Anticipating

Counting the hours til I can go to National Book Store in SM and get my copy of Mockingjay that I pre-ordered a few days back (the FREE Mockingjay shirt lured me in). Ugh. Kalayo pa sa alas-singko. Hehe
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No images. I’m not thinking straight. My limbs are all in a tingle trying to work and controlling my urge to go take the afternoon off. 😀

A Bookish Meme

So glad to be back writing after that week-long vacation (will blog about that soon). Today’s post is a bookish meme from the Book Blogger Appreciation Week, which, by the way, officially started on the 14th.

Do you snack while you read? If so, favorite reading snack?

Yes. Chocolates, chips, or any chichirya available.

Do you tend to mark your books as you read, or does the idea of writing in books horrify you?

Not really especially if I just borrowed it from a friend. But sometimes I leave stuff inside books like receipts or any scrap of paper I’ve been doodling on that I also happened to have used as a bookmark.

How do you keep your place while reading a book? Bookmark? Dog-ears?

Dog-ears when no bookmark is available.

bbaw bookish meme
Genie in a bookmark. I got this one in grade school as a freebie from an ice cream product and since then, it’s been one of my favorites.

Laying the book flat open?

As much as possible no.

Fiction, Non-fiction, or both?

Fiction most of the time

Hard copy or audiobooks?

Hard copy

Are you a person who tends to read to the end of chapters, or are you able to put a book down at any point?

Able to put down the book at any point.

If you come across an unfamiliar word, do you stop to look it up right away?

No. I’ll wait til I can google it.

What are you currently reading?

What is the last book you bought?

In the plural form, actually. 😀

From National Bookstore – Harrison Plaza, Malate

From Booksale – Harrison Plaza, Malate

From Booksale – Emall, Cebu City

Are you the type of person that only reads one book at a time or can you read more than one at a time?

I can read several at a time but only when I’m not raring to finish a particular book.

Do you have a favorite time of day and/or place to read?

Usually in the mornings when I’m riding a jeepney on the way to work.

Do you prefer series books or stand alone books?

Doesn’t matter although it takes time for me to get used to an author’s new book/series if I have already been following his previous works.

Is there a specific book or author that you find yourself recommending over and over?

Nothing in particular..well, maybe the Artemis Fowl series (but I’ve read Eoin Colfer’s The Supernaturalist yet I don’t find it as good as the AF).

How do you organize your books? (By genre, title, author’s last name, etc.?)

If you can call haphazardly lumping them in piles “arranging”, then that’s how I arrange my books. Hehehe

So there’s my bookish meme. Hope you enjoyed it. ^_^
Special mention to Memory on Stella Matutina from whose post I’ve first read about this. Thanks. 😉
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The Genie bookmark was scanned then edited in Adobe Photoshop using brushes downloaded from the Internet.
Aladdin and all other related insignia are property of Disney.

10 for the 25th

Too bad it was only last year when I learned and applied the wisdom of asking for the things I really really want but nevertheless, it was fun being surprised receiving them from very good friends. And for the 25th celebration of my pachuvachuva-ness, I would like to make it just as easier for them this time. So after weeks of thinking and revising, here is my birthday wish list (THE wish list of all wish lists 😉 ):

1. Red Bowler Camera Bag
red bowler camera bag red bowler camera bag_2

red bowler camera bag_3 Kick-ass & sassy don’t even begin to describe this cute accessory from photojojo.com.

2. Canon EOS 40D DSLR
canon eos 40d dslr
That cute bag (see #1) would be pretty useless without a camera to use it with, ayt? 😉 Full product review at dpreview.com.

But if it’s way over your budget, you can just get me this and I won’t hate you for it. Hehehe
Olympus Stylus 1030SW
olympus stylus 1030sw

Images courtesy of and full product reviews at travelgearblog.com and olympusamerica.com. Additional review at cnet.com.

3. Stabilo markers + Faber-castell watercolor pencils

stabilo markers

faber-castell watercolor pencils
The National Bookstore sells them really cheap. *wink*

4. Trip to Vigan
Yay! Only a week more to go. Lots of culture-soaking and bonding with friends.

5. Gift cheque for Booksale
Since i don’t think this is available (drat! I forgot to ask while I was there yesterday.) I would gladly take the cash. 😀

story time by edward bloor
Story Time by Edward Bloor. An early birthday treat from fellow Flipper maydayeve as we invaded Booksale at Emall yesterday. Sweet.

6. Mood rings
Sold in bazaars run by Muslims (the ones in SM City Cebu Trade Hall look really cute and are just about my size – around P150 each). Super heavy hint here. Hahahaha

7. Cheesecake, cheesecake, cheesecake
The Japanese green tea variety at Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf is good but blueberry is still my favorite.

8. Black Drawing Pad + cute jacket like the ones sported by Dakota Fanning as Cassie in the movie “Push“.

Image courtesy of juniorcelebs.com.

dakota fanning's jacket in push
Image courtesy of icollector.com.

10. K. Cross
I saved the best for last. *blush*