Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Book Review: True Philippine Ghost Stories featuring stories from Spookify, compiled by Eran Arvonio


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true philippine ghost stories spookify front coverTitle: True Philippine Ghost Stories featuring stories from Spookify
Author:
Compiled by: Eran Arvonio
Date Published:
Publisher: PSICOM Publishing Inc.
ISBN: 9786214140268
Genre: Horror, Non-Fiction, Fiction
Language: Filipino
Format: Paperback

Binili ko ito kasama nung Wattpad book na Hell University, Part 1 sa Online Store ng PSICOM. Tulad ng sinabi sa nakaraang Book Review, na-miss ko ang TPGS o True Philippine Ghost Stories series ng PSICOM.

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Saturday, August 19, 2017

Book Review: Hell University, Part 1 by KnightInBlack

hell university part 1 front cover artTitle: Hell University, Part 1
Author:
Publisher: PSICOM Publishing Inc.
Date Published:
ISBN: 9786214140756
Genre: Horror, Thriller, Dystopian Fiction
Language: Filipino
Format: Paperback

Nang dahil sa binasa kong "Librong Itim" (see previous book review about Librong Itim Vol. 1 & 2), na-miss ko kasi magbasa ng mga nakakatakot na libro. Naalala ko yung True Philippine Ghost Stories na serye na limbag ng PSICOM. Natuklasan ko na may online store ang PSICOM sa http://psicom.ocnk.biz/ at nakita ko na mahigit 30+ serye na pala ang TPGS. Yung huling limbag nila ang binili ko kasi nagtitipid ako. Yung TPGS Spookify na lang yung pinili ko. Siyempre hindi lang yun binili ko para hindi sayang yung shipping. Sinubukan ko yung iba nilang item at ito yung nakita ko sa top ranking item nila - Hell University! May dating yung pamagat. Nag-quick research ako at natuklasan ko na base ito originally from Wattpad story na sinulat ni KnightInBlack.

Ang haba ng paliwanag ko. Basahin mo na lang po ang aking book review sa ibaba.

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Book Review: Librong Itim Vol. 2 - An Anthology of Short Philippine Horror Stories

librong itim volume 2 front coverTitle: Librong Itim Vol. 2
Subtitle: An Anthology of Short Philippine Horror Stories
Authors: , , , , , , , ,
ISBN: 9789710299539
Language: Filipino
Format: Paperback
Genre: Horror
Date Published:
Publisher: Segundo Matias, Jr.


Mga Nilalaman:
  • 1993
  • 1-10
  • 3 AM
  • 3
  • 09.09.09
  • 10 07 02 31 03 06 2016 2014 2012 20 17 91 45
  • 30 MINUTES
  • 198
  • 3333
  • 3:00

Price: 89.75 php.
URL: https://www.preciousshop.com.ph/products/black-ink/bin00009-librong-itim-volume-2/

Binili ko ito sa nasabing Online Store, tignan ang link sa itaas, kasama ng unang Volume. Kung hindi niyo pa nababasa ang Book Review ko para sa Librong Itim Volume 1, bisitahin lamang ang link na ito: http://www.literateknolohitura.com/2017/08/librong-itim-vol-1-book-review.html

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Monday, August 7, 2017

Book Review: Librong Itim Vol. 1 - An Anthology of Short Philippine Horror Stories


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librong itim volume 1 front cover
Librong Itim Vol. 1 Front Cover
Title: Librong Itim Vol. 1
Subtitle: An Anthology of Short Philippine Horror Stories
Authors: , , , , , , , ,
ISBN: 9789710293094
Language: Filipino
Format: Paperback
Genre: Horror
Date Published:
Publisher: Precious Pages Corporation



Mga Nilalaman:
  • Ang Babae Sa Daan
  • Ang Third Eye ni Peter
  • Car Center Agent
  • Have Fun at Midnight
  • Ka Elias
  • Marka
  • One Night Initiation
  • ROOM 424
  • The Research Club
  • Yakap ng Kabilang Buhay

Price: 89.75 php.
URL: https://www.preciousshop.com.ph/products/black-ink/bin00008-librong-itim/

Natuklasan ko ang librong ito sa patimpalak ng Black Ink, isang lokal na manlilimbag sa Pilipinas. Kamakailan lang ay isinali ko ang aking likha sa kanilang patimpalak. Sa kasawiang-palad ay di nakapasa ang isinali ko. Ayos lamang dahil, sa pang-ilang ulit kong basa sa Maikling Kwento na ginawa ko, hindi rin matakot-takot sa gawa ko. Horror genre kasi ang kailangan sa Librong Itim, pangalan ng libro na naglalaman ng iba't-ibang kwento mula sa mga iba't-ibang tao. Hindi requirement ang pagiging journalist or degree sa panitikan, basta't may kuwento kang nakakatakot at kanais-nais alinsunod sa tema na kailangan nila, maaari kang sumali.

At ayun nga, di nakapasok ang entry ko kaya naman bumili na ako ng mismong aklat nila upang basahin ang gawa ng mga nagsilahok para gawin itong inspirasyon at matuto na rin kung paano nga ba gumawa ng Horror Story na patok sa panlasa ng hurado nila.

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Monday, July 10, 2017

Book Review: One More Chance | A Novel by Juan Miguel Sevilla


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I just found this book lying around the house. It came with the balikbayan box from Singapore sent by a relative. Not sure if the signature is from my cousin or from the author itself. But they told me it wasn't my cousin's signature. I'm just not sure.

One More Chance front cover art

Title: One More Chance
Author:
Screen Writer(s): Vanessa Valdez, Carmi Raymundo
Cover art: Lorra Elena Angbue-Te
ISBN: 9789718161333
Publisher: ABS-CBN Publishing Inc.
Published Date:
Language: Filipino and English / Taglish
Genre: Romance, Contemporary, Adult Fiction






Note, this book was based from the movie "One More Chance" by Cathy Garcia-Molina

I have no liking to any Filipino films but I'm aware of the movie title as it was trending before in the kitchen of our office. It was a word of mouth by most of my girl friends (not girlfriend). The movie was a success during its time. I'm not curious about it even if the TV commercial tell me it was a huge success. Many Filipino movies announced their success in TV commercials but the competing TV Channel don't. So, I don't trust what they're saying.

I underestimate the movie without watching it. But as I read this novelized version "One More Chance" by Juan Miguel Sevilla, I find the story pretty good.

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Sunday, May 7, 2017

Event: Free Comic Book Day 2017 [FCBD 2017]


Check BookDepository. It's FCBD! They may have Discounted Sale on Graphic Novels
Free Delivery on all Calendars at the Book Depository


It was Free Comic Book Day yesterday. And yes! I went to Filbar's and Fully Booked to get Free Comics.


This year's FCBD was attended by a great number of people compare to last year's. I didn't expect the numbers. The line reached the 5th floor of SM Megamall (see below).

mass people falling in line for free comic book day filbars
FCBD Patrons waiting for their time to get their Free Comics

We are provided a Flash Pass, a ticket to get Free Comics. They do this so that the Mall operation will go smoothly without the disturbance of mass FCBD patrons waiting in their floors. I got the 4:41 PM - 5:00 PM queue. I went there as early as 10:00 AM, so I have to go window shopping, eat, sit and play my Pokemon Sun in my 3DS for 7 hours T_T

filbars flash pass fcbd 2017
Filbar's Flash Pass

While waiting for almost 7 hours, I also dropped by at Fully Booked to get their Free Comics (1 pc.) too. Note, you get 2 pcs. Comics in Filbar's.

So, the day ends, here's my FCBD haul. I got three comics :)

  • Tomie by Junji Ito
  • Avengers: Age of Ultron Comic Magazine by Filbar's
  • Street Fighter V

free comic book day 2017 comic haul
What I got in Free Comic Book Day 2017

Free Comic Book Day or FCBD is an annual event taking place every first Saturday of the month of May. It was first popularized in North America by Joe Field in the year 2001. Now, thousands of retailers in more than 30 countries, including retailers here in the Philippines participates in this free event annually.

See you next year's FCBD 2018!

Thanks!

-
Otakore Literantadodist
Literateknolohitura.com


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Saturday, April 22, 2017

Book Review: Steampunk! An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories | Edited by Kelly Link & Gavin Grant

Steampunk! front cover
Title: Steampunk!
Sub-title: An Anthology of Fantastically Rich and Strange Stories
Editors: Kelly Link, Gavin Grant
Authors: , , , , , , , , , , , , ,
ISBN: 9780763648435
Publisher: Candlewick Press
Published date:
Language: English
Genre: Anthologies, Short Stories, Fantasy, Steampunk, Science Fiction, Young Adult
Website: http://www.strangeandfascinating.com/

I bought this book for only 150.00 php. at The Book Snoop. I decided to buy this book because of its fancy cover and also, because I wanted to try reading a Steampunk genre.

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Friday, February 24, 2017

UPDATE: Literateknolohitura Facebook Page Discontinues Shop Tab due to Several Issues

We are now turning Off the Shop tab in our Facebook page due to several issues.

A couple of years ago (year 2015), Facebook added a feature to their site. They've added a Shop tab for pages. I'm glad they made a Shop feature. I guess, they noticed more users used Facebook as a good venue for selling their stuffs. I shifted to use the new Shop tab leaving the traditional selling with using the photo album. But over the years, Facebook failed to fully develop this feature. I found several issues.

buggy shop tab of facebook


Do you use the Facebook Shop tab too? Or planning to use it? Be informed. See the issues i found below:

Here are the found issues over the years of using the Facebook Shop tab:

Saturday, January 21, 2017

Book Review: Illuminae by Amie Kaufman & Jay Kristoff

The book design caught my attention. As I inspected the dust jacket design, removed it from the book, then seeing the inside - okay, I'll buy it!

illuminae files 01 front cover
Illuminae front cover
Title: Illuminae
Series No. The Illuminae Files_01
Author(s): ,
ISBN: 9780553499117
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers
Published date:
Genre: Young Adult, Science Fiction, Fiction
Language: English









I buy books based from word of mouth, given awards and good reviews so I visited Goodreads to check if It's really good. I saw, It got several awards and convincing feedback from one of the author. It's my deciding factor. I went to different local bookstores to look for it. It's actually hard to find as I'm buying it after a year release. Luckily, I got my copy from Fully Booked.

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