Shoot That Book combines my passion for books and my tendency to become trigger happy with a camera. My lack of photography skills is compensated by my enthusiasm. Basically, I like taking pictures of books.
Remember my friend Chuchay from a previous Shoot That Book post? Well, I decided to feature her again here on the blog because of an interesting story. Here she is, holding up what I gave her for Christmas this year:
I gave my high school barkada a humor book each and mixed things up by adding a different Filipino chick lit novel for each girlfriend. Here’s a snapshot of one of the pages of the humor book:
I didn’t wrap the gifts anymore because I wanted them to see the titles right away (yeah, yeah, I was lazy too). It’s always fun when gift recipients like want you give them, right? My friends were all, “Hey, I’ve read this!” and “Can we swap after you finish reading yours?” So Chuchay got My Imaginary Ex by my favorite Filipino chick lit author, Mina V. Esguerra. I told her that my favorite Mina book is Fairy Tale Fail and I got out my Kindle to show her. I guess she wanted to sample the writing so she started reading it. Pretty soon, she was so engrossed that she just sat on the other end of the table in Starbucks while the rest of us chatted. She ended up finishing the whole thing in one sitting! This made me happy because it reminded me of my own experience with Fairy Tale Fail: I remember buying it then loading it on my Kindle, decided to read a bit before sleeping but then I didn’t stop until I reached the end. My friend Chuchay has now finished My Imaginary Ex and is looking forward to reading Mina’s other books. Maybe she can read Love Your Frenemies on my Kindle the next time we meet up. 😛 Mina, looks like you have another fan.
What about the rest of you, what books have you given as Christmas gifts that turned out to be winners?