Book Tag: The Mid-year Freak Out

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A big thanks to Aby of abybliophileph for tagging me and I’m so sorry for the huge delay! 🙂

It took me so long to do this because of all the stuff that’s been going on, and I’m so happy I had the time to finally do this. xx


BEST BOOK YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

1118668The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

I read this book for a span of 3 weeks (and yes, I know that it’s too long) but it’s because this is an intense and a powerful one. This book made a big impact into my life, especially where it taught me how to be thankful now that I live in a modernised world instead during the world war eras. But mostly, what gave me goosebumps are the fact that this book emphasized how powerful words are. Gahh, this book just keeps on getting better and better and the last pages were the bomb.


 

BEST SEQUEL YOU’VE READ SO FAR IN 2015

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Legend by Marie Lu

Marie Lu is a legend, I mean literally!! I love this series so much that I am planning to re-read it soon. I like this fast-paced-and-action-packed combined in one. The feeling after reading one its installment is like craving for an ice cream even after eating it already. It’s kind of addictive, I must say and I kept on fan-girling on it for so long! 🙂

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Book Review #15: Unravel Me- Tahereh Mafi

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Title: Unravel Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publication: December 31st 2013, Harpercollins
Genre: Dystopian, Romance, Young Adult
Pages: 461
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0062085549 / 9780062085542

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Juliette is still haunted by her deadly touch. But now that she has teamed up with other rebels with powers of their own, she’ll be able to fight back against The Reestablishment to save her broken world. With the help of these new allies, she’ll also finally learn the secret behind Adam’s—and Warner’s—immunity to her killer skin. 


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“Books are easily destroyed. But words will live as long as people can remember them.”

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Liebster Award

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First of all I would like to thank El for nominating me to do the Liebster Award. It’s been an honor and through this, I was able to discover some lovely bloggers and I can’t wait to meet more.


HERE ARE THE RULES FOR THIS AWARD:

  • Thank the person or people who nominated you to do this award by providing a link to their blog in your Liebster Award Post
  • Give 11 random facts about yourself
  • Answer the 11 questions from the blogger/s who nominated you
  • Nominate 11 other blogs that have 200 followers or less
  • Ask your nominees 11 questions of your own

11 RANDOM FACTS ABOUT ME:

  1. I don’t eat Icing, Mushroom, Strawberry and white of an Egg. (Yes, I’m weird that way)
  2. I am in a relationship for almost 3 years (And yup, we’re still happy and going strong ❤ )
  3. I am really short. Like munchkin short. I’m just 4’9″. AND I AM ALREADY 19 years old.
  4. I am currently a 4th year BS Accountancy student.
  5. My favorite Disney show is Phineas & Ferb and I can watch this show all day long.
  6. Aside from reading, I also like Lettering & Crafty stuff.
  7. My favorite singer is Michael Buble, and all of his songs are my absolute favorites as well.
  8. I always watch Harry Potter, even if I have tons of school works to do. 😀
  9. Aside from books, shoes are my can’t-resist-to-buy thing.
  10. I AM AND ALWAYS BE A DADDY’S GIRL.
  11. I really wanted to be a toddler or SPED Teacher. (Shh)

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Book Review #14: Shatter Me- Tahereh Mafi

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Title: Shatter Me
Author: Tahereh Mafi
Publication: October 2nd 2012, Harpercollins
Genre: Dystopia, Romance
Pages: 338
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 0062085506 / 9780062085504

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synopsis1Juliette hasn’t touched anyone in exactly 264 days.

The last time she did, it was an accident, but The Reestablishment locked her up for murder. No one knows why Juliette’s touch is fatal. As long as she doesn’t hurt anyone else, no one really cares. The world is too busy crumbling to pieces to pay attention to a 17-year-old girl. Diseases are destroying the population, food is hard to find, birds don’t fly anymore, and the clouds are the wrong color.

The Reestablishment said their way was the only way to fix things, so they threw Juliette in a cell. Now so many people are dead that the survivors are whispering war – and The Reestablishment has changed its mind. Maybe Juliette is more than a tortured soul stuffed into a poisonous body. Maybe she’s exactly what they need right now.

Juliette has to make a choice: Be a weapon. Or be a warrior. 


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“I spent my life folded between the pages of books.
In the absence of human relationships I formed bonds with paper characters. I lived love and loss through stories threaded in history; I experienced adolescence by association. My world is one interwoven web of words, stringing limb to limb, bone to sinew, thoughts and images all together. I am a being comprised of letters, a character created by sentences, a figment of imagination formed through fiction.”

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Book Review #13: Thirty days to Thirty- Courtney Psak

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Title: Thirty days to Thirty
Author: Courtney Psak
Publication: November 1st 2015, Smashwords Edition
Genre: Chick-Lit, Contemporary
Pages: 255
Format: E-book
ISBN: 9780996815901

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synopsis1What if you were on the cusp of marrying the guy of your dreams and reaching that career goal you set for yourself, only for all of it to be taken away in one fell swoop?


What if this all happened a month before you turned 30?
This is the story of Jill Stevens, who after moving back home, finds a list she made in high school of thirty things she wanted to accomplish before her thirtieth birthday.


With a month left and hardly anything crossed off her list, she teams up with old friends to accomplish as much as she can before the big 3-0. Along the way, she discovers her true self and realizes it’s not about the material successes in life but the journey. 


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*First of all, I’d like to thank Courtney Psak for giving me an opportunity to review this book. My review is unbiased in any way, and all that’s written is fully based on what I feel about the book.*

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Book Review #12: Mosquitoland- David Arnold

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Title: Mosquitoland
Author: David Arnold
Publication: March 3rd 2015, Viking Books for Young Readers
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 352
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 045147077X / 9780451470775

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“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”

After the sudden collapse of her family, Mim Malone is dragged from her home in northern Ohio to the “wastelands” of Mississippi, where she lives in a medicated milieu with her dad and new stepmom. Before the dust has a chance to settle, she learns her mother is sick back in Cleveland.

So she ditches her new life and hops aboard a northbound Greyhound bus to her real home and her real mother, meeting a quirky cast of fellow travelers along the way. But when her thousand-mile journey takes a few turns she could never see coming, Mim must confront her own demons, redefining her notions of love, loyalty, and what it means to be sane.

Told in an unforgettable, kaleidoscopic voice, “Mosquitoland” is a modern American odyssey, as hilarious as it is heartbreaking. 


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“I am a collection of oddities, a circus of neurons and electrons: my heart is the ringmaster, my soul is the trapeze artist, and the world is my audience. It sounds strange because it is, and it is, because I am strange.”

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