Fifty Shades Trilogy by E.L. James

I may not be a voracious reader but I enjoy reading books especially fiction, non-fiction and inspirational ones. If I had ample time in my hands, I would dedicate a good portion of it on reading. After several book-less months in my life, I chanced upon the Fifty Shades Trilogy by British author E.L. James…

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…and easily got hooked. I know it’s quite popular and if I heard it right, it has already surpassed the Harry Potter series as the no. 1 fastest-selling paperback of all time in the UK. I got curious when I researched on it online because the theme was something new to me. I’m still on the first book and yet I’m already excited to finish reading the third. That’s how addicting this trilogy is.

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Book Review: The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffinegger

Warning: This is just a brief, simple, non-intellectual and very personal review of Audrey Niffinegger’s first novel, The Time Traveler’s Wife.

I just finished reading the book “The Time Traveler’s Wife” by Audrey Niffinegger (it’s long overdue I know!). Right now, my heart is filled with a good mix of humanly emotions. I really enjoyed the story of Henry and Clare and admired the greatness of the love they shared.

The Time Traveler’s Wife is a tale of love between Henry and Clare. The guy is a time traveler while the girl is an artist. The story revolves on the complexities of time traveling and how it affects the marriage, the family and more importantly, the spouse of the time traveler.

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Getting Back into Reading

It’s been a while since I last read a good book. As much as I wanted to read, I couldn’t take my hands off work and other stuff that needed my immediate attention. I was sorting out my PC files this afternoon when I chanced upon this folder containing my old collection of e-books. (I had an older collection but it vanished along with my broken hard drive when typhoon Ondoy hit Manila two years ago.) I opened it and took notice of The Time Traveler’s Wife by Audrey Niffenegger.

As far as I remember, The Time Traveler’s Wife is a nice book and eventually it was adapted into film. It even starred my fave Hollywood actors Eric Bana and Rachelle McAdams. Unfortunately for me, I haven’t read the book nor watched the movie yet. But it’s never too late, right? I forwarded a copy of the book to my email after sending my sister a photo of St. Sebastian Church I took eons ago via email, too (for her homework on steel buildings). I planned to read a few pages this evening.

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The Elements of Style, E-Book

The Elements of Style is an American English writing style guide written by William Strunk, Jr. and E. B. White. I remember having read the book back in college during the time when I was struggling to improve my grammar and writing skills. I can say that the book had helped me a lot. It’s golden rule, ‘Omit needless words,’ remains with me and I always try to do just that whenever I write.

Over time, people tend to learn new things and forget old ones. I’m one of those who forget things after a while. I was in the middle of a writing task when I suddenly remembered the book and thought of revisiting its pages and reviewing its grammar and writing rules again. I immediately searched for an e-book copy online and I was glad to have found one in no time. It was in 4th Edition and authored by Oliver Strunk.
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