Archive for August 16th, 2019

And I still love reading about books.

There is that excitement you get to feel when you find a book about books, library or a bookstore for that matter. You are curious what other people read.  Though I am excited to read it, I really don’t know what to expect since it is a first novel but first novels sometimes are really big on surprises. It’s The Bookshop of Yesterdays by Amy Meyerson, an American author.

I am reminded of one of my favorite books, The Shadow of the Wind by Carlos Ruiz Zafón. When the subject is about books, I am always curious how the story is presented. I enjoy those stories that describe how they feel about reading old books  and those considered classics. Some readers are challenged by books which are not very popular and well read. Some stick to one particular genre or collect one particular author. I did that before, collecting books by authors the likes of Leon Uris, Robin Cook, Rosamunde Pilcher, Richard Paul Evans, Nicholas Evans (I miss his books), Richard North Patterson and Luanne Rice to name a few. I have lots of their books but most of them are paperbacks. The ones we have of James Patterson are mostly hardbound and. Richard Paul Evans’ books come in nice and smaller than average hardbound.

I get to read e-books in between especially at night since I  won’t need a well-lighted room to read them.  I am still in the middle of reading The Seven Storey Mountain by  Thomas Merton. He is one of most influential Catholic authors of the 20th century. The prints are so small in a thick book but I recently found an e-book copy of it. Hooray!

So many TBRs on my night table but I kept those new ones  in a higher cabinet to protect them this rainy season.


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Some plants that we sometimes ignore are under our very noses. Our good neighbor gave me a packet of Turmeric powder which was sent by her daughter from the US. I sometimes use it in fried rice, a cup of tea or recipes that require a little of it. I love using garlic  and fresh ginger especially in cooking Adobo (a unique dish here in our country).

These kitchen condiments are natural antibiotics. I am not sure about colloidal silver though. Not too familiar with it.

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