Archive for November 25, 2008

Seventh Moleskine Giveaway & 6th Winner Announced

Congratulations to Herminia for winning the raffle on the 6th website contest at strangely out of place. Enjoy your new Moleskine Notebook!

down a notch is the next website destination for the Avalon.ph Blog Hopping Moleskine Giveaway.  This sounds like a fun contest – photo captions!

Here,

here

and here.

Good luck and have a good laugh!

KOMIKON 2008 – Ika-4 Filipino Komiks Convention

November 22, 2008 (10 a.m. to 8 p.m.)
UP Bahay ng Alumni, Diliman Quezon City
Entrance Fee: Php 50

The 4th Filipino Komiks Convention aims to bring together comic book artists/groups and publishers in a venue where they could present their talents, works and services to the public. It will showcase the creations of Filipino artists from various genres and themes and give tribute to the creators and their creations.

Avalon.ph is an exhibitor, we will be displaying our comic-related products and Moleskine Notebooks. Hope to see you there!

Moleskine Giveaways on Radio – BIGKAS PILIPINAS, JAM88.3FM

Avalon.ph will again be giving away Moleskine Notebooks every Saturday from November 22 up to December 13, 2008.

BIGKAS PILIPINAS with KOOKY TUASON (JAM88.3FM)

SATURDAYS 9-10 PM

Filipino pride comes renewed as poets, celebrities, musicians and artists alike all converge in today’s newest spoken word radio show that puts Filipino culture in point-blank recognition BIGKAS PILIPINAS. It is hosted by Kooky Tuason, who have helped pave the way to make spoken word an in thing today, among diverse choices of alternative music. Listen as Kooky and her guests string together words with passion in verse. Feel the poems become alive with eloquence and emotion. Each line maybe a sincere confession of their life, love and boundless imagination. Each phrase is a verbal manifestation of their artistic expression. This is their gift, their craft, their humble offering to the world.

featuring poets & poetry,
old & new,
only on your new generation music station
JAM 88.3

“a word after a word after a word is power!…”

guests: jazz singer stella ignacio, painter camille dela rosa

+ moleskine journal giveaway to lucky texter who will send a “freeverse poetry” response to the question: why jesus weeps and buddha laughs

Tune in this Saturday 9-10pm for more details!

New Titles Posted, November 2008 (3rd)

New Books Posted (www.avalon.ph):

Fiction:

The Djinn in the Nightingale’s Eye: Five Fairy Stories by A.S. Byatt (HB)
Starship Troopers by Robert Heinlein
A Handbook of American Prayer by Lucius Shepard (HB)
Gun, with Occasional Music by Jonathan Lethem
The Reader by Bernhard Schlink
Wicked: The Life & Times of the Wicked Witch of the West by Gregory Maguire
Confessions of an Ugly Stepsister by Gregory Maguire
The Princess Bride by William Goldman
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (2004, Vol. 15)
The Mammoth Book of Best New Horror (2007, Vol. 18)
Best Lesbian Erotica 1999 (Edited by Tristan Taormino)
Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury
Swapping Lives by Jane Green
Vanishing Acts (Edited by Ellen Datlow)
Charlie Chan is Dead 2: A Home in the World (Edited by Jessica Hagedorn)
Amrita by Banana Yoshimoto
If on a winter’s night a traveler by Italo Calvino
The Best American Poetry 1994 (A.R. Ammons)
Collected Poems by Paul Auster
New Poems (1968-1970) by Pablo Neruda

Non-Fiction:

Guns, Germs, and Steel: The Fates of Human Societies
Conquering Statistics: Numbers Without the Crunch
99 Red Balloons.. and 100 Other All Time Great One-Hit Wonders by Brent Mann
1,000 Places To See Before You Die: A Traveler’s Life List
The Know-It-All: One Man’s Humble Quest… by A.J. Jacobs
Why We Run: A Natural History by Bernd Heinrich
Larson’s New Book of Cults by Bob Larson
The Secret Histories: An Anthology by John S. Friedman
The True Stella Awards: Honoring Real Cases of Greedy Opportunists…
What Am I Doing Here by Bruce Chatwin
The Practical Writer : From Inspiration to Publication by Therese Eiben
In Defense of Sin (Edited by John Portmann)
A Natural History of the Senses by Diane Ackerman
A Natural History of Love by Diane Ackerman
100 Great Problems of Elementary Mathematics
Dictionary of Theories: One stop to more than 5,000 theories
To Criticize the Critic & Other Writings by T.S. Eliot
The Pig That Wants to be Eaten: 100 Experiments for the Armchair Philosopher
The Little Book of Creativity: Great Ideas & How You Can Use Them
The Occult: A History by Colin Wilson
A Mathematician Plays the Stock Market by John Allen Paulos
Mathematics for the Million: How to Master the Magic of Numbers
Time Travel in Einstein’s Universe: The Physical Possibilities of Travel Through Time
The Elegant Universe: Superstrings, Hidden Dimensions, and the Quest for the Ultimate Theory
Return of the Straight Dope by Cecil Adams
Wild Sex: Way Beyond the Birds and the Bees

For Auction:

The Science of God: The Convergence of Scientific & Biblical
J.R.R. Tolkien: The Silmarillion (Hardbound 1977)
The Arbor House Treasury of Horror and The Supernatural (1981)
Great Journeys of the World -National Geographic Destination
Franz Kafka: The Metamorphosis, Penal Colony & Other Stories

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Happy Shopping!

Jasper
www.avalon.ph

Fifth Moleskine Giveaway, Fourth Winner Announced

Congratulations to Juligel! The winner’s answer to the question, “when are you most inspired to write?”:

I’m excited and inspired, mostly, after waking up and having a great vivid dream.

Enjoy your new Moleskine Notebook soon in the mail.

Check out Viloria.net and his Moleskine Giveaway Contest happening from November 18 to November 21.

Good luck and watch out for an ‘offline’ Moleskine Giveaway happening real soon. Check out this blog regularly for announcements.

Fifth Moleskine Giveaway Ongoing

Last few hours of the contest on A Bugged Life – Jayvee Fernandez on Technology and New Media in the Philippines. Over 110 entries submitted!

While the countdown to end his contest is ongoing, yet another contest has started.

Check out Viloria.net and win another Moleskine Notebook!  The contest period is 18 Nov – 21 Nov, 2008.

Good luck!

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides -Book Review on Radio Jam88.3

Middlesex by Jeffrey Eugenides, from the bestselling author of The Virgin Suicides. Winner of the Pulitzer Prize.

Jam 88.3FM: Shelve-It – the book lover’s haven on radio hosted by DJ Lana will feature and review this book on November 13, Thursday at 8:00pm.

Copies of the book will be given away at the end of the show, courtesy of Avalon.ph. Tune in!

New Titles Posted, November 2008 (2nd)

New items on www.avalon.ph:

Labyrinths: Stories & Other Writings of Jorge Luis Borges
Isaac Asimov’s Science Fiction Treasury (2 Vols in 1, HB)
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath
Observatory Mansions by Edward Carey
Life of Pi: Illustrated Edition by Yann Martel (HB)
The Cat’s Pajamas Stories by Ray Bradbury
Lullaby by Chuck Palahniuk (Hardbound 1st/1st)
When the Elephants Dance by Tess Uriza Holthe
Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh (Movie Cover, Ewan McGregor)
Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson (HB Signed)
Love in the Time of Cholera by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
The Neverending Story by Michael Ende
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (Non-Movie Cover)
You Shall Know Our Velocity! by Dave Eggers
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini
Come to Me by Amy Bloom
The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer
C’est la Vie by Suzy Gershman (American Woman in Paris…)
Special Topics in Calamity Physics by Marisha Pessl
Best Lesbian Erotica 2005 (10th Anniversary Edition)
The Prestige by Christopher Priest
The Kite Runner by Khaled Hosseini (Riverhead Essential)
20th Century Ghosts by Joe Hill (HB)
Ernesto Che Guevara: The Motorcycle Diaries
The Writer’s Guide to Fantasy Literature: From Dragon’s Lair to Hero’s Quest
Dragons of Fantasy by Anne C. Petty
How to Travel with a Salmon & Other Essays by Umberto Eco
Schott’s Original Miscellany by Ben Schott (HB)
The Best of Rilke (Walter Arndt Translation)
The Best American Poetry 1998 (John Hollander, Editor)
Questions About Angels: Poems by Billy Collins
Delaying the Real World: Make the World a Better Place
Best Food Writing 2002 (Edited by Holly Hughes)
A History of God by Karen Armstrong

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For Auction:

Fiction:

Fight Club by Chuck Palahniuk (Movie Cover, used)
Malinche by Laura Esquivel (Hardbound, UK)
Men On Men: Best New Gay Fiction
Men On Men 3: Best New Gay Fiction
Asleep by Banana Yoshimoto (PB)
Perfume: The Story of a Murderer by Patrick Suskind
No Country For Old Men by Cormac McCarthy (The Road)
The Complete Brothers Grimm Fairy Tales (HB Illustrated)
The Cave by Jose Saramago
Dr. Sax by Jack Kerouac (Hard-to-find)
The Guy Not Taken: Stories by Jennifer Weiner
Shogun by James Clavell (UK)
The Short Story: 50 Masterpieces (Edited by Ellen C. Wynn)
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams+Bonus
Mrs. Dalloway’s Party (Short Stories) by Virginia Woolf
Strange Pilgrims by Gabriel Garcia Marquez
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby (UK Cover)
The Anubis Gates by Tim Powers
Selected Poems by T.S. Eliot
A Tree Within: Poems by Octavio Paz

Non-Fiction:

Saving Face: How to Lie, Fake, & Maneuver…
Are You Normal? About Sex, Love, & Relationships
Bare Bones: Conversations on Terror with Stephen King
Espresso: Culture & Cuisine
The Marx-Engels Reader (2nd Edition)
The Fabulous Girl’s Code Red: A Guide to Grace under Pressure
The Masks of God, Vol. 3: Occidental Mythology
The Masks of God, Vol. 4: Creative Mythology
The Space Tourist’s Handbook
World’s Worst: Guide to the Most Disgusting Things on Earth
Diamond: The History of a Cold-Blooded Love Affair
James Joyce: The Critical Writings
The Essential Jung: Selected & Introduced by Anthony Storr
The Art of Creative Writing by Lajos Egri
Ancient Inventions: Wonders of the Past (HB)
The Rape of Nanking by Iris Chang
More of the Straight Dope by Cecil Adams

Definitely more titles in the coming days!  Click and shop!

Jasper
www.avalon.ph