Shelfwalking: The path towards being OC

by Karl Mabutas Nothing beats the refreshing look of piles of books lying around in your wonderful space. It is greener than nature, whiter than crystals, and shinier than the most expensive gadget you currently have. Why, you ask? Because those are the visual representations of your page-by-page success. The look and feel of recollecting your fun plot times with John Green, J.K. Rowling and the likes are too good and must be kept in the best condition possible. And today, I am about to unleash my beasts out into the virtual wilderness. I am to give a tour of all…

Shelfwalking: To read is to travel

by Alfonso Mangubat I realized when I started out my blog that it was going to be about books and travels, hence the full name, The Manila Traveler AND Bookworm. Unfortunately (or is it fortunately?), I got caught up in the traveling part, and now I’m making up for it by creating this list of my top 10 books. There are actually a lot of books on my shelf—about 120 or so—but there are a few that have withstood the test of time and favoritism. So here goes and I hope you’ll enjoy! (Just a note: Titles from 10 to six aren’t…

Shelfwalking: Although of Course You End Up Becoming Yourself

by Jess Dimayuga I’ve been reading about travelling lately. The last two books I read were Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance: An Inquiry Into Values by Robert M.Pirsig and Desolation Angels by Jack Kerouac. The main characters of these books went on cross country road trips while I was at the comfort of my office desk. There’s a Roald Dahl quote: “The books transported her into new worlds and introduced her to amazing people who lived exciting lives.” If books could transport us to new places, our book shelves or the way we arrange our books are the borderlands to…