Saturday, November 27, 2004

An Interview with an Anti-Anne Rice

I know as I write this down I would be getting a lot of raised eyebrows and probably a few scoffs when I'm through. So I'm not going to over-verbalize my thoughts ... else I might get a couple of stinky tomatoes as well.

I find Anne Rice novels a dud. I tried, persevered, pushed through, whatever you want to call it, I really did try to stick to reading it. I really did. I sat down and read through pages and pages of it only to find in the middle of my reading that what I was doing made me feel like I'm doing chores! I tried reading Blood and Gold for the sake of this blog but I would be lying to myself if I kept on with it. I'm a self-confessed bookworm but at least I  enjoy the things I read about and really have been entertained by them, maybe caught a couple of life-shattering realizations. And yes, I am an avid fan of fiction and fantasy books, but these books left me looking to my bookcase in search of better things to read.

Sorry na lang to my cousin who insisted that I read Blood Gold and Blackwood Forest. Es, sorry!!! Pahiram na lang ng Artemis Fowl ung Book 1.

Thursday, November 11, 2004

Beni's Book List

Time Worthy
Books that you should allot time to read because they are a must!
  • Bible
  • Purpose Driven Life by Pastor Rick Warren
  • Suzanne's Diary for Nicholas by James Patterson
  • The Da Vinci Code by Dan Brown

Read Worthy
Books that are enjoyable to read when you have the time to spare.
  • Artemis Fowl Series by Eoin Colfer
  • Harry Potter Series by J.K. Rowling
    • HP and the Sorcerer's Stone
    • HP and the Chamber of Secrets
    • HP and the Prisoner of Azkaban
    • HP and the Goblet of Fire
    • HP and the Order of the Pheonix
    • HP and the Half-Blood Prince
    • HP and the Deathly Hallows
  • Malate by Nick Joaquin
  • The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
  • The Valkyries by Paulo Coelho
  • Angels and Demons by Dan Brown
  • Inheritance Series by Christopher Paolini
    • Eragon
    • Eldest
    • Brisingr
  • Pride and Prejudice by Jane Austen
  • Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan
    • The Lightning Thief
    • The Sea of Monsters
    • The Titans Curse
    • The Battle of the Labyrinth
    • The Last Olympian
  • Heroes of Olympus by Rick Riordan
    • The Lost Hero
    • The Son of Neptune
  • The Twilight Saga by Stephenie Meyer
    • Twilight
    • New Moon
    • Eclipse
    • Breaking Dawn
  • The Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
    • Fallen
    • Torment
    • Passion

Passing Time
Short stories to enjoy while waiting for somebody for example me waiting for Josh in Core Skills.
  • Readers Digest
  • Twisted Series by Jessica Zafra
  • Manananggal in Manila by Jessica Zafra
  • The Best of Young Blood, a compilation by the Philippine Daily Inquirer
  • Chicken Soup for the Soul
  • The Reluctant Debutante by Marilyn Carter
  • Drama Queen by Abi Aquino
  • No Boyfriend Since Birth by Claire Betita
  • Dancing in the Moonlight by RaeAnne Thayne

Contemporary Raves
My current finds! 
  • Three Sisters Island Trilogy by Nora Roberts
    • Dance Upon the Earth
    • Heaven and Earth
    • Face the Fire
  • Scanguard Series by Tina Folsom
    • Samson's Lovely Mortal
    • Amaury's Hellion
    • Gabriel's Mate
    • Yvette's Haven
    • Zane's Redemption
  • Fortune Hunter Series by Christina Dodd
    • Trouble in High Heels
    • Tongue in Chic
    • Thigh High
  • Slow Hands by Leslie Kelly
  • Speed Dating by Nancy Warren
  • Chesapeake Bay Saga by Nora Roberts
    • Sea Swept
    • Rising Tide
    • Inner Harbor
    • Chesapeake Blue
  • Desert Rogues Series by Susan Mallory
    • The Sheikh and the Virgin Secretary
  • Lawful Escort by Tina Folsom
  • The Town of Trouble Series
    • She's No Angel
    • Asking For Trouble
  • Bad Boys of Football by Bella Andre
    • Game for Anything
    • Game for Seduction
    • Game for Love
  • Sparks Fly by Lucy Kevin
  • Out of Olympus Series by Tina Folsom
    • A Touch of Greek
    • A Scent of Greek

Things to Look Forward to
I haven't read these books but I've been hearing rave reviews about them. Can't wait to get my hands on these finds!
  • Einstein's Dreams by Alan Lightman
  • Bulaklak ng Maynila by Domingo Landicho
  • Memoirs of a Geisha
  • Tuesdays with Morrie by Mitch Albom
  • The Five People You Meet in Heaven by Mitch Albom
  • The Notebook by Nicholas Sparks
  • Undead and Unemployed by Mary Janice Davidson
  • Undead and Unwed by Mary Janice Davidson
  • Inheritance Book 4: Inheritance by Christopher Paolini
  • Fortune Hunter Book 4: Danger in a Red Dress by Christina Dodd
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martins
    • A Clash of Kings
    • A Storm of Swords
    • A Feast of Crows
    • A Dance with Dragons
    • The Winds of Winter
    • A Dream of Spring
  • Fallen Series by Lauren Kate
    • Fallen In Love Book 3.5
    • Rapture Book 4

On The Shelf
On hand books I haven't gotten around to reading.
  • Darkborn Trilogy by Alison Sinclair
    • Darkborn
    • Lightborn
    • Shadowborn
  • Hotshots Series: Men of Fire by Bella Andre
    • Wild Heat 
    • Hot as Sin
    • Never Too Hot
  • The Sullivans Series by Bella Andre
    • From This Moment On 
    • The Look of Love
  • The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan
  • The Demi-God Files by Rick Riordan
  • The Kane Chronicles by Rick Riordan
    • The Red Pyramid
    • The Throne of Fire
  • A Song of Ice and Fire by George R. R. Martin
    • A Game of Thrones
  • Mansfield Park by Jane Austen
  • Emma by Jane Austen
  • Madame Bovary by Gustave Flaubert

Quality time for baby and me ...
perfect little books to read and enjoy with your baby during play or bed time! supplemental reading for mommies and daddies who wants a better grasp on how to teach your babies better!
  • Healthy Sleep Habits, Happy Child by Marc Weissbluth
  • Counting Kisses by Karen Katz
  • Where is Baby's Bellybutton? by karen Katz
  • Toes, Ears and Nose by Marion Dane Bauer and Karen Katz
  • Daddy and Me by Karen Katz
  • Where is Baby's Mommy? by Karen Katz
  • Excuse me!: A Little Book of Manners by Karen Katz
  • Goodnight Moon by Margaret Wise Brown
  • Supernanny by Jo Frost

Things that I've Read so far ...
Books that I've read/been reading which made absolutely made no impression on me whatsoever but have painstakingly read through it anyways just for the heck of it.
  • Stormbreaker by Anthony Horowitz
  • Jurrasic Park by Michael Crichton
  • The Green Mile by Stephen King
  • The Vampire Diaries Series by L.J. Smith
  • Dukes to the Left of Me, Princes to the Right by Kieran Kramer
  • Endless Summer by Jennifer Echols
  • A Bride for Tom by Ruth Ann Nordin
  • Baby I'm Yours by Stephanie Bond