— Archives for: June 2014

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  • 2014 / 06 / 28

    Music and Reading ♫

    I used to be this person that can’t listen to music while reading. I tend to sing along with the song currently playing leaving the book I’m reading unattended, and in worst case, I’ll put the book down and belt my lungs out. I’m a frustrated singer what can I say. I can be easily distracted that’s why I find nighttime to be most ideal time to read. It’s quiet and I can concentrate on what I’m reading. But recently,—

  • 2014 / 06 / 26

    Make it Count

    Author: Megan Erickson Series: (Bowler University #1) Published: June 3rd 2014 Publisher: William Morrow Impulse Categories: Contemporary, Romance, New Adult External Links: Book Depository • Goodreads Summary: Kat Caruso wishes her brain had a return policy, or at least a complaint hot-line. The defective organ is constantly distracted, terrible at statistics, and absolutely flooded with inappropriate thoughts about her boyfriend’s gorgeous best friend, Alec…who just so happens to be her brand new math tutor. Who knew nerd was so hot? Kat—

  • 2014 / 06 / 26

    Keeping up with your interest.

    As I get reacquainted with my old fandom, I’ve realized that I always never said goodbye to them. I might take a long break but to seal the lid permanently is not something I do when I feel that I wasn’t completely over it. And I’m sentimental person, letting go is difficult. I don’t know maybe at the back of my mind I already knew that whatever I’m feeling right now is just temporary and closing doors isn’t the right—

  • 2014 / 06 / 23

    Week 25. Last Week in a Nutshell!

    I’m again a little preoccupied with other interests (not necessarily anime & manga but you can say it dominates most of my time). I did read one book last week, but alas it was only a novella and I rarely review them. I want to make up this week and hopefully get to read at least two to three books. Aaaah, it’s so hard to resist doing the things I loved before these book obsession came. I do still love—

  • 2014 / 06 / 19

    Maybe the ‘easy to impress’ days are over.

    I’m pretty sure if I read Fallen by Lauren Kate today I probably will dislike it. There are so many books that I read before and when I checked my ratings I was totally stunned. My reactions are between “I rated this 5 stars?” to “I actually read this book?!” something along those lines. I think it was because I was really new to the whole reading thing and everything was refreshing and different that I’m easily impressed. I even—

  • 2014 / 06 / 18

    Those plot twist deal breakers—or not.

    I really don’t dislike plot twist. I think they are necessary. But some plot twist either will work or not (hence my title). They serve a purpose there and if it was done right then it makes the story a whole lot better. I admit there were times that I was totally caught off guard when the story decided to drop an effing ‘reveal’ bomb on me. But some came pathetic; others just completely out of the blue and sometimes—

  • 2014 / 06 / 16

    (Week 24): Last week in a nutshell!

    Did I tell you I’m fickle minded? No? Now you know. I’m axing another short-lived meme, Hot Off the Press. It’s becoming distressing to see the review copies I’ve been neglecting which says a lot about my amazing talent in slacking. So there’s my reason! I’m now replacing it with Last week in a Nutshell! The brief segment that used to be part of the original weekly meme is now standing on its own. This is way is personally comfortable—

  • 2014 / 06 / 14

    The Things You Kiss Goodbye

    Author: Leslie Connor Published: June 24th 2014 by Publisher: Katherine Tegen Books Categories: Contemporary, Realistic Fiction, Young Adult External Links: Book Depository • Goodreads Summary: Bettina Vasilis can hardly believe it when basketball star Brady Cullen asks her out, and she just about faints when her strict father actually approves of him. But when school starts up again, Brady changes. What happened to the sweet boy she fell in love with? Then she meets a smoldering guy in his twenties,—

  • 2014 / 06 / 13

    On the Fence

    Author: Kasie West Published: July 1st 2014 Publisher: HarperTeen Categories: Contemporary, Romance, Young Adult External Links: Book Depository • Goodreads Summary: She’s a tomboy. He’s the boy next door… Charlie Reynolds can outrun, outscore, and outwit every boy she knows. But when it comes to being a girl, Charlie doesn’t know the first thing about anything. So when she starts working at a chichi boutique to pay off a speeding ticket, she finds herself in a strange new world. To—

  • 2014 / 06 / 12

    Are you the prey? No, we are the hunters!

    I think I already confessed here that one of my many alter egos was slumbering for a long time. Until decided to watch an anime series people have been raving about: Shingeki no Kyojin  (Attack on Titan, 進撃の巨人) by Isayama Hajime (諫山 創). It was the most popular anime in 2013. And the manga toppled the reigning pirate king, One Piece by Eiichiro Oda from its seat in Oricon. Even though I’ve been hearing about how awesome it was, I—

  • 2014 / 06 / 11

    You disliked the one they loved.

    With the recent success of Divergent and now the movie release of The Fault in Our Stars, I think a lot of people are now aware (or much aware) of the existence of the books. If you didn’t know, I don’t have fondness towards the books (the latter, well, I have no interest to read it). I know that the fanbase of these two are massive so it’s probably one of the reasons why it did well (or will do—

  • 2014 / 06 / 09

    My Week (23): In a Nutshell!

    So no Hot of the Press this week, well…I didn’t read anything this week so there’s nothing to report. I’m little withdrawn from reading (at least book wise, I’m still reading tons of manga this week as well). So here’s Week 23: In a Nutshell (full version)! Otaku mode is still on full gear. I’m still binge reading Gintama while simultaneously watching the anime. Also started a new series called Magi: The Labyrinth of Magic and I really liked it—

  • 2014 / 06 / 06

    Exaggerate the arrangement by a third, so everyone has a good time.

    Hey guys! If you’re one massive bookworm and you know that owning bookshelves (yes, plural, I used the word ‘massive’ and that indicates something grandeur) is a must. There are people who are organized and there’s anal retentive like me who organized it in so many aspects (which sometimes doesn’t make sense. Right sis?). Every time I tell my sister that I’ll organize the shelves, she will groan and adamantly tell me not to (there was one time I removed—

  • 2014 / 06 / 03

    The Book Blogger Test

    I saw this from Laura of Laura Plus Books and it sounds fun answering them. (And total excuse to post something since I don’t have anything schedule today. Actually, I don’t have schedule to begin with.) What are your top three book pet hates? Book Jackets Using popular stock photos for book covers (it can be confusing!). Mid-series redesign! Describe your perfect reading spot. Just anywhere comfortable is fine. Tell us three book confessions. I read Filipino romance books. (Not—

  • 2014 / 06 / 02

    Week 23. Hot Off the Press

    Brand new week means spanking new reads. Hot of the Press is a weekly meme where I showcase books that I’m planning to read that due to be published this week. Plus, if I’m fortunate enough to have read the book and already reviewed them courtesy of the advance copies I received; I will also highlight them here. Just in case you need a little help deciding if you want to read it and want prior opinion about it. You—