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janusvielle

The Blair Book Project

Hello! I'm Janus. I am a 3D Graphics Artist by profession, and a proud Book Addict - i mean Enthusiast, and Blogger. I'm very much into Young Adult and Fantasy genre but I open myself to reading other genres from time to time. I run a blog launched as The Blair Book Project on Blogger, where I post entries such as my book reviews and other book related articles. I obviously got the name of this blog for the movie "The Blair Witch Project," why the name you may ask? I have no idea! I just thought it had a good ring to it. Ha! Ha! I post reviews twice a week and I regularly participate in book memes and features that readers and blogger all over the globe share their book interests (i.e. In My Malibox, Top Ten Tuesdays, etc). I have 230 GFC Followers. My blog has over 37,000 pageviews history and have roughly 200 page views per day. I have written over 267 reviews since my span of blogging. I am also an avid Instagram user, with over 350 followers, where I post pictures mostly of books I'm currently reading, books I got for review, galleys, purchased from bookstores, etc. (Statistics as of March 2013). My book reviews are not exactly "reviews" in a sense because I simply just type down what I feel about the book. What I write is solely my opinion and should not be taken as a definite basis of how the book is to be judged entirely. We all have different likes and dislikes so please do understand that although I'm very optimistic about the books I read, there will be negative comments towards those that I don't find suiting for my taste. BLOG URL: http://theblairbookproject.blogspot.com/ GOODREADS ACCOUNT: http://goodreads.com/janusvielle AMAZON: https://www.amazon.com/gp/pdp/profile/AFAGLA0UYBOMH?ie=UTF8&ref_=ya_56 INSTAGRAM: @janusvielle

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Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin

Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin - Bob Ong I feel awful about this, but I didn’t enjoy this book as much as I thought I would.I love Bob Ong, I mean, who doesn’t? He’s one of the most influential authors I’ve read. I always thought that if you want an eye-opener or a straightforward reality check on the Philippines and its citizens’ flaws, Bob Ong is your man. You only need to open one of his books to make you feel guilty of your own biases and try to change for the better. At least to me, it’s a constant feeling I get whenever I read any of his books. With Lumayo Ka Nga Sa Akin (meaning “Get away from me” in English) though, I just felt annoyed.This book is about the clichés of Philippine films and how badly the media can easily influence, to put it lightly (manipulate would be a better word), the Filipino people. The book is written in a script-like format where you see the dialog, setting and whatnot of each scene that is supposedly parts of a film.As much as I think this book tackled on a lot of serious problems regarding the film and media industry of the Philippines, reading this was tedious because of the “parinig” approach (I don’t know how to properly explain it in English but it means: “a method of avoiding direct confrontation with somebody by talking/complaining within his or her earshot while acting as though one is addressing it to no one” Source: Y! Answers). I understand what the author is trying to point out to its readers, but somehow all the sarcasm just made it hard for me to appreciate it. I know that aside from the jokes and bickers, there are sardonic takes on the issues whenever Bob Ong writes his books. After reading the other 8 books though, I feel like the whole tactic is just getting old. For more of my reviews, please visit my blog: The Blair Book Project @ www.theblairbookproject.blogspot.com