Friday, July 29, 2011

With my students from. . .


Japan, Cambodia, Sri Lanka, the Philippines, Thailand, and East Timor! :o)

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Book Trailer: Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane



Secrets; siblings; and heat-sensitive, color-changing ink! Seems like a lot of fun and I am looking forward to this. :o)

Keep Our Secrets by Jordan Crane, a board book from McSweeney's McMullens (November/December, 2011)

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Book Trailer: Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse



Pretty Bad Things by C.J. Skuse (The Chicken House, 2011)

Twins running amok in my hometown of Las Vegas, Nevada? And it looks like they are doing it to get their dad's attention! SOLD.

Sunday, July 03, 2011

In My Mailbox: The Scholastic Dinner Edition

Every Sunday through the In My Mailbox meme, YA book bloggers share the books they recently bought, borrowed, or received!


Friday night, Joyce Bautista, trade manager of Scholastic Philippines, and Roselle Masirag, education and trade manager of Scholastic Philippines, hosted a dinner for Filipino book bloggers.


I was glad to meet some other Filipino book bloggers for the first time, namely: Ronald of RonReads, Leia of Bitter Pills & Breathing Spaces, and Meann of New Worlds.




Of course, I was glad to see my blog friends again! <3

Aaron of Guy Gone Geek


Tina of One More Page



Blooey of Bookmarked!



Chachic of Chachic's Book Nook


Here are the review copies I received at the dinner (Scholastic Philippines is curious about which Scholastic books from the U.S. and the U.K. they should focus on promoting in the Philippines):

Numbers by Rachel Ward


The Chaos by Rachel Ward


Linger by Maggie Stiefvater


Clarity by Kim Harrington


The Cry of the Icemark by Stuart Hill


Blade of Fire by Stuart Hill


Last Battle of the Icemark by Stuart Hill


What books did you buy, borrow, or receive this past week? =D

Saturday, July 02, 2011

Um, isn't this blackface???



Nylon is my favorite magazine and Michelle Phan is a YouTube beauty guru that I respect, but this just feels WRONG. As someone in the comments section of the video has already pointed out, blackface has deep, deep roots in racism. Nylon and Ms. Phan should have known better.