June 9, 2013
"In reality, they were distracted letters, intended to keep the coals alive without putting her hand in the fire, while Florentino Ariza burned himself alive in every line."

Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel García Márquez

May 16, 2013
As a kid, I thought there was nothing more glorious than filling a room with books, and so I had gotten excited whenever my collection grew.
The reality is a lot less romantic. I don’t have that much space for books, and I can’t read as much as I used to—which is why I’ve decided to find new homes for a handful of old books. These are the books I’ve neglected, ones I’ll never read again, and ones I don’t see myself reading in the near future. 
Giving these books away doesn’t mean I love reading or books any less. My desire has just shifted from filling a room with books (including those I don’t love so much) to filling just a small shelf with ones I just can’t live without. I get more shelf space for new books, my friends get books for free. Everybody wins. So maybe the reality is more romantic, after all.

As a kid, I thought there was nothing more glorious than filling a room with books, and so I had gotten excited whenever my collection grew.

The reality is a lot less romantic. I don’t have that much space for books, and I can’t read as much as I used to—which is why I’ve decided to find new homes for a handful of old books. These are the books I’ve neglected, ones I’ll never read again, and ones I don’t see myself reading in the near future.

Giving these books away doesn’t mean I love reading or books any less. My desire has just shifted from filling a room with books (including those I don’t love so much) to filling just a small shelf with ones I just can’t live without. I get more shelf space for new books, my friends get books for free. Everybody wins. So maybe the reality is more romantic, after all.

May 8, 2013
Today I hoarded more books, but I don’t feel too bad ‘cause I got all four for PhP225: Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things and Anansi Boys, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe! I just inserted the exclamation point for feeling. It’s safe to say it was a great day.

Today I hoarded more books, but I don’t feel too bad ‘cause I got all four for PhP225: Neil Gaiman’s Fragile Things and Anansi Boys, Audrey Niffenegger’s The Time Traveler’s Wife, and Great Tales and Poems of Edgar Allan Poe! I just inserted the exclamation point for feeling. It’s safe to say it was a great day.

March 31, 2013
Last week, I finally got the Chu’s Day posters we ordered from Books of Wonder. Each limited edition poster, which supports charity, was signed by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex.
When I get my own house someday, I’ll save a special spot for putting this up.

Last week, I finally got the Chu’s Day posters we ordered from Books of Wonder. Each limited edition poster, which supports charity, was signed by Neil Gaiman and Adam Rex.

When I get my own house someday, I’ll save a special spot for putting this up.

March 9, 2013
I’ve never bawled while reading, but hey, there’s a first for everything. Cried over The Book Thief, woke up with swollen eyes, and tweeted about it. And Markus Zusak replied.

I’ve never bawled while reading, but hey, there’s a first for everything. Cried over The Book Thief, woke up with swollen eyes, and tweeted about it. And Markus Zusak replied.

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