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Afternoon productivity and job thoughts

Today was a relatively relaxed day, after getting a lot of sleep last night. :) Except when I started doing an inventory of my books, which took me around all afternoon. But it was fun. I realized that I lost some of the books that I loved to read before, such as those Sweet Valley Twins books Goodbye Middle School and Twins at College. I know I had them there somewhere…unless someone borrowed it and I forgot again. Or they’re just somewhere around the room, waiting to be unearthed. Ohwell.

But get this. I have a total of 324 books. That includes all novels, series, self-help/religious and even the kids books I have in my room. I can’t believe it. But then again, I’ll be selling some of it sometime soon, once I get to sorting the list out and send them to Booktopia. I could use some space and cash. :) Now the thing is, what should I let go of. I should start that tonight. :D

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  • It just occured to me that I didn’t really check how this site would look in IE because I’ve always been so used to Firefox. It doesn’t look bad exactly, just a bit…spacey. I must fix that. And work on a new theme as well. But for now, use Firefox! :) I’ll get to IE soon enough.
  • I convinced my mom to go to OMF Lit again earlier, so we oculd take advantage of their sale which would end tomorrow. In turn, I got four books! :) Yay!
    1. Searching for God Knows What by Donald MillerMixz recommended this book in her blog waaaay back and since then I’ve been on the lookout for it. I’ve seen Blue Like Jazz and I’ve been meaning to get a copy, but I wanted to get this book first. I thought I’d have to ask my dad to buy it for me, but turns out they have it at OMF. Yay!
    2. Blink by Ted Dekker – I was planning to buy The Circle Trilogy, but I couldn’t find a paperback version of Black. I didn’t want to buy only one book from the trilogy because that would leave me hanging, so I decided to buy Blink instead. Looks good, and from my experience with reading Thr3e, I think I won’t be disappointed in this book.
    3. Savannah from Savannah by Denise Hildreth – I needed another dose of Christian chicklit, and I was debating between Sisterchicks Down Under and My Life As a Doormat, but nothing quite fit what I wanted. Then i saw this, I liked it. And got it. :) Haha.
    4. Savannah by the Sea by Denise Hildreth – I just realized that I got the wrong book. Darn, this is the third book in the Savannah series, not the second. Darn it. Oh well, I’m gonna have to find a way to get the second one. Haha. :P At least I have this now, but I’m thinking of not reading this until I get the second one. Hmmm.
  • My dad’s going back to Saipan on Sunday. :( Is it just me or is there some kind of sad feeling here at home because of that?
  • I applied for my first job today, much thanks to Ganns‘ referral. Now I should get back to working on my portfolio.

Reviews for High School Musical (♥ ♥ ♥ ) and Thr3e coming up this week. :)


Just recently, I was re-reading two of the Shopaholic books I own (Shopaholic Takes Manhattan and Shopaholic and Sister) as a result of my current unemployed status. I like reading those books, but to be totally honest, I really couldn’t sympathize as much to the protagonist of the story, Becky Bloomwood/Brandon. I mean, fine, she’s a typical girl who just loves shopping and designer clothes and all that…but I just couldn’t see why she gets soooo fascinated with it. Don’t get me wrong, I love the books; it’s just that I can’t sympathize with Becky.

And then I got to OMF Lit‘s booksale today…and then I saw the Becky in me.

The moment I stepped inside the bookstore, I knew for sure my eyes lit up. The first time that I’ve been surrounded by so many Christian books was when I was in the book fair last year at the World Trade Center. Tuesday, Bea, Engel and I probably spent an hour ogling at the books at the OMF Lit section. We were so noisy there that the OMF people got to know us (plus we were wearing nametags then :P). I heard about OMF Lit’s sale for this month and I was really planning to go to it before the sale ends. Then yesterday, I got an email from the Against the Flow groups and the special promo for this week is for Christian Fiction — 30% Off on ALL Christian Fiction. As in Ted Dekker. As in Tim LaHaye. As in Francine Rivers. And as in Frank Peretti, my favorite author of all time. When I heard that, I knew I had to go! And the sale was only until tomorrow! Waaaah!

Thank God for friends like Jomar, who also loves the kinds of books I read. After returning my toga this morning, I headed over to Boni Avenue to go to OMF…and like I said, the moment I entered the bookstore, I was immediately transported into book heaven. Haaaay, it was amazing! I mean, I love books, but being in a place where I could buy Christian books — moreover, Christian fiction! If I loved staying in Shepherd’s Staff for more than an hour, I’d love to spend the day in that bookstore! Haha. :P

Anyway, so I got there and immediately took This Present Darkness and Piercing the Darkness for Tuesday, and then browsed around. And here are the books I got for myself:

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