As I kiss blogging goodbye…

Last year, I was nursing a broken heart when a colleague introduced me to blogging. It could be an outlet of my emotions, voice of my thoughts, medium of my personality, bla bla. If a sales lady talks me of buying a new can opener with her melodious voice, I know for a fact that I will purchase one even if I don’t really need it. That is why it didn’t take long for my friend to persuade me to create a free account in this platform and write a mandatory introductory post. I struggled for the first few months. Read More …

The Lucky Ones (and I’m envious)

For almost two weeks, we have participated in The Pope’s Stone Book Tour. Aside from reading the reviews made by the hosts and learning more about the author from the interview we had with him, we were also gifted by the ever generous Marc Kuhn with four paperback copies of his book as well as four elegant journals where we can write our life’s journey like that of the characters in his book. Now, the giveaway finally ends. Guess what’s next? On behalf of the author and the entire tour hosts, I would like to express our collective gratitude to Read More …

Author Interview with Marc Kuhn + Giveaway/Freebie

Two weeks ago, I hosted a tour for The Pope’s Stone, a historical fiction revolving around the lives of two descendants a century apart. I have rated the book 4 out of 5 stars and if you want to read my thoughts on this novel, you may click here. Aside from the review, I also hosted an international giveaway. Four lucky winners will be electronically drawn using rafflecopter and will receive a paperback copy of the book plus a simple journal. At this point I would like to give the spotlight to the person behind the brilliantly written and wonderfully Read More …

First Blog Anniversary Winner + another giveaway

I would like to thank everyone for participating in my first blog anniversary giveaway. Until now, I am very much overwhelmed by your support. I hope that I will be able to continue giving you interesting and thought-provoking posts. I will try my very best to maintain writing here so as not to disappoint you guys. Together, let’s have more years of blogging! Please feel free to let me know your comments and suggestions on how I can improve my site. Do you think I should do tutorials just like one visitor suggested? That sounds refreshing though I am at Read More …

Join my current giveaways!

Don’t forget to join my first blogiversary giveaway. Who knows? You might win the $30 gift certificate from Sincerely Sweet Boutique. Now, hurry up and join. This will be ending soon!   Click the link below to be directed to my blog anniversary post with the giveaway. My first blog anniversary giveaway On another note, I have another giveaway going on in my site. Want to win a free paperback and a journal? Then join the giveaway and get yourself be included in the draw. Four winners will be chosen to win the combo package. Open internationally. Click the link Read More …

My first blog anniversary + giveaway

It seems not so long ago when I started creating this blog and was surprised when a WordPress notification congratulated me for celebrating my first year in the platform. Wow. I didn’t imagine that I could maintain a blog for this long and it came as a surprise. I made it to my first year! The feeling is incomparable. This is my first blog ever and I feel very much accomplished to see how far I already am from last year. I created this blog as an outlet of my feelings, thoughts, and opinions. Honestly, I was nursing a heart Read More …

2012 in review: My blogging life so far

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2012 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: 4,329 films were submitted to the 2012 Cannes Film Festival. This blog had 21,000 views in 2012. If each view were a film, this blog would power 5 Film Festivals Click here to see the complete report.

A Very Inspiring Blog Award

Daryl of Here I Sit is kind enough as to nominate me in another award. Whoa! This is getting overwhelming; just last week I wrote about an acceptance post for Gargie and Liebster Awards. Now, another fellow blogger noticed me and my writing and I am so pleased to share this with you guys! Thank you very much Chaplain Densford for this recognition! Now, for the rules in accepting this award: 1. Display the award logo on your blog 2. Link back to the person who nominated you. 3. State seven things about yourself. 4. Nominate fifteen other bloggers for Read More …

10 Gift Ideas for Bookworms (Books excluded!)

There are only 18 days before Christmas and we can already feel the Yuletide Season! Shops displaying holiday icons, FM radios playing Christmas songs, shopping malls offering great sales are some signs that the festive season is arriving. In this time, the spirit of love is apparent in the air and the art of giving gifts is also common. Along with that comes the most common problem some of us have – what shall I give him/her? For this post, I am offering my list of gift suggestions for us, bookworms! Who else? Now, for a change, and as what Read More …

The Drought by Steven Scaffardi: Author interview, book review + giveaway!

  Summary: Dan Hilles is a pretty regular kind of guy – regular job, regular bunch of mates, regular male aversion to shopping. But following his break-up with long-term girlfriend, Stacey, he finds himself single again. He’s been out of the game for a while and is a little out of practice. Soon, the very irregular and increasingly worrying issue in Dan’s life is the extended drought he finds himself suffering. And we’re not talking the climate change, scorched earth, God I’m parched variety. You’ve got to hand it to Dan though – it certainly isn’t from a lack of Read More …