Book Haul: February 2016 (Part 1)

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Considering that it’s February, and it’s my birth month, I decided to make this month an exception in my book-haul-ban. I purchased some books I’ve read before in e-book or pdf, and some books I really never considered reading until now.

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Okay, so I bought Pride and Prejudice and Sense and Sensibility, both by Jane Austen, because I am doing a bucket list 2016 and one of the things I listed is to read at least 3 classic novels. A little secret- I’m not really a fan of classic books, and considering that I need to tick off one of the things in my bucket list, I need to start reading classics. It’s not that I don’t like this genre, it’s just that I’ve never read any classic book and I don’t know what to expect. So yup, I’m going to read classic *goodluck to me* and I’m going to start with these two books. 🙂

Then, I bought The Sword of Summer and Greek Heroes, both by Rick Riordan, because my little brother is a fan of Greek Mythology- or any thing written by Rick Riordan. And of course, he has been whining and asking me to buy these books to complete his all Rick Riordan collection. And as a book lover and hoarder myself, I just can’t say no.

Next is The Heart of Miracles by Karen Henson Jones, which she willingly gave to me and she’s really one sweet and thoughtful woman. Until now, I’m regretting that I wasn’t able to come to her meet and greet last January here in the Philippines.

Lastly, I bought The Paulo Coelho Box Set because as some of you may know, he’s the reason why I love and will always love books. His works are the first one I’ve read, and if it weren’t for him, I don’t know if I’ll be here in the same place I am right now. Continue reading

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Book Review #21: A Court of Thorns and Roses- Sarah J. Maas

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Title: A Court of Thorns and Roses
Author: Sarah J. Maas
Publication: May 15th 2015, Bloomsbury Children’s
Genre: Fantasy, Young-Adult
Pages: 416
Format: Paperback
ISBN: 1408857863 / 9781408857861

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Feyre’s survival rests upon her ability to hunt and kill – the forest where she lives is a cold, bleak place in the long winter months. So when she spots a deer in the forest being pursued by a wolf, she cannot resist fighting it for the flesh. But to do so, she must kill the predator and killing something so precious comes at a price.

Dragged to a magical kingdom for the murder of a faerie, Feyre discovers that her captor, his face obscured by a jewelled mask, is hiding far more than his piercing green eyes would suggest. Feyre’s presence at the court is closely guarded, and as she begins to learn why, her feelings for him turn from hostility to passion and the faerie lands become an even more dangerous place. Feyre must fight to break an ancient curse, or she will lose him forever.


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There are those who seek me a lifetime but never we meet,
And those I kiss but who trample me beneath ungrateful feet.

At times I seem to favor the clever and the fair,
But I bless all those who are brave enough to dare.

By large, my ministrations are soft-handed and sweet,
But scorned, I become a difficult beast to defeat.

For though each of my strikes lands a powerful blow,
When I kill, I do it slow… ”

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Book Review #20: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda- Becky Albertalli

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Title: Simon vs. the Homo Sapiens Agenda
Author: Becky Albertalli
Publication: April 7th 2015, Balzer + Bray
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary
Pages: 303
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 0062348671 / 9780062348678

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Sixteen-year-old and not-so-openly gay Simon Spier prefers to save his drama for the school musical. But when an email falls into the wrong hands, his secret is at risk of being thrust into the spotlight. Now Simon is actually being blackmailed: if he doesn’t play wingman for class clown Martin, his sexual identity will become everyone’s business. Worse, the privacy of Blue, the pen name of the boy he’s been emailing, will be compromised.

With some messy dynamics emerging in his once tight-knit group of friends, and his email correspondence with Blue growing more flirtatious every day, Simon’s junior year has suddenly gotten all kinds of complicated. Now, change-averse Simon has to find a way to step out of his comfort zone before he’s pushed out—without alienating his friends, compromising himself, or fumbling a shot at happiness with the most confusing, adorable guy he’s never met.


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“People really are like house with vast rooms and tiny windows. And maybe it’s a good thing, the way we never stop surprising each other.”

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Book Review #19: The Start of Me and You- Emery Lord

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Author: Emery Lord
Publication: March 31st 2015, Bloomsbury
Genre: Young Adult, Contemporary, Romance
Pages: 384
Format: Hardcover
ISBN: 1619633590 / 9781619633599

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Brimming with heartfelt relationships and authentic high-school dynamics The Start of Me and You proves that it’s never too late for second chances.

It’s been a year since it happened—when Paige Hancock’s first boyfriend died in an accident. After shutting out the world for two years, Paige is finally ready for a second chance at high school . . . and she has a plan. First: Get her old crush, Ryan Chase, to date her—the perfect way to convince everyone she’s back to normal. Next: Join a club—simple, it’s high school after all. But when Ryan’s sweet, nerdy cousin, Max, moves to town and recruits Paige for the Quiz Bowl team (of all things!) her perfect plan is thrown for a serious loop. Will Paige be able to face her fears and finally open herself up to the life she was meant to live?


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“We already know it doesn’t work out, but we reread them anyway, because the good stuff that comes before the ending is worth it.”

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Book Haul: January 2016 (Part 2)

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For the second part of my book haul, this one is a legit little book haul compared to my first part, *hehe* but nevertheless, my love for my books are all the same. I know you know that it’s hard to resist buying books especially if you’re looking for that book/s for a very long time. Just like this book haul. 🙂

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Again, thanks to my dad who has been my finance-r in times like this. He encourages me to read more, and let my love for books grow fonder.

Now, for the reasons why I bought these books, the common thing is that I’ve been looking for them everywhere and some of my friends recommended these books. The Night Circus and Afterworlds are recommended by my friends and I just can’t wait to read these beauties. Extraordinary Means is a gift from a friend (thank you Momma Keen <3). More Than This and The Rest of Us Just Live Here are my addition to my Patrick Ness’ collection. The reason why I bought The Start of Me and You and What We Saw is because the synopsis of these books are interesting and I recently just finished The Start of Me and You and to know more what I think about the book, click this. And lastly, after reading the e-book and being deeply inlove with Charlie-Silas love team, I decided to buy a physical copy of Never Never part 2 and recently, I finished the part 3 of Never Never series and to know more what I think about the book, click this. 🙂

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