-Libba Bray, author of the Gemma Doyle trilogy
- member since August 20, 2007
"Night Lamp" by Jack Vance, "The Riyria Revelations Series" by Michael J. Sullivan, "The Fourth Realm Travellers Trilogy" by John Twelve Hawks, "Carter Finally Gets It" by Brent Crawford, "The Farseer Apprentice Trilogy" by Robin Hobb, "Scott Free" by John Gilstrap, "Pirate Latitudes" by Michael Crichton, and "Michael Vey" by Richard Paul Evans, enjoy and READ ON...
"Tales of the Dying Earth" by Jack Vance is perhaps the quintessential collection of sci/fi fantasy/adventure stories ever written by one of the most revered and awarded authors to write in this genre. The words that come to mind when trying to describe his incredible achievement are: wondrous, magnificent, epic, spellbinding, dazzling, exquisite, inventive, eclectic verbiage, magical, elegant, enthralling, engrossing, imaginative, original, mellifluous pacing, atmospheric backdrops, transformational, fantastical storylines! I read the first story in this collection when i was 11 years old and the others in the ensuing years. Over the years I have read the collection over 20 times, each time reflecting on the joy it brings me and its life changing impact on my reading addiction. Just imagine being able to transform written words from your minds eye into life-like visions and you will then understand the sensual impact of Jack Vance's brilliance! Ironically, because of its unique qualities I have always been protective and therefore reluctant to expose this truly fabulous literary experience to others for fear of diminishing its value to me...a misguided supposition I know, but true never-the-less. So, if you want to take a journey into the unknown and wander through the beautiful worlds as penned by a master scribe then you will want to read this incredible collection of stories and revel in their beatific perfection. Storytelling at its best; a masterpiece...
Huh. I don't even remember any of that. Clearly Forests wasn't one of my favorite of hers either! Sadly, McKillip's climaxes are often convoluted. . . although I always wonder if I didn't read so quickly if they would make more sense. I hope whatever McKillip you try next you enjoy more!
hi, the Flips Flipping Pages is following the story of a murderer. Conclusions, observations, and insights will be shared at the book discussion on Saturday. Please join us. No joining fee, no hassle, no pressure--just walk in, and help us understand this man:
"In eighteenth-century France there lived a man who was one of the most gifted and abominable personages in an era that knew no lack of gifted and abominable personages. His story will be told here. His name was Jean-Baptiste Grenouille"
Book: Perfume by Patrick Suskind
Discussion proper: September 26, 2009, 2 pm
Venue: New Bombay Restaurant, The Columns, Buendia cor. Ayala ave.
You may also join the pre-discussion activity.
Pre-discussion Activity (10 am)
Perfume Making Seminar at Grasse Fragrance Company
Ground Floor Saville Building
8728 Paseo de Roxas Ave. corner Gil Puyat Ave.
P300, inclusive of materials for two scents
*bring book for swapping
Available at National Book Store and Fully Booked, approx. P545
Also available at Bookay-Ukay (definitely not P545)
Once in awhile makes an appearance in Book Sale
more details here ---] http://www.shelfari.com/groups/12439/discussions/138269/September-Book-Discussion-Perfume-by-Patrick-Suskind#unread
Hi AnakSolo. If you have time, I am inviting you to check on my new works -- among them some adaptations in Filipino of Paul Curtis' BY HIS DEATHBED and Edna St. Vincent Millay's DIRGE WITHOUT MUSIC -- at
Thanks for your time ;-)
hi, please join fellow bookworms at the next Flips Flipping Pages book discussion.
August Book Discussion: Can A Book Make You Healthy?
It’s time to talk about books that changed our perception on health, sense of well-being and our relationship with our bodies. This encompasses a large number of subjects including popular diets, women’s and men’s health, sports conditioning, aromatherapy, workout slash fitness plans, natural/herbal cures, vitamins, stress management, disease prevention and New Age/Eastern exercise (yoga, tai chi, etc).
When: Saturday August 22
Where: Fuzion Smoothie Café or Amici Italian Restaurant (TBA)
11:00am -12:30pm: Pre-discussion activity - FREE YOGA SESSION WITH AL GALANG OF SUNDAR YOGA
12:30nn – 2:00pm: Lunch
2:00pm -5:00pm – Discussion proper INCLUDING A TETE-A-TETE WITH ESKI RIPOLL OF SPARC
5:00pm onwards – bookstore raid in Greenhills ☺
Details and Updates at http://www.shelfari.com/groups/12439/discussions/125921/August-Book-Discussion-Can-A-Book-Make-You-Healthy-.
See you around, in the talk boards or at the face-to-face discussions!
I haven't yet thought of a going-to-college story/leaving high-school love story.
That said - I think this is something you ought to consider writing! It's a story that needs to be told, set down in a great novel or novella ... or whatever form you prefer.
Meanwhile, I'll let you know if I do think of one.
And best of luck and just be active and try all sorts of new things - things you wouldn't have done: risk, experiment, meet people and contacts off the page/screen as well as on.
Involvement will help the heartache.
Hi. If you have time, I'm also inviting you to check my poetry site at
I do originals, as well as adaptation into Filipino of different works by different poets as Pablo Neruda, Edna St. Vincent Millay, and many others. Thanks.
Hi. The Flips Flipping Pages has another book discussion coming up. Hope you can attend. thanks!
Finoy Foodies - June Book Discussion
Because we love food second to books (order of importance may change depending on time of day), the Flippers will tackle a culinary theme this June. To narrow down the countless choices of books, we zoom in on Filipino food.
See you all
on June 20, 2009. Saturday. 2PM
at Katre Mediterranean Restaurant, 103 Dr. Lascano St. Brgy. Laging Handa, Quezon City
More details at http://www.shelfari.com/groups/12439/discussions/124654/Finoy-Foodies---June-Book-Discussion#unread.
Really? I'll check it out as soon as I can. I love that guy, he has such a great selection, I haven't been there for a while though. Thanks!
Ah, the Block's Fully Booked? I can't go there right now. There are around 30 or so books there that I want to buy. I'd be a pauper if I go there, haha. The prices there don't exactly permit you to go on shopping sprees and stuff.
I couldn't put them down! Dean's Secret County, eh? I'll definitely look for it. :D I'm actually looking for Shadow of the Wind, it's the book Divine recommended the last time we three were together, right? Oh, and I've watched Sign Seeker and you were right. It was a waste of precious brain cells, haha.
FIRST QUARTER STORM: FLIPS FLIPPING PAGES & BOOKMOOCHERS PILIPINAS
January 31 - The Best and the Worst, FFP Planning Sessions, Book Swap (2-7pm)
Venue: Cafe Xocolat on B.Gonzales, Quezon City
January 30-31 - BOOKMOOCH Booth in Ateneo High School Fair (8am-12MN)
Venue: Loyola Heights, Quezon City
February 14 - History of the Book, Love Story Discussion, Book Swap (to be confirmed with Professor May)
Proposed Venue: TBA
March 13 or 27: March book discussion, book swap
Proposed Venue: Island Hopper's farm in Batangas (negotiable)
All dates except for January 31 (due to short notice) are still negotiable.
We guarantee, all bookworm gatherings degenerate into a WHOLE LOT OF FUN! See you!