Making a Book Review

There was one article I read just before I started writing this entry. It was about a book review, mainly how you write a book review. The article was giving a format to it and my reaction was nearly that of Avril Lavigne’s song on a loop. At first I wonder how is that even a book review (that…

The Stanger/The Outsider

It’s not particular with me to read a classic story from an unknown author. So far the only classic that I’ve liked before reading Albert Camus is Mary Shelley. But then everyone must try other things than what they are comfortable of to know what do they really want and what do they really don’t want. So I tried….

The Little Prince by Antoine De Saint Exupery

My favorite classic of all time. About following dreams and growing up. A book for every child and that means for everyone because we are all children who never stops growing up. Many says that this has its deeper beauty if you’ll learn to see it, so I searched, read it few times thinking what could other readers have seen that…

The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho

A book that challenges its readers in dealing with real life in terms of dreaming and achieving what we dream. A book that talks about universal language, about sacrifice, about how our fears deprive us of the chances we are given. At first, I thought this was just another simple adventure of following dreams that is meant for…

Norwegian Wood by Haruki Murakami

Norwegian wood, is a story told from the perspective of Toru Watanabe who looks back twenty years ago to understand what went wrong. With a gripping plot, it also tries to capture human flaws. With question imposed on readers, I can compare this one Albert Camus’ The Stranger minus the existentialist view. (Though at some point I feel that this…

Impulse by Ellen Hopkins

“Act on your impulse, swallow the bottle, cut a little deeper, put the gun to your chest.” ― Ellen Hopkins, Impulse How could a book cut so deep? How could somebody be so damaged? With the story of three persons who were so caught up with their past they can’t let go even though they wanted to,…

Kafka on the Shore by Haruki Murakami (The Metaphor)

          Did it ever struck you that books choose their readers rather than readers choose the books they want? How on some possible sense could it have been, of course it couldn’t be that books are conscious while standing on the shelf. (Though I really think it is possible because we can’t really…

To every reader looking for books,

As for my facebook page The Library Philippines, this site is where I put my insights (of course while trying not to spoil anything to readers) about the books I have. Also, this is where you can find the books I am ready to share to anyone, for free, as long as you can promise you…