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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:46 pm

balaka ko uling bumalik sa book reading. anong ma-irecommned nyo?
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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:50 pm

SirZap wrote:balaka ko uling bumalik sa book reading. anong ma-irecommned nyo?
Medyo kiddie ang dating pero gusto ko sana irecommend ang Horrible Histories series ni Terry Deary...Me halong satire sya pero nakakatuwa basahin...

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Thu Dec 08, 2016 7:55 pm

pwede. kasi yung narnia at harry potter ko napunta sa pamangkin ko. :2thumbs:
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SirZap wrote:pwede. kasi yung narnia at harry potter ko napunta sa pamangkin ko. :2thumbs:
Im sure you'll like it...Madami pa pala akong kulang...Thankfully my buddies at my fave Booksale branch always saves me one whenever they have new shipment...

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Fri Dec 09, 2016 6:00 pm

SirZap wrote:balaka ko uling bumalik sa book reading. anong ma-irecommned nyo?
What are you looking for ba? Para ma-specify ko yung recs ko if ever. :)

By the way, this is happening tonight:

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Digimon World: Next Order - Torment: Tides of Numenera - The Endless Cylinder - Deus Ex: Mankind Divided - Persona 5

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Lunar: Silver Star Story Complete - Dark Cloud 2 - Deus Ex - Final Fantasy VI - Bloodborne
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Fri Dec 09, 2016 11:20 pm

well you can recommend anything then i'll decide if I'm going to read it
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Sat Dec 10, 2016 9:29 am

Fevre Dream - Horror, made by George RR Martin who made game of thrones.
Hitchhiker's guide to the Galaxy - Scifi Comedy by Douglas Adams
Artemis Fowl Series - young adult Adventure comedy by Eoin Colfer
The Scarlet Pimpernel - Classical Cat and mouse mystery by Emmuska Orczy.
Pet Sematary - Horror by the master Stephen King
Rebecca - 50s Murder mystery by Daphne Du Maurier
Anne of Green Gables - Classic young adult by LM Montgomery
RIng Series - Scifi Horror by Koji Suzuki (THE ring movie, but the book is COMPLETELY different as you can see I added "Scifi")
Robopocalypse - Scifi by Daniel H Wilson (There were talks about a movie ver but I'm not sure it went through)
Holy Blood, Holy Grail - "Documentary" by Michael Baigent and others (This book was mentioned in the Da Vinci Code novel)
Monster - Young Adult Manga Mystery by Naoki Urasawa
Ghost Story - Horror by Peter Straub
Sex in a minute - local Humor by Billy L Malang (Not sure if it's still in circulation though)
Ender's Game - Scifi by Orson Scott Card (Dont. Watch. The. Movie. Ever.)


That's as broad as I can get. These are some of the books that have been close to my heart and offers a very engaging story.
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Thanks bro.

"Holy Blood, Holy Grail " - read it the early 2000's
"Ender's Game" - haven't seen the movie yet. I know fans doesn't like it. i'll watch it eventually anyways
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Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:32 pm

Don't watch the Ender's Game movie kung ayaw mo madisappoint at sayang lang oras mo dun.

Now reading the Alien VS Predator omnibus! :)
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nainis din ako dun sa ender's game...kala mo ang angas nung movie tapos pfffttt... :banghead: :lol:
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Babalikan kita next month sa National Bookstore dito sa amin sa Batangas....Kailangan ko unahin ang collection kong Horrible Histories book series kanina e...

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grayfox17 wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:34 pm
nainis din ako dun sa ender's game...kala mo ang angas nung movie tapos pfffttt... :banghead: :lol:
Did you read the book? I would recommend you read it if you haven't but I'm afraid the movie has completely ruined the book for those who have seen the movie.
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Oink McOink wrote:
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grayfox17 wrote:
Tue Feb 14, 2017 9:34 pm
nainis din ako dun sa ender's game...kala mo ang angas nung movie tapos pfffttt... :banghead: :lol:
Did you read the book? I would recommend you read it if you haven't but I'm afraid the movie has completely ruined the book for those who have seen the movie.
nope i didnt. I just happen to learn about the movie first before discovering about its book counterpart. If the movie disappointed me, then i dont see any point going for the book. :sweat:
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It's one of the best sci-fi novels of all time. I'm not sure what the purpose of the movie is, but the book was completely different, that's why it sucked. I think I can't convey the difference.

Have you seen the jap horror movie Ring, the book is completely different that you'll be surprise whether you've seen the movie or not. It's one of those instances that both book and movie are awesome. The Ender book was so incredible that It left me asking where it has been all my life and why I'm reading this just now. It's that good.
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Mon Feb 20, 2017 5:28 pm

if you can vouch for its story then peram ako, overnight lang TEXT SPEAK VIOLATION balik ko next week... :sweat: :lol:
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Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:21 am

I can vouch for the story, the problem is the copy. Ahahahaha
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 10:35 am

Reading 11/22/63 by Stephen King. I'm about half way done.

I've picked up and dropped a few books before this. Iba talaga si Stephen King, he knows how to pick up the reader's interest from the first chapter pa lang, yung mga tinigil ko basahin eh kinda boring kasi yung first 10 chapters. Yung parang they try to be artistic but it ended up boring.

But not SK, he goes directly to the point but never dull. And he does have a knack for melding Sci-fi and supernatural into one hard to put down story. The one criticism I have of SK is that he tends to ramble for a page or two sometimes, but either I have matured enough or wala talaga this time. Great read.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:04 pm

hindi talaga kaya ng mata ko ang magbasa ng matagal sa mga digital screens kahit na naka ilang computer glasses na ako like Gunnars. napupuwersa ako bumili ng mga hard copy ng mga books.

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The Richest Man in Babylon

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Quiet by Susan Cain.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:06 pm

^try mo gumamit ng kindle. Walang glare kahit direct sunlight pa, para ka rin nagbasa ng paperback. Tagal pa ng battery nyan.
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Fri Mar 24, 2017 1:41 pm

^Kindle gamit ko, regalo ng misis ko 5 years ago. Yes, you should try it. No glare, feels like reading paper.

Read Quiet a few years ago. Honestly, don't remember much of it other than the "You get me" feeling.
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mukhang mapapa bili ako ng kindle. :mrgreen:

dami kong nabili na mga books sa Kindle na app pero di ko mabasa basa. konting research pa muna. baka kasi hindi pa din ok sa mata ko pero mukhang positive :agree:

may budget naman kaso iniiwasan ko na bumili uli ng mga gadgets dahil gadget overload na kwarto ko, andami ko nang china charge :sweat:
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magaan sa usage ang kindle kasi pag fully charged yan tapos mga ilang oras ka lang nagbabasa daily aabot ng isang buwan na hindi ka nagchacharge...ilang beses ako lumampas sa bus stop ko dati sa abroad kakabasa lang. Sarap pa hawakan using one hand kasi may buttons sa magkabilang side ng unit for flipping pages.

Ang kindle na nagamit ko is yung pinaka mura pala. Hindi ko pa nasubukan yung mga latest sa lineup ng amazon.
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My haul for today....Not bad for 60.00....I love you Booksale...

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VincH wrote:
Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:18 pm
mukhang mapapa bili ako ng kindle. :mrgreen:

dami kong nabili na mga books sa Kindle na app pero di ko mabasa basa. konting research pa muna. baka kasi hindi pa din ok sa mata ko pero mukhang positive :agree:

may budget naman kaso iniiwasan ko na bumili uli ng mga gadgets dahil gadget overload na kwarto ko, andami ko nang china charge :sweat:
Yung latest Kindle eh yung battery lasts for months, at least yun sabi, yung sa akin eh 1 month ang battery life, lumang version kasi. So it's a gadget na low maintenance. There's also the Kobo reader. I think mas flexible yung file format and yun ang flagship e-reader ng National Bookstore. You can go to any NBS to check it out in person para you can feel if pwede sayo mga e-readers.
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Tue Mar 28, 2017 10:19 am

Finished read Ready Player One by Ernest Cline

Very good story. I Googled after reading and apparently, ginagawan ng movie etong book na to with Spielberg as the director.

For me, if the movie is done correctly, it could have the potential of being the sci-fi version of LOTR. It could be the modern (and geeky version) of LOTR. It's a good young adult sci-fi novel that filled with geekdom; retro videogames, Geek movies, 80's nostalgia music, Anime, and everything under the nerd sun. It's a must read for any PPS regular.
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