I write this review for my cousin, who died due to disease last week. She was so young, so full of dreams. She was a warrior until the end. And I think she will like this book.
May her soul find peace.
I got another chance to review and be part of the book tour hosted by Caffeine Book Tours. I must say I am very excited to read Katie Zhao’s debut novel. I am part Chinese but my family did not wholly embrace the culture. I am sad that I was not able to learn the language (you must know I really love learning languages).
I have been very busy the past few weeks and found out that the blog posts that should have been posted was still in the drafts. The video for this post should be up but I have decided not to post. Sad time for poor me.
Despite my numerous shortcomings, I am posting my 2nd quarter haul. The books mentioned here are either new from Fullybooked, National Bookstore, and ordered online or secondhand books bought from book sale in NBS or book stalls inside the malls.
Maligno Unbound is a collection of short stories depicting mythology in a modern world. Creatures often found in myths walk, eat, and live on the archipelago’s more than 7,100 islands, side by side with humans. The stories touch on history, crime, poverty and sacrifices.
I read Neil Gaiman and he is one of the authors I admire. I really like the Sandman series and got a Death Funko Pop because I really like the character. Imagine my surprise on the morning of 8th of August when my feed had this Twitter update from him:
I really LOVE the myths and monsters of the Philippines. But you also have many terrific writers there who can do a better job of telling those stories than I can. https://t.co/Igp3x3vtIR
Here are the signed pages of my books done during the book signing at Adarna House’s Booth at the Manila International Book Fair last September 20, 2015. This is my first time to attend a book signing so I was amazed that authors will take time to write messages on top of their signatures.