Friday, November 1, 2013

Required Reading: November 2013

And just like that October is over.  I'm pretty sure November can be equally fast and exciting since it is Philippine Book Development Month.  This month is dotted with some exciting events, including the 3rd Filipino Reader Conference, on November 9, to be held at the Ateneo de Manila University.

Let us recap the books I've read last month:
  • People of the Book by Geraldine Brooks - 4/5 stars - An interesting take on the history of the Sarajevo Haggadah.
  • Fortunately, the Milk by Neil Gaiman - 4/5 stars - If you have not read this unique adventure yet, then rush out and grab a copy from the nearest bookstore.
  • Guardians of Tradition by Mae Astrid Tobias - 4/5 stars - Preserving our traditional folk arts is something we all Filipino should endeavor.
  • A Storm of Swords by George RR Martin -5/5 stars - So far, this is the best installment in the series, hands down.  The feelings I had with this one were beyond words.  So again, I hate you GRRM!
  • Tigana by Guy Gavriel Kay - 4/5 stars - TFG- F2F book for October.  I had a slow start, but the last 150 pages were absolutely an adrenaline rush.
  • A Tangle of Knots by Lisa Graff -5/5 stars - Oh, this one is love. I totally should write a proper review for this one.
  • The Name of This Book is Secret by Pseudonymous Bosch -4/5 stars - How to describe this when I'm not supposed to talk about it? LOL
  • Navigating Early by Clare Vanderpool - 5/5 stars - This one will stitch your heart together in the right way. Promise!

It didn't take me long to decide which books I should read this month.  I just went with what feels right.  I hope to finish them, then review The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster for the November F2F.


  1. Wow, I just realize now that you seem like a fast reader. I envy you!

    1. I am? Maybe because most of these are children's books.
      See that 2 weeks when I read nothing but Tigana? :)

  2. A Tangle of Knots and Navigating Early already on my list! I am curious about Claus. I'm assuming it's a Santa origin story of sorts? :)

    1. Yay! Just give me a few time to gather my thoughts and I'll introduce you to Claus. I'm too caught up with this Sleepy Hollow series at the moment, just an episode more...hehehe. :)