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We Love Books

I have written here that we love to go to Power Books TriNoma.

Reading The Magic Treehouse

While the children are reading in the children’s section, I go over to an adjacent section and look at the recipe books while my eldest daughter browses shelves filled with books she is interested to read.

One time, I overhead a group of teenagers whispering and giggling about looking for books about skin care. One mentioned something that sounded unfamiliar. I searched for it when we got home and found out the name: accutane. Definitely sounds new to me.

Anyway, I would want to get a copy of a certain recipe book when we get back. I’m sure my eldest daughter would again ask me to get that other vampire book for her (rolls eyes).

Posted by Treasure Jar on Feb 16th 2010 | Filed in For Little Hands,From the Admin's Desk,Pages,Through the Lens | Comments (0)

Super Werewolf


  1. Werewolf ::  Jacob Black, woohoo!
  2. Jim :: my cousin
  3. 2×4 ::  a 4 x 4 would be better
  4. Unruly :: and boisterous bunch, kids in the neighborhood
  5. Component :: this was what we use to call an audio equipment
  6. Prolific ::  I aim to be a blogger with this word (dream on)
  7. Wrestler ::  Hulk Hogan (my age shows, lol)
  8. Huh? ::  Huh?
  9. Dolls ::  my youngest daughter prefers toy for boys like cars, police officer gadgets and swords
  10. Super! ::  Yey!

As I was looking for colon cleanse reviews, clicking on links brought me to an article that has listed several ways to spend Christmas with a lot of savings.

And to that I say “Yey! Super!”

Posted by Treasure Jar on Oct 19th 2009 | Filed in introspection,Trivia,Word Play | Comments (0)

Archy McNally

Archibald “Archy” McNally is a flamboyant, funny and extra-ordinaire sleuth character created by Lawrence Sanders for McNally series of books.

What have I learned about Archy?

In the series, food preparation and it’s taste description are given a lot of thought that I feel like the food I’m used to eating will not pass Archy’s sophisticated palate. He is a member of the Pelican Club.

He has been going out with Consuela for the longest time (at least in the book).

He goes for a swim across his home, which is actually a room in his parents’ big home. His mom loves begonias. His father is a revered lawyer who runs McNally and Son. They have cocktails before dinner. He has a sister in another state.

He wears outrageous clothes that will sure catch the attention of other people.

He drives a Miata.

He smokes English Ovals.

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Posted by Treasure Jar on Jun 24th 2009 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,Pages | Comments (3)

Books in Our Home Library

Everywhere one goes to our home, reading materials can be seen. Magazines in the bathrooms and on the bedside table, cookbooks in the kitchen, children’s story books on the sofa, the paperback I am currently reading on the bed (lol!), countless e-books in the computers and different kinds of books in the library.

Here is one part of our home library. Pardon the clutter, the books keep piling up faster than I can organize these.

I have a thing about collecting an author’s books if I like what I have read. Among my collection are (my almost complete) Mary Higgins-Clark and her daughter Carol, David Baldacci, Michael Crichton, Richard North Patterson, David Kellerman, almost complete Archie McNally series by Lawrence Sanders, Dan Brown, Tom Clancy and Robert Ludlum, among others.

Oh, by the way, I don’t usually buy new books, I get these from bargain book stores. I only buy new books that come in series like the Harry Potter books.

Posted by Treasure Jar on May 29th 2009 | Filed in From the Admin's Desk,Pages,Purse Strings,Through the Lens,Trivia,Word Play | Comments (13)

Health Books Wanted

I have written about books in this post.

We do have books about different topics but I have noticed that we do not have a lot of books that has topics about health.

I had to resort to researching what the web has to offer when one time, my father talked about a certain kind of cancer that made his former bosses decide to strip the flooring of their offices many years ago.

It was in fact called Mesothelioma cancer and thanks to the web, we knew what it was called.

The offices had new tiles for the flooring because of the possible effect of the asbestos on the health of the people.

I wish employers are as considerate as what my father had while he was working.

And now I know what is missing in our library, health books.

Posted by Treasure Jar on May 29th 2009 | Filed in Blast from the Past,From the Admin's Desk,FYI,Trivia | Comments (0)

Goodbye, Michael Crichton

I can not exactly remember which among his books I first read. I just knew I love the way he writes. He was one of those writers whose books I have collected through the years.

He  wrote about electrodes and minicomputers in the brain of the main character in The Terminal Man.

Dinosaurs came alive through their DNA in Jurassic Park.

So many different ideas in his books that readers will be enthralled finishing till the last page.

And now he is gone. At least I have these:

Posted by Treasure Jar on Nov 7th 2008 | Filed in Pages | Comments (0)

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