big book sale

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books from the big library book sale! + flowers because it’s spring and i can’t get over it

BIG SALE! Up To 70% OFF! 2 Questions from Scholastic Warehouse Sale

I have two questions for you from Scholastic:

1. Do you love to read books?

2. Do you love bargains?

If you answered ‘Yes’, then better pay attention.


The yearly warehouse sale of Scholastic is back starting April 18 to June 18, 2017. They will be open everyday, Monday to Sunday, from 9 AM to 6 PM at 70 C. Raymundo Street, Pasig City.

They have three amazing offerings:

1. Enjoy up to 70% off on selected titles like Harry Potter, Clifford, Geronimo Stilton and lots of children’s books.

2. For only P799, avail of the Box-All-You-Can Book Buffet. A Scholastic Buffet Box will be provided upon entry. You can stack books up to the rim. Books that will exceed the rim will be removed. No folding, rolling or reshaping of the books. Damaged books will be considered sold. No return, no exchange and no refund policy will be followed.

Note: Posted photos were taken during last year’s Scholastic Warehouse Sale. 

3. For only P350, register your kids to the Summer Reading Fun. This is open to kids from four to 10 years old. Also for kids three years old and below as long as they will be accompanied by an adult. The registration fee is inclusive of Build-A-Book Kit, snacks, certificate and a Special Gift from Scholastic. Available slots are April 22 and 29, May 6, 13, 20 & 27 and June 3, 10 and 17. There will be two sessions: Morning (9:30 to 11:30) and Afternoon (1:30 to 3:30).  There will be a maximum of 12 kids per session. Book your slots now!

For more information, contact +63-917-815-1546 or email amsantos@scholastic.com.ph.

So what are you waiting for? Open a world of possible. Help children discover the pleasure and power of reading!


Signing out for now. Peace! Watch the vlog below and share away. Thanks!

Books I Read in 2017

#53 - Watership Down, by Richard Adams

  • For Mount TBR 2017 (44/150)
  • For the PopSugar 2017 Reading Challenge – Task: A book mentioned in another book
  • Rating: 4/5 stars

Somehow this book, a childhood classic for many, never crossed my radar until I was a teenager reading The Stand, where Stu remembers reading it and experiences the feeling the rabbits call “tharn”–when they’re frozen in terror, unable to move or think or react.

I vaguely remembered seeing a copy in one of my elementary school classrooms, and thought, I should read that someday.

Fast forward to December of last year, when an early paperback copy showed up at the big library book sale. Sold!

I had problems getting started, with the large cast of characters who, by necessity, were little more than names with relative sizes attached. It’s not as if you can describe a bunny by hair or eye color or how they dress. And of course, being bunnies, there are so many bunnies.

But as I soldiered on, I found myself growing attached to Hazel’s determination, Fiver’s anxious predictions, Bigwig’s absolute commitment to his friends, and so on. The slow pace of the story, with many breaks to tell rabbit fables within the larger story, gives the reader plenty of time to get to know each individual.

What I did NOT like at all was the view that the female rabbits (“does”) were basically no more than stupid baby incubators that needed to be fetched, followed, shepherded, and coddled. I had noticed early on that none of the named characters seemed to be female, but I dismissed it as a symptom of it possibly being intended as a young boy’s book–not that I agree that boys will only read books with male characters, but in 1972 when this was published, that was certainly the prevalent view of things. But no, partway through the book, Hazel realizes that there’s no does in his new warren, and maybe they should do something about that, so that there could be babies.

And it never gets better. The few female bunnies there are never get to do anything heroic, interesting, or even merely useful, and yes, they are quickly relegated to the role of mothers. (Kehaar the gull, much as I like him otherwise, actually refers to them solely as “mudders” in his faux-German gull accent.)

So in many ways I can see why this book deserves to be a classic, for its charming setting, interesting rabbit-based viewpoint, and tale of leadership and determination–but it’s so anti-feminist it makes me itchy.

PESTA BUKU 2014 :)


1. Big Bad Wolf Book Sale
15 - 23 Februari 2014
Mines Exhibition Centre
Sri Kembangan, Selangor.

2. Ekspo Buku Islam Putrajaya
28 Februari - 9 Mac 2014
Dewan Cempaka Sari, Presint 3
Kompleks Perbadanan Putrajaya

3. Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Putrajaya
Penganjur: MPH
19 - 23 Mac 2014
Putrajaya International Convention Centre

4. Read Malaysia.
21 - 30 Mac 2014
Mines Exhibition Centre
Sri Kembangan, Selangor.

5. Pesta Buku Antarabangsa Kuala Lumpur
24 April - 4 Mei 2014
PWTC


For books lover.. :))))

NYC Summer School

Frank Santoro’s comic book academy live and in person.

Wednesday June 25th 2pm

Thursday June 26th 2pm and 7pm

Friday June 27th 2pm

Saturday June 28th Comic Book Sale - noon to 7pm (Simon Hanselmann appearing live via Skype at 2pm)

Please email santoroschoolATgmail to sign up for the academy. Twenty bucks a class. Each academy class is two hours. Limited to six people per class. You can sign up for the class each day if you want. Email me for more details. Classes will focus on layouts, color and first take drawing and why inking is going the way of the Dodo.

Don’t wanna sign up for the academy but wanna hangout? Come by Saturday June 28th for the big COMIC BOOK SALE!! Dollar comics. Dollar manga. Dollar smut books. I got what you need. Come on down to talk shop or talk shit. 451 West Street NYC 10014. It’s the west side highway below 14th street in Manhattan.

NYC Summer School

Frank Santoro’s comic book academy live and in person.

Wednesday June 25th 2pm

Thursday June 26th 2pm and 7pm

Friday June 27th 2pm

Saturday June 28th Comic Book Sale - noon to 7pm (Simon Hanselmann appearing live via Skype at 2pm)

Please email santoroschoolATgmail to sign up for the academy. Twenty bucks a class. Each academy class is two hours. Limited to six people per class. You can sign up for the class each day if you want. Email me for more details. Classes will focus on layouts, color and first take drawing and why inking is going the way of the Dodo.

Don’t wanna sign up for the academy but wanna hangout? Come by Saturday June 28th for the big COMIC BOOK SALE!! Dollar comics. Dollar manga. Dollar smut books. I got what you need. Come on down to talk shop or talk shit. 451 West Street NYC 10014. It’s the west side highway below 14th street in Manhattan.