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Amazon Kills Shelfari

January 13, 2016


Originally posted on The Reader's Room:
It’s official, the day that I’ve been dreading for several years has arrived. Amazon, which owns both Goodreads and Shelfari, has decided that it no longer cares to maintain Shelfari. Officially, “Shelfari is merging with Goodreads.” But let’s call it what it is: a shutdown. I feel like I’m…

Literary Sexts, Volume 1: Book Review + Giveaway!

February 1, 2015


Time for some poetry 🙂

My Top 10 Books of 2014

January 1, 2015


Most of my favorite books in 2014 are Fantasy. My top read though is the Rosales Saga, a series of five historical and political novels, which trace five generations of two families, namely the Samsons (poor farmers) and the Asperri (wealthy mestizos) through Spanish and American periods in the History of the Philippines up until the pre-Martial Law Period in the 1970s. It's a gripping read that anyone who likes Pillars of the Earth by Ken Follet will appreciate. The Rosales Saga is written by Filipino National Artist F. Sionil Jose.

Books and bookish

November 11, 2014


View my bookshelf. I read fantasy, romance, thrillers, mysteries, and horror. Every two years or so, I return to my blog to sweep away beautiful cobwebs.

My nominations to the Top 10 Emerging Influential Blogs 2014 #EMERGINGBLOGS2014

August 4, 2014


The cobwebs are thick on my blog, but I dare disturb the peace as I wish to nominate 10 blogs I believe have amazing content. I really wish these blogs get recognition. I'm so tired of popular blogs and run-of-the-mill sites always winning. Time for some quiet gems to shine now, don't you think? Of course, in my list is at a book blog. :)

rare books and maps at the lumina pandit exhibit

November 29, 2010


The Lumina Pandit Exhibit at UST commemorates the survival of a 400-year-old institution, the UST Library. Showcased are the original academic records of Jose Rizal, documents with baybayin script, 100-year-old newspapers, and rare tomes. I wonder why not more guards tailed us. Didn't they know we were a book club and they let us loose among rare books!

Libreria is The Filipino Book Bloggers’ headquarters!

November 16, 2010


The Filipino Book Bloggers met again last Saturday for books, nice company and conversation, and lovely coffee! Libreria at Cubao Expo was the best venue for book geeks. The place had charm and coffee galore! The book selection was fabulous, and the Triccie the owner was the most gracious ever.

start of something big by the Filipino Book Bloggers

September 27, 2010


People were on fire at the Filipino Book Bloggers first meetup last Saturday, September 25. Book bloggers talked about books, blogging, local publishing, and food. Is this the start of something big? But even bloggers should get to know each other first.

a good year by peter mayle and the Flips Flipping Pages

September 26, 2010


During the Flips Flipping Pages book discussion last September 18, the wine flowed. The reason for meeting was Peter Mayle’s bestselling novel, A Good Year. Published in 2004, it was adapted into a movie starring Russell Crowe in 2006.

in the zen of a lazy blogger’s list

August 18, 2010


I'm Artseblis and I'm a lazy blogger but here is a list to keep my blog not so Zen.