Earlier this month, March 2012, I started preparing the blog post you're reading now to celebrate
Theodor Seuss Geisel, most famously known as
I'm going to take this
A bit of history about the book-review column title: When I was a youth, my father Martin Avila Gotera had a journalistic commentary and miscellany column called "Of This and Such" in The Philippine News, a newspaper based in San Francisco and published by Alex Esclamado. As a tribute to my dad and his literary aspirations, I titled my own column with similar phrasing.
Okay, watch for future reprises of my "Of Books and Such" column in the blog. As I said above, books don't get stale, and if you go out and buy the books I reviewed back in 2004, you'll enjoy them just as much now as you would have when they were new.
Please, also, won't you comment below? I'd really love to know what you think. Thanks.
So . . . happy
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