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Looking for Alaska book review

Looking for AlaskaLooking for Alaska by John Green
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Looking for Alaska is not your typical love story.

But no one actually said it’s a love story. We, the readers, just thought that it is because of the word “looking” followed by the name of a girl. Anyone would obviously make that honest mistake.

No, Looking for Alaska is not your typical love story, it’s a mystery with a dash of romance here and there. Most of all, it’s a story about good friends and how they found eachother, and themselves, in a much deeper sense.

You will laugh with the antics of the main character Miles, dubbed as Pudge, and his new found friends. You’ll feel the excitement as they break the rules, have your heart broken as theirs and in the end you’ll say, “it’s worth it.”

I admit that I decided to read this after finding out that a movie is coming out. I did not want to be disappointed in the movie (like with Paper Towns which the book wins over the movie in compsrison), but I decided that I have the right to enjoy the book.

And I did.

While reading, I kept asking myself when or why will Pudge be looking for Alaska. You’ll be asking how it happens. Where will she go? Why will she go? (Hence, reference to Paper Towns, to those who have read or watched) And in the end you’ll understand everything and finally say “He found her.”

Looking for Alaska is a funny, very direct kind of novel. A few curses here and there, scenes not suitable for all (especially the young) audiences, but a great read nonetheless.

I do recommend reading Looking for Alaska. Whether you’re a fan of romance or not, mystery/suspense or not, it’s nice to know you read something good than regret not knowing the story at all, right?

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Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2Harry Potter and the Cursed Child, Parts 1 & 2 by J.K. Rowling
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

I finished reading Harry Potter and the Cursed Child play script, the sequel to the seven-book magical series written by author J.K. Rowling and I must say that it brought magic, albeit to a lesser extent, back to the readers as we read through it.

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child is a play that is currently shown in London with no details yet as to whether it will be shown to other countries. The only way to know the story is to read the script released recently, which I am sure many fans are thankful for. Continue reading “Harry Potter and the Cursed Child book review”

A Starting Phoneographer

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A starting phoneographer (photographer using a camera phone)

A child taking on photography using his phone to start with. It’s a long way to go, but I know he’ll get there

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Brothers in the Rain

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Rainy season has finally come and this brothers decided to bathe and play in the rain. This is a candid shot by the way.

The Last Supper at Dawn

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Silhouette of The Last Supper Statue at dawn.

Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan: A Book Review

Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore (Mr. Penumbra's 24-Hour Bookstore, #1)Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore by Robin Sloan
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

What would you do if you were suddenly thrusted into a world where books holds a 500 year secret that has been protected by a society hidden in plain sight? Well you read of course. And discover the secret the books hold. Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Bookstore is a story of mystery, fantasy, friendship, a little bit of romance and adventure, and a whole lot more of secrets and codes. Continue reading “Mr. Penumbra’s 24-Hour Book Store by Robin Sloan: A Book Review”

The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom: A Book Review

The First Phone Call from HeavenThe First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

The first time I read The First Phonecall from heaven by Mitch Albom, I felt goosebumps all over. And I still do whenever I read it again. I mean, in a story where the only person who does not believe in a miracle experience the truest miracle he can receive, who wouldn’t? Continue reading “The First Phone Call from Heaven by Mitch Albom: A Book Review”

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