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2014 PEx Book Challenge (Level-Up!)

Dear PEx Bookworms,

While we are preparing for this year's Book Challenge edition, please free to:
  • Post recommendation for the Book Challenge
  • How we can improve the Book Challenge
  • (Good) Gimmicks to attract Book Challenge participants
  • Arts & Literature-themed PEx Quiz maybe?

Also, you can now post your book reviews for this year. We will announce new set (if there is any) rules for this year's Book Challenge.

Happy New Year!


  • mauna na ako, hethler. :lol: i'm aiming to finish 20 books this year. should this year's challenge require challengers to finish more, i-edit ko na lang later. :)

    The format below is based on last year's format. Sana tama ako since it's my first review here. I'll edit it too pag may bagong rules.


    Title: Half Broke Horses
    Genre: Memoir
    Author: Jeannette Walls
    Rating: 3.5/5
    Edit: Started reading pala on December 31st last year. Finished it a few hours ago.


    Half Broke Horses is as engaging as Lily Casey Smith, the author's grandmother whose life story is being narrated/written here. The book started with an event in Smith's young life that tested her character. It went on to detailing her life in the ranch, in the boarding school, her life in the city and to her married life. Ok, shutting my kissable lips now. :lol:

    My problem with reading memoirs is that you never really know if a lot happened/were true exactly as written. In Half Broke Horses, you don't really mind this issue. It's written in first person point of view but the author's writing style is such a joy to know/read as much as the many quotes written that go me 'excited', suddenly realizing that 'there's nothing finer than the feeling that came rushing through when you understood something that had puzzled you'.

    If you're looking for an author whose gift of storytelling is rich and unfathomable, Half Broke Horses is one of your few chances to find one. ^__^
  • OMGEEEEE! Ikaw ba yan talaga Anastasya_Consya?! :eek:
    And thanks for the author reco, will definitely check it out :)

    Welcome sa Book Challenge :D

  • ^yes. nakakatamad na ding sumagap ng chismis. :lol: wala na din naman akong napapanood ngayon sa tfc kundi kristv lang. :lol: sayang nga di ako nakasali last year, nagtravel din kasi ako ng matagal.

    o siya, on topic, gusto ko talaga ang writing style ni Jeannette Walls. Sobrang nakakarelate ako as reader. :lol: Try to look for Glass Castle. Mas maganda daw yun eh kesa sa Half Broke Horses.

    Ciao. :love:
  • HAHAHA :rotflmao: More of Kris on Kris TV since she renewed contract with ABS :lol::rotflmao: OT!!! :lol:

    Anyway, welcome ulit and see you around :)
  • 1/50 mockingjay -suzanne collins -5 out of 5. sinayang niya yung pagkakataon na palalimin pa sana yung konsepto ng rebellion. nakakapagod. nakakatamad.

    2/50 on writing - stephen king 6 out 5. solid. plus 1 pa.

    3/50 the perks of being a wallflower 3 out of 5. nahihirapan atang magkwento kaya dinaan sa letter. nadadayaan ako bukod sa parang walang resolution. lol.
  • GL2814.5GL2814.5 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    I already got my 2014 books lined up...hoping to surpass last year's target of 10
  • pinoy2781pinoy2781 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yun oh! finally meron ng 2014 Book Challenge thread! :bounce:
  • pinoy2781pinoy2781 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    kumusta naman yung pin namin? :hiya: :glee:
  • pinoy2781 wrote: »
    kumusta naman yung pin namin? :hiya: :glee:

    I'm coordinating with Nakura already for that, will put updates here :)
  • ScribblerGeekScribblerGeek PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yun, okay will definitely join this year's challenge. :D

    -mas maganda siguro kung may common book/s na ipapabasa (say out of 50 books may 5 books na common) to solicit healthy exchange of opinions (to create a community amongst book challengers) dahil in the past two years kanya kanya na lang tayong post :glee:
    -create an event, say invite an author of a common book from the list of common books in the first suggestion (maybe a Filipino author, challenge i-enlist ang foreigner hehe, baby steps) para may interaction uli ang challengers
    -i-break natin yung challenge into quarters say 50 books in a year tapos extra challenge na out of 50, 15 yung mabasa mo for the first quarter haha (suggestion lang lol)
    -incentives (like movie ticks or stuff haha) for say first to accomplish the task, or the best reviewer, most diverse reader blah blah. siyempre may set of judges (di ko lang alam kung work-able ito) hehe.

    anyway, have a nice 2014 everyone :wave:
  • ^ oks yung common book. pwede siguro per month yung common book o kung mahirap per quarter
  • Strider07Strider07 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Arts & Literature pin din :glee:

    ba't wala yatang pin itong sf?

    sali ako this year, I'll try to finish up to 10 books... hopefully :bungi:
  • pinoy2781pinoy2781 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^ yun o, dumaan si siggy. dagdagan mo naman yang 10. :rotfl:

    hethler wrote: »
    I'm coordinating with Nakura already for that, will put updates here :)

    sana naman merong pin. effort din. :hiya: :glee:
  • pinoy2781pinoy2781 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    yakibuke wrote: »
    ^ oks yung common book. pwede siguro per month yung common book o kung mahirap per quarter

    kaya naman siguro yung per month. and regarding sa book selection, pagbobotohan ba natin o PEx will decide?

    at dapat mag-set tayo ng date para sa submission(s) o list (para ma-adjust yung schedule since most of us ay may naka-line up na na books).
  • ^ di ko na matandaan pero parang dati may sinasuggest yung pex na basahin yung mga libro na lumabas ng taon na yun. di ko yun gusto at may pagka consumerist yung dating. para makasali i have to buy the book lol. kailangan i-consider yung accessibility ng libro na babasahin.
  • ScribblerGeekScribblerGeek PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^ pwede na ring tayo ang mag-initiate :lol:

    eto yung suggestion ko:

    say 5 out of x number of books

    2 Gen Fic
    1 YA Fic
    1 Biographical
    1 Nonfic (non biographical)

    Sa nonfic nonbio ang suggestion ko Outliers. :lol:
  • GL2814.5GL2814.5 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    Why do we have to restrict the genre of books? Why not let the participants read what they want to read?
  • pinoy2781pinoy2781 PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    ^^ that's applicable only for the common book(s) to read.
  • ScribblerGeekScribblerGeek PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    GL2814.5 wrote: »
    Why do we have to restrict the genre of books? Why not let the participants read what they want to read?

    hi, GL. :wave: no we're not. gaya ng sinabi ni johannah (hi johannah :wave:), those are suggested common books that we read.

    anyway, again those are just mere suggestions. chill lang tayo while waiting for mod hethler to officially lay down the rules and mechanics :)
  • nozmailnozmail PEx Influencer ⭐⭐⭐
    woot! sali na ako ulit dito. tinamad ako gumawa ng review nung 2013 e. :hiya:

    currently reading:
    1. dubliners - james joyce
    2. salmonella men on planet porno - yasutaka tsutsui
    3. sandman volume 4 - neil gaiman

    currently listening (yup audiobook):
    1. jack and jill - james patterson

    pero di ko sasama sa 2014 challenge. tagal ko na kasi naumpisahan mga to nung 2013 e. :lol:
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