Happy Birthday, Roald Dahl!

Setyembre 14, 2007

Yesterday, September 13, was Roald Dahl’s birthday.

Roald Dahl–author of great children’s stories; well-loved by  young ones and the young at heart. 🙂

Good Find

Setyembre 11, 2007

I went to National Book Store last night, with the intention of buying one of Neil Gaiman’s books. I was on my way to the cashier to pay for the book when I spotted something on the table of marked down items.

Look what I found:

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Gabriel Garcia Marquez’s “No One Writes to the Colonel,” and for the price of less than 200 pesos! Great, isn’t it? 😉

Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: All is Well

Hulyo 25, 2007

This is spoiler-free. 🙂

hp7.jpg I was one of those who avidly read all the Harry Potter books. I stumbled upon Harry Potter at a time when it hasn’t created a world craze yet. I love prowling the children’s book section in bookstores, looking for something that might interest me–even stories meant for toddlers. And there it was, the first book. So I bought it. From then on, I got hooked; stuck with it until the last. And after the long wait, finally came, the seventh book.

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Mystery Unlocked

Mayo 19, 2006

da-vinci-code-movie-poster.jpgAfter much controversy, the screen adaptation of Dan Brown’s best-seller, The Da Vinci Code is in theaters now. The film opens with the bizarre murder of Louvre curator Jacques Sauniere, who, in his dying moments managed to leave behind a number of clues and messages hidden in the artworks of Leonardo Da Vinci. The French police invites Harvard symbology professor Robert Langdon (Tom Hanks) to decipher the code they found near the dead body. Langdon concedes not knowing that he has already been considered a prime suspect. With the help of Sauniere’s granddaughter Sophie Neveu (Audrey Tautou, Amelie and A Very Long Engagement), Langdon is able to escape the police only to be trapped in a more intricate labyrinth. Soon they find themselves on the run from policeman Bezu Fache (Jean Reno), the albino monk Silas (Paul Bettany), and Archbishop Aringarosa (Alfred Molina). Robert and Sophie proceed to Robert’s colleague Sir Leigh Teabing to ask for his help to unravel a secret that–according to Sir Leigh–had been kept from humanity for centuries.

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