Book Review # 14: After Dark

Author: Haruki Murakami Translator: Jay Rubin Publisher: Vintage Books Publishing Date: April 2008 Number of Pages: 244 Genre: Contemporary, Surrealism, Speculative Fiction Synopsis:  “A sleek, gripping novel of encounters set in Tokyo during the spooky hours between midnight and dawn, by an internationally renowned literary phenomenon.” Background I was introduced to the wonderful world of Haruki Murakami […]

Book Review # 11: The Knife of Never Letting Go (Book I of Walking Chaos Trilogy)

Author: Patrick Ness Publisher: Walker Books Publishing Date: 2008 Number of Pages: 479 Genre: Dystopian, Young Adult, Contemporary Synopsis: Prentisstown isn’t like other towns. Everyone can hear everyone else’s thoughts in a constant, overwhelming, never-ending Noise. There is no privacy. There are no secrets. Then, just one month away from the birthday that will make […]

Book Review # 8: Sad Girls

Author: Lang Leav Publisher: Andrews McMeel Publishing Publishing Date: 2017 Number of Pages: 362 pages Genre: Young Adult Fiction, Romance Synopsis: School is almost out for Audrey, but the panic attacks are just beginning. Because Audrey told a lie and now now her classmate, Ana, is dead. Just as her world begins to spin out of control, Audrey meets the […]

South Cebu 2015: Swimming With The Gentle Giants

Southern Cebu is indeed a gem filled with various wonders like waterfalls, mountains, and beaches. Aside from these natural wonders, there is also a plethora of activities to choose from like the swimming with the sardines (popularly called as sardine run) in Moalboal, canyoneering in Badian/Alegria, trekking in Dalaguete, and swimming with the whale sharks in […]

Book Review # 2: The Secret History

Author: Donna Tartt Publisher: Vintage Contemporaries Publishing Date: April 2004 Number of Pages: 559 pages Genre: Mystery, Inverted Detective Story, Literary Fiction Synopsis: Under the influence of their charismatic classics professor, a group of clever, eccentric misfits at an elite New England college discover a way of thinking and living that is a world away from the humdrum […]

The Scallop Seashore (Part III): A Manic Morning

October 30, 2016. And thus continues our Iloilo escapade. After a tiring day of travel, we finally got the chance to explore the North Gigantes Island. Our wake up time was 5 AM. However, things weren’t looking up as the rains started dampening our soaring spirits. Dark clouds and moderate to heavy rains greeted us upon […]