A couple of weeks ago, I got a package containing an uncorrected proof of a book entitled Before Ever After.
Curious, I leafed through the press materials that came with it and found out that the author, Samantha Sotto, is Filipino, and the book launch is on July 27, 6 pm at National Book Store Glorietta 5.
In celebration of the 150th anniversary of the birthday of national hero Jose Rizal, I’ve started reading Ambeth Ocampo’s Makamisa, a book about Rizal’s third (unfinished novel). Just in time, my boss told me on Friday that the original manuscripts of Noli Me Tangere and El Filibusterismo would be on display at the National Library for the anniversary, so I blocked off my Saturday and headed over to the exhibit.
While I’m busy unpacking, sorting hundreds of trip photos, wading through dozens of emails, slathering Bengay over my ill-abused muscles (from five days of endless walking and an unexpected foot race to catch our flight home!), and reconditioning my mind away from vacation mode (!), here’s some news from National Book Store:
I’m back from a wonderful weekend at the beach, and back with great news — I’ve drawn the winner to my pop-up giveaway!