About Our Blog
Jose F. Lacaba and the late Eman Lacaba, who is considered the only poet warrior of the Philippines (and whose biopic is being released late this year!).
You would think being related to literary geniuses would sprinkle a little bit of writing talent and ambition our way, but one of us is a bank executive, another one is a broadcast tech on a cruise ship, and another one works in the beauty industry. The one thing we've all inherited is an undisputed love for books. This blog is our way of sharing our passion.
Who We Are
My repertoire slowly expanded to the fictional world of Francine Pascal's Sweet Valley, which also had a bit of magic on special Christmas editions. Our parents allowed us to leaf through books for hours at the bookstore in the mall on weekends, but would only buy us a book each sparingly, with a condition that it had to be a classic. Because of this, books were considered to be prized possessions and my absolute favorites were A Little Princess, The Secret Garden, Little Lord Fauntleroy and Pollyanna. When my real life friends ditched me when I was ten over a passionate game of Chinese garter, Anne of Green Gables became my best friend.
Then I discovered Dia's secret stash of illicit books: Judith McNaught and Mills & Boons. She forbade me from reading them because at twelve, she thought I was too young. Guess what I did? I sometimes locked myself in the bathroom, reading.
These days, my favorite genre hands-down is Young Adult. I read John Grisham and Dan Brown and all those other adult authors too. But really, I'm all about beginnings and self-discovery and tender feelings. This blog is great because it's an exercise for me in having an opinion and voicing it. I'm realizing more each day what I like and don't like and I'm so happy you're taking the journey with us.
Outside of reading, I'm currently living out happily ever after. I've married the guy of my dreams -- I could have picked him out of a romance novel. We laugh a lot and travel together. I love my career and I have a set of friends that can last me until I'm old and gray. And I have my books. Some day, I hope to have my name on one of them.