Friday, August 2, 2013

Bookworming: All's Fair in Blog and War by Chrissie Peria

I haven't read an e-book in a while. I actually read e-books on my iPod Touch (they're handy when traveling and such), and I've filled up my virtual bookshelf with so many digital books that I haven't gotten around to reading everything. However, in general, I still love paper books. I like that I can stare at them lovingly on my bookshelf and feel the pages in my hands.

Recently though, I got back to reading on my iPod Touch because my online friend Chrissie Peria of Kitchen Cow and Kingdom Cow aka Kaoko wrote an e-book! I'm pretty proud of this girl. I used to meet up with her to obsess over bento and now she's an author. When I found out through her blog, I went to Smashwords with a quickness and bought the e-book. Anyway, the book's called All's Fair in Blog and War. I started it one Saturday noon and finished it in around a couple of hours.

Posted this picture in my Instagram and Tumblr before I started reading.

All's Fair in Blog and War is a novella about love and blogging. It's actually local chick lit with a sprinkling of international flavor. It gives you a lot of fun Philippine tidbits, but it also takes you to the old world-new world streets of Macau. It's a story about travel bloggers named Five Cuevas and Jesse Ruiz who don't like each other but were forced to go on a trip together. Now that makes it seem like it would be predictable, but the book is all about the journey, not the destination, and what a wonderful journey it was. It was pretty cute! I got really kilig with it.

Since it's about blogging, the book comes with accompanying Twitter and Instagram accounts, so you get a solid feel for the story. You'll see all the places, food, and other travel miscellany that were talked about in the book. Check out 5travels on Twitter, wanderingcamera on Twitter, and fivetravels on Instagram.

All's Fair in Blog and War is a happy little book that will make you want to find a cool travel buddy and explore new places. Read it on a gloomy day and it will cheer you right up! It's only $0.99 on Smashwords and you get it in all formats. The kindle edition is also available over at Amazon. Go get it friends!

p.s. Check out that pretty cover art by Cla Ines, who also did the design for this site.

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