12.11.2012

2012 in a nutshell

The Mayan prediction may or may not be wrong, but one thing remains:
I'm still reading books at the end of the World!
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It's that time of the year again when I need to do another roundup of my book reads this year:

January 2012 
The Sketching Backpacker (non fiction)
KOKOLOGY: The Game of Self Discovery (non fiction)
February 2012 
The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys
April 2012
Legend
Super Panalo Sounds!
May 2012
Skyworld Vol. 1
Skyworld Vol. 2
Do Androids Dream of Electric Sheep?
The Magic Circle
June 2012
Looking Back 1 (non fiction)
When the Elephants Dance
July 2012
Bringing Down the House
August 2012
Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter
Slaughterhouse Five
September 2012
Pugad Baboy 24
October 2012
Trainspotting
November 2012
Preacher issue # 1
December 2012
The Hobbit

BEST FICTION: 
Slaughterhouse Five - Kurt Vonnegut

BEST NON FICTION: 
Looking Back 1 - Ambeth Ocampo

BEST PINOY READ: 
Super Panalo Sounds! - Lourd De Veyra

BEST SHORT FICTION: 
The Magic Circle - Gilda Cordero-Fernando

MOST UNDERRATED: 
Skyworld Vol. 1-2 - Mervin Ignacio & Ian Sta Maria

BEST GRAPHIC FICTION: 
Skyworld Vol. 1-2 - Mervin Ignacio & Ian Sta Maria

BEST ACQUISITIONS(TBR): 
Cloud Atlas, Gates of Fire, Kokology, The Tales of Genji, The Hundred Year Old Man...

BOOK HERO of THE YEAR: 
Druss the Legend (Legend - David Gemmell)

BOOK HEROINE of THE YEAR: 
Margie (The Dangerous Lives of Altar Boys - Chris Fuhrman)

AUTHOR of the YEAR: 
Kurt Vonnegut Jr

QUICKIE/FLASH READ: 
none

WORST READ: 
none

BEST BOOK COVER: 
Trainspotting - Irvine Welsh

QUOTE of the YEAR: 
"The ancient tribal musicians knew how percussions and chants evoked the sense of ritual. This is the spirit of the jam: from simple E chord, you slink into fifths and minor sevenths then float into strange combinations that you once thought never made any sense... When this goes on for a significant length of time, telepathy begins---the shared sensitivity to every little shift in temper and groove, without eye contact or hand gestures. To jam is to search, a groping for a shape. 
And before you know it, a song is born. A sound heard like nothing else in the world."

----Super Panalo Sounds! page 31-32  



Goodbye Earth!

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