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Sunday, December 21, 2014


Hi Readers! Again, I'm very sorry for my two weeks of absence. It's pretty hard to balance school, rest, blogging, personal life, social life, projects, assignments, practices (for events) etc. all at the same time especially that I'm just a 7th Grade students/ a 13-year-old boy. 
It's what I call Book Features! Book features are different from book reviews.  Book features are featuring books that basically doesn't have stories. A lot of books are like that.It's like compilation of speeches, guides, journals, etc. And basically, a book review is a review about the actual story of the books.   
Title: Stupid is Forever 
Author: Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago 
Number of Pages: 132 pages 
Publisher: ABS-CBN Publishing Inc. 
Published on: December 3, 2014 
Price : Php 175. 00 (NBS) 
Sense of humor is almost absent among politicians, but Senator Miriam Defensor Santiago is a truly talented exception. People are puzzled how she can spontaneously make them laugh in the midst of national policy crises, and of real danger to her life as a corruption fighter.  
This book is a collection of jokes, one-liners, pick-up lines, conebacks and speeches delivered and/or curated by the beloved Senator. Also, inside are illustrations by Cj de Silva-Ong, Manix Abrera, Elbert Or, Rob Cham and more of the Philippines' best young illustrators.  
About the Author: 

She earned the degree, Doctor of Juridical Science, in the United States. Dr. Miriam Defensor Santiago is a globally famous personality, because of her legal brilliance and courageous example in fighting corruption.  In a nation where many public officials are charged with, or suspected, of plunder, her honesty shines like a light in the darkness. She has brought honor to the Philippines in several ways.                                                                                                                                                                                                    
She is the first Filipino and the first Asian from a developing country, to be elected in the United Nations as judge of the International Criminal Court. The ICC hears cases against heads of state.  Thus, she put the Philippines on the global map in the 21st century.  Unfortunately, grave illness forced her to waive the privilege of being an ICC judge. 
For two years, she suffered from chronic fatigue syndrome. In June 2014 she was diagnosed with lung cancer, stage 4 (the last stage). But with her signature humor and bravery, she fought back, and her cancer has regressed.  Even cancer cells are afraid of her! 

She was chosen as laureate of the Magsaysay Award for Government Service, known as the Asian equivalent of the Nobel Prize. She was cited “for bold and moral leadership in cleaning up a graft-ridden government agency.” She was named one of “The 100 Most Powerful Women in the World” by The Australian magazine. 


The book contains some of the finest quotations, speeches, and pick-up lines from the senator herself.  

"Brains aren't everything. In the case of the Congress members, they're nothing."   
"Alam mo baang bigasgasolinapamasahe,tuition fee, isdakarnelahat sila nagmamahalan Tayo na lang kaya ang hindi!"  

More of these will be in the book!     

Title: 1 Page at a Time 
Author: Adam J. Kurtz 
Number of Pages: 384 pages 
Publisher: Perigee Trade  
Published on: October 7, 2014 
Price :  Php 635.00 (Powerbooks) $12.02 (Barnes & Nobles) 

Things are what you make of them  Every day is a chance to create something new for yourself. Put down your phone and pick up a pencil. Give yourself some space. The Internet will still be there. Start with one page at a time, and you’ll be surprised at just how much you can create.  Each of the 365 prompts in 1 Page at a Time will encourage you to draw, write, list, reflect, and share. This book is your new best friend.  Let’s get started!  

About the Author: 

Adam J. Kurtz is a graphic designer, artist, & serious person. He is primarily concerned with creating honest, accessible work, including a range of small products & the self-published "Unsolicited Advice" calendar series. He is the author of no other books. He currently lives in New York City. 


The book is a journal like friend like keepsake like calendar like companion for a whole year!  I really like this book a lot because it's very creative and at the same time not the ordinary journal in which you'll get lazy the halfway through!  Adam is very open minded and really put his best to make not-so-hard activities for everyone!  This includes : 

  • Sharing your thoughts, opinions, and philosophy about your life. 
  • It'll be a daily reminder that life sometimes isn't perfect. 
  • It'll be a document about everything. 
  • Simple activities like pasting cards, tickets, and even giving yourself a warm relaxing nap! 
  • Discover yourself more! 
  • And many more! (Because I literary haven't finished the book! xD) 
 Grab the book in the nearest bookstores now! It's super worth-it!  


Title: Percy Jackson and The Olympians : The Ultimate Guide 
Author: Mary-Jane Knight, Rick Riordan (Series Creator) 
Number of Pages: 148 pages 
Publisher: Disney-Hyperion 
Published on: January 18, 2010 
Price :  Php 520.00 (Fully Booked) $14.41 (Book Depository) 
It's the handbook no half-blood should be without: a fully illustrated, in-depth guide to gods, monsters, and all things Percy. This novelty companion to the best-selling series comes complete with trading cards, full-color diagrams, and maps, all packaged in a handy, "manual-size" POB with a crisp, magnetic flap enclosure. 
 About the Author:

 ~I'm very sorry but there are no specific details about Ms. Mary-Jane Knight, will update this post if I already found one.~

Rick Riordan was born on June 5, 1964, in San Antonio, Texas. After graduating from the University of Texas at Austin with a double major in English and history, he taught in public and private middle schools for many years. He writes several children's series including Percy Jackson and the Olympians, The Kane Chronicles, and The Heroes of Olympus. He also writes the Tres Navarre mystery series for adults. His short fiction has been featured in Mary Higgins Clark Mystery Magazine and Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine. He has won Edgar, Anthony, and Shamus Awards for his mystery novels. His title's, The Son of Sobek, The House of Hades, The Mark of Athena and Percy Jackson's Greek Gods made The New York Times Best Seller List. 


This book is a guide for every half-bloods! Hello to my fellow demigods!  This includes:  
  • Trading Cards. 
  • Map of the Camp Half-Blood! 
  • Map in the Underworld! 
  • Tour in the Underworld by Nico de Angelo! 
  • Much detailed background information about Percy Jackson! 
  • Percy's daily activities at Camp! 
  • Percy Jackson's Bestiary! 
  • Information/illustrations about the Labyrinth! 
  • Details about the gods (Major & Minor), spirits, monsters, and much more!                   
This book is one of the best guides! Grab yours now! 
That's the end of it! I hope you liked my feature! And no, no one paid me to advertise their books! I just like these books so much to convince you to buy them! HAHAHA! Bye readers! 
 ~Photo of Authors are from Google. Sypnosis from Goodreads.~ 



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