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.
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Wow, I mean… How do I even begin to write the recap for my all-time favorite bookish event? Tell me, because I seriously need to know. For almost 4 years now, I’ve been dreaming of meeting Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli, and just last Sunday, this dream of mine came true all because of the efforts of National Bookstore. They brought the What If It’s Us authors to Manila and Cebu for signing events, and we’ve been given the chance to sit down and grab breakfast with them, and MY FEELINGS?
Yeah, they’re EVERYWHERE. It’s a surprise to me that I’m able to write this roundup right now, but I obviously need to try and do it justice. So let’s get this started.
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What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli
Genre: YA Contemporary, Fiction, Romance, Romantic Comedy, #ownvoices
Publication: October 9th 2018 from HarperTeen & Balzer + Bray
Series: None. Standalone.
Length: 448 pages
Format: ARC from publisher
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Arthur is only in New York for the summer, but if Broadway has taught him anything, it’s that the universe can deliver a showstopping romance when you least expect it.
Ben thinks the universe needs to mind its business. If the universe had his back, he wouldn’t be on his way to the post office carrying a box of his ex-boyfriend’s things.
But when Arthur and Ben meet-cute at the post office, what exactly does the universe have in store for them?
Maybe nothing. After all, they get separated.
Maybe everything. After all, they get reunited.
But what if they can’t quite nail a first date . . . or a second first date . . . or a third?
What if Arthur tries too hard to make it work . . . and Ben doesn’t try hard enough?
What if life really isn’t like a Broadway play?
But what if it is?
Continue reading “International Blog Tour Review + Aesthetic Board: What If It’s Us by Adam Silvera and Becky Albertalli (+ Giveaways)”
March is officially over and April is in full swing! I can’t believe we’re already a quarter of a way through with 2018. Last month, I was able to read a total of 7 amazing titles (you may check out the titles I read and loved over at Arctic Books for our March recap), and of course, other than reading through my endless TBR, I also acquired a sh*t ton of exciting new titles! (National Book Store, you’re such an enabler. Thank you for the well-timed Super Summer Sale!) Anyway, without further ado, let’s get this book haul started. We have a lot to cover. *laughs*
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It’s been a while since I last posted an entry to a book tag, and I’m glad I’m posting one tonight! Being tagged to do a certain book tag always makes me feel loved and I don’t know. I just really love posting book tags. I post photos of tags on my bookstagram too! Check them out on my account!
As for tonight, I am doing the Pixar Book Tag. I was tagged by my great international friends Jesse of Books at Dawn, and Joey of Another Afterthought. Their blogs are rad and you should probably go and check them out, show some love!
I specifically wanted to do this one sooner because I am a great Pixar fan. I grew up watching tons, if not all, of the company’s work and I still do even up to this day! Let’s get started.
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