Thursday, November 22, 2007

Lost Copy

Well, this is embarrassing.

It seems that I can't finish my review of Philippine Genre Stories' third issue in the short time that I assumed, because I've misplaced my copy. I'm sure that I left it by the bookshelf in my room the other day. Considering the mess around here, however, it's unlikely that I'll find it for a while.

That means that I'll have to grab another copy tomorrow. I promised myself that I won't write any other new posts (apart from this one) until I finish the review.

So far, I've managed to get three reviews up. "Tuko" got written first because it was the first thing I read from the new issue. "Homer's Child" and "Muse" were the most striking pieces for me apart from Mr. Escano's work, so I was able to construct both of them from memory (save for their writers' e-mail addresses, so I haven't sent them the letters yet).

As for the others... I've already read "Twinspeak" and "The Devil is in the Details", but I'd like to go over them again in case I missed anything. I haven't read "Y" yet, and I saved Robert Frazier's piece for last, so if I really need to read anything badly, it's those two.

There's probably some logic to the order in which I read the stories in each new anthology. Maybe someday I'll explore that.

For now, though... I have the new copy to worry about, first.

7 comments:

Ailee Through the Looking Glass said...

This is actually quite reassuring, that I'm not the only one who loses stuff inside her own room. I once bought a bunch of storybooks for my friend's son for Christmas, and when it came time to wrap the damn things I couldn't find them! I turned my room upside down, and they were just gone. I had to buy him another present instead. Then, months later, the books magically turned up. I have a feeling your book will reappear sooner or later too. :p

Sean said...

Ailee: Yes, it did... about fifteen minutes after I bought the replacement copy. :(

Ida said...

So... you now have 2 copies and no use for the other one? Can I have it? :)
(Where'd you buy your replacement copy? I can't find any in A Different Bookstore in Serendra nor Fully Booked in Bonifacio High Street. :( )

Sean said...

Ida: Whoa... there are no more copies in the Bonifacio High Street branch? I guess that Charles's plug must have been effective...

And yes, I can give you the extra copy if you want. I picked it up early last weekend at Bibliarch in the Glorietta mall. (The place is also affiliated with Fully Booked, now that I think about it.)

Sean said...

Ida: Ah, yes... you can e-mail me at saito_ichikawa (at) yahoo (dot) com, although I confess that I've got a pretty bad schedule up ahead...

Ida said...

"Whoa... there are no more copies in the Bonifacio High Street branch? I guess that Charles's plug must have been effective..."

Either that, or my eyes aren't as clear as I thought they were. I went to Bibliarch in Glorietta some time ago, too and didn't find any. And for some reason the staff I asked (both in Fully Booked and Glorietta) weren't a lot of help.

I've got issues 1 and 2, but somehow this 3rd one is so elusive.

Sean said...

Ida: The people in Fully Booked usually aren't of much help in locating digest-sized magazines, because they keep expecting "Philippine Genre Stories" and others like it to be full-fledged books. And it has been about three months since the issue first came out...