Category Archives: Literature

Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children

Book review: Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children

Monday, 30 May 2016 | Written by
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“I had just come to accept that my life would be ordinary when extraordinary things began to happen.” – Ransom Riggs, Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children About Ransom Riggs Ransom Riggs is an American writer and filmmaker who likes to tell stories using both words and pictures. He grew up on a farm on the Eastern shore of Maryland.…Read More »

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Summer Book Review: Cover Story Girl by Chris Mariano

Friday, 27 May 2016 | Written by
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What happens when you take an immensely kilig love story and set it on the stunning shores of Boracay? That’s exactly what Cover Story Girl is all about, and I absolutely loved it. How can anyone not? With the breathtaking scenery and the love that will shake the whole island (plus a delightful marriage of both local and Korean cultures),…Read More »

The Gifts of Imperfection

Books that lift the soul

Monday, 25 April 2016 | Written by
The Gifts of Imperfection

A good book can brighten a person’s mood, inspire creativity, encourage positive change, and bring a spark of happiness. Here are several books that can help lift the soul.

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(Book Review) The Giver by Lois Lowry

Saturday, 26 March 2016 | Written by
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If you’ve ever wondered what life would be like without any pain and suffering, then The Giver can certainly paint a literally colorless picture for you. In Lois Lowry’s 1993 Newberry Medal winner, the world thrives in a community of complete and total unity, one where there is no conflict, no wars, no famine, no pain. The seemingly perfect utopia…Read More »

Me Before You

Book review: Me Before You by Jojo Moyes

Wednesday, 9 March 2016 | Written by
Me Before You

Mystery gift Last month, I found a gift with no card. I assumed it was mine since it was inside my pillow case. I opened it carefully without ruining the wrapper (so I could re-wrap it in case I found out that it wasn’t mine after all). Lo and behold, it’s Me Before You, the novel that I’ve been chasing…Read More »

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Book Review: The Last Girlfriend on Earth by Simon Rich

Tuesday, 16 February 2016 | Written by
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Boy meets girl. Boy gets girl. Boy loses girl. Isn’t that the way that love works? No matter who you are or what your age is, love will always—always—find you, and not in the best way you think. It doesn’t matter if you’re a revolutionary scientist who’s theory on human evolution has changed the way humankind views life on earth,…Read More »

The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Book review: The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

Thursday, 21 January 2016 | Written by
The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up

They say that your home is a reflection of your life. Accumulating too many things often result to clutter. When possessions take over your home and leave little free space, it becomes harder to achieve balance in life. Clutter can prevent you from focusing on your tasks and exercising creativity. It becomes more challenging to concentrate and appreciate what you…Read More »

Dear Alex

Filipino celebrity authors

Wednesday, 30 September 2015 | Written by
Dear Alex

Some Pinoy celebrities take time away from their busy showbiz life to write about their thoughts, interests and aspirations. Here are some celebrities who have become published authors.

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What’s on your fave celeb’s bookshelf?

Tuesday, 20 May 2014 | Written by
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By The Mad Hatter  They say you can tell a lot about a person by knowing his favorite book. For instance, people who love Pride and Prejudice are most likely women who are in search for their “Mr. Darcy” in real life. Those who like Dan Brown and Steve Berry novels obviously have a thing for conspiracies while those who like…Read More »

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On spoken word poetry and its many wonders

Monday, 5 May 2014 | Written by
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By Edel Valera The world needs more poets, and while there will always be this insatiable desire to express ourselves in whatever way we could, too many of us are scared to share our stories – or our verses, for that matter – for fear of being rejected. Thankfully, some people do step up, take to the stage, indulge us…Read More »

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