Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Checking in for the holidays (and with a lovely gift for you, too!)

The last half of the year had been very busy for me. I had to move back to Manila from my rather comfortable home in Aklan. It's not something to which I particularly looked forward, but it had to be done. The last half of 2012 was also filled with two funerals, a new job, a non-profit project, and a trip -- and before I knew it, it's just a day before the world is supposed to end. Sadly, it meant that I couldn't blog as often as I would like to. I'm hoping the next year would be different.

In lieu of reviews, here's (some of) my reading list in pictures:

Eliza Victoria's A Bottle of Storm Clouds. The story here, "Earthset," is one of my favorites.

I brought my copy to a spur-of-the-moment Boracay trip over one of the long weekends.

Finally got the Summit edition of Mina Esguerra's Fairy Tale Fail. Love this cover.

Speaking of Mina, she's generously shared discount coupons for you to enjoy this holiday season! You can get a dollar off her self-published digital books over at Smashwords when you enter the following codes:

Fairy Tale Fail
Code: VF92P

Love Your Frenemies
Code: CK34B

Interim Goddess of Love
Code: RY33Q

I love Smashwords; it's where I made my first e-book purchases when I still didn't have a reader for myself. More importantly, it's a lovely way to treat yourself this Christmas. You can even share it to your other Mina-loving friends as presents. Now isn't that a great gift? :) (Thank you very much, Mina!)

I hope this year has found you healthy and well, at peace with yourself and the decisions you've made. I hope you end the year with books on your shelves, hope in your heart, and love all around. Merry Christmas!