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mirenbflores

mirenbflores

Joined October 2016

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Wired Differently by Chris Mariano
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Into the Wild | Jon Krakauer
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"...and his bewildered family was left clutching the shards of a fierce and painful love." Reading this in little bits because it is heavy and poetic and harsh and heartbreaking and real. #amreading #intothewild

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"On the sidewalk where I stood a French photographer I knew from Iraq and Afghanistan deliberated his next move with several French journalists. They spoke in low, serious voices tinged with the sarcasm journalists use to temper their nerves. French journalists, in general, are known for being fearless and crazy. The joke was that if the French left a combat zone before you, you were screwed."

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In Your Dreams | Kristan Higgins
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My ovaries gave him a standing ovation 😍 Just too much yummy manly man nature hotness goodness. My goodness! 😂 #KristanHiggins #InYourDreams

Lea He was the best hero in this series out of the first five. 6y
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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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“We who have come back, by the aid of many lucky chances or miracles—whatever one may choose to call them—we know: the best of us did not return.” To know this. To say it out loud 💔

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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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Forgot how hard it is to read a book-book (vs. an eBook) while eating--especially when it's not yours! #bookandcoffee + #bookanddessert at Book and Borders Cafe. Shelves full of books you can read while eating. Happiness! I've realized I can't read this book all in one go--it makes my heart hurt (in ways both good and bad).

Chachic You can just keep coming back to the cafe.😂 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic 😂 I have the eBook at home, naiwan ko lang that day. But mas photogenic ang book-book! 6y
Chachic I don't know what to do with myself when I don't have a book with me. I feel so lost haha. 6y
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Little Women | Louisa May Alcott
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Google says it's Louisa May Alcott's birthday today. Thank you for these sisters, their parents, their housekeeper, and their men 💙Is that Teddy by the door?

Chachic I noticed this too when I opened my browser at work this morning! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic winner morning moment! Was hoping may extra features so click ako ng click 😂 6y
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Man's Search for Meaning | Viktor E Frankl
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Kismet: going to a cafe and finding a copy of the book I'm reading on the iPad I left at home. I love, love that somebody wrote on it. I love seeing stuff like this.

Chachic Ooh which cafe? 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 That's great!!! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic Book and Borders in Eastwood :) 6y
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mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 it is so lovely to see :) oh! Haven't reread Han Suyin so I can't confirm the tea line yet. The book is so old it's making me cough 😂 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @mirenbflores hahahaha!! Omg, that's so something that I would say, that's why you made me chuckle. I needed that thank you! I have a cold that has lingered for 2 weeks, fading in and out of my life and morphing along the way...so I needed that!! 😀🌻 6y
mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 I've been feeling funky for the past few weeks as well, so you got me giggling too! We are one in germs and guffaws 😜 I hope you feel better soon! 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @mirenbflores Thank you!! Hope you feel better too!💐 6y
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#MarcosNOTaHero. Wherever they bury you. You broke my heart, Philippines. But you're still my country. 💛💙💔

Chachic Echoing the #MarcosNOTaHero hashtag!!! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic !!! 😡💔 6y
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“THE FIRST MORTAR round landed as the sun was rising.” #firstlines #amreading

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Something About You | Julie James
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"Tall, dark, and scowling." Another version of the Hot Man with a Holster that I adore ?

Chachic Loved this book! 💖 6y
mirenbflores @chachic Yes! Super fun 😋 6y
Chachic I want to read more books like hers huhu haven't found anything else that's similar. 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic Me too! Chika me when you do!! 6y
Chachic Will do! Wala pa akong nabalitaan though. 6y
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Lot Like Love | Julie James
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Smart, funny, sexy, witty. Plus I'm a sucker for hot men with holsters 🙋🏻💕

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Dracula | Bram Stoker
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Cover love 😍

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Emily's Quest | Lucy Maud Montgomery
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Why I love this girl so much.

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I haven't read Anne of Green Gables, but not for lack of trying. My grandmother took me to the bookstore a lifetime ago and said I could choose ONE book. One! The agony. There were so many Annes so I got Chronicles of Avonlea. I've tried, many times, to get past the first few pages of Anne of Green Gables. No joy. But Emily! Tween Me loved her immediately. Emily I understood, adored, wanted desperately to BE. 25+ years later and I still love her💙

mirenbflores All three Emily books (Emily of New Moon, Emily Climbs, and Emily's Quest) are $0.99 a pop on Amazon! 🎉 6y
Krysta Oh I always LOVED the Emily books! 6y
Chachic Oh have you read The Blue Castle? I keep hearing good things about that one. 6y
mirenbflores @Krysta high five! She's such a great heroine 💙 and this city rat always drools reading all those wonderful descriptions of the outdoors 6y
mirenbflores @chachic Chris has been making me kulit to read that but I haven't yet! 6y
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The Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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Mornings with Newland and Ellen. Before Kindles and iPads, I would bring this small hardbound copy around. In this age of Kindles and iPads, I still bring it when I travel 💙

Chachic Coffee bean breakfast set! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic yes! Because I don't want to do dishes today 😂 6y
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Every Seventh Wave | Daniel Glattauer
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"I carry you around with me always, across all continents + emotional landscapes..." They tackled real-world things via email and they still hit me with real-world feels ?

Chachic Gorgeous cover! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic super 😍 6y
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Every Seventh Wave | Daniel Glattauer
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"Paying someone back simply means you're poorer afterward." Ouch. True, but ouch.

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Landline | Rainbow Rowell
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My first Rainbow Rowell. I heard the others are more popular and well-loved, but I was attracted to this one because I'm a bit of a sucker for what happens after happily ever after. Because that s*it is hard 😂 The sun rose as I finished this book. I remembered, fondly, telebabad (Filipino slang for spending forever on the phone): curled up under the sheets, talking about anything and everything, thoughts and laughter close to your ear.

Chachic I haven't read this one but I really enjoyed her Fangirl and Attachments. 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 I liked this and I loved E&P. I must read Attachments!! 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic I've only read this one, Eleanor & Park, and Attachments. I remember enjoying them all :) will dig through Instagram posts 😂 6y
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mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 High five! She makes me smile while reading :) 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @mirenbflores surprisingly, I wasn't a Fan Girl...It was just ok to me...but the younger set loves it!! I found the fangirl areas a little boring. Landline was cool and E&P was hands down one my sweetest reads, ever🍭 6y
mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 E&P was my first YA and I'm glad! Haven't read Fan Girl though. 6y
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Love Virtually | Daniel Glattauer
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I sprinted through this book. I had to KNOW. And then I did. And then I had to make sure it wasn't just the sprint that made my pulse race and my heart beat faster, so I read it again. Slowly. With a pen to mark passages. And still my pulse raced and still my heart beat faster. "Is there a safer place for secret desires than virtual reality?" I understand this. Leo and Emmi, I get you. North wind and all.

heyitsMacall 😍 you make this sound so good! I must read 6y
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Love Virtually | Daniel Glattauer
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Reading and laughing en route to work. People were giving me funny looks. Oops. ?

"Prague is just perfect for love problems, especially at the end of March: everything's gray, and at night you have anemic dumplings and dark beer in some pub that's wood-paneled in the darkest shade of brown imaginable, watched over by an underemployed, depressive waiter whose whole reason for living stopped with Brezhnev's state visit. It's all over after that."

Chachic Aww Prague hahaha 😂 6y
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"Until I feared I would lose it, I never loved to read. One does not love breathing." (Photo taken at The Mind Museum in Manila)

I met a 50-year-old farmer who couldn't read or write. It broke my heart--to not have words to open worlds, to not understand the mundane, everyday things. But a young woman who works for an NGO is teaching him now. They started their lessons with his name ?

JanuarieTimewalker13 That's beautiful, thank you for sharing that and the beautiful photo! 6y
Chachic What a lovely shot! And yay for NGO workers. 6y
mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 Thanks! I silently thanked all my teachers who taught me how to read and write and gave us reading assignments! 💙 I took this photo in a science museum for kids here in Manila. I think it was about the printing press :) 6y
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mirenbflores @Chachic Korek! Modern-day heroes :) 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @mirenbflores Yes!! Being able to read is such a wonderful thing! Go teachers!!!⭐️ 6y
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Illustrations like this one = one of the many reasons why I love this book.

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This is my third copy of this book. (I lend it, it disappears, my heart breaks; I never learn.) A friend found this in a secondhand bookstore in London. Its previous owner underlined passages. I don't mind--I like seeing what affected other people. I guess Bergman was very significant to him or her. (My sister and I speculated about this quite a bit 😂) Tsismosa.

Chachic Next time you can try looking for used copies on Better World Books? 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic Thanks for the tip! Though sometimes it's nice to go book hunting. Until it becomes frustrating 😂 6y
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A Many-splendoured Thing | Suyin Han, Han Suyin
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Because she wrote about their love and her loss with so light a hand. This is my parents' favorite book, so it became one of mine. They had a battered paperback with underlined passages and notes in my mother's handwriting. My sister and I went to so many Strand branches looking for a copy of this book.

JanuarieTimewalker13 I have this DVD...love the film so much, yet JJ and WH it is said did not get along in real life...they did a great job acting! I've wanted to read the book, but never got around to it. 6y
mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 I've actually never seen the film! And if that rumor is true then we know why they were actors for a living, hahaha! 6y
JanuarieTimewalker13 @mirenbflores oh def see the film, the shots of Hong Kong are beautiful and it really is a great flick. "We shall now have tea and speak of absurdities" is one of my favorite movie lines. I was wondering if that line was in the book? 6y
mirenbflores @JanuarieTimewalker13 oh I'll check and get back to you! It's mostly the mushy stuff that stayed with me because I'm a sentimental fool 😂 6y
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The Kiss | Kathryn Harrison
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Because she looked in the mirror and wrote about incest with such honesty and...beauty.

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Love Virtually | Daniel Glattauer
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I was waiting for a friend at the bookstore when I saw this book. It was the last copy. It was a bit beat up; it had ball pen marks and smudges and creases but I couldn't stop reading so I took it home. "Is there a safer place for secret desires than virtual reality?" I understand this. Cyber-Me and Fleshy-Me can be so different sometimes.

Chachic I looked at the synopsis and it looked interesting until I reached the part where it says the female MC is happily married. Nope, not for me. 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic too early pa for me to judge...though parang I don't want to judge. We all have our little monsters... 6y
Chachic @mirenbflores Dealbreaker for me ang cheaters, even in fiction. Haha lakas mang judge. 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic 😂 Keri lang yan. We all have our limits 😜 6y
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My firstborn is a year old today. There are parts of me she shook, woke up, brought back to life. Thank you. 💙

Chachic Happy book birthday! 📖🎉 6y
mirenbflores @Chachic thank you 💙 6y
Chachic I asked for this book to be included on Litsy and I still haven't made a post about. All my pics of it are in my old phone. 6y
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Age of Innocence | Edith Wharton
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"He knew that the Countess Olenska had brought some of her possessions with her—bits of wreckage, she called them—"

I lost a buttload of books to mold (sob) in my old apartment. My chest still hurts when I think about it. These are some of the survivors.

Chachic First Litsy post! Yeah, sad talaga to lose books to the elements. Ang usual problem ko in Manila ay foxing. 6y
mirenbflores @chachic 😂 Hindi na ako Lurker! Sigh. Kaya I'm more ebook now. It hurts too much 😂 6y
Chachic @mirenbflores For me, space din ang issue kaya more ebooks! 6y
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