Top Five Mitch Albom Books

Top Five Mitch Albom Books

Today, we list down the top 5 Mitch Albom books or should I say, top five best airplane books.  Joining the likes of Brown, Patterson, Grisham, Sparks, and Hosseini as the go-to authors for travelers to read during a long flight or generally during vacation is Mitch Albom.  Over the years, with a total of seven books, excluding his sports books, Albom’s books have been a reliable companion for traveling.  Read More    

50 Movie Tag Questions

50 Movie Tag Questions

When boredom strikes, answer random questions found on the internet.  But, this isn’t some random, non-sense questions, but rather, some interesting questions about one of my favorite hobbies.  Watching movie.  Being a self-confessed movie buff – bringing one character to life, knowing stories you wouldn’t might have known, empathize with the protagonist and despise the antagonist – watching a movie is ‘life’.Read More    

Top Guilty Pleasure Movies

Top Guilty Pleasure Movies

Guilty pleasure is defined by Urban Dictionary as something that you like to do but you just cannot admit that you do it.  Something that you know you shouldn’t like because many believed that you shouldn’t, but you like it anyway.  These are movies that you secretly liked and enjoyed, and you do not want to tell the world that you watch these movies countless times for fear that you might end up the laughing stock.Read More    

Movie Marathon Ideas

Movie Marathon Ideas

I do not know of anyone who doesn’t like to watch movies, be it a local movie or foreign one, we all love to just sit back, eat a popcorn, letting it take us anywhere or to a different dimension, amaze us, inspire us and some make us cry.  Every once in a while we don’t just watch one movie at a time but a couple of movies, every once in a while we want to do a movie marathon.  And sometimes we do not just watch random movies, we choose which movies you watch for the day based on theme, genre or another. Read More    

Top 10 Best Book Series to Binge Read

Top 10 Best Book Series to Binge Read

Have you ever read a book and right after you finished it, you wish that there is more?  Like, you get attached to the characters and you’re just not ready to part with them?  That’s the good thing about sequels and book series. You get to enjoy the awesomeness of a character way longer.

We always hear about people binge-watching but we seldom come across someone who likes to binge-read.  I really like to read books, but, I don’t consider myself a fast reader or an ardent reader.  I always make it a point to read at least two or three books a month, if the schedule permits.  Sometimes, I am a several-pages-a-day kind of guy or an-hour-a-day kind of reader.  That is why, “binge-reading,” is on my to do list.  So, if ever there is an ample of time to binge-read, the following book series should be on your top priority.  Books series that everybody loved and has been part of everybody’s life and somehow have influenced us.Read More    

Top Ten Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

Top Ten Best Leonardo DiCaprio Movies

Seldom do we see an actor who started young, found the fame, didn’t succumb to any vices and all the craziness fame brings and continuously do great movies and get appreciation from his work.  One of the few actors is Leonardo DiCaprio.  He is one of the most gifted actors out there that has a very diverse filmography worthy of emulation.Read More    

The Walking Dead:  Most Memorable Character Deaths

The Walking Dead: Most Memorable Character Deaths

February 14 is just around the corner and almost everyone is busy preparing for Valentine’s day!  Where should we go for dinner?  Should we watch a movie?  What gift should I give?  These are just some of the questions they all have in mind.  But for me?  Yes, I am excited and couldn’t wait long enough for Feb. 14 to arrive but for an entirely different reason.  Feb. 14 is when The Walking Dead season 6 mid-season premieres!  (Hope my wife doesn’t kill me for saying this!)  🙂  Haha.  Same with everyone who’s hooked and loved the series, this is kind of a big deal!  Read More    

The 50 Bookish Questions Tag

The 50 Bookish Questions Tag

I really do not want to digress on what my blog is all about and that is being info-oriented blog and not a blog that constantly talks about myself.  My friends know me to be “unfriendly” in social media for I seldom engage in a discussion, not that I am trying to be anti-social but because I don’t think the things I’m gonna say is useful or helpful.  I don’t also follow trends, like changing profile pics for a cause, answering tagged questions, contribute to trending topics, etc., but I’ll be making this exception.  This is just too good to not be able to share my own answers to the questions and just because I love anything related with books.  So here we go, my 50 answers to the 50 bookish questions:

1. What was the last book you read?

Star Wars:  The Original Trilogy Stories based on the story and screenplay of George Lucas.  Although I have doubts whether this is admissible, so, I’ll go with The Martian by Andy Weir.

Star Wars Original Stories

2. Was it a good one?

It was excellent.

3. What made it good?

Mars.  Cast away.  Triumphant rescue.  Wittingly funny.  Emotional.  How could it possibly go wrong?

4. Would you recommend it to other people?

Yes, absolutely!

5. How often do you read?

Not as often as I used to, but I am trying to really find time to read.

6. Do you like to read?

Yes.

7.What was the last bad book you read?

It wasn’t really a bad book, it wasn’t just my genre.  The Maze Runner by James Dashner.

8. What made you dislike it?

I an not just really into YA dystopian novel.

9. Do you wish to be a writer?

I really do but I know I can’t be.  Whenever I read books, stories or even blog entries of other bloggers, I realize how people are really better in writing than me and that makes me accept the fact that’ll never be a writer.

10. Has any book every influenced you greatly?

Lots of.  To Kill a Mockingbird by Harper Lee and The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini.

Khaled Hosseini's books

11. Do you read fan fiction?

I don’t.

12. Do you write fan fiction?

No.

13. What’s your favorite book?

Oh my, that’s a really tough question, why don’t I just give you my top ten, instead?  Here it is:  My Top Ten

14. What’s your least favorite book?

The Maze Runner.

15. Do you prefer physical books or ready on a device (like a kindle)?

Physical books, I could smell it!

16. When did you learn to read?

I don’t remember, but I am sure when I was in kindergarten I already know how to read.

17. What is your favorite book you had to read in school?

Noli Me Tangere (Touch Me Not) by Jose Rizal.

18. What is your favorite book series?

Harry Potter.  A Song of Ice and Fire.  Lord of the Rings.

The Hobbit and Lord of Rings Trilogy

19. Who is your favorite author?

So many, but one in particular, John Grisham.

20. What is your favorite genre?

Legal thriller with courtroom drama.

21. Who is your favorite character in a book series?

Atticus Finch.  I just want to be like him.

22. Has a book ever transported you somewhere else?

Yes, to Hogwarts! or to Westeros!

23.Which book do you wish had a sequel?

Catcher in the Rye by J. D. Salinger.  I wonder what’s happened with Holden Caulfield, are his views in life still the same as he ages?

24. Which book do you wish DIDN’T have a sequel?

I haven’t read “Go Set A Watchmen” so I’ll hold the answer for this for a little while.

Go Set a Watchman

 

25. How long does it take you to read a book?

It really depends on how long is the book and my schedule.  There are books I finished in one sitting and there are some that took me months to finish.

26. Do you like when books become movies?

It’s okay as long as I read the book first.

27. Which book was ruined by its movie adaptation?

The Book Thief.  I believed that the movie didn’t do the book any justice.

28. Which movie has done a book justice?

The Martian.  As a matter of fact, the movie is as good as the book.  And Gone Girl, too.

The Martian

29. Do you read newspapers?

Online.

30: Do you read magazines?

Sometimes.

31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Both are fine with me.

32. Do you read while in bed?

Yes.

33. Do you read while on the toilet?

Yes, I do.

34. Do you read while in the car?

In a public transport, yes to kill time.

35. Do you read while in the bath?

No.

36. Are you a fast reader?

Guess so, or not.

37. Are you a slow reader?

I do not know.

38. Where is your favorite place to read?

In the bedroom, on my bed.

39. Is it hard for you to concentrate while you read?

No.

40.Do you need a room to be silent while you read?

If that’s possible that’ll be good, if not it is still okay.

41. Who gave you your love for reading?

Rowling.

42. What book is next on your list to read?

Go Set a Watchman by Harper Lee and The Magic Strings of Frankie Presto by Mitch Albom.

43. When did you start to read chapter books?

I don’t remember.

44. Who is your favorite children’s book author?

Uhmm, didn’t really read children’s book.

45. Which author would you most want to interview?

George R. R. Martin.  I’ll ask him what everyone has been asking for a long time.  “When is The Winds of Winter coming out?”

46. Which author do you think you’d be friends with?

John Grisham or Khaled Hosseini.

47.What book have you reread the most?

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery.

48. Which books do you consider “classics”?

Books that are over 50 years and that are still relevant nowadays.

49. Which books do you think should be taught in every school?

To Kill a Mockingbird and Hosseini’s books for better understanding of the world.

50. Which books should be banned from all schools?

Any book that insults the intelligence of a student.

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Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

Top 10 Super Bowl Commercials of All Time

The Super Bowl, the most popular and most watched sporting event in America is happening this Sunday, February 7, 2016.  This is the 50th year of the annual football championship game between the champions from NFL (National Football League) and AFL (American Football League) which is expected to be watched by more than 120 million viewers.Read More    

10 Best John Grisham Books to Read

10 Best John Grisham Books to Read

I’ve mentioned on my previous post that John Grisham books are my go-to books, books I would simply pick up from the bookstore shelf without even reading the synopsis because I am sure I’ll like it.  You see, back in college, my first course was Civil Engineering and after a year I shifted to Political Science.  I now have a vague recollection whether I started liking Grisham’s books after I shifted to Political Science or I shifted to Political Science because of my fondness with his books, whatever the case, it no longer matter.Read More