Friday, October 21, 2011

What I am reading

For my fellow Filipino book lovers, this is surely a late post. There have been a lot of reviews written for Samantha Sotto's Before Ever After.


I bought the book last August, but at that time, I was still engrossed with Stieg Larrson's sequel of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo. I started reading this book last week and I am so far enjoying my slow and quiet time with it.

To give you a preview of Before Ever After, spare a few minutes to watch the official book trailer




Here's another virtual tour of the book


I will not write anything that will spoil you of the novel's plot. I would instead introduce my blog friends and readers abroad to the Filipino author.

Like most of my blog friends, Samantha is a mom. She would drive one of her kids to school everyday. In order to save gas, e-pass and kill time, she stays in the same spot at Starbucks Katipunan. She would read books and later conceptualized the story of Before Ever After. I also learned that she was not contented with the ending of The Time Traveler's Wife and this influenced her to write her first novel. She worked her way. She submitted her own novel to literary agents abroad and the rest was a sweet and inspiring story of success.

I'm making this post for Bonnie and Ricki Jill's What We're Reading #9.





What We're Reading


Wishing everyone a great weekend.
Some information about Samatha Sotto was lifted from Christine Dychiao's interview with Samantha Sotto for the Philippine Star's On the Radar.

11 comments :

  1. I want to read this!!!!!!! :D What a great trailer. I did not like the ending of The TIme Traveler's Wife, either. That's what Audrey Niffeneger does with her characters: the draw you in and then they start to behave badly or just oddly.

    I am going over right now and putting Before Ever After on my Wish List! Thanks so much for linking-up! :D

    xoxoxoxo,
    Ricki Jill

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  2. What a beautiful book...I love how it looks and the photo you took! I would love to read it! Do you have a new signature? HUGS to you today! ♥

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  3. hi gorgeous!
    how was your week?
    any plans this weekend?



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  4. I'm sure the story is as beautiful as the cover!

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  5. Hi Diane, I am sure you could write a winner one day! Patsy from
    HeARTworks

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  6. amazing blog!!i'm following you!!if you like mine,do the same!!!

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  7. I wanna read this book.but more than that I would love to follow this cute blog.You are an amazing writer.
    Follow back.

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  8. i WANNA READ THIS BOOK.but MORE THAN THAT i WOULD LOVE TO FOLLOW YOUR BLOG .amazing CUTE THING.

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  9. This looks fascinating! Thank you for linking up and thanks for the great suggestion!!

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  10. This book sounds very intriquing! I loved the trailer. Also think that the cover is very lovely. Enjoy your book journey.

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  11. OH I am so adding this to my TBR pile, the virtual book tours are so enticing and I love your little bit of info about her, I too hated the ending of Time Travelers Wife. Thanks for sharing I am always in need of good titles.

    Caroline

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