June Monthly Wrap-Up

Starting today, I will give you a monthly wrap-up not only on books I have finished reading, but also other things that happened to me and to this blog. That way, you guys will be [unwillingly] updated on how interesting my life is. Well, the first half of the year went so swiftly and I am happy to report that I have finished my 2013 Reading Challenge. Hooray! Since it is only July, I decided to increase the number of books in my goal. Shall we see how many titles my huge eyes read for the last month? Books read: Read More …

Will you ever lend your books?

Do you love books like me? Have you ever had the feeling of wanting to read a book which you didn’t have a copy? Aside from the library, have you tried borrowing somewhere else, like from a friend’s book shelves? Reversing the situation, have you experienced lending books to others? How did it go? Would you let others borrow from you again? I remember having a similar conversation with a fellow blogger, Steve, who also happened to be my male lady-in-waiting and imperial book chooser (Ha! I gotcha). We exchanged some nightmarish experiences we had in lending books and our Read More …

May 2013 Wrap-Up

Books Read: 9 Hey, folks. I turned out to be busy sooner than I expected. As mentioned in my previous post, I was lucky enough to land in a different job which is closer to my educational background and interests. My first day in my second work experience blew myself away as I was immediately exposed to the nature of my company. Now, on my second month I can say that work is exciting and challenging for me. I am learning a lot and meeting various important people in the society. I even got an offer for a scholarship abroad! Read More …

My Clockwork Princess Collector’s First Edition copy just arrived!

A quick post everyone. I finally received my hard copy of the third book of The Infernal Devices by Cassandra Clare. After reading all the books in The Mortal instruments and The Infernal Devices series, I can say that this book, Clockwork Princess, is my favorite. Not only because it features me (ahem, the princess), but Clare really went overboard this time. This is her best masterpiece ever. Even though I have already read this book in my digital copy last March, nothing beats holding the real, printed version. I feel bad I won’t be able to re-read it this Read More …

April 2013 Wrap-Up

Books read: 14 For the fourth month of the year, I am happy to inform you that I am still reading! I honestly thought that I would get busy starting this month, but hey, life has full of surprises. That last clause is definitely true. A lot of things happened this month that sharing them would warrant at least two more posts. For now, let’s stick with this monthly review of the books I have read. If I Stay by Gayle Forman Rating:  4/5 I have seen this book being reviewed and talked about by fellow bookworms. The cover is Read More …

Give your books a new, personalized home this year

Are you a bookworm like me? One who itches to buy and read more books than he/she can manage in his lifetime? Are you often seen in book shops, hauling new and old books alike to add to your ever-increasing to-be-read pile? If you answer yes, then I guess I am safe to confess to you this problem I currently have. It’s a given fact that I love reading. It is an integral part of my life. Of my existence. I go as far as to say that it is my lifeline. If I didn’t discover my passion for this Read More …

Who says bookworms can’t be fashionable?

I know a lot of my blog followers and friends love reading books so I drafted this post with them in mind. Like you guys, I have a passion for reading which overshadows almost everything else. May it be studying, working, exercising, or blogging, reading will always come first. Since I was a young, reading has been my perfect hobby – a productive pursuit that I never fail to enjoy. When I was in kindergarten, I used to stay in a corner of the classroom or playground reading children books while kids my age play tag or something. After a Read More …

Replacing Gentry Book Blast + Giveaway

Replacing Gentry When Marlie agrees to attend a cadaver ball at Vanderbilt Medical School, she did not expect to actually see any cadavers. Or, that a strange apparition would issue her a chilling message. Despite the cadaver’s warning, Marlie is married a year later to Tennessee State Senator, Daniel Cannon, and living in a plantation-style mansion with two step sons. Add to the mix her growing suspicion that something is amiss with the death of Daniel’s first wife, Gentry; and newlywed Marlie is definitely in over her pretty Yankee head. What begins as an innocent inquiry into her new husband’s Read More …

Sprung Book Blast + Giveaway

Sprung (Book 2 of the Witchbound Series): Since she discovered magic, seventeen-year-old Skye Jackson’s life is almost perfect. Almost. Even perfect has its glitches. What happens when the one with all the power makes the biggest mistakes? Welcome to my life. Four months ago, I couldn’t have been happier. When my parents got divorced, I wasn’t exactly thrilled. Especially when Mom married a guy half her age. But then I found out I wasn’t the average Joana. Discovering magic existed and, best of all, I could use it, made everything easier to deal with. That is until I got a Read More …

March 2013 Wrap-up

March 2013 Wrap-up Books Read: 13 I didn’t expect I would still have a more than ten book read at the end of the month. Luckily, there’s the lent holiday from Maundy Thursday to Easter Sunday so that’s something to be thankful for as Catholic. Aside from praying and reflecting, I had free time to read more books! It’s like book marathon all over again. An update on my 2013 Goodreads Reading Challenge. When 2013 started, I decided to sign up for 50 books in a year. However, with the rate I am going, I would certainly finish the challenge Read More …