Bookish Announcements #11: The Philippine Readers & Writers Festival 2017

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Bookish events are always something that I fully intend on being 100% involved with and I (almost) always make it a point to find (or make) time just to attend. In this year’s Philippine Readers & Writers Festival, I won’t just be attending. I’m also going to be one of the many panelists that National Book Store invited, and I can’t wait to share with everyone some of my thoughts regarding our discussion topic. Read on for the full schedule of the 3-day festival from August 25th to the 27th!

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Book Freak Revelations is Joining #ARCAugust!

BFR (2)In efforts to try and catch up with all my review copies, I am joining ARC August! *cheers* For those who don’t know it yet, ARC August is a bookish challenge hosted by the lovely ladies of Read.Sleep.Repeat that aims to allow readers / bloggers to try and dominate their review copies (ARCs) within the month of August. And since I’m a little behind on my own pile, I knew I can’t let my chance of joining pass me by!

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Stacking The Shelves #20: July 2017 Book Haul

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I’m sorry, okay? I know, I haven’t posted my monthly hauls for 3 months already, but this is because for the past few months, I kinda failed at book photography and I just didn’t have the motivation. I know it’s getting old, but this is also because of the shift in Instagram’s algorithm. But enough about all the negativity! I’m here to (finally) share with you guys all the books I got for the month of July!

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Event Recap #23: The Third #BookwormsUnitePH Meet-up + Giveaway

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For three years now, #BookwormsUnitePH has undoubtedly been widely anticipated by bookish Filipinos who live around the metro. And just last Sunday, July 16, I, together with my amazing team of hosts Hazel from Stay Bookish, Miel from Bookish and Awesome, Inah from The Bibliophile Confessions, Jasmine from Jasmine Pearl Reads, and Salve from Cuckoo for Books, once again hosted this lovely event at the Tweedle Book Café, Quezon City!

With the success brought about by last year’s event, of course, WE felt motivated to once again host this exciting shindig to meet up with bookish friends, both old and new, talk to them about our latest and/or favorite reads, and just bond over the passion that literally united us enough to meet that Sunday morning. Continue reading “Event Recap #23: The Third #BookwormsUnitePH Meet-up + Giveaway”

Book Review #88: The Names They Gave Us by Emery Lord

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When it all falls apart, who can you believe in?

Everything is going right for Lucy Hansson, until her mom’s cancer reappears. Just like that, Lucy breaks with all the constants in her life: her do-good boyfriend, her steady faith, even her longtime summer church camp job.

Instead, Lucy lands at a camp for kids who have been through tough times. As a counselor, Lucy is in over her head and longs to be with her parents across the lake. But that’s before she gets to know her coworkers, who are as loving and unafraid as she so desperately wants to be.

It’s not just new friends that Lucy discovers at camp—more than one old secret is revealed along the way. In fact, maybe there’s much more to her family and her faith than Lucy ever realized.

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