It’s that time of the year again when us bookworms get the chance to look back on what kind of reading year it has been and rank our favorites! This 2018, I was lucky enough to read a total of 72 books—surpassing my initial goal of 70—and I’ve been blessed to work with and help promote so many books from various publishers. And unlike so many of my friends, I’m proud to say that I still haven’t outgrown reading and young adult literature, and I hope that the year ahead only intensifies this wholesome obsession. Anyway, I’ve written a long recap about how much I enjoyed 2018 in terms of reading, and so read on, my friends.
Continue reading “2018, Oh 2018 — A Year in Perspective”
Earlier this year, I signed up to be a part of this amazing thing Nori’s hosting, and it’s called the Book Blogger Creativity Project! Basically, it aims to let those who joined to get a chance to revamp their creativity in publishing book blog posts. During the time, I was in a massive blogging slump, and I just got out of my college internship, and no doubt, I needed a few activities to get my creative juices flowing! I was lucky to be a part of Team Violet together with Nori of Read Write Love 28, Pam of Pamela Nicole Writes, Aradhna of Folded Between The Pages of Books, Kim of Divergent Gryffindor, and Tiffany of The Bookish Thought. Also, I would love it if you guys could check out their blogs! They publish magnificent reviews!
Continue reading “Book Blogger Creativity Project 2016: Meet Your (Dystopian) Match”
Hi, all! I’m so ecstatic to be able to post again after all that’s happened for me during my senior year in college! By the time this is posted, my internship will have ended, and all I’ll be waiting for is my graduation and the release of a few books. I’m listing down a few life updates, should you wonder where I’ve been for the past few weeks.
Continue reading “[Stacking The Shelves #13] Post-Internship Book Haul + Life Updates”
When Ruby woke up on her tenth birthday, something about her had changed. Something frightening enough to make her parents lock her in the garage and call the police. Something that got her sent to Thurmond, a brutal government “rehabilitation camp.” She might have survived the mysterious disease that had killed most of America’s children, but she and the others emerged with something far worse: frightening abilities they could not control.
Now sixteen, Ruby is one of the dangerous ones. When the truth comes out, Ruby barely escapes Thurmond with her life. She is on the run, desperate to find the only safe haven left for kids like her—East River. She joins a group of kids who have escaped their own camp. Liam, their brave leader, is falling hard for Ruby. But no matter how much she aches for him, Ruby can’t risk getting close. Not after what happened to her parents. When they arrive at East River, nothing is as it seems, least of all its mysterious leader. But there are other forces at work, people who will stop at nothing to use Ruby in their fight against the government. Ruby will be faced with a terrible choice, one that may mean giving up her only chance at having a life worth living.
Continue reading “[Book Review #61] The Darkest Minds by Alexandra Bracken”
December. The last month of the year. The month that celebrates Christmas. The month where kids from around the globe receive gifts of different kinds. I’m not gonna lie, I’m not even a kid anymore but I still receive gifts from my parents, my family, and even my friends.
After months of heavy book hauls, I finally decided to take a break and lay low on my book buying for this month. Seeing that it’s Christmas and I need new shoes AND clothes, I had to maintain a budget so as to give way to my other needs. Haha!
Continue reading “[Stacking The Shelves #11] December 2015 Bookhaul”