Bookworm Alert – June 2015

One of my friends said she wants to read here in my blog the books I read. I love to read. From reports, blogs, books to newspapers – reading has been a habit ever since young. It has helped me survive life – land at my fulfilling jobs, be prepared and be an effective advocate. Reading also helps me be a conversationalist. So here, let me share to you the books I am reading this month:


1. Doing Justice – Bible Studies on Advocacy (World Vision)

I got this for free! I rummaged through Philippine Commission on Women’s library collection when they were throwing some books. That was in 2013. I got a whole box of books. Last week, I opened the box because I was looking for something then I got this. It is from World Vision, a Christian international NGO so the book is having advocacy at the core. Being in international development, this book is such a great help to align my work with God’s will. I read this every morning.

2. The Power of Determination (Joyce Meyer)


This one is from Fully Booked book sale, original price was 630 pesos but got it for 100 pesos! Good deal, right? It is filled with daily bible verses and her insights on how to live a life to be Christlike. As the title says, it highlights what it takes to be determined – faith, courage, boldness. It is a good quick read. I read this at night before sleeping.

20150624_073754_resized3. Cure for the Common Life: Living in your Sweet Spot (Max Lucado)

This is my first Lucado book. But at first chapter, he already got me! This is about finding your purpose in this life. He is talking about finding you “sweet spot” – where passion and calling meets. I like his writing and narrative style. Sharing anecdotes, bible verses and life lessons is all throughout the book. I have been learning a lot from this. I bought this I think with my first salary in Tacloban last year, the Philippine Christian bookstore was just beside our office. I normally read this on free time.

4. True Love (Robert Fulghum)

This is not a pocketbook with a romantic novel haha! Next to All I Need to Know I learned in Kindergarten, this is my second Fulghum favorite. 20150624_073819_resizedIn Uh-oh, he announced that he likes to receive short stories on love – all kinds of love – he was flooded with people sharing their stories to him. I knew that I badly want that book, but unfortunately National Bookstore, Fully Booked, Powerbooks, even the bookstores in UP Diliman did not have it. How I got this treasure – my friend Michelle got this for me. She found it in Book sale for just a whooping 30 pesos. Panalo! I always have this on my bag. It is not meant to be read in one seating. I will lend you for 15 minutes when we meet. I have this in my bag. 🙂

My favorite book though is still the Bible. When I was a freshman in UP, on my first day one student said “The Bible is fiction.” Whatever they think, that is still the best book for me. It speaks life. And most importantly, God speaks through it. I love metaphors and stories, life lessons and guidance on how to live a fruitful life.

“For the word of God is living and active, sharper than any two-edged sword, piercing to the division of soul and of spirit, of joints and of marrow, and discerning the thoughts and intentions of the heart.” Hebrews 4:12 (ESV)

Go share your books for this month too!


20150624_073836_1_resizedP.S. I always write on my books, or highlight, circle, heart haha lahat na ng shapes! I have been using these Muji Gel Pens, I like to recommend it too. Per color is 65 pesos, but it goes a long long way. Mine I have bought 3 years ago pa until now di pa ubos.

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5 Thoughts on “Bookworm Alert – June 2015

  1. I have the Cure for the Common Life also. It is one of my most favorite books. Daming lines and highlights ng book ko. Haha

    • mitch on June 24, 2015 at 4:05 pm said:

      Super ganda no! Favorite ko din ito talaga! Puro sulat ung akin. Parang kulang nalang lahat i-underline haha!

  2. dan B on June 24, 2015 at 3:34 pm said:

    I am reading “A man without a face”. It is a biography of Vladimir putin, current Russian president. I bought the book 3 years ago. I decided to bring the book here in Managua so I can finally finish it. I love Russia. I think I am a rusophile-it’s the fault of marat safin and Ana kournikova! I was thinking of getting Russian studies instead of Japanese studies (undergraduate) in college, but decided to be realistic.

    I am waiting for the updated biography of Putin as he annexed Crimea, allegedly supporting pro Russian militant in Ukraine and the sanctions of the European Union, g7 and the US. Really fascinated on how he gets to defy world order under the context of world market integration. Although, Russia is suffering due to sanctions, he just never give up.

    • mitch on June 24, 2015 at 4:04 pm said:

      Nice! Ang biohgraphy na next in line ko is I am Malala. Sold out lang kasi lagi sa Fully Booked. Interesting yan, pahiram after! Haha!

  3. Google led me to your blog while I was searching where to buy Robert Fulghum’s True Love here in Manila! Huhu I hope I could find one in Booksale, too!

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