So back when I was making my master’s thesis on sci-fi and mythology and motifs, I have had to read a lot of Carl Jung for related literature to support my ideas on the correlation between mythology, sci-fi and the collective unconscious. At that time, I enjoyed reading him, but not being a psych major […]Read More I geek out, therefore I do: Jung and Descartes in comic form are much more fun!
There are advantages to being in Africa. One is that it expands your world further. Another is that stereotypes you’ve had, misconceptions you’ve had, expectations you’ve had go completely out of the window, when you come and you realize that the things you’ve read about Africa are not all necessarily true. For another, you may […]Read More Geek discovers: Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie and the dangers of a single story
I know what you are all thinking. Reading Shakespeare, not good. Movie version, better. 🙂 Bear with me. Reading Shakespeare can be fun, if you only try. Follow my tips and you’ll be able to enjoy Shakespeare. 🙂 1. Get a good version of the book. I have just finished Shakespeare’s Antony and Cleopatra. I […]Read More How to Enjoy Shakespeare without crying
So as I mentioned before, I’ve got so much books at home I’ve got books coming out of my ears. Thus I have been reading like mad, reading my way through all the unread books and continuning with this, I have discovered how interesting Aldous Huxley‘s “Brave New World” is. Since I like books like […]Read More Discovering Aldous Huxley’s “Brave New World”
Spent Saturday scrounging around for books at SM Booksale and National Bookstore, then going to my suking DVD shop for my weekly dose of DVDs. Spent Sunday morning napping, had a lecture at 1pm on how to make effective résumés to HRM students at Teacher’s Camp here in Baguio City. Sweet, short and nifty, that. […]Read More Guerilla Geek books and DVDs: Salmon, Faust, Star Gate and Cheerleading
Heard about John Burdett from a Pinoy writer who, apart from having developed such toxic, anger-inducing snobbery that she doesn’t seem to have any plans of overcoming, does have a penchant for recommending good reads. I came across a John Burdett novel called “Bangkok Tattoo” at the SM Booksale in Baguio,pretty much the only place […]Read More Book review: On reading John Burdett’s “Bangkok Tattoo”
Just finished reading “Grails: Quest of the Dawn” (Martin Greenberg, Richard Gillliam and Edward Kramer, editors), an anthology of fantasy stories about the Holy Grail. Bought it because it featured Neil Gaiman, Jane Yolen, Orson Scott Card and who can resist Neil Gaiman? 🙂 Got stuck at Orson Scott Card’s Noah/Atlantis/The Great Flood novellete, but […]Read More Reading like a maniac: Reading “Grails – Quest of the Dawn” & John Burdett’s “Bangkok 8”
Taking the time to balance my viewing habits, wilfing habits and blogging with reading these days. Halfway through Che Guevarra’s totally recommendable “Motorcycle Diaries” and have caught up on newsweek.com, because the recent Time magazine (UK) issue leaves much to be desired and because it seems to be extolling the virtues of liberal capitalism – […]Read More Recession keeping you from buying new books or DVDs? Newsweek advice: Re-read your favorite books!
A bit of digression (skip this if you want to get to the discussion of the volume itself): Back in the day. When Buffy the Vampire Slayer (BTVS) debuted on TV in 1997, I was already 19 years old, in college, and was already too preoccupied with the business of keeping my grades up, securing […]Read More Retro-mad comic book review: Buffy the Vampire Slayer, Season 8 (Volume 1) “The Long Way Home”
Can’t wait for the next episode. I know it sucks but I can’t help it.I’m off to watching Ghost Squad now. It’s actually way better than Harper’s Island. Too bad they cancelled it only after 7 episodes (Producers! Wankers! 🙂 ). In the meantime, my book wishlist for best les/bi sci-fi fantasy books (meaning books […]Read More Harper’s Island withdrawal symptoms…