Friday, October 26, 2012

Neil Gaiman and All Hallows Read

2 years ago Neil Gaiman started a new tradition of giving away a scary book during Halloween, and this year he posted his list of recommendations.

The ones with a pink star are the ones I've read. Which means I have a lot of reading still to do. (Don't I always? ;P)

Wednesday, October 24, 2012

Hallows reads

Confined (mostly) to bed since Sunday due to an upper respiratory tract infection, I had time to catch up on my reading, and since Halloween and All Souls' (Hallows') Day and All Saints' Day are coming up, I thought to read accordingly.

First was "Miss Peregrine's Home for Peculiar Children" by Ransom Riggs. I can say that this is one of my best reads for the year, for the unusual presentation and the unusual story. I'm eagerly anticipating the sequel.

Then, finding my schedule will allow me to attend my friends' steampunk-themed (post-)Halloween party, I proceeded to get informed on the genre. I'm not sure mention of mechanical devices considered advanced for the Victorian period can be termed steampunk, but I am enjoying the Parasol Protectorate series by Gail Carriger. It reminds me very much of my favorite Amelia Peabody series by Elizabeth Peters. (Incidental?)

Here is my pile for the rest of the week and the next...


  • "Trese: Mass Murder" & "Trese: Last Seen After Midnight" by Budjette Tan & KaJO Baldisimo
  • "How to Live with a Unicorn: The Fantastic Guide to Keeping Mythical Pets" by Jane Moseley
  • "I am Legend" by Richard Matheson
  • "Pure" by Andrew Miller
  • "From the Dust Returned" by Ray Bradbury
  • "A Hat Full of Sky" by Terry Pratchett

Nothing too long, nothing too scary. Not a guarantee that I will read them, but I like having my options at the ready.

Saturday, October 06, 2012

ebook haul #2

I just bought a pile of books at the Manila International Book Fair last month...

... yet here I am again downloading another pile of ebooks...

... including Patrick Ness' Chaos Walking trilogy, which I have been looking for a copy of (both print and electronic) for months.

I did already finish one of the books I bought at the MIBF (Lourd de Veyra's "The Best of This is a Crazy Planets", which a friend had Lourd autograph for me :)), and am currently reading Ken Follett's "Winter of the World". :P

edit: 10/07/12
And a handful more...