Thursday, October 27, 2011

TBR Thursday (5): The Seer & the Scribe

To be Read Thursday meme is hosted by Drea which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by BreakingTheSpine.  


TBR Thursday highlights all those book that are already out (whether you own them or not) that you're dying to ready but haven't had the chance yet. This can some old books, some new books, and some that are in between but they have to be books that you want/hope to read and review!



From NetGalley
Details about the book:

Paperback288 pages

Published May 1st 2011 by Luminis Books

ISBN
1935462393 (ISBN13: 9781935462392)



Summary from Goodreads
In medieval Germany, Hildegard of Bingen was born with a gift—the ability to see beyond this earthly realm. But a gift can also be a burden, especially when Hildegard's vision helps her witness the vicious murder of a monk at the monastery of Disibodenberg.

When the peace of the monastery is shattered by a second gruesome murder, Hildegard seeks the help of Volmar, her trusted scribe. He discovers a treacherous plot to seize the Spear of Destiny—a holy relic rumored to bear a curse that haunts anyone who tries to wield its power for their own purposes.
Volmar and Hildegard are cast into a web of violence and intrigue spawned by the greed of power-hungry noblemen, deceitful clerics, and the ambitions of a secret society sworn to protect the warriors of the Crusades?
Book One of The Seer and the Scribe series begins where recorded history is silent, introducing you to the extraordinary lives of Hildegard and Volmar, as they challenge the darkness of this fearful time.

Sunday, October 23, 2011

What's your favorite scary book?

Halloween is coming up and I've visited bibliophile friends' sites and check what's on their reading lists or scary-themed lists. 

From those visits, I've tagged books here and there which later found themselves in my own TBR Thursdays lists and during my usual blog readings, I read this "What's my favorite scary book?" For the life of me, I can't recall at least one book but I know I've read ones at least. so with the help of Goodreads list of horror books, I found what I did read before. It's pretty short list since horror is not my genre that I like to check out. 

I guess my all time favorite is: 

Photo Credit from Open Library
I recall first reading this back in grade school, it was part of our assignment about reading one story a week then we were to write a book report every Monday. Lolz. I think it was also keep children sit still too in class. This was the story I got to read at home under a candle so it was memorable. It did wonders for my eyes (hence wearing contact lens now) haha. Anyway, I was kid, engrossed with the story and I remembered going  breathless and made sure my head was still attached to my body. Tsk. It was unnerving since I also ended up keeping  watch at the darkened tableau outside my window. If I had  lived in a place where wolves roam, it would complete the chilly mood. '☺

What's your favorite scary book? 

Look Ma, I can siiiiinnnng! '♫♪

Who sang the loudest? 


A fellow Grobie fan (Josh Groban fans call themselves for those not in the know) or is it Grobanite (sounds like something from Superman - lolz) shared this cute pic. It's one of those days when  little things just make you smile, right! 

Twit pic courtesy of @alexandralawn thanks for sharing and I think Mr. Josh Groban chuckled at this too. 

Saturday, October 22, 2011

Tina's PicStory : Food.

I was following a link and I thought I might join in. This week's theme is about food. :)

I've been sporadically watching Food Network and I was astonished you can make salad dressings with ingredients like lemon juice, olive oil, vinegar, cilantro etc. Very easy things out from one's kitchen counter.'☺ No hassle. '☺ Excuse my newbie-ness in the kitchen. For more Tina's PicStory hop here.


I think I overloaded on the leafy veggies




Saturday Snapshots (7)

To participate in  Saturday Snapshots meme hosted by Alyce @ at home with books, post a photo that you ( or a friend or a family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post at her site. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos you find online.

I couldn't believe I would have a real chance in winning from Reader's Digest Asia caption contest and yet here is the first prize! 

The Complete Calligraphy Stationery Set 

Friday, October 21, 2011

Halloween Chain-letter (sort of) Facebook style

Scream
 
HALLOWEEN is quickly approaching. You're IN A HORROR MOVIE (use the first 10 people to the left on your profile)1. Decides the creepy house is safe: 
2. Screams like a baby: 
3. Scares you as a joke: 
4. The first to go missing: 
5. The first to go insane:
6. Murdered saving you:
7. Has your back no matter what:
8. Survives by faking dead:
9. Has a solid survival plan no one listens to:
10. Is really the killer:



I read that circulating but I didn't join because those 
people might not have brought a lot of humor with them esp for #6 and #10.

Monday, October 17, 2011

What? Xpressoreads Giveaway Celebration




Monday Running Conversations


Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺


  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!
Anyone can participate and if you do, just leave your links on the comment page. ☺

By Pixdaus

Spirit: Did you hear what happened last night?
Wind: No, I'm not listening to another of your very lo-ong tales, bro.
Spirit: But it's true.
Wind: Nah, nope, I'm not going to fall in that trap again. 



Saturday, October 15, 2011

Westlife Kian Egan in Ireland's "The Voice"

Mentor time :D


Yay for Kian! I've recently watched the "The Voice" over at AXN Asia and I liked the show's format. I wish we can watch the Irish version too since another fave of mine is part in the judge/coach panel, Sharon Corr along with Kian Egan. '☺

Friday, October 14, 2011

Westlife Gravity Tour 2011 Installment 8




Recaps:

Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four
Installment Five
Installment Six 
Installment Seven
I finally found the set list

Thursday, October 13, 2011

STEPS Reunion Tour 2012?


STEPS
Could next year be the start of returning acts? It would be great to see them once again. 

Westlife Gravity Tour 2011 Installment 7


Recaps:

Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four

Installment Five 
Installment Six

video

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

WWW Wednesdays (1)

WWW Wednesdays


To play along, just answer the following three (3) questions…
• What are you currently reading?
• What did you recently finish reading?
• What do you think you’ll read next

Here's mine

Westlife Gravity Tour Installment 6

Recaps:
Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four
Installment Five

Thanks to dvampyrlestat's friend for acquiring tixs for us

Monday, October 10, 2011

Monday Running Conversations

Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺

  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!
Anyone can participate and if you do, just leave your links on the comment page. ☺

Beluga Whales by Viktor Lyagushkin

Swift: I think we made a wrong turn, Rapid?
Rapid: No, I'm reading the sky, Big Dipper is point that way so we're nearly there. 

Remember the epilogue scene from Harry Potter the Deathly Hallows?

Can you guess who this is? His name rhyme with "you" :D and he owned "Wolverine".

Thursday, October 6, 2011

TBR Thursdays

To be Read Thursday meme is hosted by Drea which was inspired by Waiting on Wednesday by BreakingTheSpine.  


TBR Thursday highlights all those book that are already out (whether you own them or not) that you're dying to ready but haven't had the chance yet. This can some old books, some new books, and some that are in between but they have to be books that you want/hope to read and review!

This will be my second time to read a romantic suspense (when I get copies of these) as the first one would be "The Angel" By Carla Neggers.

From Goodreads:
Book One

Leslie Parrish introduces Extrasensory Agents, a band of psychic investigators interested only in the cases nobody else wants-the coldest ones...

After being made a scapegoat in a botched investigation that led to a child's death, Aidan McConnell became a recluse. Still, as a favor to an old friend, Aidan will help on the occasional ESA case.

Reporter Lexie Nolan has a nose for news-and she believes a serial killer has been targeting teen girls around Savannah, but no one believes her. So she turns to the new paranormal detective agency and the sexy, mysterious Aidan for help. But just as the two begin forging a relationship, the case turns eerily personal for Lexie-and Aidan discovers that maybe he hasn't lost the ability to feel after all.


Westlife "Gravity" Concert Installment 5


Recaps:
Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

Installment Three
Installment Four

I just love re-reading this :D


Unfortunately, the 2 minutes plus video (I mentioned here)  won't upload and Photobucket doesn't seem to like the large file either. There's Youtube but I don't like to get flamed for bad video coverage. Can't they understand it's not easy to be exited (enjoying the concert) at the same while taking a vid memento?

UPDATE: I managed to upload the second longer file as a single post so we'll see if  I can upload the other 2 min and 56sec file tomorrow with no problems. I'll do some link arrangements if it worked. '☺ 

On with the show...'☺

video

COSTUME CHANGE!  I guess it's only me because Shane's voice sounded a tinsy bit haunting during SAFE  "How are you gonna love, How are you gonna feel/ How you gonna live your life like the dream you have is real/....I apologize towards the end of this vid I lost the capability to hold the cam straight. 

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Westlife "Gravity" Manila Concert 2011 Installment 4


Recap
Start of the concert post
Installment Two
Installment Three
video

This was the part where Nicky said the duet with Manny "Pacman" Paquiao will not push through instead Westlife will pick out fans based form how creative their banners are. 

dvampyrlestat and l decided that we should prepare for the future concert and think of a banner that will guarantee a pick from Shane, haha... A big arrow pointing at me? *head desk*Any more suggestions? '☺

Since this was a big file. I've decided to post more of their tweet messages. This time: Mark's!

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

Teaser Tuesdays

Teaser Tuesdays
Teaser Tuesdays is a weekly bookish meme, hosted by MizB of Should Be Reading. Anyone can play along! Just do the following: 

  • Grab your current read
  • Open to a RANDOM page 
  • Share two (2) "teaser" sentences from somewhere on that page 
  • BE CAREFUL NOT TO INCLUDE SPOILERS! (make sure what you share doesn't give too much a way! You don't want to ruin the book for others!) 
  • Share the title & author, too, so that other TT 

I came across this book in a book sale and I was a little disappointed that were no longer stocks for "The Shadow of the Wind." 



Alicia awoke shortly after sunrise to find two amber eyes staring intently at her from the window. She sat up with a jerk.

More about the book

Monday, October 3, 2011

Westlife Gravity Tour Installment 3

Recaps:
Westlife Gravity Tour start post here.
Installment Two

I remembered another highlight:

Shane wanted to know which area was the loudest and when it came to our area, we all screamed our lungs out that Shane said we're the most enthusiastic section! Yay! 

When I saw that I almost fell off my seat. Too bad that's not twitter MY name. haha

video

45 seconds! The longest I've recorded and I luv the lights here. There was clear shot of the stage! 

video

17 secs vid. Nicky was finally gets a close up and dvampyrlestat  and I just went bonkers and so does the video. Sorry. You can listen though. 

Okay, in the meantime, I'll end it here. The next video which was 2 mins and 18 seconds won't upload. I hope I'll be able to upload where they sang "Gravity" and the lads changed costumes.
They shot a vid in SA! I can't wait to see it!

Installment Four here

Monday Running Conversations


Monday Running Conversations is a weekly picture meme focusing on animals having to carry a conversation. ☺

  • Just take one minute from your blogging time
  •  Post a favorite random picture you found from the Internet (please credit the person who took the shot) or it can be a pic you took! ☺ 
  • Write a little conversation happening from the picture
  • Make the conversations GP-rating and 
  • Most of all just have fun!
Anyone can participate and if you do, just leave your links on the comment page. ☺

Kiss me you fool1 by Inside Out
Bandit: Get ready to look adorable and squishy, Boots. A new owner is about to take a picture!
Boots: Really! (contains herself not to jump) 
Bandit: The red light's flickering! He's taking the pic.
Boot: I'm so ready!(looks up)

Sunday, October 2, 2011

Westlife Gravity Tour 2011 Installment 2

You can find the first installment here.

They're coming and they made a music video in SA!

Thought of posting the lads  tweets too before performing in Manila

video

Saturday, October 1, 2011

Westlife "Gravity" Concert in Manila and Saturday Snapshots!

What a night! I'm home after spending almost two days in Manila with my friend, dvampyrlestat  (an LJ nickname if you're all wondering) '☺ and two more of her friends (who I've unfortunately forgotten their online nicks) afterwards when dvampyrlestat mentioned them on our way back to our hotel, which this time around was only a walking distance away from Smart Araneta Coliseum 

I'll start with Saturday Snapshots entry then go to the Main Event post. Lolz. To participate in  Saturday Snapshots meme hosted by Alyce @ at home with books, post a photo that you ( or a friend or a family member) have taken and then leave a direct link to your post at her site. Photos can be old or new, and be of any subject as long as they are clean and appropriate for all eyes to see How much detail you give in the caption is entirely up to you. Please don't post random photos you find online.

The glow sticks and every light source inside the venue make interesting squiglies
The curtain now awashed with blues and squiglies
Now on the  to the show...☺

Highlights of the concert: