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07 August 2009

Meager Haul

Dear Me,

I felt too tired that day that I only purchased three books. I was a little disappointed because the
Booksale branch in SM Megamall was such a clutter and disorganized. They also do not have much interesting titles to offer.

Not content in leaving the bookshop empty-handed, I picked these three:





Confessions of a Teenage Baboon by Paul Zindel
Sixteen-year-old misfit Chris Boyd moves with his mother, a practical nurse, from one live-in job to another. Lloyd Dipardi, himself a misfit, points the way to manhood for Chris by teaching him to take responsibility for his own life. An ALA Best Book for Young Adults.
I'm not really a YA fan but nothing attracts me to read any book as such unless its ALA-acclaimed.


Motherhood and Hollywood: How to Get a Job Like Mine by Patricia Heaton
In tidily constructed chapters, divided into sections representing the three cities she's lived in, Heaton recounts her happy childhood in Cleveland, her adventures in New York and her attempts to sustain an average life with four children and a husband in Los Angeles. Particularly authentic are her takes on motherhood: "[A]s much as we'd like to believe otherwise, we're all going to be forgotten somewhere down the line. We'll certainly be forgotten by the world, and eventually by our own families.
Too interested about motherhood. :)


Pick a Perfect Wine...In No Time by Anita LaRaia
Walking into a wine shop or perusing a restaurant's wine menu can be an overwhelming event. With many stores and upscale eateries offering more than a thousand wines to choose from, the average consumer needs a guide like Anita LaRaia. As the founder and director of The Wine School of Atlanta, Georgia, Anita has taught thousands of wine classes over the past 26 years and graduated some of the country's top wine connoisseurs. Using her unique blend of wine expertise, practical advice, and easy-to-read conversational explanations, Pick a Perfect Wine In No Time covers everything you need to know about wines and their food partners.
I love to drink wines and I think it is high time I learned more about them.

1 comment:

  1. Hi Frances!
    Paul Zindel is one of the few YA reads I really like. I have his "My Darling, My Hamburger" :)

    -Aicha

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