We Captured the Castle

IMG_0688-001 As most of you may have read in my previous entry, I moderated this month’s book discussion for Flips Flipping Pages. I chose one of my favorite books, “I Capture the Castle” and we hied off to Bacolod City for a change of scenery and a complete countryside experience.

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Stamp It!


Pardon the sporadic posting in the last couple of weeks — I’m in the thick of preparing for this month’s book discussion (Dodie Smith’s “I Capture the Castle”), which I’ll be moderating in Bacolod this weekend.

I’ve been crafting almost nonstop for our discussion swag in the last three weeks, and this book, “Stamp It: DIY Printing with Handmade Stamps” has come in handy. The book is by the same creator as Craft-A-Doodle, which I thoroughly enjoyed, so I had no qualms about buying this one.

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Roundup: Comics


I wanted a bit of a break from novels during Holy Week, so I decided to start tackling some comics I’d been meaning to read for a while now.

Here’s a roundup of the comics I read over the holidays: “Trip to Tagaytay” by Arnold Arre, “Kung Paano Ako Naging Leading Lady” by Carlo Vergara and Elmer Cantada, and “The Dark Colony Book I : Mikey Recio & the Secret of the Demon Dungeon,” by Budjette Tan and Bow Guerrero.

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Never Let Me Go


It’s been a busy month for Flips Flipping Pages, with not one, not two, but three book discussions crammed within the month. Earlier this month, we Flippers met up with National Artist for Literature F. Sionil Jose to conclude last year’s Rosales Saga readalong, then two Saturdays back we had the unofficial discussion on Helene Hanff’s “84 Charing Cross Road”  (which I moderated).

Last Saturday’s book discussion, my third for the month, and the official discussion slated for March, was on Kazuo Ishiguro’s “Never Let Me Go,” moderated by Flippers Haze and Sana, held at a medical facility in Pasig.

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The Duchess of Bloomsbury Street


Still on the “84 Charing Cross Road” high, I had managed to convince enough of my book club friends to join me in an unofficial discussion of the book last Saturday. At Flips Flipping Pages, we normally do unofficial discussions (outside of the monthly schedule) for certain books when one person (or more) needs closure feels strongly about it and elects to moderate.

Of course, being the highly suggestible people we are, it’s normally not a big challenge to gather up enough people for a discussion, but considering I kept having to move it all throughout March due to scheduling conflicts, I was pleasantly surprised at the turnout (I love you Flippers!).

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