Posted in Book Reviews

Book Review: Zero Hour


When you’re after a 007-type of action, then you’re in for a treat.

This book is basically a rip-off (or inspired/an inspiration) of Liam Neeson’s ‘Taken’ – whichever written first 🙂

I have to say, i managed to finish the book literally 24, hours after purchase. The book is that good!

The narration is British, shying away from CIA/FBI bullying. Instead, displaying the capabilities and operational approach by MI5/ MI6, SAS, and so on – “for England James!” (mimicking Sean Penn’s remarks to Pierce Brosnan as Sean is hanging before Pierce Brosnan let go of his hand, sending him to his death).

Plot is pretty cool, cliffhanger will drag you ’til the end. I love how the author Andy McNab effortlessly stir the storyline (he himself is an ex-SAS). This covert operation is one of the usual BS in the military which actually serves its purpose: to accomplish the mission, whatever it takes.

The author is taking his time. There are few paragraphs that are unusually long to have a visual description. It’s his style, and I respect that. There are fillers but later find their way into the story.

I’m expecting to read a coordinated commando mission, but I’m not disappointed. I should have picked up the Delta Force type of reads instead. Next time. Nothwithstanding, this book stood out and I’m looking forward on grabbing more of McNab’s books.

Posted in Books

Meet the Bookworms


Lately I posted about my personal challenge to read novels in paperback. Driven by my childish excitement, I bragged about the book I purchased (as if I already read it hehe) to start my quest.

One of our WP blogger momshie Aubrey (i will articulate momshie until the awkwardness fade) suggested The Fault In Our Stars (trivia: an FB group TheFaultInOurBlogs is a parody of this book/movie). Thanks momshie.

Then being talkative as I am, I shared my hobby of reading to my smart colleagues. Guess what, both of them are hustlers in reading! As in they virtually read while they sleep… Effortless. 

Kay’s “Book of the Week”
KC’s Stack of Books

I have to say, kinain ako ng buong-buo. 

What I’m thankful for is they’re generous enough to lend their books to me 🙂 So I will hold on to TheFaultInOurStars, got to read the above books first 🙂

Thank you for the inspirations you’ve unconsciously imparted.

Posted in Dear dad

#0021 – First PuppetChat


Dear Dad,

You may wish to pause on #throwingback.

Today, I don’t like to chat with you. You have to understand I’m 3 years old now and as I always insist to mom, i’m a bigboy na.

But then again, you’re so persistent. You have your ways. From showing me a bunch of surprise eggs to offering sweets for me to “grab” and say “yum-yum,” you never failed to amaze me.

But Puppet chatting? Seriously?

You had me at “hello” (froggy on webcam).

Posted in Books

Book Reading… For A Change


As this year pulls its silver lining (metaphor is intended), I’m pondering with something cool to start the next promising year. Then the idea struck me: why don’t I do the book reading marathon? This thought is triggered by nocturnal mom’s post in fb group #TheFaultInOurBlogs. *Shoutout* which is addressed to moms only (how could you?haha) I am tempted to comment but hesitated because the post is intended for momshies hehe. I’ll start an advocacy that men do read books also haha.

I actually  read e-books, but something inside urges me to read in paperbacks just like old days. 

So today, I purchased a book entitled “The Widow.” To be consistent, as soon as I finish reading this book, I will buy new one. I want to know my phasing. Few years back, I can finish one novel in two weeks (reading time: after office hours). I’ll not beat myself to death to achieve/surpass this speed. I will focus on masticating the book, contemplating, reflecting. My doubt is, do I still possess the patience and interest to finish this? Time will tell 🙂

I appreciate your tips and tricks on this. Calling all the bookworms out there 🙂

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Update: 

16-Dec

This is worth-reading. I’m in page 135 🙂 this is progress, looks like i can finish this before christmas yey! I only realized now that I intend to start next year. Can’t help it, have to strike while the iron is hot.

18-Dec

Done 🙂 This novel hooked me up in no time. 

Not unless I’ll be busy days ahead, i am looking forward for one more book before closing this year #finger-crossed