During the Fully Booked Junior Book Crew (JBC) sessions this past summer, we asked some of the participants about what books changed their lives. Here's an entry from Camille, about her experience reading Matilda by Roahl Dahl.
Any kid would love to be a super hero flying across the sky. Who wouldn’t want to have have awesome powers to save your friends and make enemies cry? I know I would.
There's always a lot going on in the world of books—with stories being adapted to film, new trailers being released, and teasers from titles we're excited for coming out! Here is a roundup of book news and interesting links that bookworms may like from the week that passed:
Over the past couple of weeks, we have been exploring the idea that 'great art deserves a great medium' by walking through the work of letterer Abbey Sy and designer-illustrator Camy Francisco-Cabral, as presented on their Nuuna journals. This week, we catch up with Patrick Cabral (incidentally, Camy's husband) who is a calligrapher, artist, and game developer. So prolific and talented is this creator that he has even succeeded in the world of mobile game development with Pugo Game, which has reached the #1 spot in the iTunes App Store. Patrick's work is literally an open book to us in this blog entry, as he shows us what he's been up to. Check out the slideshow above, and the photo essay below for a deeper look.
A travel talk with Mikka Wee. A conversation on the Art of Adventure with help from some of the most influential wanderers of our time: Christopher McCandless, Cheryl Strayed, Henry David Thoreau, Jack Kerouac, Pico Iyer, etc.
Open to both men and women with a heart for travel!
When: 7:30-9:30pm June 23, 2014 (Monday)
Where: The Forum, Fully Booked Fort
PHP 300 inclusive of snacks
Email: firstname.lastname@example.org to reserve a slot! See you there!
Oscar Wilde once said, "You can never be overdressed, or overeducated."
We found this quote rather apt as, with the end of summer and the onset of the monsoon season, we find ourselves both wearing more clothing (raincoats et al), and more importantly, heading back to school! Yes, kids; we know, it can be a bummer. But drag not those feet! Let us put a spring into your step toward the classroom. Allow us a fun 'commencement exercise', if you will, a new blog series to kick off the 2014-2015 school year: Lucy's Literary Glossary, a.k.a. '#LitGloss'.
Here we will delve into the vast library of terms in the universe of books, a weekly journey of discovery, not just for the lit geeks, but with every student in mind, something to help you get by...and in alphabetical order, at that (*gasp*)! So... let's begin, shall we?
The Fine Art of Photography
POLISH YOUR PASSION
(A Photo Workshop by Mr. Carlos Esguerra)
U-View, Basement Level, Fully Booked, Bonifacio High Street
June 29, 2-6pm (Registration starts at 1pm)
Workshop Fee: Php 1,700
Email: email@example.com / Mobile: 0917-5265860
New York-based Filipino photographer, Mr. Carlos Esguerra holds his first public workshop in the country. Since 1999 as a landscape and fine arts photographer. He had received more than 50 national and international awards, and his works had been selected in numerous juried exhibitions in many states in the U.S. And in other countries such as Canada, Austria, France, Germany, and Sweden.
View his works at www.carlosesguerra.com.
Open to serious hobbyists, amateurs and professionals alike!
Great art deserves a great medium: this is the heartbeat of this series of features on the Fully Booked blog where we take a look into the work and process of some talented artists as they decorate the pages of their Nuuna journals. This week, we catch up with Abbey Sy, a skilled 'letterer', an artist who specializes in typography. Enjoy the above slideshow, and the photo essay below, where we see her skill in interpreting the inspiring with pen, ink, paint and brush.
Welcome to This Week in Books, where we talk about the latest happenings in the world of books and literature! We've got cool links to J.K. Rowling's newest work, as well as some science talk about the smell of books. But to begin, we talk about a book-to-movie adaptation that many of our blog-readers will be familiar with.
1. A book flick not just for the lovesick
So, John Green's The Fault In Our Stars has now hit the big screen. According to Rotten Tomatoes, critics generally consider it a fresh pick for cinema goers, which is good news for fans of the book. And here's something we found interesting: Slate's exploration of the 'sick lit' (book) or 'sick flick' (movie) genres, and how "the film flagrantly defies convention" by bringing something new to the oft predictable trajectory the genre has taken in the past.
Congrats to our 'Think Like A Freak Challenge' winners!
The correct answer to the challenge, based on the case stated in Think Like A Freak is that you should shoot the ball to the center. Indeed, as our participants observed, the goalkeeper stays center only 2% of the time. Anywhere in the center, really. We just added the elevation factor to the challenge because we wanted to see you think out the problem and hear your reasoning.
WIN IN LIFE with a Winning Personality
Develop a winning personality as a jump-off point to a successful career. Boost our self-confidence, enhance your personal hygiene, and sharpen your fashion style in one seminar that will definitely unleash the winner within you.
Guest speaker: Ms. Rikka Infantado
July 6, 2014 / 1pm – 5pm
The Forum, 4/f, Fully Booked Bonifacio High Street
Seminar fee: P1,120 inclusive of 12% VAT
To register, call 463-1655 or email firstname.lastname@example.org
A seminar by Life Quest Training and Consultancy Corporation