Saturday, August 13, 2016

Review + Interview: The Summer That Melted Everything

Hi! After a long while, a review! I was supposed to post this on its release day, but my schedule got full and the weather right now... didn't let me do so, but here it is! I also contacted the author for an interview, and she agreed. I literally can't wait to share with you what I thought of this, so let's get into the review! This is about to get LONG, but it's really worthwhile. This book is everything.

Wednesday, August 10, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Furthermore

Sorry I haven't been able to post last week! Anyway, here's my pick for this week's Waiting on Wednesday. It's by one of my favorite authors, and I'm really ecstatic to share my glee for this wonder! Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly event hosted by Breaking the Spine.

Thursday, July 28, 2016

How Did Book Blogging Change My Life?

I was inspired by Bibliophile Soprano's Post on the same matter, and I thought that it'd be appropriate for me to do the same sort of post, since I just came back from a really long hiatus some weeks ago. I rarely do this kind of post, so it's kind of relatively unfamiliar with me. I think I'll also include some sort of progress report regarding my blog! Fingers crossed!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Waiting On Wednesday: Gemina

It's time for another Waiting on Wednesday! This week, I'm featuring this really awesome sequel to a really awesome book. I'm sure many of you have read the precious thing called Illuminae. And I'm also pretty sure you're aware of its sequel called Gemina!

Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine. Check out their site here to see other WoWs!

Sunday, July 24, 2016

I'm joining the Comment Challenge!

Hello! Today I'm thrilled to announce that I'll be joining this year's Summer Comment Challenge! This post will entail whatever expectations I might have, and some other information about this event! 

What's It About?

  • The Comment Challenge is an event hosted by Lana @ Flylef and Alicia @ A Kernel of Nonsense.
  • It aims to promote interaction within bloggers and bookish people.
  • Bloggers will get partners, and they'll comment on each other's blogs depending on their preference (5-10 or 11-20. In my case, I actually forgot which one I picked... In any case I'll try to comment as much and as best as I can!)
  • August is the final month of this challenge, and there's a giveaway among the participants!

What I Look Forward To

Since I haven't participated in either June or July events, I'm very much looking forward to meet/interact with my fellow bloggers! I'm really trying to expand and grow as a blogger, and I think this challenge is a very good avenue to do so!


That's it for this little announcement! I really do hope for the best for this Comment Challenge! Oh and by the way, we're using the hashtag #commentchallenge2016 to spread updates!


Thursday, July 14, 2016

Event Recap: Bookworms Unite 2.0! (2016)

Last Saturday, we held Bookworms Unite for the second time, at Tweedle Cafe in Tomas Morato, Quezon City. Fair warning: This post may be LONG. In a nutshell, Bookworms Unite 2016 was sooooooo fun, and I really do hope that there'd be a next time! 

Wednesday, July 13, 2016

Waiting on Wednesday: Tales of the Peculiar


Gee, it's been a while since I've done one of these! This week, I'm still on a Peculiar roll, so I'm picking Ransom Riggs's Tales of the Peculiar! Note: Waiting on Wednesday is a weekly meme made by Breaking The Spine.

Monday, July 11, 2016

Review: Hollow City

Thursday, July 7, 2016

Review: Onyx Webb Book 1

After a LONG while, a review!
This book was sent to me by the author in exchange for an honest review. Some goodies also came in with the book!

Tuesday, July 5, 2016

I'M BACK!!! (And also, a fun announcement)


Hi! After a VERY long while, I'm able to post again! Terribly sorry for this hiatus. But I'm here, and I'm not going anywhere (for the meantime)! This post will entail whatever reason/s I may have for succumbing to a hiatus, as well as a very fun announcement for a very fun something!

Saturday, May 14, 2016

[Blog Tour] Excerpt: Frannie and Tru by Karen Hattrup

Finally! Another blog tour! This time, it's the 2016 release Frannie and Tru! I'm so excited to post this. I missed getting interesting excerpts! Thanks so much, Paper Boulevard, for making this tour possible. Go ahead and click on the banner for more juicy details (and possibly a review) about this book!

"Absorbing, electrifying, and achingly relatable. Frannie and Tru is a book with a pulse.” — Becky Albertalli, author of Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda

Friday, May 6, 2016

The Pinoy Food Book Tag! A COLLABORATION

Hey! Today I've got something exciting! So.... Here in the Philippines we have interesting palates that always crave for those nostalgic, often very flavorful food that we've known since we were babes. And so I (or we) thought "Why not make a book tag out of this?" And here it is! What's more, this is an exciting COLLAB post with my friend Matt from Reading with Luigi! Basically, we exchanged answers and decided to post each other's responses on our blogs. So what you'll be seeing today will be MATT'S answers! Check out MY answers HERE!

Sunday, April 24, 2016

Review: ILLUMINAE!!!!

Title: Illuminae (The Illuminae Files #1)
Authors: Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff
Number of Pages: 599 (HB)
Publication Date: October 20, 2015
Publisher: Knopf Books for Young Readers

Synopsis

This morning, Kady thought breaking up with Ezra was the hardest thing she’d have to do.

This afternoon, her planet was invaded.


The year is 2575, and two rival megacorporations are at war over a planet that’s little more than an ice-covered speck at the edge of the universe. Too bad nobody thought to warn the people living on it. With enemy fire raining down on them, Kady and Ezra—who are barely even talking to each other—are forced to fight their way onto an evacuating fleet, with an enemy warship in hot pursuit.


But their problems are just getting started. A deadly plague has broken out and is mutating, with terrifying results; the fleet's AI, which should be protecting them, may actually be their enemy; and nobody in charge will say what’s really going on. As Kady hacks into a tangled web of data to find the truth, it's clear only one person can help her bring it all to light: the ex-boyfriend she swore she'd never speak to again.


Told through a fascinating dossier of hacked documents—including emails, schematics, military files, IMs, medical reports, interviews, and more—Illuminae is the first book in a heart-stopping, high-octane trilogy about lives interrupted, the price of truth, and the courage of everyday heroes.

Friday, April 22, 2016

YES A REVIEW: Please Don't Tell

Title: Please Don't Tell
Author: Laura Tims
Number of Pages: 352 (HB)
Publication Date: May 24, 2016
Publisher: HarperCollins

Synopsis

Joy killed Adam Gordon—at least, that’s what she thinks. The night of the party is hazy at best. But she knows what Adam did to her twin sister, Grace, and she knows he had to pay for it.
What Joy doesn’t expect is that someone else saw what happened. And one night a note is shoved through her open window, threatening Joy that all will be revealed. Now the anonymous blackmailer starts using Joy to expose the secrets of their placid hometown. And as the demands escalate, Joy must somehow uncover the blackmailer’s identity before Joy is forced to make a terrible choice.
In this darkly compelling narrative, debut author Laura Tims explores the complicated relationship between two sisters, and what one will do for the other. It’s a story that will keep readers turning pages and questioning their own sense of right and wrong.

Tuesday, April 19, 2016

25 Bookish Facts About Me!

Gosh, I've been wanting to do this for a long time now! It's just that I've been so busy with stuff that I hadn't gotten around writing it. Anyway, here it is! 25 (hopefully) bookish facts about me! Wait. I want to thank Matt, from Reading With Luigi, for tagging me! 

Friday, April 15, 2016

Review: Pip Bartlett's Guide To Magical Creatures

Title: Pip Bartlett's Guide To Magical Creatures
Authors: Jackson Pearce, Maggie Stiefvater
Number of Pages: 192 (HB)
Publication Date: April 28, 2015
Publisher: Scholastic Press

Synopsis

Pip is a girl who can talk to magical creatures. Her aunt is a vet for magical creatures. And her new friend Tomas is allergic to most magical creatures. When things go amok—and they often go amok—Pip consults Jeffrey Higgleston’s Guide to Magical Creatures, a reference work that Pip finds herself constantly amending. Because dealing with magical creatures like unicorns, griffins, and fuzzles doesn’t just require book knowledge—it requires hands-on experience and thinking on your feet. For example, when fuzzles (which have an awful habit of bursting into flame when they’re agitated) invade your town, it’s not enough to know what the fuzzles are—Pip and Tomas also must trace the fuzzles’ agitation to its source, and in doing so, save the whole town.
NOTE: I'd like to thank Pinoy Book Tours for giving me the opportunity to review this book!

Monday, March 28, 2016

[Blog Tour] Review: Unscripted Joss Byrd

Hey! Today we have another book tour! In this case, I took the liberty to read and review the featured book, Unscripted Joss Byrd by Lygia Day Peñaflor. And I can say that I LIKED it! This tour is hosted by Jasmine Pearl, from Jasmine Pearl Reads! Click the banner to visit her!

Wednesday, March 23, 2016

My MARCH Bookish To-Do List!

Hey! Okay, we're somewhere in the middle of March right now, but I wanted to share with you guys what I've been up to when it comes tor reading (finally, some action), and I know, it's gonna be hard for me to do these over such a short time now. Well, if anything, should I not finish this list entirely, I'm gonna have to carry-over the unfinished business onto my April schedule. This is the first time I'm having a reading plan, so wish me luck!

Tuesday, March 15, 2016

INTERVIEW: All About Studying In England

Hi there! My previous post was all about exploring new places and well, studying. And at the end of that post, I mentioned something that is still connected to what I talked about recently. Today, I'll be sharing with you guys my interview with Jamie Mills, a graduate of Philosophy, Politics, and Economics from Magdalen College, Oxford! I contacted him for a school newspaper article, but it got cut because of space and publication. Nevertheless, I still want to share this with all of you because it seems extremely interesting to me!

Monday, March 7, 2016

On Journeys, Cluelessness, and Inspiration

For the past few days, my face has been exactly like the one above. Right now, I'm still being thwarted with excitement, to the point of teary-eyes in almost all instances. It's just that I can't believe that it's finally happening, that this is occurring. And if you want to know what that is, well...... you'll have to read on!

Saturday, February 27, 2016

NO HOLDING BACK: A Giveaway + Cover Reveal


Hello people of the bookish community! Okay. So you should know that I'm Filipino. And I'm 100% eager to support authors who are also fellow Filipinos. One of those is Miss Kate Evangelista, who is a lovely and generous being. I admire her as a person and as a writer, and I'm sooooooo excited to share with you guys the cover of her upcoming book, No Holding Back! This is part of her international giveaway for the book!

Monday, February 8, 2016

Today I'm Sharing One Of My Poems For The Very First Time

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It's gonna be my first time sharing with you guys one of the poems that I've written! Okay, some may have noticed that this is actually in my new year's resolution about blogging. No, I'm not trying to steal attention by posting unreal stuff. It's just that even if I'm a very secret-y person, I also want to try and let this side of me (the writer side) be exposed to people. I want to express the emotions that I deem "okay" enough to share. So yeah. I hope you find this poem "not bad". BE WARNED! SOME PROFANITY AHEAD!

Thursday, February 4, 2016

Review: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe

12000020Title: Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe
Author: Benjamin Alire Sáenz
Number of Pages: 359 (HB)
Date of Publication: February 21, 2012
Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Synopsis:

A lyrical novel about family and friendship from critically acclaimed author Benjamin Alire Sáenz. 
Aristotle is an angry teen with a brother in prison. Dante is a know-it-all who has an unusual way of looking at the world. When the two meet at the swimming pool, they seem to have nothing in common. But as the loners start spending time together, they discover that they share a special friendship—the kind that changes lives and lasts a lifetime. And it is through this friendship that Ari and Dante will learn the most important truths about themselves and the kind of people they want to be.


Sunday, January 17, 2016

Page 18 of 356! And with that......A new tag!

Hi! Yep, it might be a bit late, but I still want to do this book tag because it's timely and it's been too long since my last book tag! First of all, I want to thank Luigi from Reading With Luigi for tagging me in this shenanigan! Basically, this tag is all about sharing my past year with you guys and welcoming the new one!

Friday, January 8, 2016

[Blog Tour] REVIEW: Paradise Drive

Today I'm gonna be sharing with you all something new. I've always loved poetry, and upon discovering that there's a blog tour by Poetic Book Tours for a Sonnet collection this January, I immediately signed up for it!

You can follow the Tour here:

January 1: Eva Lucia (review)
January 5: Everything Distils Into Reading (review)
January 6: Jorie Loves a Story (review)
January 7: I’d Rather Be at the Beach (review)
January 9: Eccentric Everything (review)
January 11: Musings of a Bookish Kitty (review)
January 13: Diary of an Eccentric (Video post)
January 15: True Book Addict (review)
January 20: I’m Lost in Books (video post)
January 25: Emma Eden Ramos (review)
January 26: Bookgirl’s Nightstand (video post)
January 27: Necromancy Never Pays (review)
January 28: Suko’s Notebook (review)
January 30: Create With Joy (review)
January 30: Absurd Book Nerd (review)

Title: Paradise Drive
Author: Rebecca Foust
Number of Pages: 114 (TBP)
Publication Date: April 24, 2015
Publisher: Press53

Synopsis:

Paradise Drive links 80 sonnets in a narrative about a modern Pilgrim on a journey from rust belt Pennsylvania to the glittering suburbs of Marin County, California. The book takes great pleasure in questioning, tinkering with, and ultimately exploding the sonnet form. It has been well received, with more than 50 reviews and features since its release last April. Rumpus and the Washington Review of Books included it in their National Poetry Month picks.