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  • 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 / 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 / 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—

  • 2018 / 05 / 11

    Show some love for your fave authors!

    I greatly appreciate authors and creators without them my favorite series won’t be here for me to read and enjoy! But I don’t really need to be rubbing elbow with them, I think because of my very reserved personality I’m pretty happy just reading their works and their occasional personal tidbits here and there. I do not need to know so many details about them. They have their personal lives to deal with but I’m happy, grateful even, that some—

  • 2018 / 04 / 26

    Good characters are not necessarily good people.

    Some people like villains. Some readers like the character so evil you’re keen to ask why. And because of that some will try to question you. Your moral. Your logic. Because of your choices. But they all forget that liking a character is not as simple as making them your favorite cos it aligns to what you believe, your moral stance or whatever—you just personally like how great the character is because the story and how that character is written—

  • 2018 / 04 / 05

    Suspension of belief, how far will you allow it?

    I don’t know about you guys but when it comes my choice of entertainment, I always (always) think that it’s not real, it’s just fiction and whether I end up liking or not has nothing to do with the story’s realism. Sure, I do want some hint of it (realism, I mean) but it’s not really a great big of a deal if it isn’t—especially if the story is overwhelmingly fictitious.  It’s just too much to ask for it when—

  • 2018 / 03 / 23

    Character redemption: An always yes, or it’s case to case?

    Usually this happens to anti-heroes or villains (especially ones with complicated backgrounds); for a character that so flawed, so infuriating (so evil…?) I think redemption is a necessity. But when it isn’t? Should character redemption always need to happen? Do characters need to redeem themselves or let them yield the consequences? Let them be their real evil selves? Normally, I always want the characters to redeem themselves. And in our true human nature, I’d like to see how he repent—

  • 2018 / 03 / 13

    About those fashionable (?) rose-tinted glasses!

    I asked before about defending your faves and also loving something you read despite the obvious flaws! Yes, I know and still acknowledge that not all my favorites are perfect, squeaky clean from plot holes! Just because it’s my faves does not mean I see nothing wrong with it!  It could be so flawed but I still loved it; and I find that beautiful in reading! You know those rose-colored glasses! Sunnies? Yeah, I don’t like to wear one (I—

  • 2018 / 03 / 10

    On full armor: do you defend your faves?

    Are you the sensitive kind of fan? The kind that minds people opinion over your faves? Do you? Well, if you ask me if I am, I will say…it depends! Even they’re my faves I’m not blind of what its flaws. I understand not everything is perfect. But what I’m after when I’m reading is not perfection, it’s about the connection I have with the stories that I read. And yet, I still see people mad about other people criticizing—

  • 2018 / 02 / 21

    Do I really ship in every chance I get?

    To frequent visitors or those who have followed me for quite some time now you know this topic is coming (‘cos it’s the month yo~!) And for those not in the know—hello there! I’m Mitchii  and I’m a big shipper! *clears throat* Now that I’ve stated that fact, I’m about to, yes, talk about my shipping tendencies! I was told that I ship too hard and too much?! I will wholeheartedly admit about being a hard shipper but too much?—

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