- Ormoc City, Le, Philippines
- member since October 18, 2007
You know me...talk, talk, talk! Glad I could help you out. Regarding my books, a lot I get from the library first, before i buy. If there is an author I like a lot, like J.D. Robb or James Patterson, i get all the books in the series. My wonderful husband built shelves in our family room for me, although they need to be extended. I currently own about 1600 books (or so) and add to it every time I get a gift certificate/card for an occasion. i also have an awesome used book store that I can hand in books for credit toward my purchases and they haave a list of books I want and they call me when they come in.
I had a tough couple of years but I am much, much better now. I had been tracking my books (with reviews) in a notebook and now i am adding them to Shelfari. I hope I don't relapse for my health, not to mention I have 2 years worth of books to put on my Shelfari shelf!
Glad to re-connect with you. Take care of you,
Hi Del, morag lami man kaayo na ang budbod sa imong lamisa! Dead Ever After is already released in the US. I will get an ebook on that na lang. I just finished reading Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn, a very good psychological thriller. I'm now reading Defending Jacob a legal thriller, and my heart ached for the 14th year old Jacob, which is of Liam's age... I just hope he is innocent.
I read 4 books by Rachel Gibson when i arrived home, all light and fun reads, just to relax from my study.
I missed you too! Do keep in touch when you are in Cebu, kita nya ta. I think there are more chances of us seeing each other here than of me going to Ormoc city.
Hi Del! I wasn't able to visit Shelfari since January when i left the country, kay na blocked ang akong email when i arrived in Netherlands. So, i only get to read your messages karon lang gyud. I arrived on April 15, then work dayon on April 16...no rest for the weary. Gi-demalas ko sa ako trip pag uli nako, my ipad mini was stolen while getting off KLM in Manila, then my samsonite luggage was damaged...sooo sad! I didnt buy a single book there coz it is so heavy, i read more in my ipad now.
I wasn't on tour, i studied there, was granted a scholarship by the Netherlands govt, free airfare, allowance and house.
Have you been reading much lately? i only get to read 1 book while in europe, now im back and hopefully i get to read more books this year. Excited to read lots!!
Hi Delia! I just read your 4 notes (LOL). It's so good to hear about the growth of your family! IT is sad when children move away. I thought it was bad when my daughter moved away (45 minute drive) since I can't drive for more than 20 minutes, but to have a child move as far as your daughter has got to be even worse. I hope you will be able to visit back and forth, maybe on the holidays?
No, I have not read Gone Girl. Here are some recommendations from me. Question, though. What do you do with your books after you read them?
I bought The Night Circus by Erin Morgenstern: Finishing this book was like waking from a dream. The story is layered: magical, romantic, dreamy and poignant. I absolutely loved this book!
Overseas by Beatrice Williams…any woman who has wanted to be called "darling" in the truest sense of the word should read this. I didn't mind some flipping back and forth as the book began, and was pleasantly surprised to find myself hooked into the story.
The Sugar Queen by Sarah Addison Allen: I absolutely loved this book! I read right through it, just couldn't put it down! I would recommend it to anyone who likes romance and simple things in life, to anyone who doubted themselves and to any one who is “stuck” in one place, but want to move on. It is enchanted, magical and full of delicious surprises!
The Lovely Bones by Alice Sebold: My name was Salmon, like the fish; first name, Susie. I was fourteen when I was murdered on December 6, 1973. My murderer was a man from our neighborhood. My mother liked his border flowers, and my father talked to him once about fertilizer. This is a lovely book, giving a different slant on viewing the dead. I enjoyed reading it.
The Mistress of Spices by Chitra Banerjee Divakaruni is a magical story of one woman's journey to find her true desire. Great read!
Black and Blue by Anna Quindlen is the story of an abused woman who choses to escape her battered life and run with her child to start anew. Although she is trying to put the past behind her and try to heal, she is always looking over her shoulder for the husband who swore he would never let her go. Awesome, thrilling story.
Black Hills by Nora Roberts: Murder in the Black Hills near a nature preserve. Romance. A good suspenseful read.
Snow Falling on Cedars by David Guterson: A small island north of Puget Sound is rocked by the death of one of their fisherman. Throughout the trial, the story shows how the lives of the island residents were intertwined years ago and currently. This is a well-written story that tugs at the heart strings and makes the reader look inside their own heart…
Thanks for the Memories by Cecilia Ahern: A great story of two people connected in a mysterious way. Their lives change, all for the better as the story goes on. Good read!
The Help by Kathryn Stockett was slow to start but quickly picks up pace and had me crying and laughing at the end.
Hotel On The Corner of Bitter and Sweet by Jamie Ford is a wonderful story, heartwarming and heartbreaking, of a love that lasts.
Plain Truth by Jodi Picoult: A dead baby is found on an Amish farm. Investigation shows who’s baby it was, but not who killed it. A city attorney on break from her job, visiting relatives, is pulled into the case to defend the young woman accused of killing the baby. Very emotional and suspenseful.
Stay A Little Longer by Dorothy Garlock is a moving story of a shattered family's attempt to recover and survive through the armistice.
Okay, maybe I got carried away, but since you buy your books I wanted you to have a variety to look at! Good luck picking. Let me know if this helped and if you get one of them, let me know what you think.
And yes, I will stay in touch.
Grandchildren? Really? Congratulations! What a blessing! I am so happy for you. Tell me more about these little blessings.
Reading has basically kept me sane over the past year! I am starting to post books that I read from 2010 and working my way through to March of this year.
I am grateful you remember me and stayed true as a friend.
Hello, my friend!
As you might have noticed, I have returned to the site. I am so glad to be back - it is like coming home to see my friends.I hope all is well with you and your family.
You are currently listing my favorite author(s). I actually own most of their books and re-read them occasionally.
Actually 2nd time na ni nako sa europe, i was there in 2006 and visited 4 countries, i had my scholarship for short studies that time..studied in Rotterdam, Netherlands, then visited Belgium, Germany and Paris... one month ra ko didto. this time 3 months ko, naka schedule na ko moadto sa Luxembourg na trace up man ko sa ako iya-an nga naa sa Luxembourg. Then mangadto daw mi sa ako cousin sa Spain. Hopefully, it will be all materialize. Im wishing to go to Rome and Venice ...ambot lang kaha if makaadto ko.. winter ra ba oi.
In Asia, Thailand ra ako na visit.. twice. this year daw basin makaadto mi sa Vietnam with my friends..ako hubby di man ganahan mo viaje ...
I dont think i will buy books didto, bug at man inig uli he he he..
Sure let us keep in touch! Friends ba ta sa Facebook?
Hi Del, im doing fine but very busy gyud. I haven't heard of her. I wonder what happened to her na. I have all those Deveraux books also, pero wa pa nako mabasa ang Moonlight in the Morning ug Scent of Jasmine..Naa pay lain, which i forgot the title..haven't read it also. This month, wa gyud koy nahuman nga book...im on a reading slump. Pwerte man bisiha gud. Im leaving for europe (Netherlands) this jan 14..so im preparing lots of things for my trip and for the office.. Kita lang unya ta pagbalik nako since i will visit Reg 8 also.
Musta na, Del? I noticed you read a Jude Deveraux lately. I also read one of her Edilean series Stranger in The Morning but i was disappointed. the book doesn't sound like Deveraux's, lahi ra gyud.
I've just finished a mystery book by Archer Mayor and i love his writing and the police procedural, great book!
Hi Del, my reading is also slow, na busy na gyud ko sa work and during wkends, i just rest. Although i wish i can read faster, im still on my 32nd book for this year. There are so many great books to read..*sigh* If you visit Cebu, pls. send me text msg a day before so that i can adjust my schedule then we can meet.
Naa pa kay book diri sa ako. Wa ko kalimot ani. Sure, i will always keep in touch.
Hi Del, im fine, although very busy due to many activities we are conducting this year. Daghan pod ko trips. But i still read, although i might not be able to accomplished my Quantity Reading challenge. Musta na man ka? Pirmi ka sa Cebu? Regards to Benjie and kids!
Del, yes you have to pay when you download these books, there are many free ebook also, you can try the following sites : pixel of ink and also you can join E-readers group in Shelfari, they post lots of free ebooks you can access.
You open an account in Amazon.com (since kindle is amazon) and you can download the books that they offer for free.
I have many ebooks here and i will try to send it to you, you can figure it out how to download it to your kindle...from the computer to kindle, but i dont know how to do it because i open my emails in my iPad and then download the books from there.. usually pdf or lit form ni sya.
mag email ko nimo karon..and you try it ha.
Hi Del, yes i have the book, i will return it to you. Are you coming over to Cebu soon? Thanks a lot for lending it to me. Kumosta na man ka? Last year wasnt very good reading year for me because i only managed to read 45 books, i fell short of my quantity target, and in Nov and Dec i didn't finish any book.
Del, im doing fine, im now on vacation in the US, visiting my sisters and some friends. I will be back on Nov 15. Weather is nice here, not so cold but chilly enough for comfort. Sus, naka tigum na kog 7 ka books diri :-) unsaon, di man malikayan :-) Musta na man mo ni Benjie? how's business? doing good?