Mina V. Esguerra’s latest book, What Kind of Day, holds the distinction of being the first e-book I pre-ordered since I started reading on my Kindle app. Ang saya pala! I think I’ll do this more often when budget permits.😉
What is it about?
When a senator’s (ex)speechwriter absentmindedly enters a tour van by mistake, he crosses paths with an ex-colleague who now makes a career out of something she’s passionate about. He, on the other hand, laments at the sudden turn of events which ended a promising career. Naya’s “See This Manila” tour becomes Ben’s refuge on the worst day of his life and they forge a connection that surprisingly lingers even after losing contact (a mutual decision) for several months.
While I’m not exactly sold on how fast their relationship developed in one day, I thought it was responsible of Ben and Naya to take some time apart (after a scorching night together) to re-evaluate their priorities in life. It was a grown-up thing to do. The issues they were dealing with? Mina hit the right notes without being preachy. The best part? This is a book about thirty-something characters!