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Thursday, March 29, 2012

2012 Book Challenge: February



I got really busy last February, but I was able to read 3 books (yehey!). Though I still have a good supply for this year, I keep on buying books from Bookay-Ukay Pilipinas. Can't wait to buy more. ;)

As continuation of my January post, let me share with you my February books:

5. Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin by Bob Ong

- This book was given to me as a Christmas gift (Thanks Jay!). A satirical novel from an anonymous author with the pseudonym Bob Ong. The book is in a script format and divided into three stories: an action movie, a love story and a horror story. The stories are humorous take on Filipino cinema during the 80s and the 90s. It gives a nudge on Filipino entertainment's lack of the originality in the past. The book will bring back your childhood memories (if you used to watch Filipino movies) and will keep you laughing from start to end.


6. Charlie and Chocolate Factory by Roald Dahl

- One of the greatest children's books of all time, which tells us about the story of a poor young boy named Charlie, who is living with his parents and grandparents in an old shack. They are so poor that his grandparents share the same bed. Though they are extremely poor, Charlie's family makes sure that he gets to eat a Willy Wonka Chocolate for his birthday. Willy Wonka is the owner of the world's best chocolate factory which is closed to public when other chocolate factory owners try to steal Wonka's chocolate recipes. Willy Wonka opened the factory for 5 lucky children who will get the golden ticket found in Wonka chocolate bars, and Charlie was one of them. Being a selfless boy, Charlie ended up inheriting the factory when Willy Wonka wouldn't be able to run the factory anymore.
- This is one of the first books I've seriously read, and I love re-reading this! :)

7. Shopaholic Ties The Knot by Sophie Kinsella

- The third book in the Shopaholic series by Sophie Kinsella, newly-engaged Becky Bloomwood is in heaven! She's living in New York with her fiance, Luke Brandon, working as a personal shopper at Barney's and looking forward to seeing her best friend's new baby. But things went downhill because while her parents are preparing and spending all their savings for her wedding at England, Luke's socialite mother is giving them an uber-lavish wedding in New York --at the same date! Becky tries to solve this huge glitch while keeping Luke out of the picture. This is a well-written novel that I liked it better than the first two. Thumbs up!

I'm still reading more, will keep this list updated soon! :)

16 comments:

  1. I haven't read anything from Sophie Kinsella yet. Will need to get a copy of the Shopaholic series soon.. :)

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    1. I'm still collecting the series, you should read it. :)

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  2. I wanted to try on reading Sophie Kinsella, kaso parang ang girly and all. Maybe I'd buy one of her books soon. :)

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    1. Hi Umi! Nope, hindi naman super girly, but I hope you'll read the series. :)

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  3. tagal ko ng hindi nakakabasa ng mga books na ganyan. i would really like to have a copy of bob ong's "lumayo ka man sa akin".

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    1. It was given to me as a Christmas gift. Go grab a copy. The book's sooo funny. :)

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  4. May bagong book so bob ong?!?! Hindi ko alam toh a.

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    1. Yep, I think this book was released last year. :)

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  5. Are there any branches of bookay-ukay?

    There's one here near our village but i don't like the books being sold there,

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    1. That's the only store of Bookay-Ukay. :) I haven't been there, I usually buy their books online. :)

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  6. lol at the title of Lumayo Ka nga sa akin haha

    well, i hope i can read books other than work procedures lol

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  7. OMG ... I got to finish 2 pa lang for the year. Kakahiya ako.

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    1. That's what singlehood did to me.hahaha! :)

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  8. I would really love to get my hands on Bob Ong's books. They seem intriguing. :)

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  9. Haven't read Charlie and the Chocolate Factory yet. Sounds good. Would love to read it sometime. Thanks!

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