Tuesday, August 23, 2016

Currently Reading: This Is How You Lose Her


Title: This Is How You Lose Her
Author: Junot Diaz
Publication Details: September 11th 2012 by Riverhead Books

On a beach in the Dominican Republic, a doomed relationship flounders. In the heat of a hospital laundry room in New Jersey, a woman does her lover’s washing and thinks about his wife. In Boston, a man buys his love child, his only son, a first baseball bat and glove. At the heart of these stories is the irrepressible, irresistible Yunior, a young hardhead whose longing for love is equaled only by his recklessness--and by the extraordinary women he loves and loses: artistic Alma; the aging Miss Lora; Magdalena, who thinks all Dominican men are cheaters; and the love of his life, whose heartbreak ultimately becomes his own.

In prose that is endlessly energetic, inventive, tender, and funny, the stories in This Is How You Lose Her lay bare the infinite longing and inevitable weakness of the human heart. They remind us that passion always triumphs over experience, and that “the half-life of love is forever.”

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Re-reading Throne of Glass has gotten me back to my game. I still don't have Crown of Midnight, so I cannot continue with the series yet. But upon looking at my shelves, I decided to go with a small book, somehow light, non-YA read.

This Is How You Lose Her is a short yet entertaining and poignant read. I only read this during my commute to and from work, so I'm not reading as fast as I normally do. But so far, I really am liking this one. It's a collection of short stories and/or brief memoirs about love, relationship, and the daily struggles of life.

I'm excited to finish reading this; and hopefully I will be able to review it soon. :)

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What are you reading folks?

Have a nice day!

Thursday, August 4, 2016

What I've Been Doing + Hopes for August


Hi folks!

It's been a while since I posted something other than a meme. Oh well, my reason isn't really new. I've been busy with work and life, in general, thus I had no time to write a post or even read a book. Plus, my laptop also gave up on me. (I need to buy a new one soon.)

But anyway, I'm back to reading now, and hopefully, blogging too. Currently, I'm reading Po-on (Rosales Saga #1) which is written by a Filipino author, F. Sionil Jose. I've had this book for 2 years, I think, and I'm only reading it now. Haha! So far, I am enjoying it. And though I was not born in the 1880's and I am not from Ilocos (though I've been to Ilocos), the plot is easy to understand and the vibe/ambiance of the story is easy to relate to.

For non-book updates, I am into Korean skincare lately. Haha! I have blog posts on my personal blog here. And I've been watching a lot of Kdramas! They're just soooo cute. :)

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This August, I don't know what's in store for me. I'm hoping to finish Po-on and start another book, probably re-read Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas, before I buy and read Crown of Midnight.

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That's all folks!
I hope you'll have a lovely August!