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Just in time for balentaym

It maybe apocalyptic in nature, but learn from it.
Cozyreads' initial offering, Heartbreak is now available at Booktopia Libis.

Here's the TOC:
Sometimes the Ears Don't Fit - Carljoe Javier
Waxing Poetic - Chinggay Labrador
Leave-taking - Jonathan Jimena Siason
Letters to Joaquin - E.C. De Los Reyes
No Girlfriend Since Birth - Sharleen Banzon
Highly Confidential: The Electronic Journal of Ana Banana - Sally Magdiwang
Adios Con Leche! - I.P. Goze
Buried Treasure on Casiana Street - Ana Maria S. Villanueva
Resurfacing - Ryan Ben Gabby Taborada
In Bits and Pieces - Faye Ilogon

*image snagged from christie.


The first thing I've noticed when Sally Magdiwang gave me an autographed copy was how "international" the book design was. Not the typical local publication that's sized about half a legal with starch-white leaves and unreadable typography (Haven't you noticed in Solidaridad that most Filipiniana books have the same height? To be fair though, traditional French books are covered in generic white and have the same height too. Perfect for idealists.)

Sized like a typical paperback and on newsprint. It's a far cry from Harlequin and Mills & Boon though. I'd love to see stacks of this in supermarkets and 7-11's.

Stories--I tuned out most of the time because I cannot relate. Heheh. Wife likes it though. The journal of Ana Banana stood out, Helen Fieldingesque in style. Funny twist to the pathos that's supposed to cover broken cardioids.


Why do I devote two paragraphs on the merits of the cover and a short one on the stories inside? To be honest, I sometimes buy a book because I like the cover.


I've tried writing chick lit and still can't separate fantasy from reality. Stranger than fiction, eh?


I changed the template. Again.


I wish I can find the drive to blog. I have this paranoia inside me that I'd be exhausted from writing if I blog.

Anyway. I've built up quite an inventory of stories. I appreciate the critical eyes of friends too.


After a year, I am rediscovering photography. Too bad my photoblog was given away because I haven't updated it for years.

“Just in time for balentaym”

  1. Blogger banzai cat Says:

    Huh. Some familiar names there, two actually. Didn't know it was an anthology. I actually first saw that Booktopia was holding the booklaunch and thought it was some guy's own collection.

    As for chick lit, isn't it all fantasy to begin with? ;-)

  2. Blogger sky Says:

    If you're one like me whose track record on lurve is as dull as an amoeba's, I'd definitely say yes, it's all fantasy.

  3. Blogger christie Says:

    Comment Take 2! (Dahil hindi pumasok yung una...) Touched naman aketch. Thanks ha -- atleast na plug mo ito sa millions of readers mo... hehehe Buti naman na-enjoy ni wifey. Pakisabi, talagang kasama sya sa target audience atsaka "Hi!" na rin.

    Banzai - The best chicklit unfortunately comes from biting reality.

  4. Blogger handyfemme Says:

    I can host your photoblog kung gusto mo, hehe XD;;

    You can also use Multiply if you want, libre pa hosting, wehehe

  5. Blogger sky Says:

    @ christie: mangilan-ngilan lang naman ang aking faithful followers, wala sa millions. hehehe.

    biting reality. i like that.

    @ handyfemme: i'm still thinking. it's hard to maintain more than one blog for me. but thanks.