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CollectionsYour library (437), Currently reading (1), All collections (437)

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TagsFilipiniana (228), Uploaded Covers (102), Philippine History (77), Philippines (74), Rare Books (67), Compilations (67), Philippine Literature (63), Essays (63), Biography (43), Fine Arts (40) — see all tags

MediaNot set (131), Book (306), Paper Book (214), Audiobook (1)

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About meVisual artist, practicing illustrator, publications designer and design consultant. Philippines.

Attracted to bookstores, bookshelves, book sales, book trades, book launches, old books, sellers of old books, hand-me-down books, unusual books, usual books, first editions, used books, books with ethos, hand-made books.

Addicted to the smell of printing ink and paper, printing ink on paper. Has documented the process of local smythe-sewn bound books, and salutes all printing press workers. Also dedicating this page in memory of Boy, one of the best manual strippers, and MB, who mastered smythe and hard binding.

Remembers those who give her books or CDs than expensive perfumes, jewelry or the most expensive cellphone (which actually is rare). [added]: Very special thanks to MJB, Irosa, Isabel T., Carlo C., and AMA for adding to my collection.

Enamoured with technology since learning to overcome and handle it to my advantage; also, believes that everything is possible with technology, especially after the "millenium bug" turned out to be a dud at the time when it was supposed to have brought down the global network.

Anyway, if you stumble upon this initial entry, come back again because it may change; still getting to know more about the site.

Finally, the photo you see is of one of my books. The mug is a gift bought from the shop of the Art Institute of Chicago. It's black, with the signatures and insignia of some of the famous modern artists of the West, in white.

Anyway, 41 books initially catalogued for starters, in between illustrating and doing roughs, or about 4 hours' worth of searching and cataloguing. I think this will be a weekly project instead, so, just check it out.

About my libraryMy library consists of books from my mother's collection, purchases by me when I started earning my keep, and gifts from friends and family. My mother complains that I spend more on books (and music) than on clothes or other things.

I hope to one day purchase the old card catalog cabinets of the UP Main library for my own, and have my own sanctuary with walls of shelves lined with books and other reads from floor to ceiling. Right now, though, our books can be found in all available corners, on surfaces and table tops in our house. Another complaint of hers.
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Let's see, there are many Filipino books and authors in the list but with very little detail. So, I hope to be able to contribute in expanding the list of books by Filipinos on LibraryThing. That, for me, is a better goal, rather than just showing what books I have.
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Oct 9 07 +41 books
Oct 10 07 +117; edited 'binding' on PCIJ books; uploaded book covers on PCIJ, ADMU Press and other newly-entered books; 1, 5 total catalogued; entered 'Turn of the Century'/GCF Books.
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10 Oct 07: A few books I did the covers and/or interior designs of have finally been catalogued. It took some searching, but the effort was worth it. Among these are: Voices and Scenes of the Past: The Philippine-American War Retold (hard/soft cover) [cover/interior design], Diary of the War : WWII Memoirs of Lt. Col. Anastacio Campo [cover design], Women In Brackets [cover/interior design] and News For Sale [cover/design] need some more details entered.
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11 Oct 07 +41 Entries by ISBN, LC only. No manual entries today, save for 1, below:
11 Oct 07 +01 Manual Entry: Folk Christianity, F. Landa Jocano. Total: 200
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12 Oct 07 +01 Entries by ISBN: Piglet Is Entirely Surrounded by Water Storybook (Pooh Storybook) Total: 201
> 10:45 a.m. Uploaded covers: A. Appel, S. Araneta, Calder, A. Eggum, D.G. Fernandez (Tikim), M. Diokno, MTV Unplugged, E.O. Parrot, W.H. Scott (CHIPS), S.K.Tan, C. Thomas, Women In Sync Vol.1
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23 Oct 07 +30 by ISBN and Manual entries Total: 231
Thank you, LT! Updated catalog to include 29 titles; 21 manually, including Price of Freedom, ASEAN-COCI books, Coates' Rizal in Tagalog, Miscellaneous Writings of Dr. jose Rizal, the El Fili and the rare Noli 1909 copy.
26 Oct 07 +08 by ISBN and Manual entries Total: 239
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GroupsArt & Books, Art is Life, Book Care and Repair, Comics, French Connection, Museum!, Non-Fiction Readers, Paulo Coelho, PinoyThing!, Rare, Old or Offbeat

Homepagehttp://krvilla.blogspot.com

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Real nameKarissa Villa

LocationPhilippines

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Member sinceOct 9, 2007

Currently readingThe world of Light, the Wind and the Guardian Deities by Yasuo Higa

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