All posts tagged: bookworm

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 15: MIBF2016 and more

reading the first few pages of Practical Wisdom to be Happy at Work by Boris Joaquin. Although I am no longer an employee, I can still relate somehow to the stories and values the book upholds. Indeed, work is also worship! writing photo captions, replies to messages on social media, emails, and then this! Ah, it feels good to write things other than business letters that are related to work. Not that I’m complaining! 😉 listening to happy songs (in my head). Yesterday at the book launch of Practical Wisdom to be Happy at Work, the emcee asked us to name some songs with the words happy or work. I have a CD that contains nothing but songs with happy titles, so I was able to participate in the activity. I also got to bring home two books as prizes because of that! thinking (still) about the 37th Manila International Book Fair (MIBF). Today was the last day, and I still can’t believe that yesterday was my first time to attend this annual book fair. Nearly every year I would plan on attending, but if it weren’t for the book launch of Practical Wisdom …

The Sunday Currently, Vol. 8: Reading as my sport

reading that is, finally finished reading Jodi Picoult’s Lone Wolf. I’m impressed by the amount of research she must have put into the book, particularly when it comes to the wolves, and how she used that information to weave a story, human characters, around it. It’s the first time I’ve read a novel authored by Picoult, though I have seen the movie My Sister’s Keeper several times, which was based on her novel of the same title. I wonder if all her stories involve family and court room drama… Anyway, it looks like I  have already graduated from reading John Grisham and Sidney Sheldon novels, and some of my new favorite authors/novelists now are Jodi Picoult, Amy Tan, and Tessa Afshar. listening to the sounds of the electric fan and air conditioning. (Remind me to turn off the electric fan later.) Really, when it’s late at night, these are the only sounds I’d hear unless a dog barks or some vehicle passes by. thinking about what I should have said to that rude Israeli that …