The rainy season has begun, and this gloomy weather has been making me morose. I long for the beach, sprawled on the sand with a book, with the waves lapping at my feet.
This summer was lovely; aside from my trip to Hong Kong with my family, I had a beach holiday in Bohol with my officemates. I’d reserved two books for the occasion: Fairy Tale Fail and Love Your Frenemies, both by Mina V. Esguerra. It was last summer when I read Mina’s book My Imaginary Ex, that time on a business trip, and I enjoyed it thoroughly, so this time around, her latest books were my top choice for my beach trip. I’d purchased the ebooks from Smashwords and loaded them up on my Nook.
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After a week of anxious fretting over the havoc that was ensuing on the back end of my blog (I am so glad that’s over, but I’m still paranoid about clicking on that WP 3.1 update mocking me from the top of my dashboard), I was in dire need of a pick me up type of book. I was browsing through my Nook shelves and remembered I had loaded Lisa Lim’s Confessions of a Call Center Gal (available on Amazon, also as a Kindle ebook, with a Nook edition soon to follow).
I fixed myself a mug of steamy milk tea, plumped up some pillows on the divan, and started reading.
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A few weeks ago, I got an email from a reader inquiring if I would be interested to review her new chick lit novel, Confessions of a Call Center Gal, which was released on Amazon this month.
I told Lisa (whom, by the way, I have never met or made any contact with before) that I was okay with an electronic review copy to load on my Nook. I remember downloading the file from her email message and I remember confirming the receipt and telling her I’d read the book within the next couple of weeks.
Fast forward a bit. So I’ve been reading the novel, and today, at lunch, I was halfway through the book when my eyes virtually popped out of their sockets and I nearly (nearly!) dropped my Nook — I couldn’t believe what I was reading!
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I’ve been following Meg Cabot’s Queen of Babble series for some years now, but was only recently able to get ahold of the third book, Queen of Babble Gets Hitched via some very kind moochers on BookMooch.
Lizzie Nichols has always been a charming protagonist, and I’ve enjoyed reading the first two books in the series — Queen of Babble, and Queen of Babble in the Big City. Lizzie is a a twenty-something with old-fashioned sensibilities, and a talent for restoring vintage dresses. The series follows her life (and lovelife) as she ventures out of her hometown and away from her family to make it on her own.
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I haven’t read any local chick lit in years now, so when Summit Books offered some review copies of their latest releases, I quickly jumped on the chance.
I’m no stranger to Summit Books; I’ve read them since they first came out when I was back in college, although I haven’t been able to keep track of the later releases. They’re quick, well-written reads, with contemporary characters in realistic situations. My favorites include Drama Queen by Abi Aquino (the first one I ever read!) and Have Baby, Will Date by Andrea Pasion.
I got a whole new bunch sent to me by Ro Manalo of Summit Books (thanks!), and they provided much relief in this stressful summer filled with work-related travel: My Imaginary Ex by Mina V. Esguerra; 12 Steps to Quitting AJ by Faye Ilogon; and the two later installments of Vince’s Life by Vince O. Teves: Getting Over Andrea and The Wedding.
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