So I’m finally done with the posts about my trip. Moving on!
These Tweets from my friend Kate cheered me up this gloomy Friday morning.
Intrigued? I am done with shipping all of the pre-ordered copies of Unseen Moon, and I’m back to accepting orders. There are two ways you can order:
- Email me – victoriaeliza [at] gmail [dot] com – if you want to order, and I will ask Books on Demand Philippines to print you a copy and ship it directly to you. Pro: You’ll get a copy of the book hot off the presses! Con: I won’t be able to sign it beforehand.
- Books on Demand Philippines will print you a copy and ship it to me. I’ll sign it, package it, and I’ll ship it to you. Pro: I will be able to sign it beforehand. Con: You will need to shoulder the double shipping fees, which can amount to more than PhP 100. Note: Each copy costs PhP 450.
Either way, if you’re interested, just email me and let’s see what we can do.
Each copy comes with a small gift:
Cards shipped from London, printed by Moo UK (Note: I only have 50 of these.)
If you live outside of the Philippines, you may want to try the ebook version, or the print version via CreateSpace.
Thanks for looking!
Here’s J wearing the shirt I got him in Bangkok:
He celebrated his birthday recently, so we got some cupcakes!
Pistachio sans rival:
On our way to meet with friends, we passed by a Japanese-Korean grocery store and got these:
J ended up on Rada St. for work, and we found Mondo Juice + Sip. Try their green tea drink and Caramel Cheesecake.
Instead of a straw, they give you a tiny wooden knife to cut the plastic cover. The place is called Sip, after all.
And here’s a recent title consumed, which kept me company from Hanoi to Bangkok:
My rating: 4 of 5 stars
The novel Into the Darkest Corner opens with a transcript of a hearing, followed by a third-person narration of a murder. “As far as days to die were concerned, the longest day of the year was as good a day as any.” I was hooked already at this point, intrigued by the technique of detailing the events through the dying/dead woman’s perspective.
The novel switched to first-person and introduced us to another woman afflicted with a severe case of OCD. “Here I have to check and re-check the flat door properly six or twelve times, and then the communal front door as well.”
The novel, Elizabeth Haynes’ debut, was well-written and tightly paced. I was intrigued, and despite the one-dimensional antagonist (his motivation is plot!) and the not-so-explosive reveal, it kept me reading until the end.
I’ve read many thrillers about escape, but this one is a good, hard look at an escape’s aftermath.