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Flipping Through Pages

ive always loved books.

infact, my favorite place as a child was the city library (obviously not in manila as i wish they would make libraries here more updated and enjoyable to visit). hubby has always dubbed me as a nerdy bookworm because of this fact but honestly, i’ve never outgrown my love for reading.

now, if it wasnt for Toni of Wifey Steps, i wouldnt have known yesterday was World Book Day!


April 23 has been chosen by UNESCO to promote reading, publishing and the protection of intellectual property. their aim is to encourage everyone, especially young people, to discover the pleasure of reading.

so here are my answers to Wifey Steps’ World Book Day questions:

1. What books are you currently reading?
Blink by Malcolm Gladwell

2. What books are on your to-be-read list?

* Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell
* Summer crossing by Truman Capote
* Dust by Martha Grimes
* Your first job by Neslson Dy
* Blue ocean strategy by Kim & Mauborgne

-my outlet for stress, aside from discovering new food finds that is, is hanging out at bookstores. now, during the past month’s stressful event, i had gone crazy book shopping which leaves me with a number of new books on my shelf still untouched!

3. What book/s would you recommend?
*To kill a mockingbird Harper Lee -such a moving novel and is one of my favorite!
*Orange girl by Jostein Gaarder – a book brilliantly composed!
*The Alchemist by Paulo Coelho
– it talks about your “personal legend – what you have always wanted to accomplish. whoever you are, or whatever it is that you do, when you really want something, it’s because it’s your mission on earth”. a wonderful read!

4. What book made you fall in love with reading?
Nancy Drew mysteries: the hidden staircase =)


i got so hooked with nancy drew when i was a kid!

5. Do you have a book collection you’re proud of?
ive been wanting to complete Jostein Gaarder’s novels but i just havent gotten around to doing it. some of his books are so hard to find! i think only 9 of his novels are translated in English but the rest are in Norwegian. So far the 3 books that i’ve read (Orange Girl, Solitaire Mystery, and Christmas Mystery) are really wonderful!  they start out with a classic plot but turn into a story so interesting its hard to put down.

Now its your turn to share…

what books have you been flipping through the pages of lately?


April 24, 2009 - Posted by | Meandering | , , , , , , , , , , , , ,


  1. I’ve noted some of the authors you mentioned like Gladwell and Gaarder. I haven’t read either of them and I always like finding new authors.

    Nice list!

    Comment by jpmoore88 | April 25, 2009 | Reply

  2. i started with nancy drew too! 😉 lately i’ve been rediscovering agatha christie and arthur conan doyle. heehee

    Comment by caryn | April 25, 2009 | Reply

  3. hi jpmoore88 and caryn! thanx for dropping by =)

    Comment by mrs lavendula | April 25, 2009 | Reply

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