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.  Continue Reading    

Book Sale Shops in Hong Kong

Book Sale Shops in Hong Kong

For a self-confessed bookworm like me, the smell of a brand new book is one of the simplest pleasures in life.  Going to the library or book stores is a field trip that can make an ordinary day extraordinary.  Collecting books can be a little costly, that is why finding book sale stores is a must.  After all, a second hand book is still a book. Continue Reading    

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.Continue Reading    

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 also do not 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?


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?


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?


30: Do you read magazines?


31. Do you prefer newspapers or magazines?

Both are fine with me.

32. Do you read while in bed?


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?


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?


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?


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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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.Continue Reading    

My Top Ten Most Favorite Books

My Top Ten Most Favorite Books

Reading books wasn’t a hobby of mine until I started High School, I wasn’t one of those kids who adore books from a very young age.  Back in high school, I was only limited to books available in our school library or to my friends’ book shelves since neither did I nor my parents have extra money to buy our own.  Biography of Adolf Hitler, George Eliot’s Silas Marner and Animal Farm by George Orwell were some of the first few books I’ve remembered reading.  But it was Harry Potter that has got me into loving books.  Harry Potter books have paved the way for my introduction to a whole lot of books of different genre and I have to attribute this interest to JK Rowling who had brought me to a different world through my imagination of her writings.  In college, I discovered Grisham, John Grisham’s books are my comfort books, even with my sporadic moods his books are my go-to-books any time, any day and any circumstance.  Books in general have the power to move me, to influence me, to inspire me, to make me ponder on things, and to bring me to places I’ve only dreamt of going.  That is why Martin, Rowling, Tolkien, Grisham, Larsson, King, just to name a few are those I considered heroes.


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