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Precious Pages Corporation (Precious Hearts Romances) now brings one of the most anticipated novels of the contemporary time – TWILIGHT by Stephenie Meyer. The good thing about this is that, it was translated in Filipino language, therefore, the current Filipino readers of the said Tagalog romance novels will step up into a higher level of stories! Other non-readers, also, will suppress a leisure time for reading this, since the movie hit the globe last 2009.

TAKIPSILIM was written by Armine Rhea Mendoza, a.k.a. “Camilla”, a prolific novelist of our contemporary Tagalog romance novels. Honestly, it was only now I learned that she was the one who translated it, when I surfed the Internet. What I am familiar of is her pseudonym. I am a fan of her, really. Her novels are a hit!

I saw this book last Thursday, June 22, 2012 with my SAGA friends – Angelica Joy, Gavino and Ariane. We had 4hrs vacant that time so we got around, ate our early lunch and spend the rest of our time book hunting in National Book Store.

At first, when you take a first glance at the cover, you can’t see a difference. But so weren’t me, who was a Twilight addict, I picked the book from the shelf and I hold it in my hands and then…shoot! Why was there an enclosed title below that says, ‘Takipsilim?’

Don’t tell me…? I know they do that in movies via dubbing but I can’t believe that the loom of translation expands up to here! Oh, how I am so beholden to know that one of my countrymen did the translation. Camilla, you are so great!

Don’t be surprised with the price, please. You can have the book for only 199php, compared to the official English novel, 315php. So, are you going to include this in your collections? Come on, bookworms!

by: Samantha C. De Guzman


Bookworms Don’t Lie…or Bite?

book·worm  (bkwûrm)


1. One who spends much time reading or studying.

2. Any of various insects, especially book lice and silverfish, that infest books and feed on the paste in the bindings.

The last time I blogged, I talked about emptiness, didn’t I? Tonight, then, is full of avidity. June starts the rainy season and it opens up my mind to do a little more thinking. This is the best time to curl up in bed and read books we crave like an ice cream last summer!

Let me go straight to your shelves. We’ll be talking about books here!

1. When did you start reading a book? (fiction or non-fiction, it doesn’t matter)

2. When you finished one, was there an urge to read another one? (If there is none, don’t answer the next questions. Ha-Ha. Joke.)

3. Are there chances wherein you spend less time sleeping at night just to finish it?

4. How many hours a day do you spend reading? (magazines, newspapers, textbooks, novels, pamphlets, brochures, etc.)

5. Do you mind reading this blog post until the end? (winks)

(You can answer my questions below by dropping your comments below – that will be highly appreciated. But if it seems too confidential, you can still answer me. YES or YES?)

The title of this post tells a lot about me, as a reader, too. For two weeks, it has been stuck on my mind and I promised to write about this – “BOOKWORMS DON’T LIE…or BITE?”

Here are the novels that consume everything about me:

If you are much a VENTURER and you want some adventures to amuse your marbles, stories like The Hunger Games trilogy by Suzanne Collins are off-peak!

Image They are available on hard covers and paperbacks! I want the Official Illustrated Movie Companion, too! =)
Image Teem Peeta or Team Gale? I’m Team Katniss! =D

In the same manner, a bloodsucking tale puts you in the mood. On rainy seasons like these, Stephenie Meyer’s The Twilight Saga Series will put you in a bandwagon of Love and Sacrifice. They have everything you need: “thrills, drills, chills.”

Image Fire or Ice? Team Edward forever! (I don’t sound obsessed, do I?)

On the other hand, for minimalists who eat one’s heart out of contemporary romance, go for the sparkling love stories of Nicholas Sparks! It is never a movie without his bestselling stories.

Image So, what’s your favorite Nicholas Sparks novel?
Image I’ve already read both The Last Song and The Guardian. Now, I’m finishing Message In A Bottle. More to come!

I believe there are other novels or stories out there that I missed but these are but just some of the obsessive ones I selected so I can share them with you. Once again, I want to ask you, “I don’t sound obsessed, do I? Ha-Ha.

There, I said it. Books spoil us! It is fascinating to watch movies with all that altered effects from the screen, but it is more enticing to sit alone and direct movies on your mind while reading. You are a director of your own movie! Crank up some brain cells there, homie! You’ll never be sorry, I am not lying.

Read and Fly.

Bookworms don’t die.

They soar high and fly up to the sky!

Photos taken at: National Book Store, CSI Lucao branch, Dagupan City

by: Samantha C. De Guzman