Oct 28, 2011

If I Had A Bookshelf Like This...

I would be happiness, personified!!! This is so cute!

Oct 21, 2011

25 Random Facts About Me

I found this via Mommy Journey and decided to put this up here so that you may at least know the blogger behind the books.
1. Name someone with the same birthday as you. Meg Cabot of the Princess Diaries books.
2. What’s on your playlist right now? True Faith
3. Where did you meet your husband? Texas Chicken fast food, Divisoria branch.
4. How many children do you have? Three.
5. Have you ever sung in front of a large number of people? No.
6. Was it love at first sight when you saw your husband? No. I was ignoring him and he was challenged because all the girls at work likes him.
7. What’s your favorite food? Sinigang
8. What do you order at Starbucks? Chocolate Chip Cookie
9. If you could buy one thing for the house right now, money aside, what would it be? Books, more book storage space.
10. As a child, what did you want to grow up to be? Doctor
11. Say something totally random about yourself. I love doing the laundry. It soothes me.
12. Do you watch X-Factor? Yes.
13. Did you have braces? Not yet, but I plan to have them next year.
14. Favorite Social Network? Twitter @ishi0506 and Blogspot
15. Where’d your husband propose to you? He didnt. We had to get married because I was pregnant, he he.
16. Why is your blog called The Bookish Worm? Because I love reading. I started reading when I was a kid, starting with komiks, and then in high school(1st and 2nd years) because I had no friends, I was just always at the library.
17. Do you speak any other languages? I speak weird sometimes!
18. What’s your favorite pastime? Duh, reading, he he.
19. What magazines do you read? Home magazines like Real Living
20. Name one of your useless skills. I can tune out of everything when I am reading.
21. Do you drive? Learning.
22. What are your top five TV shows at home this fall ’11 season? X Factor and not much else. I am not into TV and I just got hooked on X Factor because my husband loves it.
23. Can you dance? Yes, but gracefully, No! My son is teaching me how to Dougie though.
24. What’s your favorite place in the world? Home.
25. If you could have a super power, what would it be? Read people's mind.

Now, I’m gonna ask you to do two things in the comments: 1) Answer one of my 25 questions with an answer about you, and 2) ask me another random question, which I’ll answer. I hope to meet you!

Oct 17, 2011

Before Ever After by Samantha Sotto

If I was to give a rating to this book after only reading a few pages, I would put it under my bathroom books. You know the ones I read only because I have no choice. But several pages later, this book is under my unputdownable (is there such a word) ones. I spent my whole Sunday reading this book and I was completely useless that whole day!

This is the story of Max and Shelley and it has a happy ending (or I would like to believe so).Max was killed after a bomb exploded in Madrid and for 3 years, Shelley was still mourning for him. Then Paolo, a 30-something guy, came to her doorstep with the news that he is Max's grandson. Together, they journey to discover who Max really was or is. Shelley and Max's story started when she quit her job and found this leaflet to join Max's tour and just went ahead with it. The unusual tour was through the unknown side of Europe (or maybe unknown to me) and through the life story of Isabelle and her ancestors. Looking back at the stories with Paolo, Shelley realized that Max was telling his life history! And yes, SPOILER ALERT, he is immortal. And why do I think that they lived happily ever after? Because I believe that their love (or Shelley's) was great and that it would have survived even death.

I love certain passages in the book and here are just a few:
On immortality:
Forever, Brad?" Shelley said. Dont get me wrong. I dont enjoy getting wrinkles but I imagine that living forever would be like being the last person at a party-and then watching the room fill up again with people you dont know, playing music you
cant stand. You wouldnt have anyone left to remember the good old days with.

On grieving:

Why aren't you crying Rose? Its rake you a lifetime to find Jonathan and yet now that youve lost him, you have no tears? No, Im not in shock dear. I know that Jonathan;s gone. I do miss him. I cant even say his name without dying a little. But to be honest, I havent cried because Ive had no reason to. I have every reason to be sad, but I dont have any reason to mourn. People grieve when things end. Nothing has ended tonight. One of us has simply gone ahead as we always knew it would have to be. But there is no place that Jonathan can go... Where you cant follow. Yes, in time.
On love and pain:
I know that there is no magic potion to preserve my life or Sheila's. And I know that the time will come when her voice wont be as crystal clear in my head. But even when every detail has dulled, I know that I'll always have something that not even time can take away. Pain. Yes because when Ive forgotten everything else, I'll feel that ache, the tightness in my throat, that heaviness in my chest, and I know that I loved a woman once and she loved me back. Its proof that I existed and so did she.
on death:
Death is never swift, no matter how those left behind would like to comfort themselves with the thought.
Love it! Thanks Bunny for letting me borrow your book!

Oct 13, 2011

A Reading Corner

I want this reading corner. I want to be able to read by daylight and store my books like below.
I want floor to ceiling bookshelves and a reading corner like this.
Oooh, I am green with envy at these beautiful reading corners and I really want one for myself!

Oct 12, 2011

How was your September?

My August was hell so September, while not yet heaven, was still a big improvement!

What books and/or magazines did I read this month?
-Time Magazine on 9/11, more Judith McNaught, 2 Sidney Sheldons

What movies and/or TV shows did I watch this month?
-X Factor, Wish ko Lang, Zombadings

What special days did I celebrate and how?
-Ehm's birthday where I get to see my long lost friend Emily and where Rona left her husband inside the bus!

What gifts did I give and/or receive?
-for Ehms, just a dinner treat and for Vangie, the blouse as a group gift

What illnesses or health concerns did I have?
-the usual allergies and my mom's aching lower back and her hypertension.

What fun things did I do with my friends and/or family?
-playing and teaching the kids card games like Pekwa, unggoyan etc.

What new foods, recipes or restaurants did I try this month?
-our very own ginataang kuhol and lunch at 8 spices with dear ex-boss

What special or unusual purchases did I make?
-1 pair of sandals, 1 alligator shoes, 3 flats! (5 shoes in a month)

What were this month's disappointments?
-no extra blogging income
-my sister in law left to work abroad

What were my accomplishments this month?
-I lost 3 pounds and then i gain 5 back, ha ha ha

I hope to have a better October!