Book to Basics #28 Table for Two by Marla Miniano

I had an afternoon to spare and I had nothing better to do (or no other better idea available) than to read a book. Who was I to argue anyway? I love books. I'll be stuck at Starbucks for hours waiting for my sister. It isn't rocket science.

I brought with me two of the chic-lits I had lying around that I have yet opened. I usually have books like these waiting for rare opportunities to lollygag such as that day when surprisingly, I decided to give myself an afternoon to do nothing (stressful).

I chose to read Table for Two by Marla Miniano and Girl Meets World by Claire Betita de Guzman. Here, let me talk about Table for Two.

The Question: Where will love find you? My answer: Love will find me where there are sunflowers. :)
As always, chic-lits are what Lifestyle Network shows are to me. Fascinating, sensible, entertaining, but not as relatable. Nonetheless, they do serve the purpose of the aforementioned qualities and I appreciate chic-lits for that. Sometimes I do want to curl up with a book that will not make me cry or question my thoughts or principles about life and all the other important matters related to life. Chic-lits are comforting and are nostalgic because whenever I read chic-lits, I always end up reminiscing. I always bring myself to a place where I am younger and I am easier to please.

Usually, I look back on a version of me that I think will best appreciate the chic-lit I am reading/have read. When I read Table for Two, I can't help but wish I was back in college... giddy, inspired, emotional, vulnerable, gullible, and rich! haha I couldn't resist looking back on the days when all roads led to Starbucks. :)

Table for Two is great for newly graduates, specifically why I thought of sharing it now too. I would love to take the role of an older person and say, "I've been there, so I know how it feels." that's why after closing Table for Two, I nod with a pleasant smile knowing that somewhere someone who is holding a very young yet excited heart is going through something so familiar yet quite far out of sight already.

Ooh, with that said, I think Table for Two is also a book for people like me who find comfort in looking back, in retracing the steps and in regretting the mistakes and in celebrating the "well-orchestrated" events that took place between the version that can relate and the version that is estranged. :)

As the book says, everything is fleeting, I agree, but what matters the most are the decisions we make to seize our days--whichever part of it we choose to seize, and whichever part if it, we miss.

Table for Two (Php 150) is available at Fully Booked. For inquiries, visit their website here.



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  1. This might make an interesting read. Great post! :D I looove books! :D


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