches) and what's your advice to people who are currently dealing with their dilemmas/issues? 

Patti: I found writing those chapters the most rewarding. I like writing about raw emotion. The darker side of life’s situations. And the struggle to free yourself from its grip. But I realized I couldn’t make the book all about doom and gloom. Hence the lighter moments between Grace and Angela. Some readers have told me that parts of the story made them cry. Now that pleased me no end. Knowing that I had been able to reach inside readers like that with just words was a huge accomplishment to me. When I have read books and the words have made me cry, I used to think to myself, now that is a talented writer. I never thought in a million years that I would ever be able to write like that. Some parts of the book made me cry writing it, so I’m glad that if had that effect on readers.

Kim: Advice for writers and others?

Patti:Never say never. Never give up. Never stop reading. Never stop dreaming… Because dreams can come true.

Kim: Indeed! Promote,encourage and do tell our beloved readers and fans where they can buy your book and where they could Reach/contact you ^_^

Patti: Here are my Links:

Paradox Blog
Twitter Facebook
Goodreads
YouTube Paradox Book Trailer
you can buy my books here:

Smashwords - all formats
US & UK- ebook from Amazon
Barnes & Noble - Nook & Paperback
Createspace - paperback

Kim: Thank you so much Patti for your time!and Congratulations to your Novel Series! ^_^There you have it folks go grab a copy in the nearest store near youYou might also be interested/like to check out my review of her book click here but wait! there's more! Yes! since you patiently stay tuned to this very special interview Patti is nice and generous to give out One Paperback Copy of her book (open to U.S only) and three ebooks (open internationally). so what are you all waiting for? start clickin and filling up the widget form! don't forget to CLICK READ MORE ^_~

And let your voice be heard! Vote for the next Paradox cover : http://paradox-theangelsarehere.blogspot.com/2011/08/which-cover-would-you-choose-comment.html

Monday, August 15, 2011

A Cure to Die For: A Medical Thriller by Stephen G. Mitchell


Source:  I won and received this book for free through Goodreads First Reads.
Category: Fiction,Suspense,Detective & Mystery
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 360
Published July 1st 2011 by Creative Artists Publishing (first published June 6th 2011)
ISBN : 0983206007 (ISBN13: 9780983206002)
About the book:
A genetically engineered cure for the common cold turns out to be a cure for cancer. It threatens to put a major pharmaceutical company, along with about half the medical community, out of business. They will stop at nothing to destroy it before it destroys them.(more)

My Review: 5 stars

A title,cover and story that upholds and worthy of its name. I would also risk it all and how I would like every bit of this miraculous wonder drug to be real and save mankind!I love everything about this book the setting is up to the present time. From start to finish this never fails to amuse me. I like how it all connects and fits in nicely like a jigsaw puzzle that makes sense as the story goes on. The overall concept, background story, characters that has been brought up together by fate in this wonderful small world was excitingly foretold in a magnificent smartly written fiction medical thriller. I highly recommend it! Truly a brilliant work of art! a masterpiece, breakthrough it’s kind. To those of you whose lives have or had been touched by cancer, loss a loved one due to such disease, seeking for a miracle, a battle towards the greater good, oncology fanatics, everybody! Read it and spread the love! Prepare and discover a cure to die for!

Thank you so much I hope you’ll check it out,read and experience an awesome miracle adventure of a lifetime.

Sunday, August 14, 2011

Paradox #1 - The Angels Are Here by Patti Roberts


click the picture to be redirected to the Author's(Patti Roberts) website

Source: Book provided by the Patti Roberts for review
Category: Fiction,Young Adult,Fantasy,Coming of Age
Format: Paperback
Published: June 14th 2011 by CreateSpace (first published October 18th 2010)
Page Count: 194
ISBN: 1463519788 (ISBN13: 9781463519780)
Language: English
About the Book:
Nine hundred years ago, under the complete cover of darkness, the Grigorian army rose silently from their underground lair and attacked the Bulguardian Royal Palace. The bloody and violent battle between the two most legendary houses raged on. All but destroying the majestic Royal City of Altair(more)

My Review: 4 stars
I do think and believe that there are angels among us I’m not just talking about halos and wings I mean a mere act of kindness, an inner light of God that shines within each and every single one of us or just like an imaginary friend we quite like forgot having growing up we’ll later on find out probably pursuit remembering afterwards.

This short novel series I felt is going to be a good one, it has a very beautiful glossy book cover with a bit of dark forest ,title with a touch of light plus a feather that immediately grabs your attention which made it more intriguing, stands out and of course a great synopsis. The Angels Are Here, the first one in the series, is a story that kept me hanging and guessing what comes next.It made me patient yet can’t wait to read book two. I appreciated all the flashbacks and side stories but I would like to find out more about little Grace I wanted her to grow up soon enough and as fast as she could..let her destiny unfold plus more war zone scenes at Altair. Its one of those stories I would like to get hold off there’s also a lot of loss, tragedy, things that happened in real life that I’m not even aware of, a little bit of everything, its characters you’ll love and hate which made them so effective and relatable pretty much up to beat to the present time though there are some parts that I felt that are quite not right..something lacking.. some stories not yet told..still on halt I would surely want to find out. I love how Ms. Patti Roberts(the author) made it simple yet complicated twisted background and plot for the first book, the fact that she definitely took her time to introduce all these set of characters, made them grow, blend and connect to each other within the story, on how she kept and made the waiting game more exciting definitely worth waiting for!

Saturday, August 13, 2011

Contemplating

Yes,I've been quite busy doing lots of things,establishing and weighing my priorities plus reading..so you might see/notice a bit of date page lapse once in a while or so I hope not for too long lol :)) I just recently sign up to this weekly friday blog hop meme(idea) [follow me friday hosted by parajunkee and alison] I hope I can cope up with all these but I'll definitely try so many things to do so lil time..I'll start next friday since it's too late already and with more ideas to come lmao :))


Thursday, August 11, 2011

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OMG!that's tons of savings right there.Get your own card today IT'S FREE! and start saving! visit http://www.pharmacydiscountnetwork.com/ Learn more thru that website and don't forget to Spread the word!
May God continue to bless good people,network,site,etc like them. ^_^

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Russian Roulette by Mike Faricy


Source: ebook provided by Mike Faricy for review

Category: Fiction ,Mystery,Detective
Format: Ebook
Page Count: 129
Published: March 20, 2011
Language: English
About the book:

When dysfuntional private eye Dev Haskell stumbles into bed with a new client he has no idea he's actually sleeping with the Russian mob. Along the way he's shot, car bombed, beaten and used as a human shield. An engrossing, funny tale of intrigue, rank ineptitude and one night stands. Russian Roulette is a fast paced suspense thriller from Minnesota's master of the bizarre, Mike Faricy (more)

My Review: 1 out of 5 stars

It’s not that I hate it I just don’t like it and won’t recommend it! This whole story irritates me the protagonist Devlin Haskell is not that smart for a detective/private investigator and my least favorite to be honest…he always ended up drunk, screwed, in the hospital or worst almost dead yikes..he only got small connections, little clues most of the time clueless, a small fry, he doesn’t have an office, no paperworks, he doesn’t even ask series of questions that you would typically ask a new client that would lead/shed you some light about the whole work related investigation thing, whenever he did his questions always ended up to in a dead end, heck he can’t even contact his client right. Everything was slow paced though I have to say Devlin is lucky guy to have an ex/friend Heidi and a cop friend Aaron who always looked out for him. Agent Hale (I.C.E) was right and totally hits the bullseye about Devlin on (page 93) there’s still more room for improvement. For instance, Devlin needs more training(physically,mentally,more exposure especially on the field of action etc),he got to stay alert at all cost, a keen eye is very important in every aspect, build up his connections that would aide him in his line of work, learn more than one language, drop the booze especially while at work, strive more with his life, a lot of lifestyle changes would help etc.Though it’s only a short story I really struggled to finish it I always gave it a chance til the very end to redeem itself with a maybe thinking..maybe if I read any further it would turn out to be an ok book but NO! that didn’t happen it kept getting worst! what an epic fail.I'm so sorry Mr. Mike Faricy but this story seriously and badly needs a makeover!

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

What's going on?

I kept on saying that Title line for quite some time now...plus a thought in mind about THE GREAT TRIBULATION is it really happening?right here?right now?please do pray...


Monday, August 8, 2011

Sunday, August 7, 2011

The 1st Filipino Reader Conference


The group of Filipino Book Bloggers is hosting the first ever conference for readers in the upcoming Manila International Book Fair at the SMX Convention Center this September 14, 2011. As a new member of the group I'm proud to be a part of this noble endeavor. :-)

Filipino Readers Make It Social!

The 1st Filipino Reader Conference


When: September 14, 2011, Wednesday, 1-6 PM (during MIBF)

Where: SMX Mall of Asia, Meeting Room 2

Objectives:

1. to provide support, instruction, and social time for book club members and book bloggers

2. to celebrate readers and reading in the Philippines

3. to promote a closer connection between readers and writers and/or publishers


Expected Audience: 50-70 people

• book bloggers

• book club members (Flips Flipping Pages, Goodreads, etc.)

• authors

• publishing people

• walk-ins


Programme:

1:00 – 1:20 PM Registration

1:20 – 1:30 PM Welcome Remarks

1:30 – 2:00 PM Keynote Speech: How readers can help promote Filipino authors, publishers, and Philippine literature

Speaker: Carljoe Javier


Author of And The Geek Shall Inherit the Earth, The Kobayashi Maru of Love, and Geek Tragedies. Also published stories in anthologies and magazines, such as Free Press, Philippine Graphic, and Fudge. Taught Creative Writing at UP Diliman and was a fellow for fiction in UP and Dumaguete National Writers Workshops. Maintains a blog, Lumpen Culturati. Currently teaches in the UP Open University and is connected with UP Press.

2:00 – 3:30 PM Panel Discussion: Putting up and Running a Book Club – for the fun of ti

Panelists:

Gege Sugue (FFP)



Founder of Flips Flipping Pages, an online/offline book club based in Shelfari. FFP has been in existence since September 2007 and has been conducting monthly face-to-face book discussions since May 2008. There are 1400+ online members of FFP. Regular online discussion participants, however, number around 60, while regular offline discussion members number around 30.


Kuya Doni (Goodreads)


Kuya Doni is an administrator of the Filipino Goodreads Group, an online/offline Filipino book club based in Goodreads. Filipino Goodreads conducts several online discussions per month and has organized face-to-face meet-ups among members. There are 1200+ online members of Filipino Goodreads.


Tata Francisco (Ex Libris)

Co-founder of Ex Libris Philippines, an offline book club and NGO. The book club is now an org in UP Diliman, but original members of Ex Libris still meet regularly for book discussions. As an NGO, Ex Libris also holds yearly fundraisers to send a few scholars to UP Diliman.


Facilitator: Peter Sandico

FFP administrator in-charge of online discussions. Publishing professional and also runs a book blog called Kyusireader.

3:30 – 4:00 PM Snacks

4:00 – 5:30 PM Panel Discussion: The Why and How of Book Blogging

Panelists:

Tarie Sabido (Asia in the Heart, World on the Mind, Into the Wardrobe)

Children’s and young adult literature blogger. Judge for the 2009 Children’s and Young Adult Bloggers’ Literary Awards (CYBILS) and the 2010 Philippine National Children’s Book Awards. Panelist at the recent Asian Festival for Children’s Content in Singapore on “Building a Nation of Readers via Web 2.0: An Introduction to Kidlitosphere and YA Blogosphere”.

Charles Tan (Bibliophile Stalker)

Editor, published author, and speculative fiction blogger since 2006. Virtually the international ambassador of Philippine Speculative Fiction across the world. Compiled the Philippine Speculative Fiction Sampler and writes sharp insightful essays about the state of local and international publishing.

Chachic Fernandez (Chachic’s Book Nook)

YA and fantasy blogger. Administrator of Filipino Book Bloggers website, which is a directory of Filipino book bloggers from all over the world. Organizes and facilitates meet-ups of Filipino book bloggers around Metro Manila.

Aldrin Calimlim (Fully Booked. Me)

Literary blogger. Also one of the contributors to Pelikula Tumblr, a film blog, and Fully Booked’s magazine. Featured in Young Star Philippines as a book tweeter.

Sasha Martinez (Sasha & the Silverfish)

Literary blogger with a vast connection to foreign literary bloggers. Majored in Creative Writing and is a published author. Contributes to the Philippine Online Chronicles and does book reviews for Philippines Free Press. Finalist in Arts and Culture Category in 2010 Philippine Blog Awards.

Facilitator: Honey de Peralta (Coffeespoons)

Eclectic book blogger. Member and administrator of Flips Flipping Pages. Finalist in Arts and Culture Category in the 2009 and 2010 Philipine Blog Awards.

5:30 – 6:00 PM Socials – venue for bloggers/book club members/authors/publishers to get together and network

Saturday, August 6, 2011

Things that I do when I'm not reading/blogging

Hmmm...Let's see..

Scuba Diving and Snorkling  lol
And there's loads more to do like...

Eat!

Go to church

Go on a Roadtrip

Have fun with friends
Go to the beach with beach shoes: check


Surf and write things on the sand


Swim,Fish and take lots of pictures


Have a picnic

Cool off,Eat Ice Cream and Fly a kite ^_^

Sleep (of course!)

Clean the house (yeah..chores)
Play any game! XD
woof!


Talk on the phone,or stay tuned to any social networks to catch up with Family and friends



yup that's some of it..hahaha! yes SOME so what do you guys do when you're not reading/blogging? ^_~

Friday, August 5, 2011

Happy International Beer day!


I bring you the gift of beer!


Cheers! & Bottoms up beer lovers! 

Truly EPIC! 

OMG! I want to avail. that shirt XD
To learn more about this day visit http://www.internationalbeerday.com/ 


Thursday, August 4, 2011

Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto


Category: Fiction,Romance
Format: Hardcover
Page Count: 304
ISBN: 0307719871 (ISBN13: 9780307719874)
Published : August 2,2011 by Crown
Primary Language: English
  • Product Dimensions: 9.1 x 9.1 x 0.4 inches
  • Weight: 8 ounces

About the Book: 
Three years after her husband Max's death, Shelley feels no more adjusted to being a widow than she did that first terrible day. That is, until the doorbell rings. Standing on her front step is a young man who looks so much like Max; same smile, same eyes, same age, same adorable bump in his nose; he could be Max's long-lost relation. He introduces himself as Paolo, an Italian editor of American coffee table books, and shows Shelley some childhood photos. Paolo tells her that the man in the photos, the bearded man who Paolo says is his grandfather though he never seems to age, is Max. Her Max. And he is alive and well. (more)


My Thoughts:

I would really like to read and get my hands on this book it has a very interesting story,great trailer,plus the author she's Filipina WOW! :O full support! WOOHOO! so I really urge everyone to read this,put it in your to be read list,drop by the nearest bookstore near you show some support ^_^

Perry P. (The Agent) and Jamal (The Mutt)

The Mutt,he's the spoiled one and he lose to Perry during  one of their smackdown sessions that's why he got that blackeye lol

Agent P! in one of his aww-so-cute costumes XD

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Dragon's Oath by P.C Cast & Kristin Cast

Source: Goodreads (First Reads)
Category: Fiction,Young Adult,Romance,Fantasy
Page Count:145
Published July 12, 2011 by St. Martin's Press
ISBN 1250000238 (ISBN13: 9781250000231)
Primary Language: English
Series:  House of Night Novella #1
About the Book:

In early 19th century England, long before he’s a professor at the Tulsa House of Night, Bryan Lankford is a troublesome yet talented human teen who thinks he can get away with anything… until his father, a wealthy nobleman, has finally had enough, and banishes him to America. When Bryan is Marked on the docks and given the choice between the London House of Night and the dragon-prowed ship to America, he chooses the Dragon – and a brand new fate.(more)

My Review: 5 stars

Short story but I like it...this gave my belly butterflies,made my heart flutter & sank at the end.Bryan (Dragon) Lankford side unfolds,details where he came from,his life,journey at the House of Night,a promise and memory he held so dearly both happy and sad..a good story,still makes me wonder what will happen next?will he get what he always wanted?well..I sure hope so.Warrior readers,Dragon fanatics or Dragons alike unite and read the house of night sword master story ^_~

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

See you at the Rainbow Bridge




Aww..our beloved choco and black labradoodles ^_^ My brother and Cousin own them I just train and play with them.

Marley and Mason died due to Pneumonia while lil Stiggy wiggy died due to bleeding his internal organs got lacerated coz he ate lots of wood chunks from old furniture I sure miss playing with them they're really good fetching stuff,very obedient,easy to train. I would love to own a labrador or a German Shepherd (soon) or if there's any breeders out there giving away free dogs I won't turn your offers down haha!(depends on the circumstances really) but either way comment away ^_~

Monday, August 1, 2011

The Patriot Paradox by William Esmont

Category: Fiction
Format: Paperback
Page Count: 247 
Published November 4th 2010 by William Esmont (first published October 8th 2010)
ISBN: 0982875819 (ISBN13: 9780982875810)
Primary language: English
About the Book:
Ex-CIA analyst Kurt Vetter and enigmatic foreign agent Amanda Carter race across Europe in a quest to unearth the truth behind the murder of Kurt's brother. Trying desperately to stay ahead of a government that has forsaken them, they discover a conspiracy that threatens the very foundation of world stability. The clock is ticking and Kurt and Amanda must find a way to halt the plot before millions die.(more)

My Review: 4.5 stars 


Typical government conspiracy-top secret plan-manhunt-death-a friend with vast connections-high tech gadgets-saving the world story.What I like about this is that it's easy to read(with only minimal eye strain thanks to its large enough font size),easy to grasp and understand,the book itself is lightweight with a great looking glossy cover.It immediately starts off with a chase...the characters springs into action at the very beginning and won't let you down til the very last page.You'll be instantly hooked with its fast paced story that will get and make you run and read as fast as you possibly can!


Prepare and equip yourself with adrenalin pumping action as you embark on a journey along with Kurt Vetter and Amanda Carter for you'll also come face to face with a right here right now dilemma and decisions .Though I haven't got enough answers to satisfy my curiousity about Amanda's past and if Kurt's love for her would ever bloom? It has a great ending that makes me want to stay tuned for more and find out what comes next. I would like to thank the author himself Mr. William (Bill) Esmont I truly enjoyed reading your novel.I won and received the book for free through Goodreads First Reads Thank you all so much!

Nature Appreciation: Ocean

Ride the waves,taken at The Pier, Florida

The Calm,taken at the Mall Of Asia, Phillipines


Even though these two photos are taken at a very different time and place take note at the opposite site of the hemisphere..some say sunsets are different everyday but here you can see quite a resemblance :O we're all connected near or far whereever we may be we all live in the same world in this lovely planet called Earth ^_^

How's your summer?well it's almost over...but where I'm at it's always sunny everyday tropical weather FTW! I hope you all have a fantastic summer lovin adventure ^_^