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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Required Reading: July 2013

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Hi guys! 
I've managed to squeeze 6 books into the June calendar, which was pretty good because I rated nothing below 4 stars.
  1. The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier and Clay by Michael Chabon - 4/5 stars 
  2. The New York Trilogy by Paul Auster - 5/5 stars 
  3. Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn - 4/5 stars 
  4. The Janus Reprisal (Covert One #9) by Jamie Freveletti - 4/5 stars
  5. Strawberry Shortcake Murder by Joanne Fluke - 4/5 stars 
  6. The Italian Secretary by Caleb Carr - 4/5 stars
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For July, our TFG-F2F book of the month is Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcí­a Márquez.  I realize, this book is the kind that requires the reader's full engagement, so I enlisted only two other books I can possibly read for this month.

  1.  A Clash of Kings (A Song of Ice and Fire, #2) by George R.R. Martin - a buddy read scheduled to start this 15th of July.
  2. Bulalo Soup for the Sole by Theresa R. Lariosa - a compilation of essays on singlehood.  Not exactly for my status, but it seems a very thoughtful Fil-lit to fill me the whole month-long.



July marks the next half of the annual calendar. I am finally in paced with my reading schedule, and here's hoping that I can keep it that way for the rest of the year. I might post those books I've read for the last six months, and write some soup reviews to make up for my backlogs. LOL

Happy reading, dears!


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  1. First time I heard of the Bulalo Soup book! Nice pun, haha. :))

    Good luck on ACoK, like I wished Tina. :D

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    1. Thank you, Monique.
      You are right. I was daunted by its dragging length, which pushed me to put it on hold since last year. I hope to do better this time around. ❤

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  2. Wow! I'm so inggit. Six books. I hope I can catch up with my reading as well. It's already the middle of the year.

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    1. Don't be, sweety. No one can tell when the next reading rut will hit again, even I. Just make the most of what time can offer. :)

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  3. Hello, Louize! The Bulalo Soup book looks interesting. I'll be waiting on your thoughts about this.

    I do hope you enjoy Love in the Time of Cholera. It's a beautiful love story. I've read a lot of Marquez's works, and this book is on my top 3! The other 2 are Chronicle of a Death Foretold and, of course, One Hundred Years of Solitude, which I feel everyone should read.

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    1. Hello, Peter! So far, I've read the introduction and the 1st essay on The Bulalo Soup, and I think I'm really going to enjoy this one.

      I've read the 1st 50 pages of LITTOC last night without any hitch. I believe I will like it too. Thank you. :)

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  4. I am curious about Strawberry Shortcake Murder and the Bulalo Soup. Both are nomnomnom titles. Hee.

    I started on A Game of Thrones this July and it's pretty good. Have you watched the tv series? :)

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    1. Hi Tin! Both books are light and fun. That is, if your idea of light and fun is like mine -bespeckled with murder, crass language, and unguarded humor. :)

      Yes, I've seen the tv series, I'm okay with it. Nothing I've seen ever affect my reading, even before.

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  5. I look forward to your updates/review of Bulalo Soup! Looks like something I would enjoy, too, based on the title. Hee.

    And here's to ACoK! We can do it! :)

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    1. Hahaha, I seriously think you will enjoy this book, and even non-single ladies will have fun with it too. I'm having a hilarious day as it is. Mind you, since people are interested, why don't we assign this as another Traveling Book?

      And yes, we shall conquer ACoK! ♥

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  6. Nice books for July! The Bulala Soup book seems especially witty and I hope you enjoy Clash of Kings and LITTOC.:>

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    1. Thank you, Bennard. I am loving LITTOC, btw. I may not be able to follow the reading schedule since I'd like to finish it as soon as I can. :) But I will definitely join the online discussion.

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  7. I feel so bad not being able to join you on ACOK. It would've been fun but I think my pregnant powers cannot anymore take another chunkster at this time, haha!

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    1. Oh, we will dutifully forgive you, Lynai, with the conditions that we get first dibs on seeing the baby pictures.

      God bless you both! ♥

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