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  • 2012 / 12 / 31

    Greetings + Week 01. Stacking The Shelves

    Here on my side it’s only less than three hours before 2012 completely leave us and we’re going to say hello to 2013. I wish the 2013 will be a better year for me. 2012 is good but I have some miserable days, I hope there’s more fun this coming New Year. Enough being sentimental, this is my last for 2012 I’ll just gonna combined my new year greeting post with stacking the shelves, saves me some time since I’m—

  • 2012 / 12 / 30

    On Dublin Street

    Author: Samantha Young Series: (On Dublin Street #1) Published: December 31st 2012 (first published August 31st 2012) Publisher: NAL Trade Categories: Adult, Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: When it comes to adult book I liked it best when it also offers humor and an actual plot aside from the expected sexy moments. On Dublin Street by Samantha Young shines best when it comes to that. I enjoyed the quirkiness of the female lead, Joss, despite her sarcastic comedic antics serve more—

  • 2012 / 12 / 29

    Hopeless

    Author: Colleen Hoover Published: December 19th 2012 Publisher: Self Published Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: “Live. If you mix the letters up in the words like and love, you get live. You can use that word.” Here’s another emotional, heart-wrenching touch that is Ms. Hoover’s writing. But if you’re expecting that this one is like Slammed, you got your hopes wrong. This is definitely a departure from her other two earlier novels. But the emotions poured in here is the—

  • 2012 / 12 / 27

    2012 Best of the Best!

    2012 is not as great as 2011…well, that’s just me. But it is still an awesome year for books. There are definitely cool titles I’ve read this year that warrants recognition so I decided to award them in their well deserving categories. Check ‘em out:    Best Book of 2012! It’s not even a full pledge book, but I still gave this award to DESTROY ME by Tahereh Mafi. This book is just too darn good for me. I love it.—

  • 2012 / 12 / 25

    Merry Christmas!

    MALIGAYANG PASKO! Greetings from this side of the world. I hope y’all are having a good time with your loved ones! Children love Christmas day. Image © http://lerms.deviantart.com. Found @ http://vi.sualize.us Always remember why we are celebrating this day. Therefore the Lord himself shall give you a sign; Behold, a virgin shall conceive, and bear a son, and shall call his name Immanuel. — Isaiah 7:14 King James Version (KJV)

  • 2012 / 12 / 24

    Week 52. Stacking The Shelves

    Here’s my book stash for this week. Check out what has added on my reading/review stack. “Stacking The Shelves” is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’ s Reviews. The meme is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. [*] MERRY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE!!! And with the holiday break I’ll try to read the books on my pile that I accumulated from past few weeks, as well as these titles that I—

  • 2012 / 12 / 24

    Nobody But Us

    Author: Kristin Halbrook Expected publication: January 29th 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction Rating: I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss. Thank you. I went and search for Bonnie and Clyde as this book’s characters are being compared to these people. According to my three seconds research, they are well-known outlaws who traveled around US in the 30’s. So I guess it got the ‘travelling’ part, right. But to compare it to If I Stay, one of my—

  • 2012 / 12 / 18

    Week 51. Top Ten Tuesday

    Tuesday is for top ten list! Here’s mine! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that bloggers will answer. And for this week’s topic: December 11: Top Ten Books I Read In 2012 Top ten books I read this year. If you check my goodreads account you’ll notice that I have included books that I’ve rated four stars and excluded those I gave a—

  • 2012 / 12 / 17

    Week 51. Stacking The Shelves

    Here’s my book stash for this week. Check out what has added on my reading/review stack. “Stacking The Shelves” is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’ s Reviews. The meme is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual. [*] It’s the most wonderful time of the year! And I think my book haul for this week can attest to that. I received plenty of ARCs from Harper through Edelweiss and—

  • 2012 / 12 / 15

    Requiem

    Author: Lauren Oliver Series: (Delirium #3) Expected publication: March 5th 2013 Publisher: HarperTeen Categories: Dystopia, Fantasy, Science Fiction Rating: I received an eARC from HarperTeen via Edelweiss. Thank you. “Who knows? Maybe they’re right. Maybe we’re driven crazy by our feelings. Maybe love is a disease, and we would better off without it.” – Lena For fans, especially after that huge cliffhanger in Pandemonium the anticipation level is at its peak. Alex’s comeback didn’t just shake Lena’s system but also—

  • 2012 / 12 / 15

    Through the Ever Night

    Author: Veronica Rossi Series: (Under the Never Sky #2) Expected publication: January 8th 2013 Publisher: HarperCollins Categories: Dystopia, Fantasy, Science Fiction Rating: I received an eARC from HarperCollins via Edelweiss. Thank you. Not in a million years did I think that I will be able to read this book in advance. I’m patiently waiting in the sidelines, envied those who have read it (or those currently reading it). But when the opportunity came I immediately grabbed it. I’m so excited—

  • 2012 / 12 / 15

    Touched

    Author:  Corrine Jackson Series: (Sense Thieves #1) Published: November 27th 2012 Publisher: Kensington Teen Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: Touched came to me as another paranormal romance with a little twist that hopefully separates it from the bunch. And I was right. I hit it right in the middle. But that said, it is still nice read for me and since I didn’t expect it to be blow me away (with a very typical plot, I shouldn’t expect for more) I—

  • 2012 / 12 / 12

    Undeadly

    Author:  Michele Vail Series: (The Reaper Diaries #1) Published: November 20th 2012 Publisher: Harlequin Teen Categories: Fantasy, Paranormal Rating: I received an eARC  from Harlequin Teen via Netgalley. Thank you. Undeadly has interesting and undeniably distinctive offerings to its readers. Well, for me it’s different but it didn’t perfectly go well with me. Some parts were truly entertaining, while some may test your tolerance but overall the book was still a satisfying read. This book is about Molly and on her—

  • 2012 / 12 / 12

    Week 50. Waiting on Wednesday

    It’s Wednesday again. What books are you looking forward to reading? Waiting on” Wednesday is a weekly meme hosted by Breaking the Spine that showcases much awaited upcoming releases. The 13th Sign by Kristin O’Donnell Tubb Expected publication: January 8th 2013 Publisher: Feiwel & Friends Format/Pages: Hardcover, 272 pages What if there was a 13th zodiac sign? You’re no longer Sagittarius, but Ophiuchus, the healer, the 13th sign. Your personality has changed. So has your mom’s and your best friend’s.—

  • 2012 / 12 / 11

    Week 50.Top Ten Tuesday!

    Tuesday is for top ten list! Here’s mine! Top Ten Tuesday is an original feature/weekly meme created at The Broke and the Bookish. Each week we will post a new Top Ten list  that bloggers will answer. And for this week’s topic: December 11: Top Ten Favorite New-To-Me Authors I Read In 2012 New to Me Authors, eh? Most of them are not really debut authors and two of them are also not debut novels but I was fortunate to read—

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