Attachments

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Well, what should I say? I’m glad my office crush is not an IT guy or else I’m doomed.

Okay, I really don’t know how to start with my review because I still can’t get over with all the kilig I felt after finishing the book. Perhaps, I should start with this warning:Never use your company email for telling personal stuff (specially your office crush) to your friends at work for some cute IT guy, who also happens to be your crush, might be prying on your email.

Attachments is really a very lovable story. I love everything about it specially the way the author used the (email) epistolary style in presenting the characters. To be more specific, I love the email exchanges between Beth and Jennifer because admittedly, we often do that in our office. I mean, we usually maximize the sametime feature of our company email to chat with each other about personal stuff like, in my case, crush sightings :D.

I think that is the reason why I find the story so realistic. As for the characters… well, I adore Lincoln! I picture him as someone who looks like this:

Lincoln

I think I’ll stop here. I just want you to read it and hopefully agree with me later that it’s a nice story indeed.

Title: Attachments
Author: Rainbow Rowell
Rating:Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it liked it liked it
Copy: 
E-book
Read from March 23 to 24, 2013

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Cupidity

Cupidity as I read it back to back with boy meets girl

Cupidity as I read it back to back with boy meets girl

 

Dear Lord,
I praise and thank you for guarding my heart all these years. I thank you that you have not allowed me to get into a wrong kind of relationship and commit more acts of Cupidity. You’ve told me once that I was made for romance, and the only one who can offer it to me consistently and deeply is your son, Jesus. So as I patiently wait for that pleasing and perfect will of Yours for me, I pray that You continue to guard and strengthen my heart more. Remind me constantly to use this gift of single-blessedness as an opportunity to serve and honor You and to serve others. I also pray that you protect me from all the things that this world may offer but are outside of Your will so I may avoid the acts of Cupidity mentioned in this book. Teach me to really fix my eyes on Jesus, the author and perfecter of faith so I may become the woman (or wife) that You want me to be.
In Jesus name, I pray. Amen.
 Your daughter,
Cary

Okay, so that was my initial reaction after reading the book. What I like most about this book is that the authors never failed to remind that yes, in one way or another, you’ve committed an act of cupidity but it’s never too late to ask for  forgiveness and start with a clean slate. Our God is a God of forgiveness and redemption.Cupidity was actually more of a reminder for me that we should really test against God’s Word whatever things we heard about love. Every believer should always bear in mind that God is always concerned about our lives, and that includes our love life.

Title: Cupidity
Author: Hailey and Michael DiMarco
Rating:Rating: didn't like it it was ok liked it really liked it (my current rating) it was amazing
Copy:
Owned
Read from February 05 to March 17, 2013

Musing Mondays

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading
Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Monday is usually one of my least favourite days of the week because you know, it always reminds me that a two-day break from work in a week is never enough, especially to bookish people.  Just this weekend, I can’t help but ask myself where my weekend went because it passed by so quickly. Don’t get me wrong, it was a well-spent weekend, I tell you. It’s just that, it was so awesome that I wish I have at least 3 days off from work.For my 2nd Musing Monday I’d like to share how I spent my weekend the bookish way.

So last Saturday, thanks to my reading buddies (a.k.a Laslas Girls), I was able to attend the book launch of Manila Noir, a collection of short stories written by various Filipino authors and edited by New York–based   Filipino author, Jessica Hagedorn. Honestly, I don’t have any plan of buying the book and the only reason I decided to attend the activity was to see my book club friends. But since I’m already there, I thought I might as well get my own copy and have it signed by the authors. The book launch has actually turned out to be fun and informative. I was introduced to a new literature genre, the noir. The reading of the authors of  snippets of their work was really helpful to get me intrigued and make me excited to read the book soon.

Laslas Girls Unite (photo courtesy of Aenna)

Laslas Girls Unite
(photos courtesy of Aenna)

My copy of Manila Noir

My copy of Manila Noir

So there, hope you also had a fun-filled bookish weekend. 🙂

Musing Mondays

Lately, I’ve been looking for a weekly book meme I can participate in and I randomly came across with this weekly meme from Should Be Reading. I find the topics for posting interesting so I decided to join. Here’s the mechanics:

Musing Mondays asks you to muse about one of the following each week…

• Describe one of your reading habits.
• Tell us what book(s) you recently bought for yourself or someone else, and why you chose that/those book(s).
• What book are you currently desperate to get your hands on? Tell us about it!
• Tell us what you’re reading right now — what you think of it, so far; why you chose it; what you are (or, aren’t) enjoying it.
• Do you have a bookish rant? Something about books or reading (or the industry) that gets your ire up? Share it with us!
• Instead of the above questions, maybe you just want to ramble on about something else pertaining to books — let’s hear it, then!

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

Musing Mondays is a weekly meme hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading

So for my first Musing Monday, let’s talk about the book I bought recently.

Our book club will have Love in the Time of Cholera for our monthly face-to-face book discussion.Reading literary novels is quite a challenge for me so I thought reading the physical book would help me finish it in time for our discussion. So last Sunday, I tried to look for a pre-owned copy from Booksale (a local thrift bookstore), and fortunately was able to find one.

I still don’t know what to expect from this book but based from the title and the summary from goodreads, the novel is about a story of two lovers who have met in their youth but both have married a different person eventually. Half a century later, they were given a chance to rekindle their old romance.

Though I’m not a fan of this kind of love story, I’m quite excited to finish this because I want to actively participate in our book club discussion. I’m crossing my fingers that this book will turn out a good read for me.

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