Freakonomics by steven levitt. great read!
The NU Lady Bulldogs outlast the AdU Lady Falcons in 4 sets, taking their first trip to the Shakey's V-league finals.read more
Check out which loveteams dropped and which ones came out on top this week!read more
Alaska survived a late-game rally by Ginebra to win 104-90, leading the series at 2-0 and now one win away from the title.read more
Guess the theme! Have you seen Twilight, Sister Act and these other movies? Share your thoughts and reviews in here!read more
A Fine Balance - Mistry. Nakakaiyak/lungkot pero ang ganda kasi ng theme eh.
Lovely Bones - Sebold. Ganda. It'll change your view of heaven.
love in the time of cholera by gabriel garcia marquez
heart-wrenching but marquez wrote it in a way that the drama is not very heavy so hindi masakit sa dibdib (most of it anyway)
house of spirits by isabel allende
the fate of three generations of women from the same family. magic realism story in the midst of a revolution. magaling!
The Life Of Mahatma Gandhi by Louis Fischer
- a very good book
The Kite Runner, one of the best book I've ever read. The author, Khaled Housseini, gave honor to his motherland, Afghanistan. You'll have a change in perspectives after you read this book, it tells a lot about Afghan culture, the people, the old-Afghanistan plus the story of friendship, betrayal and unconditional love.
Dear John by Nicholas Sparks. A book written to commemorate the heroism of US army after the 9/11. A heartbreaking story of unconditional love and of letting go. A moving love story!
"How the Catholic Church Built Western Civilization" (audiobook)
By: Thomas E. Woods Jr
* Harry Potter & The Half-Blood Prince
* Harry Potter & The Deathly Hallows
Excellent, excellent series, destined to be one of the best Fantasy books ever.
Half-way into Crime and Punishment and Cell (Stephen King)
i wish i have the money to buy all this books.
A PRISONER OF BIRTH - JEFFREY ARCHER
International bestseller and master storyteller Jeffrey Archer is at the very top of his game in this story of fate and fortune, redemption and revenge.
If Danny Cartwright had proposed to Beth Wilson the day before, or the day after, he would not have been arrested and charged with the murder of his best friend. But when the four prosecution witnesses are a barrister, a popular actor, an aristocrat, and the youngest partner in an established firm's history, who is going to believe his side of the story.
Danny is sentenced to twenty-two years and sent to Belmarsh prison, the highest-security jail in the land, from where no inmate has ever escaped.
However, Spencer Craig, Lawrence Davenport, Gerald Payne, and Toby Mortimer all underestimate Danny's determination to seek revenge, and Beth's relentless quest to pursue justice, which ends up with all four fighting for their lives.
Thus begins Jeffrey Archer's most powerful novel since Kane and Able, with a cast of characters that will remain with you long after you've turned the last page.
And if that is not enough, prepare for an ending that will shock even the most ardent of Archer's fans.
The Time Traveler's Wife (Audrey Niffenegger)
an extraordinary love story of clare and henry who met when clare was 6 and henry was 36, and married when clare was 22 and henry 30. henry suffers from a rare condition where his genetic clock takes him into his past of future.
a sweet, poignant fiction. i highly recommend this one, guys. it'll be turn into a movie with Eric Bana and Rachel MacAdams as henry and clare.
other than online, where can i buy this books?
i mean, those books that were written in the 80s would probably be hard to find in national bookstores
(i was able to buy a murakami book circa 1997 in powerbooks. pero nagiisa na lang siya kaya binili ko na)
three bags full by Leonie Swann
it is a light read but i love it!
MARLEY AND ME: LIFE AND LOVE WITH THE WORLD'S WORST DOG - JOHN GORGAN
* The heartwarming and unforgettable story of a family in the making and the wondrously neurotic dog whot taught them what really matters in life *
John and Jenny were just begining their life together. They were young and in love, with a pefect little house and not a care in the world. Then they brought home Maley, a wiggly yellow furball of a puppy. Life would never be the same.
Marley quickly grew into a barreling, ninety-seven-pound steamroller of a Labrador retriever, a dog like no other. He crashed through screen doors, gouged throught drywall, flung drool on guests, stole women's undergarments, and ate nearly everything he could get his mouth around, including couches and fine jewelry. Obedience school did no good --- Marley was expelled. Neither did the tranquilizers the veterinarian prescribed for him with the admonishment, "Don't hesitate to use these."
And yet Marley's heart was pure. Just as he joyfully refused any limits on his behavior, his love and loyalty were boundless, too. Marley shared the couple's joy at their first pregnancy and their heartbreak over the miscarriage. He was there when babies finally arrived and when the screams of a seventeen-year-old stabbing victim pierced the night. Marley shut down a public beach and managed to land a role in a feature-length movie, alway swinning hears as he made a mess of things. Through it all, he remained steadfast, a model of devotion, even when his family was at its wit's end. Unconditional love, they would learn, comes in many forms.
Is it possible for humans to discover the key to happines though a bigger-than-life, bad-boy dog? Just as the Grogans.
MADEMOISELLE BOLEYN - ROBIN MAXWELL
When young Anne Boleyn is sent to the French court with her father and sister,Mary, she thinks she's in for an innocent adventure. But when the ambitious ambassador Thomas Boleyn leads them into the highly sophisticated and sexually permissive court of Francois I, Anne quickly learns that she and her sister are merely pawns for their father's own political purpose. Mary becomes mistress to the outrageous French king and is ultimately seduced into his dangerous world by the luxuries of the court. But Anne will have a different fate.
Anne is younger, more clever, and stronger-willed than her sister, and with the guidance of powerful allies and such unlikelt friends as Leonardo da Vinci, she learns how to navigate the challenges, passions, and betrayals of the court. And as she grows into a beautiful woman, Anne undergoes her own awakening, each daring exploit taking her one step closer to the life that is her destiny.
THE INVENTION OF HUGO CABRET - BRIAN SELZNICK
Orphan, clock keeper, and thief, Hugo lives in the walls of a busy Paris train station, where his survival depends on secrets and anonymity. But when his world suddenly interlocks with an eccentric, bookish girl and a bitter old man who runs a toy booth in the station, Hugo's undercover life, and his most precious secret, are put in jeopardy. A cryptic drawing, a treasured notebook, a stolen key, a mechanical man, and a hidden message from Hugo's dead father form the backbone of this intricate, tender, and spellbinding mystery
With 248 pages of original drawing, and combining elements of picture book, graphic novel, and film, Brian Selznick breaks open the novel from to create an entirely new reading experience. Here is a stunning, cinematic tour de force from a boldly innovative storyteller, artist, and bookmaker.
DEAR JOHN - NICHOLAS SPARKS
"Dear John," the letter read. And with those two words, a heart was broken and two lives changed forever...
When Savannah Lynn Curtis comes into his life, John Tyree knows he is ready to turn over a new leaf. An angry rebel, he had enlisted in the army after high school, not knowing what else to do. Then, during a furlough, he meets the girl of his dreams. Savannah Lynn Curtis is attending college in North Carolina, working for Habitat for Humanity, and totally unprepared for the passionate attraction she feels for John Tyree.
The attraction is mutual and quickly grows into the kind of love that leaves Savannah vowing to wait for John while he finishes his tour of duty, and John realizing that he's ready to settle down with the young woman who has captured his heart.
Neither can foresee that 9/11 is about to change the world and will force John to risk every hope and dream that he's ever had.
Like so many proud men and women, John must choose between love and country. And like all those left behind, Savannah must decide to wait or move on. How do we choose wisely? How can we face loss-without giving up on love? Now, when he finally returns to North Carolina, John will discover that loving Savannah will force him to make the hardest decision of his life.
An extraordinary, moving story, DEAR JOHN explores the complexities of love -- how it survives time and heartbreak, and how it transforms us forever
Translation copyright 1997
THE READER - BERNHARD SCHLINK
Hailed for its coiled eroticism and the moral claims it makes upon the reader, this mesmerizing novel is a story of love and secrets, horror and compassion, unfolding against the haunted landscape of postwar Germany.
When he falls ill on his way home from school, fifteen-year-old Michael Berg is rescued by Hanna, a woman twice his age. In time she becomes his lover. She enthralls him with her passion, but puzzles him with her odd silences. Then she inexplicably disappears.
When Michael next sees her, he is a young law student and Hanna is on trial for a hideous crime. But as he watches her refuse to defend herself, michael gradually realizes that his former lover may be guarding a secret she considers more shameful than murder