Saturday, January 16, 2010

Curse No More

This morning I finished reading Jessica Zafra’s newest book entitled Twisted 8 1/2.Reading a book from cover to cover is actually one the things I’ve been planning to do since last year. But after scanning few pages, I would stop and divert my attention into something else. You’re right, Procrastination no. 3. But thanks to a very generous young woman in cyberspace who have chosen me to be one of the recipients of her Back to School Promo. 8 ½ arrived in my house in the afternoon of June 13, a very pleasant present from Elessig who is celebrating her first year anniversary in blogosphere. Thanks to her, one curse (a perfect term for a person who doesn’t want to admit that her actions have no concrete direction) is finally over. The Power of giving works.

Twisted 8 ½ is about the evolution of technology, best buy kitchen appliance and gadgets, two different interpretation of Republic Act 8047 and the 1952 Florence Agreement and the latest research in neuroscience. What a brain! She is older than me but at my age I think my brain memory is losing some archives and hers is perfectly intact. When I was reading Jessica Zafra’s Twisted three or four years ago, I always made sure that a marker was beside me. Well, I did it again. It’s a requisite if you want to widen your vocabulary. Because the author, aside from having a photographic memory is also a wordsmith. But if there is one thing that struck me the most is her knack for comedy for she unleashes her punch line with good timing.

Moving on, Youngblood 3 is next in line. I’ll finish it before all pages turn yellow and to avoid the curse from recurring. Reading books is so much fun. At a time when blogging was not yet a mania, Inquirer’s Youngblood, books of Bob Ong and Bo Sanchez were some of my favorite companions. They catered my yearning for true tales, knowledge and humor. In the last quarter of 2005, I discovered Motivated by my favorite authors, I tried writing my own stories. Eventually, five blogs were born in random. I suddenly discovered one of my passions. I am too far from being a great writer like my idols but at least I have a fantastic venue for self-expression and boldness. Now, I intend to go back to where everything started. Here’s the list of the other books on queue.

Happy Secrets to an Obedient Life by Arun Gogna
Twelve Little Things Filipino Can Do to Help Our Country by Alexander Lacson
8 Secrets of the Truly Rich by Bo Sanchez
Kapitan Sino by Bob Ong
Masculadoll by Louie Cano
For One More Day by Mitch Albom
The One Minute Manager by Kenneth Blanchard and Spencer Johnson
All I Really Need To Know I Learned in Kindergarten by Robert Fulghum
Small is Beautiful by E.F. Schumacher
Kokology: The Game of Self Discovery by Tadahiko Nagao and Isamu Saito

My latest shoutout: Procrastination, Don’t Block the Driveway!

6 Speak:

Arvin U. de la Peña said...

can i read also.....puwede ko bang hiramin..hehe...joke....

Rej said...

naku pag pinapahiram ko libro ko di na bumabalik. :D

Rej said...

and not this one coz its a gift. :)

ang damot. hehe!

YULI said...

wow! you're done! i received my copy last Wednesday. hindi pa nga ako nangangalahati. ^^

she's a wordsmith indeed!

-ellesig- said...

hindi na rin ako nagpapahiram ng books..:( dami ng nanenok sa akin.

aww, you're sweet! thank you for mentioning my name. :)

Rej said...


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