June Wrap Up + Announcements

Wrap-Up

… Yes, I am aware that I did not post a May wrap-up. I was serious in that hiatus of mine, haha. I did not read anything. But I did get to meet one of my favorite authors. 😉

Despite starting with a hassle, June ended up being a lovely month. Book-wise, it was fantastic. Life-wise, I guess I am torn. School was a real bust, and I cannot wait to get up on my feet again (aka revenge plot against my lovely classmates, kidding). Yet there were a lots of things that I want to be thankful for:

  • Getting the chance to travel to another country (though I never knew walking could that be exhausting).
  • Being able to finally breathe and relax.
  • Getting a knife off my back (my statistics class).
  • Having an upgrade on just about everything.

Let’s just get into my shenanigans this month.

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All The Feels by Danika Stone – ALL. THE. FEELS. I mean it literally, since it has slowly crawled into my heart. It can be a book similar to Fangirl. While Cath is more into writing, Liv is a force to be reckoned with due to her video editing skills.

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Aristotle and Dante Discover the Secrets of the Universe by Benjamin Alire Saenz – I live tweeted again, this time about how this story made me cry and how it moved me to bits. I do not want to say much, because my review for this one is still pending. However, I hope my rating shows how much I loved this book.

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Sticks and Stones by Abby Cooper – Again, my full review for this one will have to wait. This one was for a blog tour that I joined. I found the concept unique, because it was like some sort of medical sorcery.

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The Lady in Pink by Carla de Guzman – I raved about this novella last year when I first joined a blog tour, and I was fortunate enough to keep in touch with the author. 🙂 I was able to reread it in a whole other light again, and her additions to the story were just fantastic!

Rating: Stars 4 blah

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Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo – I haven’t really had the best experience with the Grisha trilogy. It was dragging and I practically just skimmed Siege and Storm. I don’t know if I will ever pick up Ruin and Rising, but I am really in awe with the concept of Six of Crows. (Plus multiple POV’s)

Timekeeper by Tara Sim – I finally got approved with an eARC! Yay! The book seems so unique because of the time travel and LGBT aspect.

What Happens Now by Jennifer Castle – This is due to Ate Kate’s from The Bookaholic Blurbs influence. I read the first few lines and I got hooked! It was like learning that you can breath for the first time.

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Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli

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Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda is like the Oreo version of a young adult novel. It’s the sweetest thing that you will ever read. Once you have read it, you will always look for it and want it. The aftertaste is equally sweet that it will give you a fluffy feeling because of the satisfying ending. It was the perfect helping of Oreo that you need. In all that is good in the world, Simon Spier is the cherry on top. He is an admirable male lead who is generally a good guy with a big heart for his family and friends.

Full review here.

 

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The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

The world of Osfrid and Adoria was greatly mixed. I love how it was derived from the UK and the US, despite the timeline difference in the book. Being a history freak, this would have made me queasy since those are two conflicting timelines. Yet Richelle Mead delivered a wonderful historical fiction novel that connected the two as a whole. This setting was spectacular, and imagining those places will give future readers a wonderful time.

Full review here.

All The Feels by Danika Stone

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The book was all about trying to balance things out. The story can be compared to an emotional rollercoaster of feels for Liv, because she just wants to contribute to her beloved fandom and get her mother’s approval, pass college, and at least get a love life (aren’t we all? Nope. Just me.) The book does have all the feels and it can make you feel the feels. Because it makes you feel for the characters, make you feel what you feel about your respective dominant fandoms, and makes you feel like it’s you. (Feeeels.)

Full review here.

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book announcement

  • I will be hosting the Fanboy Book Club this month! Isn’t that exciting? What is our book of the month you ask? Why, it’s Six of Crows by Leigh Bardugo!

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  • To make things more festive, I actually plan on encouraging you guys to do a challenge. But don’t fret, there will still be a twitter chat per usual.
  • Aside from having an exciting month for July, our book club also… wait for it…

WILL BE DOING BLOG TOURS!

*cue in the confetti*

That’s right! You have read it right. Of course the lovely catch is that FBC will do blog tours for YA books that feature the coolest male leads out there. Club members will have certain access and privileges. 😉

Sign-up for the Fanboy Book Club here:

If you’re already a member, no need to sign-up again. I have surprises waiting. And to give you a hint of what is in store, I suggest you check out my TBR up there. 😉

So that’s about it for my June. How I wish July can live up to it’s semi-awesomeness. What happened to you guys? I would love to know!

Brb

April Wrap-Up and May TBR + Hiatus Announcement

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The month of April could be summed up in one word: stressful.

I cannot stress enough how much of roller coaster of a month April has been. My midterms happened this month. And my finals will follow soon after. Timeline-wise, I read one book before my midterms, one book after my midterms and three books on the second of the last day of April. Makes sense? My reading was okay. I reached my quota of reading five books, which is great because I only read an average of 3-4 books a month. Yet, as a neurotic reader would say, “Of course I did not stick to my TBR.”

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The Island by S. Usher Evans   Stars 4

My first book for the Sunday Street Team! I am so happy that I have been able to join, thanks to Nori at ReadWriteLove28. This book is amazing, and I cannot wait to read the sequel, The Chasm. I have a full review on The Island up here on my blog, if you would like to read more about my thoughts.

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It took me almost a year to complete this behemoth. But it was worth it. Since the world building was simply unforgettable, the instant I got back to reading the book I was right on track. I hope to see the movie when it comes out, because I got the Europe setting in my head again.

The Little Prince by Antoine de Saint-Exupery  Stars

I was feeling a little bit down so I finally picked this book up. I read for 20 minutes. Crazy, I know. But I needed some comfort. And that’s exactly what it gave me. I already posted my review on Goodreads for this one.

Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli  Stars

Would you believe if I told you that I finished reading The Little Prince, this book, and The Glittering Court all in the same day? I don’t know why, but it was probably the rush. And I was taking advantage of the only free day that I had. Back to this book, I just could not stop gushing about it. I live tweeted while reading this book, and to be honest, I must have flooded Becky Albertalli’s mention feed. (Sorry!) Gush-worthy, insanely creative, and ridiculously fluffy. Wait for my review, okay?

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead  Stars 4 blah

I was amazed that this book delivered the hype that I was giving it. The lucky streak continues, because this book is off the charts. The historical fiction is forgivable because the conflicting periods were delivered well. I hope to also post a review about this book soon.
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The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

  • The FBCYA book for April

The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp

  • Our FBCYA book for May. This month, our read-a-long will be hosted by Maan at The Pigeon Reads.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

All The Feels by Danika Stone
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More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

The Island by S. Usher Evans

Outside of the Blog

It is inevitable for me to announce this hiatus. Not only is May the busiest month of our college, but it is also our finals period. I will still be posting from time to time, since I promised a lot of reviews. Will I be just reviewing now? Probably. 😉 I really need to focus on my studies, so for now, this fangirl will be posting less. But don’t worry. I am still reading.

On the bright side, one of my favorite authors of all time is coming to the Philippines. Thanks to National Bookstore, Jennifer Niven will be visiting the Philippines this May! And the venue is just so convenient. I cannot wait to meet her. Visit @nbsalert on Twitter or National Bookstore’s facebook page for more details.

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PH people! Will you be going to Jennifer’s signing? If so, let’s meet up! I cannot wait to interact with you guys.

So how was your April? I will still be commenting and I am always blog hopping. You will not even notice my absence. 😀

Brb

March Wrap-Up and April TBR

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Well hello there. I see you have clicked to read my March wrap-up. Let me ask you then: how was your March? Productive? Ridiculous? Exam-filled? Mine was a roller coaster, I can tell you that.

I didn’t want March to end. There, I said it. It is my best reading month so far, with an astounding 4 books read. And those are not just any books. I mean, they are legit. Did I read a single book that I did not give a rating of 4 below? Nope. Nope. Nope. But before I get to the books that made me go all jumpy this March, let’s get to my TBR first.

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Now because of my success last March, I am ridiculously hyper and I upgraded my TBR to 5 books. So that means: 1) TBRs can somehow guide neurotic readers, and 2) a month of ridiculously good books can lead you to being hyper. (Title links to its Goodreads page.) If you will notice, I just give out commentaries on what I think about the books and why I want to pick it up. I read books blindly. I don’t even read summaries at the back. But rest assured, when I want to read a book, I really want to read it.

The Island by S. Usher Evans

This one almost made to the books I read for the month of March. But sadly, I got busy and did not get the chance to finish it before April. Of course, I can guarantee that I will finish this lovely book this month. All for the author, and the book! I hope you guys stay tuned for my SST review for this one.

All The Feels by Danika Stone

Another book for an SST tour! This time, I think I finally found the book that will make me really feel all the feels. The premise of this book is amazing! I’m glad that I’m part of the tour. I mean, a book about a fangirl. Yet again. Well darn, this might be my next bible.

The Glittering Court by Richelle Mead

Have I not stated how much I wanted to read this book? I mean, how many blog posts have I raved about the premise and the setting. I have never read a book made by Richelle Mead, so I guess she finally succeeded into making me read one of her books. She came close when she released Soundless, but I guess the historical premise of The Glittering Court is enough for me to place her on a throne. (Well, maybe after I read this book.) And to make matters more amazing, I will be buddy reading this book with Karla from Reads and Thoughts and Aditi from A Thousand Worlds, A Million Books.

The Last Time We Say Goodbye by Cynthia Hand

I just had to finally pick this book up. It was released last year? I think. And Ate Bea from Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic recommended this one to me, when I badly needed a 5 star read. Well, since I am on a roll, I will be picking this book up for April. Who knows? Maybe April will continue the reading streak that March has led me to.

The Scorpio Races by Maggie Stiefvater

And the Fanboy Book Club read for the month of April is The Scorpio Races. This month, Ate Trisha from The Bookgasm Blog will be hosting, and I am sure as heck excited. Like Richelle Mead, I have never read anything from Maggie Stiefvater. I want to read The Raven Boys but The Scorpio Races paved its way first. What surprised me was… I didn’t know that this book actually featured a male lead. Isn’t that peculiarly amazing?

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Cinder by Marissa Meyer

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And just when I thought I would never land a 5 star rating, bam! Cinder came in and swooped me away. I hope to read more from the series, because that cliffhanger is killing me. Can someone please tell me where I can get Scarlet? I badly need it. And what made me give this book a 5 star? It was the villains. Adri and Queen Levana fueled my hate/love fire and it gave me a reason to root for Cinder. I NEED MORE FROM THIS SERIES.

The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

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Before Cinder, I was already gnawing this book and immediately had the urge to give it a 5 star rating. And fair enough, when I did finish it, I was blown away. A good mystery thriller contemporary does not come around every so often. But I believe that if you don’t pick up and read The Darkest Corners, you may be missing something in your life. Plus, it featured a female lead that thinks like Sherlock Holmes and dresses like a regular teenager. Come on, you know you want to read it, too. Just in case you need more convincing, I reviewed this book. But more of that down on the book reviews.

Cities by Carla de Guzman

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Romance. Contemporary. Multiple parallel universes. How did 2014 slip by without me not knowing about this book? It was an incredibly constructed book, that featured a lot of real emotions. It dwelled on what if’s and maybe’s, and what might have been’s. Despite having a deep connection with the characters, the book will make for an awesome read especially if you want to feel like you traveled around the world without leaving the comforts of your own bed.

I also have full in-depth review for this one and I linked it down on the book reviews.

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

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I declare thee a success. The Fanboy Book Club has delivered, and this was such an amazing read. I thought that after reading all of those amazing books, it will all go downhill. But boy was I wrong. Male leads come from different aspects, and this one is as unique as it gets. I don’t want to spoil, but between getting an Eternal Sunshine From the Spotless Mind vibe and a heart-wrenching tale, Adam Silvera delivered a ridiculously good story.

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Nope. Still not posting a book haul. We celebrated Lent here in the Philippines and I made a sacrifice not to buy any books. Sadly, it consisted most of March. But it was worth it.

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

Cities by Carla de Guzman

A Book I Really Hate

Upcoming Reviews:

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera


Sadly, that concludes the awesome reading month that is March. With an overly ambitious TBR and my midterms this April, I have no idea how I will pull things off. But I have faith, and probably energy to do some stuff. How was your month?

Brb

February Wrap-Up + March TBR

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Hello! Hello! And welcome to another wrap-up everyone! Can I just say how amazing this month has been? Well, provided that I blogged on the latter part again because of school. But it was a month of amazing starts. And the Fanboy Book Club had it’s first twitter chat. I love it! 🙂

Okay, here we go for the wrap-up.

Books In The Freezer

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The Island by S. Usher Evans

You may not know it, but I am actually a part of the Sunday Street Team made by Nori at readwritelove28.com. I joined in because The Island sounds very interesting. I am so excited to read it. I mean, the author herself is just so friendly. I cannot wait to gobble this book.

Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver

I have been thinking on starting a new series on my blog. It will sort of be like a battle, discussing books and movies that sound ridiculously the same but different in some aspects. Can you tell what movie will be battling this particular read?

More Happy Than Not by Adam Silvera

This is our next book of the month for the Fanboy Book Club. It seems like an interesting book, plus I am a sucker for male leads. My TBR always has male leads on it so no question there.

Books I Read

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It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

Rating:

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It may be my fault that I have not picked this book up since forever (looking at you National Book Store), but this book came at the right time. The book was so stunning and very witty. I did my first sin, because I underlined some stuff with a pencil. Plus, the book is so quote-worthy! Craig will seat nice and cozy next to Charlie, Leonard and Greg. Also, I will battle this one with a something I read last January. *winks*

The Academy: Alignment by David Davis and Andrea St. Ivanyi

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Oh wow. Oh wow. I hope I can write a blog post about this wonderful book! Soon, I shall fangirl aboutthis particular book soon. It’s fantasy. It’s contemporary. NO KIDDING.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

Gushing, nostalgia, all rolled into one. Yes, I enjoyed the book so much. I might reread the whole series again.

Book Haul

I am a lazy person. Scream at me. And maybe I will post a book haul. Teehee.

Book Reviews

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Click on the book for the review.


Now, I hope you guys will stay tuned. I still have an FBCYA recap coming. ❤ How about you? What particular books did you enjoy for the month of February?

Till my next blog post, dearies!

Brb

January Wrap-Up + February TBR

 

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Goodbye January, hello February! As much as I hate to say it, but January is already over. I mean come on! Why did you have to come by so fast? I don’t want to take my final exams yet! You were a good month, January. I was so productive, even without a new year’s resolution. But darn, I actually smell a hiatus in February. Even though I am only practically on the verge of my 2nd year, I already have my thesis. And I am already panicking. 😦

Nonetheless, January gave me a lot of books to read during my spare time and it was delightful just to stare at them. But, I am not proud of the things that I have done with a certain books.



Books In The Freezer aka February TBR

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The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas

I believe my e-book sickness has been cured thanks to this book. I just cannot put this book down. Literally, my phone needs to be charged 24/7 just for this one. I am too lucky to be granted an ARC by NetGalley! ❤

The Academy: Alignment by David Davis and Andra St. Ivanyi

Definitely one of the books that I hope can satisfy my craving for fantasy.

Harry Potter and the Sorcerer’s Stone by J.K. Rowling

This is the first read of the Fanboy Book Club! I am so excited to finally discuss it with people!

It’s Kind of A Funny Story by Ned Vizzini

I’m actually halfway through this baby already. I have been wanting read it before I got into book blogging but it was only available at Fully Booked so I never got the chance to request for it. And now I have it, I’m just gobbling it up. I am in love with Craig and all of his imperfections.



Books I Read

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Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi

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I know a lot of you guys love this series so much. But I don’t think my reading experience with this book was healthy and very… primeval in the sense. It’s not that I didn’t like it because I was infatuated with the writing style. It’s just that the characters were really frustrating me. Except for Kenji and James. Because they make the sense happen.

Slippery Things by Lane Baker

Rating:

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Read my full review here

It was a refreshing read, but it lacked certain qualities that did not hook me up that much. I loved the family aspect and genuity of the heroine though.

Suicide Notes by Michael Thomas Ford

Rating:

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Okay, I’ll just let it out. This book deals with certain that I cannot fathom with. The book made me realize some things, but it also hooked me up so bad that Jeff started to go to my head and let me be. I don’t regret knowing about the book for so long and but never reading the blurb properly. Jeff had a really nice voice for a character, which proves my point on why I’ve always loved male leads. Also, sneak peek. This book deals with LGBT topics. Although, I don’t really advise younger readers to read it. While I was reading, I had to double-check if I was 18. Luckily, I am. 😀



Book Haul

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Book Reviews

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Slippery Things by Lane Baker


 Well that’s a wrap everyone! I’m just here crossing my fingers and I am praying so hard because I really want to read and ace my finals all at the same time. Hope you had a lovely January 😀

Brb

The Ultimate Wrap-Up

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6 months. I have been blogging for 6 months. Inconsistently and ridiculously slow. How timely that it is already the end of the year to have hit this certain milestone? Then I made a book club. Plus, I have befriended some of the most amazing bloggers that I used to admire from afar (circa not blogging yet). Nevertheless, I deliver you The Ultimate Wrap-Up. Where I highlight shenanigans and what became of most of the fandoms I am in. I know. This should have been posted in 2015. But, I’m that girl. Sometimes I feel like I should take the title, “The Ultimate Procrastinator” because of this attitude. Be warned. This is a long post. I did not take the title “The Ultimate Fangirl” if I did not dare to live it. Believe me, I did.


TV Shows

This year has been great for television.  Although some did deliver, some didn’t. Here are some of the ones that ultimately caught this fangirl’s attention.

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Friends – I know that some of you have binge-watched this on Netflix and I don’t blame you. It’s ridiculous! The show is so good that if you have the luxury of time, you can watch all 10 seasons in just a month. True story. (I know I did. And yes, I still have a life.) It was countless hours of uncontrollable laughter.

Scream Queens – What started off as a bomb ended up as a fluke. Scream Queens got mixed emotions and reviews as the finale aired. A bit… disappointing, since the story is as unique as can be. Yet, they turn to a very typical red devil. And it was just… sad.

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How I Met Your Mother – This is one of the series that I did not go with the hype. And it has been approximately two years since the show’s controversial finale. I am still not done with all of the 9 seasons but I am currently starting on the 8th season after Christmas break.

AND OH MY DEAR LORD. HOW DARE PEOPLE COMPARE THIS TO FRIENDS? IT IS TOTALLY NOT A RIP-OFF. Maybe if you watch Friends first like I did… And I was this close to giving up on it during Season 1. Best decision ever not to disregard it.

The Big Bang Theory – I never thought that I survived this long without knowing who Sheldon Cooper is. All the nerdiness manifested into one gargantuan show. I never want to not know what is going on in this show. I love it to bits. Take me to The Big Bang Theory heaven!

Saturday Night Live – This show delivered the most nostalgia, as it celebrated it’s 40 years on a Sunday. And they delivered the most awesome reunion ever. It was delightful to see the older featured players back on SNL. Aside from getting a few frowns for getting Donald Trump to host, SNL got some laughs out of me that made my day more brighter.

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The Awesomes – Season 3 made me scream more than the finale of Scream Queens. If one needs a visualization, picture little Anna saying, “THIS IS AMAZING!” No spoilers. No hints. But I will redirect you to a Fangirl Corner where I practically glorified the show.

Sherlock – I finally joined the hiatus gang! At first, I was all… “Am I missing any episodes? Why is this only 3 episodes? Are you telling me that you have been waiting for 2 years for the next one? How do you even breathe?”

Once I watched Sherlock, I felt the strong connection. A series so good… and they make you wait for the next season for so long. Aye Sherlock. Why do you do this?


Music

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Jess Glynne – This gal dropped the bomb on us this 2015. Last September, she released her first album which is “I Cry When I Laugh”. And her songs all gave me an eargasm. Since I heard her collaboration with Clean Bandit, I cannot stop listening to her. I love her music too much! Side note: It has been two years since “Rather Be” came out. Yes, I still consistently listen to it.

Taylor Swift – “1989” came out in 2014 right? And yet Taylor still ruled 2015 with all of her music videos! From Bad Blood to opening the new year with Out of the Woods, she slayed 2015 with her mighty glamour.

One Direction – What an emotional rollercoaster us Directioners have been this year, am I right? From Zayn’s ultimate departure to their hiatus announcement to the new album and to all their music video releases, all I can say is “God help us all.”


Movies

I discovered way too many movies this year. Charlie Chaplin to Eddie Redmayne. Go figure, my lovelies. Name them (especially the ones on the IMDB top 100), and we can discuss about them.


Books

I will continue on with my usual wrap-up.

Books In The Freezer

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Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

The story is enticing, but my silly neurotic mind is hard to handle. So to finally finish it, I hope I get to buy it. And because Sarah J. Maas is coming to the Philippines. I just… asdfghjkl.

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Ruin and Rising by Leigh Bardugo

I survived reading a series through e-book format! Thank you, messed up brain. The final chapter of the Grisha trilogy is here. My feels may or may not handle this well. And this is why I’m buddy reading this with my friends, Maan from The Pigeon Reads and Trisha from The Bookgasm Blog. (They’re also co-running The Fanboy Book Club)

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Slippery Things by Lane Baker

I received this book as a review copy and I have been reading it until my phone got broken. But that’s not going to stop me from finishing it before the end of the month. Huzzah!

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Books I Read

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Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

My full review will be up soon. My feels can be summed in three words though.

SIMON. AND. BAZ.

The ultimate OTP. Caution: Do not read this while you are somewhere public. Book will make you cause a scene.

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Shadow and Bone AND Siege and Storm by Leigh Bardugo

After reading Ruin and Rising, I will post my reading experience for this trilogy. Hope you guys stay tuned.

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Finding Hope by Colleen Nelson

This was my first eARC from Netgalley and this is also the first book that I gave a 3-star rating to. Also, review to come.


Guess that’s about it? I mean, how amazing was that? Well, hopefully 2016 will open up a lot more opportunities for this fangirl. Hope I could read more books, watch more movies and discover more tv shows. Much love everyone ❤

Brb

 

 

 

November Wrap-Up and December TBR

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It was a pretty good reading month, that I can tell you. Yet a month has it’s own ups and downs. I will start with the downs first.

  1. I quit NaNoWriMo.
  2. Problems. A lot. And if my Pocket Letter buddy is reading this, I hope she understands.
  3. In relation to #2, no gigantic haul too.

But of course, I know I will jump right back in the game in December. It may be the holidays, but that won’t stop me from doing anything. I wrote a lot of drafts and I plan to post them one by one during the holiday break. Plus I finally got a break. I got the best schedule for my 2nd term in uni. One more term till the thesis kicks in.

On the bright side, here are some of the good news.

  1. Despite quiting NaNoWriMo, I am still pushing through with my story. Project “Coding For Brains” is still in the works.
  2. My Pocket Letter buddy is in for a loot. I just need to find a way to send it.
  3. My giveaway winner will receive the best box ever, because it’s late.
  4. Since we planned to get back on our feet this December, *cross fingers on that huge haul*

Now for my wrap-up.

Books In The Freezer

Carry On by Rainbow Rowell

Crown of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

Shadow and Bone by Leigh Bardugo

I only have three books on my TBR because I want to start small. Despite sharing how it feels like to be a neurotic reader, I broke my book reading record. Also, I am pretty confident I can finish those books in December despite having my midterms yet again ^^. I can’t wait till I finish Carry On because I cannot put it down. I will be buddy reading Shadow and Bone with Maan from  Pigeon Reads and Trisha from The Bookgasm. Also, Crown of Midnight will be a buddy read with MC at Blame It On The Books . Go say hi to them. They are all such wonderful people. ♡

Books I Read

The Manifesto On How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Rating: 4.5 stars

Illuminae by Amie Kaufman and Jay Kristoff

Rating: 4.5 stars

Mondomanila by Norman Wilwayco

Rating: 5 stars

Fateful Turns (#StrangeLit)

Rating: 5 to 2.5 stars (depending on the story)

See? It was a good reading month for me. I would have had given each of these books 5 stars. They were all so good. I want to keep gnawing on books. I just want to read and read. Although to be fair, Mondomanila was ridiculous and I had to consider if I wanted to pour holy water on my eyes. I still have to post my full review for Illuminae, because apparently some of the words on the review are deemed unappropriate. That was a side effect from Mondomanila. Blame that book.

Book Haul

I was a good bookworm for the latter part of November, immediately reading the books that I bought. *winks* No haul though. It’s all over my Instagram feed. Lol. I will probably just do another one in January.

Book Reviews

I reviewed:

The Manifesto on How To Be Interesting by Holly Bourne

Fateful Turns (#Strangelit)

Also, my Fangirl Corners are now scheduled every Sundays. Do you want to be featured in it? Just comment below. Cheers to the remaining month of the year.

Aye, what more can I say? Better than my October wrap-up, am I right?

Brb

October Wrap-Up: Fangirl Shenanigans

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This is not like my usual wrap-up. Well, what is not usual with me? I love inconsistencies 🙂

I don’t know why I’m explaining again but here we go. *flashback*

October was a whole month of hell. Our finals began to swoop in and we only had a month before the storm brewed in. It raged on for weeks, thus my disappearance on my blog. It was hard to be away because I really wanted to type about releases and such but sadly, the howling and cries of undone projects made me uneasy and I had to attend to them. Then one day, the final exam came. Rue were the all-nighters. The storm has passed! But then, the grades viewing was all that was anticipated. AND YES, IT WAS GLORIOUS. Oh sweet sweet grades. All the sacrifices and the hard work paid off.

… but it was already the end of October.

That one month was dreading. One month just for the finals. An equivalent of four hell weeks of pain. It made me wonder if my professors were making a banquet to showcase the blood and sweat we had spewed all over the place. But that’s just gross.

Now as I do not want to disappoint anyone from the bookish community, my wrap-up is as follows:


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I really like the story of Simon VS. The Homo Sapiens Agenda but I just kept on putting it down because of the reasons I stated above and because my scumbag brain wants a physical copy. Nonetheless, I’m hooked on Simon and Becky. I feel like I could easily finish TMOHTBI this November since we have a whole week of no classes because of an APEC summit. Plus, I just got a new schedule because of a new semester and it has a darn full of vacant periods.


Books I Read:

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Solid one book for the month of October. I will be posting my review for this one hopefully soon. I just cannot handle this book so much that I’m all “aghhhhhh”.


No, I have not reviewed a single book this October. That is how big of an impact our finals had on me.


I did have a big haul though. It was the post before this wrap-up.


Now here’s the thing: I joined NaNoWriMo. To be honest, I don’t know how it works but I think I did my research too late. But nonetheless, I am on a quest to write a book that could satisfy one’s zombie cravings. I also joined a blog tour which will be up on my blog sometime next week.

That’s about it. I had a really busy month but November will put me back on track. Special mention to Cristina at My Tiny Obsessions for encouraging me to post. ❤

Now here’s a happy Chandler for you:

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Brb

September Wrap-Up

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So tell me, how did September pass by so quickly? I didn’t feel its presence at all. (Except maybe that first week for my midterms…) Sad to say it is over too soon. I mean, a lot has definitely happened and I know that it is mostly for the greater good but hey, it is all good.

But on the bright side, October releases are just the best things in the world. Birthday’s getting nearer and I am so scared. I thought I would be 17 forever. 😦

But I have to say: Enough rambling and let’s get it on with this wrap-up already.


Books in the freezer:

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The House of Hades by Rick Riordan

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven

Crown Of Midnight by Sarah J. Maas

I don’t know why I was so giddy this September. Maybe it’s because of having this drugged effect that is from getting too hyped about books. I don’t know. I felt attracted to reading more about Celaena Sardothien and all that hype on Queen of Shadows is just too darn high.


Books finished:

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The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan

The Secret Paris Cinema Club by Nicolas Barreau

The Mark of Athena by Rick Riordan

Uncle Rick, be proud of me! ♡ I am almost done with the series. Although at this pace, I think I would want to slow down because I won’t have any more Percy or Leo in my life. But I just cannot stop reading it. I’m attached to it like a glue!


Books I got:

Book Haul #1


Books Reviewed:

Dr. Bird’s Advice For Sad Poets by Evan Roskos

The Lost Hero by Rick Riordan

The Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


I swear I am still in awe. I read 3 books this month. AND I LOVE IT. Gosh, if only I could stop getting reading slumps. And also, I will be posting about a giveaway soon. Stay tuned. ❤

Brb

August Wrap-Up

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Hello wonderful fangirls and fanboys 🙂 I decided to do an early August Wrap-Up because of the reasons stated below:

  1. I have my midterms coming up. That darn thing needs to be taken down. I must unleash the beast within. (And because if I get good results for my midterm, I automatically get 5 books. ♡)
  2. Not only do I have midterms but I have a lot of artsy projects going on right now and the due date is not for another week but ehh. I don’t want to cry because of procrastinating again.
  3. I will be disappearing for a week after posting this and a book review.

Wow. It has just been 2 months but I am loving blogging. I mean it’s like this wonderful getaway vehicle where I can say what I feel like about a book and know more people to fangirl and fanboy with. And it’s already almost September. Gosh, hell weeks coming soon. Hope September is as sweet as August though. That said, here is my first legit wrap-up.

Simply put, these are the categories:


  • Books In The Freezer

             – The books I started reading this month but did not get the chance to finish.

I have read… not so many books. School duties always catch up on me and I always end up disappearing for a week after lining up posts that were supposed to be for the week. I end up posting every Saturday, Sunday and Monday. But, to be fair, I started reading:

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Linked to their Goodreads page:

The Queen of the Tearling by Erika Johansen

Daughter of Smoke and Bone by Laini Taylor

A Madness So Discreet by Mindy McGinnis

Better Than Perfect by Melissa Kantor

Son of Neptune by Rick Riordan


  • Books I Read:

It is unlikely of me to have even finished a book. But hello there Throne of Glass. I will be getting you for my birthday on October. Teehee.

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Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas

Eleanor and Park by Rainbow Rowell


  • Book Reviews

             – Basically. Because of my fangirl corner, it’s all about male contemporary leads <3.

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The Perks of Being A Wallflower by Stephen Chbosky

Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews

Forgive Me, Leonard Peacock by Matthew Quick


There you go! I am not even mad for not having a TBR. It made my life so much easier. A separate post for my book haul will be up as soon as I get my hands on a Kiera Cass box set. 😀 The book haul post still baffles me though because… I think I went overboard this month. It is so unlikely of me and I never thought that I could acquire that many books in a month. And to think my goal was to get 15 books before my birthday. Whoops. Make that 20. Hahaha. Till next time you guys. I may be reviewing for my midterms but I’m still here,

Brb