Shelfwalking: Books I Brought With Me to Another Country

by Georgette S. Gonzales Here’s a shot of my bookshelf at my residence in California. That is just about 20% of all the print books I own. It will take a few more trips home to the Philippines before I can haul everything to the States. How did I choose which ones to bring first? I chose those I have not read and will likely read soon in addition to the stash in my Kindle reader. Now, what’s in my bookshelf? Complete print copies of my published Tagalog novellas. For posterity. 😉 Sherrilyn Kenyon’s Dark-Hunter series. Mine isn’t complete yet. I…

Shelfwalking: The Beast’s Library in the Making (I Wish)

by Cake Evangelista Call me weird, but what I’m most excited to see in the live-action “Beauty and the Beast” (starring St. Hermione Granger Emma Watson) is the Beast’s bookgasmic bibliophile paradise. Four stories of shelves, spiral staircases, overstuffed couches, giant globes, a grand fireplace, and GAZILLIONS AND GAZILLIONS OF BOOKS(!). I mean, just LOOK AT IT. Gorgeous. Just gorgeous. My collection of books, unfortunately, is so tiny, so minute, so insignificant compared to even 0.1 % of the Beast’s monstrous library. I remember replaying that library reveal scene repeatedly, going greener and greener with envy after each replay. (How to…

Shelfwalking: My 5 Books for Life

by Lucille de Mesa Every single book I own has a unique memory to me: They are like friends who will never leave me—or can never leave me. But when I was asked to do Shelfwalking, I admit I had no idea what to share at first. But I remembered the photo I took for #ThrowbackThursday: Here are some of the books from my shelf that have stayed with me through my darkest days, lifting me up when I felt worthless. 1. Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling Everybody I know has a Harry Potter inspirational story, and I am proudly part…

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…