About my Blog

I am Bernadette and I consider myself a bookworm. This blog is about books, the books I've read, about me. Mostly, as I have to tell, you will know me on the books I am reading. I am what I read. This is me.

Sunday, June 24, 2012

An Excerpt from the Book T.I.B.O.K

T.I.B.O.K (Heartbeat of the Filipino Lesbian) is a compilation of lesbian stories shared by some Filipinas made possible to become a book through Anna Leah Sarabia.

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When I saw the book, I was really mesmerized and really wanted to buy it myself, the only problem I had that time was that, the book looks old and too expensive on the way it looks. I searched the web for the nearest bookstore in my hometown to see if there's another copy of this book in good condition. Sadly, the book I found in NBS was the only one.

While I was holding T.I.B.O.K., I was having a second thought, but realizing that it might be the last and final copy, I followed my urge to buy it. Now that I have done reading the book, I found out that being a Lesbian in the Philippines is really hard. Somehow, other culture may accept us, but not by our own countrymen. We are bound to follow the roots of where we came from. We must be who we are by the religion we are embracing.

Sunday, June 17, 2012

Books on my Bucket List

Since I  got my second job, I promised to myself that I will give my self the privilege or I'd rather say, the reward of buying me a book. Either for a month or every cut-off. And now, I've been craving for some books I really wanted my bookshelf to have.

What ended me with this? Some online bookstore! Haha. Gosh, if I am lucrative enough, I might have stolen those books. Anyways, here are some books included on my bucket list (hope to have them till this year ends) :

 * The Lover's Dictionary by David Levithan
    Price: PHP 585.00
    My view: I loved the book because of its cover, plus I am really curious about the definition of real love, though I think I already knew it.

 * Between Mom and Jo by Julie Anne Peters
    Price: I forgot
    My view: I was holding this book a little while and fighting with the urge of buying it, now I regret it. Choosing between your parents, who would you choose?

 * Define "Normal" by Julie Anne Peters
    Price: PHP 315.00
    My view: From the title itself, it really is confusing. In this fast changing world, how can we really define "normal"? Tricky!

 * Why we broke up by Daniel Handler
    Price: PHP 489.00
    My view: The book cover was good! And i don't know, the book caught my attention.

 * Rage: A Love Story
    Price: PHP 350.00
    My view: A felt a strong urge of buying it. I don't know WHY.

  * Seriously... I'm Kidding by Ellen DeGeneres
   Price: PHP 585.00
   My view: I have a feeling that this one is amazing and funny as well.

  * Harry Potter Complete Set
  Price: 2,975.00
  My view: It was my DREAM. Gosh I will buy this, I swear! :)

There, at last i finished it. For now, these are the books that I really want to own. Hope to have them all. :)

Sunday, May 20, 2012

Its all about GARFIELD

Garfield and yours truly. :) 
First thing's first. I am madly in love with Garfield. Since when? Uhmm 3rd grade I think! Long enough before I realize that all I wanted in my room aside by books is this fat orange tabby cat.

Ask me why I love him when he is lazy, bad, fat and always annoy Odie? Well, I really don't know. Garfield is cute. Perfect. We both love lasagna, sleeping and well, doing nothing. :) My dream has always been to have any thing that he has a picture of.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

Me and the Books

Books? These are my best friends. Always been there for me whenever I'm alone, always have the answer to my questions, always there to help me endure the pain and most of all to help me understand things.

I love books, i really do. But I'd rather stay on a bookstore than to stay in a library. I don't know why. Anyway,  whenever i am in a bookstore, you'll get annoyed on how long I would stay on that very precious place and buy nothing with me. Ooops! That was before, when i was just a student, now that I've a got a job, i swear to myself that each payday, I'll buy a book. 

What things do I usually consider in buying a book? Listed below:

  • Price.  I ain't that rich young adult that you'll see in a coffee shop with a cup of coffee on her left hand and a good book on her right hand. :) Whenever I'll buy a book, I'll wait for a bookstore to go on sale. They still have the best books though. I'll scan every book and see the price. P200 and up - I'm not buying it. Unless....
  • Title. I get mesmerized with the title. Really, the title of a book can really be deceiving but it is a priority of mine. It is as if instantly, by reading the title, i know what a book is all about. Or...
  • Back Cover Summary. Important too!! I won't buy a book if the back cover summary doesn't fit the title. And this summary can really catch my attention when it is really interesting on my part. And...
  • Cover Photo. Of course this one is also on the list. Sometimes, by looking at the cover photo, with no regards on the title and back summary, in an instant that i liked it, i'll buy that book but it depends on the price. :)
  • Author. Okay, i'm not really into authors, but when i read a book from that author and I knew it was good, another book from him/her is worth buying.
  • Topic. Haha. Almost forgotten. Not all books are interesting. Some are nothing to me. And topic is important. More often, I am into romance novel and Garfield comic series. :)
There. What do you consider when buying a book? Think I have forgotten something? Tell me now! :)

Here are some of my books photos: 

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Some of my new books are not there. :) But soon i'll be posting them.

- Lady Bhadz