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Monday, February 6, 2012

2012 Book Challenge: January



I did some book-hoarding lately from Fully-Booked, Powerbooks and Bookay-Ukay Pilipinas. And so I solved my life-long problem: not having any book to read. I also received books last Christmas, and that makes me a very, very, happy girl. ;)

I'm a voracious reader. My love for reading started when I was in Grade 2, when I was offered to buy an atlas (so I forced my mom to buy it for me, I still have that book with me).

This year, I'm trying to read as many books as I can. For January, I read 4 books.

Let me share with you some insights about these books:

1. Shopaholic Takes Manhattan by Sophie Kinsella

- The second book in the Shopaholic series, Becky Bloomwood was asked by her boyfriend, Luke, to accompany him to New York. Leaving behind a flourishing career giving financial advice on TV and accumulating more debts from buying more TV outfits, how will Becky tell Luke of her situation and how will she pay her bills?
- I was getting annoyed on how Becky buys clothes and some other items, thinking it was an investment. Reading the Shopaholic series reminds me to be more frugal and save more.

2. Diana: The Making of a Saint by Ted Harrison

- Another Diana biography (and another addition to my Diana collection, thanks to Andrew), including how some people consider Diana as an angel, a saint and even created a religion for Diana.

3. Like The Flowing River by Paulo Coelho

- A collection of thoughts and reflections based from Paulo Coelho's experiences, with anecdotes from famous people. I don't like Paulo Coelho that much but this book made me think a lot of things. I see myself re-reading it soon.

4. Pugad Baboy 18 by Pol Medina Jr


- Another addition to my Pugad Baboy collection (I currently have PB 5, 6, 7, 8, 18, 19, 21, 22 and 23). Pugad Baboy never fails in making me giggle. I'm hoping to complete this collection soon.

Hoping to share more books with you this 2012. :)

22 comments:

  1. Shopaholic takes Manhattan is one of my fave books! I mean it's just so good. I am so glad that you've finally dig it!

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    1. Hi diana! I just bought the third book and I'm going to read it soon. :)

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  2. you know where Bookay-Ukay is?

    i have seen one malapit dito samn, sa Teacher's Village, marame bang branch un?

    :)

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    1. Hi! That's the only shop they have. I just order from them online. :)

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  3. I read that book of Coelho. Too many lessons and thoughts for one's soul. Try The Alchemist. It's a superb book.

    Happy reading! :)

    http://iifatree.blogspot.com/

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    1. Hi Vallarfax! I've already read The Alchemist, but I don't really dig it. :)

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    2. Oh. That's odd. I read it when I was in the review school and it really helped me a lot during those difficult times. Not a fan of Coelho here but his words can uplift one's spirit. :)

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    3. The goddess thing just freaks me out.hahaha. I might try to read more Coelho, after I finish my book list.haha. :D

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  4. Yay,books! I haven't red one for what seems like a long time. :( I'd love to collect Pugad Baboy.

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    1. Hi Mrs. A! Try to read Bob Ong books too. I bet you'll love it. :)

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  5. Wow that's a lot of books. I'm a fan of paulo coehlo too but haven't read that yet. I liked the alchemist and veronika decides to die

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    1. Hi stacy! I'm not really a fan of Paulo Coelho. But I tried reading some of his books, haven't really Veronika though. :)

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  6. Good luck on your reading challenge, sis! Working on mine too, kahit sobrang busy. :)

    Hope you get to read some of my recommendations here: http://beforeiturn25.blogspot.com/2012/02/no-freedom-nor-love.html

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    1. Hi Bee! I try to read a few pages before sleeping, it works naman. :) Will check that out. Thanks! ;)

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  7. I'm gonna lend my Hunger Games Trilogy to your reading list ;-)

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    1. Hi manong calbo! I'm planning to buy a copy soon. :)

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  8. omigosh ... 1 book lang nabasa ko for Jan ... tapos 1 pa lang din for Feb

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    1. hahaha! You can do more naman. :D Go lang!

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  9. I am so jealous! I want to horde some books as well! :P I want that Paulo Coelho book!

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  10. It's also a part of my resolutions this year to read more. But I target at least 1 book a day lang. I only have time to read kasi while running on the threadmill. Hay! =(

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    1. Hi Tin! I only get to read before sleeping. I hope I could read more this month. :D

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