Life lately: book hoarding, fountain pens, my TBR
The other day I came across the fantastic website of writer Catherine Lacey—I can’t remember now but apparently I subscribed to her newsletter some time back for some reason (I think I just added one of her books to my wishlist that time)—and I was suddenly filled with the urgent need to tweak my blog…
Book Depository: Ordering from the Philippines (Updated Oct. 26, 2021)
Update 3 (Oct. 26, 2021): Added an FAQ section to address a few questions that keep coming up :) Update 2 (Oct. 20, 2020): Got refunded for the second book I ordered just before lockdown, but said book also turned up at the local post office and I had to go pick it upUpdate 1…
Today’s rambling: I kind of miss the blogging of old
I’ve been in a major blogging and reading rut for the longest time, right? I mean, I’ve done a few book reviews and spotlights here, but I don’t post as much as I used to, back when I was at the height of my book blogging or whatever. And it sucks ’cause I actually like…
Feeling meh and other things (it’s just me rambling)
Happy 2019, friends!
Oh, I know, it’s already April. Just thought I’d post about something so I can actually have something new on this blog.
Feeling meh about stuff
So, how’s your year so far? I’m assuming that unlike me you’ve fully said your goodbyes to 2018 and have done all your prep and planning for 2019. I mean, you know, you’ve done whatever it is that you usually do at the start of each year. I hope you’re doing better than me when it comes to that. It’s already April (my birth month!) and I haven’t really done anything.
Of synchronicity and reading goals
Do you believe in synchronicity?
Last Friday I went to the bookstore to see if they had anything by Sylvia Plath because I thought it was time for me to get acquainted with her work. Yeah, I’ve never read Plath, can you believe it??
So I went inside and immediately saw the sale tables. Of course, I headed there because, you know, BOOKS ON SALE, and I browsed for a few minutes. Then at the last table, I absentmindedly grabbed a thick book that was lying on its cover and it turned out to be a sale copy of Sylvia Plath’s The Collected Poems! How awesome, right? That was a really nice surprise from the universe, I swear. Anyway, I’ve decided that this book is going to be my first for the year.
Happy August 2nd, folks! August 2nd is not really a thing, right? But it’s a new month and with it come some pretty interesting challenges for moi and some pretty exciting things I’m looking forward to. I have lots on my mind and on my plate for the month and I just wanted to share it with you. Yeah, I really should be working right now, but lemme just spout off these things, okay?
Mid-Year Report: Checking in!
I just realized it’s already July and we’re halfway through the year. Thought I should do a mid-year report of some sort just to lay out how my year has been. Also, I wanted to blog about something personal to balance out all the book spotlights I’ve been doing for the last few weeks. I admit, all those bookish posts are a sign of how lazy I am to blog about other things.
Anyway, not gonna ramble long about that. So, I’m basing this mid-year check on my new year post last January. Here we go!
Funky Things Monday: Father’s Day Picks from Gifts Less Ordinary
Father’s Day is right around the corner, folks! Got anything special planned for the dads in your life?
I’ve to admit, I’m not really the gift-giving type. Probably got that from my family. I mean, sure, we celebrated special days but gifts were usually reserved for birthdays and Christmas. Most probably because we weren’t well off and there were more important things to spend on. This is also probably why I’m not great at picking presents. I tend to go for things that are useful as opposed to things that are nice to have. Know what I mean?
Anyway, never mind what I was just babbling about. It’s almost Father’s Day and for those who are still clueless about what to get your dad, grandad, husband, brother, boyfriend, friend or whoever, here’s something you should check out!
Gifts Less Ordinary, an online marketplace for unique and unusual gift items, has a Father’s Day selection that’s pretty nifty if you’re looking for something cool and different for the fathers in your life!