[J-Pop+Books] Still Waiting For…

I woke up today with my favorite writer Jodi Picoult announcing that shine, the prologue to her main novel this year is now up for preorder, and is slated for a 13 September 2016 release, while Small Great Things is due to come out on 11 October 2016.


My third favorite writer Gayle Forman, on the other hand, will release Leave Me on 06 September 2016. ❤

The rest of my favorites have already released their novels for the year, so I’m just waiting for these two to release theirs to complete my year. In the meantime, I still have to get on with my to-be-read pile ’cause I hate it when they pile up.

Also, one of my biggest influences in the music biz, Utada Hikaru, has announced that the title of her upcoming album is The U Testament. I am all kinds of happy and excited for the Queen’s comeback as a lot of things have happened already -Hikki’s mom’s suicide, her marriage, the birth of her first kid *gasp omg she’s a mommy now legit*-, so it’s a bit of a letdown when it was announced that there will be no promotions for the album. I’m not asking for a live tour like in the good old days, but an Utada United 2006-like live would be a great treat for the fans who have been waiting for her for like eight years. Still, whatever happens, naka-preorder nako. *courtesy of Ate Krystle bcause maxed out cc, lol*. Haha. Love you, Hikki, forevs.


[Event] The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival 2016

I’ve been wondering why there has been a resurgence of Paris Wife lately in the features section of bookstores; it turns out, Paris Wife author Paula Mclain will have a book signing event, together with Anna Todd and Adam Johnson at The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival 2016!

Press Release from National Book Store:

What: The Philippine Readers and Writers Festival
When: August 26 to 28, 2016
Where: Raffles Makati

#GoReadWrite2016 Join National Book Store and Raffles Makati’s Philippine Readers and Writers Festival featuring Pulitzer award winning author Adam Johnson and bestselling authors Paula McLain and Anna Todd from August 26 to 28, 2016 at the Raffles Makati.

Admission is free! Attend three days of book signings, discussions, and panels about books, literature, and culture from top Filipino writers and artists. The Adam Johnson and Paula McLain talk and book signing will be on August 27 at 1 p.m. and 4 p.m. respectively. The Anna Todd talk and book signing will be on August 28 at 2 p.m.

All events will be held at the Raffles Makati with registration starting at 9 a.m. everyday. Sign up at www.readersandwritersfestival.com to receive the latest updates on the events. Tag #GoReadWrite2016 to join the discussion.

RSVP at NBS’s Event Page: Click Me. ❤

I miss attending these events. Haha. Excited! 🙂 Speaking of book signing, I hope Gayle Forman comes back here…. :(((

[2016] Week 29 Good Stuff: Korean Buffets, Japanese Food, Book Sale, Strawberry Taho

When I think of the happenings last week, what stand out in my head are Korean buffets. I have come to love Korean food when me and my grad school friends went to the Land of BoA last year and … Continue reading

National Book Store’s Cut Price Book Sale


DROOL MODE. Just look at those books waving at you.

To quote from National Book Store’s Facebook Page:

#NBSpromo National Book Store’s biggest book sale of the year is here! Get up to 70% off on your favorite books in National Book Store’s Cut Price
Book Sale. Enjoy huge discounts on bestsellers, sequels and new releases
from August 30 to September 8, 2013 in all National Book Store and Bestsellers branches. Read more and spend less in the Cut Price Book Sale.
See posters for details. Per DTI-NCR Permit No. 8368 Series of 2013.