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.