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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)

The Eight

The Eight is Katherine Neville‘s first novel.

I have read this book a few years ago, twice. It is not a light reading, no, not exactly what one would bring for a day of relaxation at the beach. The book is full of history (though they have five erroneous events there) that parallels to a modern day story whose setting was the year 1972 with simultaneous events happening during the French Revolution.

The novel has real-life historical figures whose lives are intertwined with the two strong historical female characters. The modern-day main character, Cat Velis is an enigma herself too but Carioca the dog steals the limelight a few times 🙂

This book had me traveling to Algeria, which seem an exotic country with a rich and colorful history.

And now “The Eight” has a sequel, entitled “The Fire” and I can’t wait to get my hands on that book. I am thinking though if I still need to read “The Eight” again before I do so just to refresh my mind 😀

Posted by Treasure Jar on Nov 6th 2008 | Filed in Pages | Comments (0)