I have also received some signed bookmarks from Kara Thomas and Jay Kristoff (Thanks Kate! <3)
Now that I’m finally finishing college (just waiting for graduation this month!!) I can finally have more time to read so I do hope I could squeeze these in before I go on a job hunt haha!
As usual, big thanks to HarperCollins International, Abrams Books, Penguin Random House International, Simon Pulse, Bloomsbury, #romanceclass authors, Katie and Marianna, JM of Book Freak Revelations, Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs and Jay Kristoff, Kara Thomas, Nicole Castroman, and Rebecca Podos!
Which books did you get this week? Have you read any of these books? Let me know!
I’m back with a book haul!! For the past few weeks, bookstores were truly busy blessing us with cut-off prices and discounts so, obviously I had to check them out. Not to mention a casual trip to the local book thrift store, Booksale.
I got Gemina and More Happy Than Not from National Bookstore’s Cut-off price sale last month. Then last weekend, Fully Booked Trinoma was on sale so I got Wherever You Go and All Our Yesterdays for PHP50 (1 dollar) each! I also scored Adorkable from Booksale. I got Consider from Naz of Read Diverse Books‘ giveaway. I also got some e-books that went on sale like How To Hang A Witch and Tell Me Three Things (that I had to reread because it’s sooooo awesome!!
Huge thanks to National Bookstore and Fully Booked for spoiling us with your awesome discounts! Also to Penguin Random House International for Little Monsters, that I read already because I just had to! Thank you also to HarperCollins, Bloomsbury, Disney-Hyperion, St. Martin’s Griffin, Entangled Teen, Kids Can Press, and Ms. Rhea Gonzales for the review copies. Also to Kai of Amaterasu Reads and Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs for The Shadow Queen! They’ll be keeping me company as I read my way to Christmas season!
I AM SEEING COLDPLAY ON APRIL! I’m so lucky to have scored tickets for their first (and probably last) Manila show! I’ve been a huge fan of them since 2004 so imagine how happy I am right now! My friend and I lined up an hour before the mall opened last Thursday just to secure tickets for the show. When the mall opened, everyone was running to the ticket counter (which was on the third floor, so that was a good exercise haha). Good thing, my friend was secretly Barry Allen so he was second in line. It was definitely a nerve-wracking experience because the servers were super slow due to the huge traffic the ticket site was getting but with patience, we were able to buy tickets!
I also attended the nationwide protest against the late dictator-president Marcos last night. In case you didn’t know, Marcos declared Martial Law in the Philippines in 1972 basically to stay in power. During that time, there were a lot of cases of human rights violations, some resulting to death. In 1986, Marcos was overthrown from the presidency, the People Power Revolution. Last night was definitely eye-opening, inspiring and fun overall. Martial Law victims were present and some of them shared their stories. Some bands and artists performed too. It was a successful peaceful protest and it was so great to see the youth and the elders gather and unify for a common goal. Hopefully, the government will acknowledge us.
This week was definitely full of events. I can’t wait to hear about yours! Tell me something cool that happened to you this week!
Welcome to another episode of me buying books that I won’t get to read anytime soon. I also got a bunch of ARCs that I’m excited to read and I hope I like it. For the past two months, I have been hauling books from sales. Powerbooks had it’s sale last August, then came MIBF, which was amazing and you can read my recap here, and Jem’s. And then just yesterday, I went to Fully Booked Katipunan because they were on sale.
As always, I got these from National Book Store, Powerbooks, Fully Booked and Booksale. Thanks to HarperCollins International, Penguin Random House, Xpresso Tours, and YA Books Central for the ARCs! And to Jem for giving me her extra copy of Since You’ve Been Gone.
I posted sporadically during August. I believe I only had a couple of posts, but I did a lot of reading and well, I already finished my Goodreads Challenge but I’m thinking of adding more books and probably expand it to 90 or 100 books.
September was more eventful than August. I met up with friends for Manila International Book Fair , a small coffee hangout with the people from Ethos Books and Morgan Matson’s signing! MIBF week was the very highlight of my month!
I read a total of 12 books plus 24 comic books for the past two months. (OH LORD I HAVEN’T REALLY PAID ATTENTION TO THE NUMBER OF COMIC BOOKS I’VE READ HAHAHAHA THIS IS THE FIRST TIME I ACTUALLY COUNTED THEM LET ME FREAK OUT FOR A SECOND) Well in my defense, I binge read the Avengers Standoff storyline to get more backstory for Thunderbolts, which I’m currently reading.
Stacking The Shelves is a weekly meme hosted by Tynga’s Reviews which features our newest additions to our shelves.
Hello! Welcome to another edition of me trying to bury myself with books! Hahaha! But luckily though, the last time I bought a book was around three weeks ago for my birthday. This week, I received three book mails and my mum was cool enough to hand them to me when I met up with her earlier this week. And yes, basically almost all of these books are for review.
Thank you to Sophia Lee, Penguin Random House International, Eve Ainsworth, Kate of The Bookaholic Blurbs, Simon and Schuster, Sourcebooks Fire, and Sky Pony Press for the books!
July is my birthmonth! I turned 21 last July 6th and it was such a blast for me because I got to spend time with my family. Of course, I bought books for my birthday!
This month, we also had Bookworms Unite PH! I’m sure you’ve heard of this, and it’s basically the highlight of my month!
I also spent almost the whole month binge-reading Ed Brubaker’s run of Captain America, aka where Bucky Barnes was introduced as The Winter Soldier, and later as Captain America. In case you still haven’t noticed, Bucky is one of my favorite characters also *cough* Sebastian Stan *cough*, so I really enjoyed reading the series! It’s also the closest basis of the MCU for the Cap movies and there were lots of parallels from the comics and the movie, especially for Captain America: The Winter Soldier.
A World Without You by Beth Revis Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
The Sun is Also A Star by Nicola Yoon Because I Love You by Tori Rigby The Darkest Corners by Kara Thomas
Captain America: The Winter Soldier Vol. 1-2
Captain America: The Red Menace Vol. 1-2
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Vol. 1-3
Captain America: The Man with No Face
Captain America: The Road to Reborn
I’m glad I’m kicking ass with my reading challenges and it’s only halfway through the year. I’m planning on extending it to maybe 60-65 books!
I’m also participating for ARC August and here’s a list of ARCs that I’m most probably be reading:
A Torch Against the Night by Sabaa Tahir
Everyone We’ve Been by Sarah Everett
You Before Anyone Else by Julie Cross and Mark Perini
Girl in Pieces by Kathleen Glasgow
For This Life Only by Stacey Kade
Gemini by Stacey Mukherjee
Gemina by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman
Tell Us Something True by Dana Reinhardt
Change Places with Me by Lori Meltzger
What The Dead Want by Norah Olson
We Own The Night by Ashley Poston
Tone Deaf by Olivia Rivers
The Sound of Us by Julie Hammerle
THIRTEEN BOOKS. It seems farfetched for me and I’m a mood reader and I know I won’t be able to read all of these in thirty-one days but I need to read at least seven from these pile. And yes, I’m restricting my tbr list with these books.