Monthly Archives: June 2011

Lauren Kate returns!

Late in 2010, I had the chance to talk to Lauren Kate, the bestselling author of the young adult books “Fallen” and “Torment”. It went well, for the most part — I got to ask all the questions I wanted … Continue reading

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Book review: Lauren Kate’s “Passion”

I only started reading Lauren Kate’s “Fallen” series when I had to interview her for the paper that I work for. While the cover art was certainly intriguing, I didn’t feel any pressing need to get copies of the books … Continue reading

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Your week in books #9

Of course, the big news of the day is J.K. Rowling’s announcement regarding Pottermore. Rather than a Massively Multiplayer Online Roleplaying Game (MMORPG) or an online game as some newspapers announced, the website is just a little bit more. Not … Continue reading

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My (second and third) day with the Rizal manuscripts

I know all three of you readers may be tired of all my posts on the original Rizal manuscripts — I believe this is the fourth one? — but I hope that you will humor me this one last time. … Continue reading

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Your week in books #8

The return of the comeback! It’s been months since I last put up one of these, so I hope I can come up with some interesting stuff to present to you readers in bullet form. Of course, this week’s big … Continue reading

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Mansplaining*, the V.S. Naipaul edition

The guy above with the adorable expression is Nobel Prize-winning novelist V.S. Naipul. A couple of weeks ago he made a claim that I’m sure you readers of the female persuasion will find absolutely charming. I quote: I read a … Continue reading

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Calling all Rizal and history buffs!

Remember back in May 9, when I posted this blog about spending a day with the original manuscripts of Rizal’s “Noli Me Tangere”, “El Filibusterismo”, “Mi Ultimo Adios”, and “Guillermo Tell”? The people at the National Library told me that … Continue reading

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When the nation bids goodbye to an artist

Back in 2004, I was lucky enough to be able to attend the necrological services for Nick Joaquin, the country’s very first National Artist for Literature and one of the writers whom I really admire. It was a beautiful and … Continue reading

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Book review: Cassandra Clare’s “City of Fallen Angels”

Anyone who’s been in Harry Potter fandom for as long as I have has certainly heard of the infamous Cassandra Clare. Bringing her up is always fun because people have such extreme feelings when it comes to her — either … Continue reading

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