Friday, October 31, 2014

Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt

I saw this post on Pinoy Book Freaks United FB group last week, and I was thrilled to do it!

It's the Bookshelf Scavenger Hunt, where there's a list of books one has to find.
Thanks for tagging everyone, The Nocturnal Fey!
The problem then was I was too busy, but now that I have free time (sort of), I plunged into it!

I'm this giddy right now.

Find an author's name or title with the letter Z in it

The Dapitan Correspondence of Dr. Jose Rizal and Dr. Ferdinand Blumentritt compiled by Romeo G. Jalosjos
I love Rizal and his love for the country so much. This book is a gem for me.

Find a classic 

Brave New World by Aldous Huxley
It says so in the cover. :D This is one of the books which opened my mind about the real world. 

 Find a book with a key on it

Murder at the Abba by Isaac Asimov
My one and only book with a key. I haven;t read this one, though.

Find something on your bookshelf that's not a book 

50 yen, stress ball, two bean bags
I just went to Japan for some days, and these are the 'souvenirs' that I brought. It happened that I have no other place to put these on, so they're on my shelf. 

Find the oldest book on your shelf 

The New Lexicon Webster's Encyclopedic Dictionary of the English Language, and Gulliver's Travels and Other Writing by Jonathan Swift
My first book, thus oldest book I own is the former. The latter's the oldest published book (1726, first edition).

Find a book with a girl on the cover 

Animorphs #48 The Return by K.A. Applegate
This one's easy because I have Animorphs collection. Picked Rachel because I love how her character grew. One of the best characters that I've read, ever.

 Find a book that has an animal in it

Pyramids by Terry Pratchett, and Animal Farm by George Orwell
Forgive me for not picking one, but I've got to show you these two lovelies. I love the book art of the former; I love the theme of the latter. Please read these two books. 

 Find a book with a male protagonist

Smaller and smaller circles by F. H. BatacanMany of my friends nudged me into reading this, and when I did, I knew why. 

Find a book with only words on it 

How to win friends and influence people by Dale Carnegie
This helped me cope up with the world.  

Find a book with illustrations in it 

Instructions by Neil Gaiman
Given to me by my boyfriend after graduation, this book is wonderfully illustrated by Charles Vess. Don't miss this book if you're a Gaiman fan, too.

Find a book with gold lettering 

Wilderness Tips by Margaret Atwood
I bought this without a jacket, let's just assume the lettering in the jacket is gold, too. This is my first (and only aotm) Atwood, and I enjoyed every story in this book. 

Find a diary (true or fictional)

The Diary of a Young Girl by Anne Frank
This inspired me to bits. After reading this, I needed my diary to look as intellectual as hers. 

Find a book written with a common name (like Smith) 

Kung Baga sa Bigas by Jose F. Lacaba
Just like Marie for girls, Jose is one of the common names for boys in the Philippines. (I have three Joses in this list.)

Find a book that has a closeup of something on it 

Amazing Maurice and his Educated Rodents by Terry Pratchett
My first Pratchett book (that I've finished)! Been looking forward to read him again ever since.

Find a book on your shelf that takes place in the earliest time period

The Three Musketeers by Alexandre Dumas
Set in 16th century. I must reread this. 

 Find a hardcover book without a jacket

The Prophet by Khalil Gibran
Given to me by my boyfriend without a jacket. He memorized most of the passages of the book so he gave it to me. One of his favorites. Became one of mine, too.
Find a book with stars on it
The Joy of a Peanuts Christmas by Charles M. Schulz
There's this need in me to have books that can be read by children. This is one of those.
Find a teal/turquoise colored book

Viajero by F. Sionil Jose
Lots of information from this book. 

 Find a non-YA book

New Poems in Pilipino edited by Federico Licsi Espino Jr. 
I have many non-YA books, but this one is such a gem (a Marcos-era project), so I picked it. 

Gods, I enjoyed it so much that I'm tagging everyone who reads this, to spread the fun!

Thursday, October 30, 2014

Typecast album: Word Sits Heavy (won from Jam 88.3)

I love Jam 88.3. And I guess they love them too in a random manner because for the second time, I won something from the station's contests! 

Plus Jam 88.3 stickers! 

I reblogged this post from the amazing Russ Davis' Fresh Filter tumblr, and I was one of the winners! Thank you, Jam and Typecast! 
The album cover, plus pick! Sad thing, I don't have a guitar.

Oh yeah!

Awesome, intricate album design. Good job!

I listened to the album tracks after a hectic day, and they were soooo good! I love headbanging sounds since elementary, and this album was a fresh reminder about that love.

I specifically enjoy "Gasoline" more because of it's intro and all the drum beats in between. 

You can listen to them for free here!

Thursday, October 23, 2014


It's almost November! Thankfully it's still October - though the list is now closed, I will still make an entry for Between Lenses bloghop by Tara Victoria and of trees and hues

I'm not a morning person, but when I do wake up before 6am, I always look at the sun and see the colorful clouds around it, and it makes me feel alive.

So I chose this photo as my morning photo: the sunlight near the upper center just hit the spot for me.

"I put my face in the flowers and breathed deeply. They smelled good, like sunshine."
- Stephen King, Bag of Bones