Posts Tagged ‘Anita Shreve’

What started as a gloomy and depressing morning  was a  delightful day after all. Talk about surprise finds and nice endings. Don’t get me wrong and don’t be mislead by the title. I am just talking about books here, yes books I found this afternoon in one of my rare trips at Booksale. It’s that moment you find something unexpected and you squeal with delight, a scandalous  shout of YES  and people looked at you with indulgent smiles on their faces. One of them said, when I told her that I’ve waited too long to find a copy of this one, “It’s your lucky day.”

A year ago, my daughter borrowed a copy of On Writing (A Memoir of the Craft) by Stephen King and I made a short review in one of my blogs here. Guess what, I found a hardbound copy of the book this afternoon, a  steal at P130.00, it’s brand new complete with a dust jacket. It’s a must-read for those dreaming of writing one day, a lovely companion for those who love the written word.


I actually bought four more books, a little over the budget but I simply can’t resist Luanne Rice , Rosamunde Pilcher and Anita Shreve.  I love Anita Shreve in Resistance and The Pilot’s Wife, I hope  All He Ever Wanted won’t disappoint. Here’s a nice quote from the cover of Luanne Rice’s Safe Harbor:  No matter where life takes you, you’ll always come home.” Nice, isn’t it?  And I am lucky to have found Rosamunde Pilcher’s The Rosamunde Pilcher Collection, an omnibus copy of her three novels, one of which I’ve already read but I think is still worth-rereading.  And this is a nice surprise, More Glimpses of Heaven (Inspiring True Stories of Hope and Peace at the End of Life’s Journey). I think this book would help in my reflections for my apostolate work at AFCC.

I was invited by the  Dominican Community (Order of Preachers) as one of the guest speakers in their upcoming Social Media Summit this October. I am keeping my fingers crossed, I hope I would not disappoint them.

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It’s been raining since last night, no, make that, it’s been raining for the last two or three days and it makes me feel so lazy.  I was able to  go out for a while though in the nearby shopping  mall and was able to complete my Christmas purchases for the family and some close friends.  It’s quite late I know but at least, it’s all done.  The weather is so erratic and beastly. It’s cold at night, it rains during the day but sometimes the sun shows its face and it becomes so hot. News says that the Philippines is one of the countries most affected by climate change. I just  hope and I pray that we won’t be visited by those super strong typhoons that usually happen in December.  And it’s two more weeks before the most awaited event.

Finally finished reading  Miles To Go last night and I can’t wait for the third book which will be released in April.  Detours, learning curves, meeting  people  who somehow will play  big roles in one’s journey – it was all about being resilient and strong to face life’s hurdles.  Now, I truly believe that there is no coincidence in our lives because every people we meet on the road of life touches us and leave their marks. We may be traveling in opposite directions but we all have common goals, to reach our destinations.  I also visited my Booksale lady friend and they have lots of newly arrived books on display. As usual, first thing I looked for was another book by Rosamunde Pilcher . Don’t ask me, I found one entitled  Wild Mountain Thyme. They say that luck comes in threes and I found two more books, one by Anita Shreve called Light on Snow and a hardbound copy of Patricia Schonstein’s A Quilt of Dreams. These would last me until the end of the year….I guess!













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