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  • 2019 / 02 / 16

    Sparks Fly! What I consider swoon worthy moments!

    It was Valentine’s Day last Thursday, and continuing my love fest posts for the lurve month, here’s another one, that maybe invaluable to your life, but I need to speak up (like majority, if not, all of my posts) Allow me to explain my favorite swoon worthy moments. Actually, what do I consider swoon worthy moments. Kiss? Confession? Amusement park date? Yeah, I’m gonna do the full deets. *excited* I think I’ve said before that I’m not into grand gestures.—

  • 2019 / 02 / 11

    Shipping like a girl-boss in non-romantic series!

    Sometimes shipper remains a shipper regardless of the genre or demographics. Case in point? Me! There are plenty of times that I ship pairings in a series where the romance is not really its priority…or there’s none at all. But somehow it doesn’t deter me from rooting the couple, because I know chemistry when I see one so what else can I do? I just indulge to shipper’s impulses. The craving I tell you, is hard to deny. It’s not—

  • 2019 / 02 / 04

    How Many Love Interests Are Too Many?

    Love triangles are my game. I love being conflicted over which one to ship! Sometimes I selected team and root him til the series end. It’s just so fun, even though I know it’s huge emotional investment (I had times that my heart got broken over sunken ships. Yes, looking at you Toba my bb!! ) But there is something more extreme that I also have bit of tendencies. Any guesses? No? Oh well, if the title isn’t obvious enough—

  • 2019 / 01 / 07

    That Amazing Feeling that You’ve Read So Many!!

    When new year comes, I’m always excited with all the new series I’m gonna discover and read. I know it’s kind so faraway but I think of the series that will eventually be part of my year-ender special, Best of the Best post and it just makes me giddy.  I love the feeling that there’s a series out there, whether it’s just coming out or I haven’t read before that are waiting for me to be read. But after years—

  • 2018 / 11 / 18

    I read books again and I’m still a bookworm no matter what!

    Funny how I wrote and post about not forcing myself to read a book but after few weeks, I got the urge to pick a book and read.  And within a few days I managed to finished three books. In a few days!! That’s a big accomplishment and I guess that not obliging myself to read a book because of some part of personal agenda is really the only way to go. It just has to be. I guess that—

  • 2018 / 10 / 14

    Out of sight, out of mind? Hiatuses and the long waiting game.

    Let’s put disclaimer first, shall we? This is not me complaining about authors (regardless of the reasons) or me being ice cold b*tch who could not fathom that health comes first! That’s not the topic. Personal all-around welfare of the authors comes first! Always!  It’s just me and how my feelings for the series gradually slid down after numerous hiatuses. And when it comes to series I immensely loved in the past, confessing that I don’t like as much as—

  • 2018 / 09 / 17

    College webtoons romance for the young adult & young at heart!!

    One of the things I love about reading romance webtoons, particularly Korean webtoons, are most of them are set in college/university. I know that people regard high school life as the peak of adolescence, or the time for many firsts! Even in my bookish phase it was all about high schools boys and girls. Shoujo manga, too. While most josei series skipped college & goes straight to work/adult life. And we all know what happened with NA? Sadly it didn’t—

  • 2018 / 09 / 10

    Skipping Ahead: the pros and cons of not reading everything from the start!

    Ain’t quitting ‘til it’s over! At least that’s my mantra when it comes to starting a new series (or before books). I’m very forgiving ‘cos if possible I always want to finish what I started. And even though reading can be very, very unpredictable (bad reads, y’know~) it’s just that the happy vibes of starting a new story just overwhelms me more than dreading that it’s  gonna be bad (if the synopsis hinted me already cause sometimes I just read—

  • 2018 / 08 / 25

    I have not completely given up on trying to read books…but I’m not actively pursuing it anymore.

    See, I know, you know (maybe not, but in case you’re old timer here, you already knew) but for clarification for the stumble uponers, I’m saying it again, I used to be a book blogger…reviewer…or whatever fancy term I called myself before. Point is my focus was book. My blog was about books. Anything bookish things, actually. But mostly book reviews. Still, it was books. Then this happened. And I try. And I try and try to look back and—

  • 2018 / 08 / 16

    One Story, different interpretations! Our ways of reading.

    I’ve heard, more like read it from somewhere, if I remember correctly from an author, that once they published the story it’s not in their hands anymore. It’s now in their readers. And those same readers have all the rights to see the story that way they understand it. Is this always true? Is it all about our interpretation now? How about the author’s intended purpose? I’ve always been a believer of reading as personal journey. It is something you—

  • 2018 / 08 / 04

    I ain’t hatin’ a character ‘cos he’s pretty flawed!

    Last month I talked about my “hate list” (or more like let me justify my unreasonable hatred to this character & yes, I’m human capable of eliciting irrational anger towards a fictional character), but that being said, I’m very tolerable person in nature, so sometimes I “kinda” understand why they act that way, still, there are many things that affect my acceptance to this specific character, and very dependent to the plot not on the character mold or stereotype those—

  • 2018 / 07 / 16

    Mediocre? Underrated? Like I care, I enjoy it anyways!

    I do go mainstream. No scratch that, I tend to like very mainstream stuff… There’s a reason why they’re highly popular, there’s something that connects it easily to its audience. But once in a while, I find some awesome entertainment in the form of average kind of narrative. Nothing mind-blowing. Not really deep. It’s not even unconventional. It’s just a plain, plain story, and you know what, sometimes the simplicity of it makes it an ideal read for me. I’m—

  • 2018 / 07 / 08

    The bane of my reader’s existence! (hating a character!?)

    Tread this post with caution cos I will mention characters that I dislike with passion. Now that is out of the way, let say this first: reading for me is relaxing way to put my ginormous amount of stress looming its head every now and then at bay. So I always, always expect my read to comfort me. Of course, the inevitable negative reaction is to be expected but nothing like hating a character to ruin my reading mood! For—

  • 2018 / 06 / 08

    Reading before going to bed: the pros + cons!

    Ever since I became a reader, I spent my wee hours of the night on my bed with something to read (an actual print copy, my e-reader, or my phone containing the things (manga, webtoons!) That’s how I want to spent the hours before I sleep. I want to read! I’m an insomniac ever since I was a kid (oh boy, I remember when I was just this tiny little 7 year-old creature, I was so anxious if I couldn’t—

  • 2018 / 05 / 25

    My so-called entertainment out of obligation!

    Sometimes you’re just sticking with the story out of habit! You don’t have the same enthusiasm compare to the time you started, and yet here you are still here waiting for something…something that you don’t know what it could be. No idea what’s making you stay, sometimes! Maybe you’re just like, maybe you’re just hopeful, too. Or maybe you just find that a story you can’t let go regardless of whether you’re still enjoying it or not. Yeah, there are—

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