Month: June 2008

New Titles Posted, June 2008

Hi all,

Titles posted June 2008.  Happy shopping!

Anagrams by Lorrie Moore
Paradigms Regained: Mysteries of Modern Science by John Casti (HB)
The Birthday of the World Stories by Ursula Le Guin
The Confessions of Max Tivoli by Andrew Sean Greer (HB)
The Fortress of Solitude by Jonathan Lethem
The Mammoth Book of Eyewitness Ancient Egypt
The Many Faces of Van Helsing
The Queen’s Fool by Philippa Gregory
The World’s Most Famous Math Problem (Fermat) by Marilyn vos Savant
Comfort Me with Apples by Ruth Reichl (Hardbound)
Food Court Druids, Cherohonkees (Anthropology Parody Funny!)
Three Gothic Novels (Otranto, Vathek, Vampyre)
Dirty Little Secrets of the Twentieth Century
100 Malicious Little Mysteries (Hardbound)
Dreamland Japan: Writings on Modern Manga
High Fidelity by Nick Hornby
Island of the Sequined Love Nun by Christopher Moore
Mrs. Dalloway by Virginia Woolf
Stargirl by Jerry Spinelli
The Flanders Panel by Arturo Perez-Reverte
The Good Parts: Best Erotic Writing in Modern Fiction
The Secret History by Donna Tartt (Hardbound)
A Handbook of American Prayer by Lucius Shepard
Allen Ginsberg: Collected Poems 1947-1980
Fresh Men 2: New Voices in Gay Fiction
Larklight by Philip Reeve (Hardbound, Victorian YA Sci-Fi)
Monsters in Our Midst (Edited by Robert Bloch)
Our Lady of the Lost and Found by Diane Schoemperlen
The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy by Douglas Adams
The Little Book of Bad Taste by Karl Shaw (Hardbound)
The Mammoth Book of Private Lives (Edited by Jon Lewis)
You Say Tomato: An Amusing Guide to Mispronounced Words…
To The Lighthouse by Virginia Woolf (Eudora Welty Foreword)
Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card (Popular Sci-Fi)
Neal Stephenson: In the Beginning… Was the Command Line
Gabriel Garcia Marquez: Collected Stories
Bagombo Snuff Box by Kurt Vonnegut (Short Fiction)
Coraline by Neil Gaiman
Herotica 4: Erotic Writing by Women
Slaughterhouse-Five by Kurt Vonnegut
Translations from the Poetry of Rainer Maria Rilke
Firebird: A Memoir by Mark Doty
Aspects of the Feminine by C.G. Jung
The Habits of Highly Deceptive Media (Decoding Spin & Lies)
Naked Pictures of Famous People by Jon Stewart (Daily Show)
In the Company of the Courtesan by Sarah Dunant (HB)
Jack of Fables Vol. 2: Jack of Hearts


Happy Mondays (Poetry Reading at mag:net Katipunan) supports the bi-monthly Happy Mondays poetry reading sessions at mag:net Café, Katipunan Ave. Moleskine Notebooks courtesy of will be raffled off during the event.

Come join us on its 30th installment this June 16, Monday from 7:30pm onwards.  FREE ADMISSION.

Featured readers for the night include:

1. Lourd De Veyra
2. Eric Melendez
3. Adam David
4. Mikael Co
5. Ronald Benusa
6. Kash Avena
7. Marie La Viña
8. Andrea Teran
9. Hussein Macarambon
10. Pocholo Goitia

plus special solo performances by :

1. Wincy Ong of Narda
2. Johnoy Danao of Bridge
3. Rafael San Diego

And our rock out bands for the night:

1. Los Chupacabras
2. Taggu Ndios
3. Weedisneys
4. Dissent

What is Happy Mondays?

It was in April of 2007, the first monday of the month, that the Happy Mondays Poetry Nights was successfully launched @ Mag:net Cafe in Katipunan. Now on its 30th installment — a rare feat in consistency as far as poetry readings go – the reading nights continue to feature veteran and multi-awarded pillars of the Philippine poetry scene, as well as some of the brightest and most promising young poets in the country today.

The idea of having a regular poetry reading in the cafe was conceived by Mag:Net owner Rock Drilon and young poet from the Ateneo Andrea “Drey” Teran sometime in March of last year. The goal was to establish the cafe as a regular venue for reading poems. The project was commendable since public
readings of this type are hard to come by; the opportunity to read literary works is often dependent on (and limited to) literary festivals and workshops.

The Happy Mondays Poetry Nights project has brought on stage some of the most revered and respected young and established poets in the country: from Marc Gaba, Angelo Suarez, Mookie Katigbak, and Conchitina Cruz to Marne Kilates, Marjorie Evasco, Krip Yuson, and Gemino Abad. Frontrunners in
Poetry in Filipino like Benilda Santos, Mike Coroza, Egay Samar, Joseph Saguid, and Caloy Piocos have also graced the readings.

Come and bring your own poems for the open mic session.  Happy Mondays is a bi-monthly event (every 1st and 3rd Monday of the month).  For updated announcements of the event please visit Joel Toledo’s blog at

Shelve-It: Book Review on Radio on Jam 88.3 FM

Shelve-It – the book lover’s haven on radio, features book reviews and other literary features hosted by DJ Lana every Thursdays around 8:00pm on Jam 88.3 FM.

Upcoming books to be reviewed are Caramelo by Sandra Cisneros, The Bobby Gold Stories by Anthony Bourdain and The Green House by Mario Vargas Llosa.

Copies of the books will be given away at the end of the show, courtesy of  Tune in!