2017: A New Bookish Beginning

Happy New Year Lovely Bookworms! 

I hope you guys had an amazing celebration as we welcome 2017. Last year is an awesome reading year for me as I achieved my Goodreads Reading Challenge and it went beyond my expectations. I may have failed to complete 2016 Popsugar Reading Challenge and Around the World in 52 Books, it wasn’t that bad since I filled out half of each lists. You can check out my wrap up here.

I will be participating on a couple of reading challenges this year:

  • 2017 Goodreads Reading Challenge | I’m going to set my goals to 75 books. I may increase or decrease it depending on my reading pace.
  • 2017 Popsugar Reading Challenge | I don’t expect to complete this. haha! The categories are easier than the previous year.
  • 2017 New Adult Reading Challenge | This is hosted by Catia @ The Girl Who Read Too Much. I’m reading challenge – 24 books (New Adult Intermediate) and Bingo. If I’m on a good roll for this, I’ll increase it to 36 books (New Adult Advance).
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  •  Around the Year in 52 Books | You may check out the list here if you are interested.
  • 2017 Diverse Reads Book Challenge | This is hosted by Mishma @ Chasing Faerytales and Shelly @ Read.Sleep.Repeat

No pressure on doing these challenges and I’m just going to read according to my own pace and mood.  I have bookish resolutions this year and some of them are mentioned on my previous resolutions:

  • Read more physical books. I enjoyed reading using my e-reader lately that have abandoned the books on my shelves. I’ll catch up with my physical books and get a book light.
  • Clean up the e-ARCs. I was able to clean up my 2016 arcs. Thank goodness. About time to tackle all my 2017 e-ARCs.
  • BookSale Hunt. YES. I found great books on our local secondhand bookstore. Cheers to more book gems!
  • Read more Underrated and Indie books. Some underrated and indie books have amazing stories and they need more recognition.
  • Read variety of books. Most of the books I’ve read are romance novels and I was able to explore its sub-genres. It’s still a success since I’ve read a few that are outside romance. I want to do it again this year because it’s always refreshing to read something different.
  • Read more Diverse and Thought Provoking books. Same as last year, I want to read more books about LGBTQA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender,Queer/Questioning, Asexual/Aromantic), Mental Illness (probably my fave diverse topic), Person of Color etc. and also books with subjects that will test my comfort zone. Controversial or not, I will give my feedback based on what I’ve read.
  • Limit requesting/accepting ARCs. I’m going to limit and be selective on ARCs this year because my schedule is going to be busy and I might not beat the deadline.

Unfortunately, I won’t be able to do the Pinay Bookaholic Recommends. I had a hard time catching up of what books to recommend. I don’t know if I should revive it and focus more on Romance novels. These are my bookish plans this year,  what are your bookish plans this year? 

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My Most Anticipated Books of 2017

There are only days to go before 2016 ends! Here are some of the books I look forward on 2017. I’ll be categorizing it according to: Young Adult, New Adult / Adult. Note: Some of the books don’t have official covers and publication dates are TBA (To Be Announced). I will be updating this list if there are any changes.

Young Adult:

  • Bad Romance by Heather Demetrios | January 13th | Standalone
  • Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth | January 17th | Series position: 1st
  • Allegedly by Tiffany D. Jackson | January 24th | Standalone – Debut
  • City of Saints and Thieves by Natalie C. Anderson | January 24th | Standalone -Debut
  • By Your Side by Kasie West |  January 31st| Standalone
  • Long Way Home by Katie McGarry | January 31st | Series position: 3rd
  • King’s Cage by Victoria Aveyard | February 7th | Series position: 3rd
  • The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas | February 28th| Standalone – Debut
  • The Bone Witch by Rin Chupeco | March 7th| Series position: 1st
  • You’re Welcome, Universe by Whitney Gardner | March 7th | Standalone- Debut
  • A Crown of Wishes by Roshani Chokshi |  March 28th | Series position: 2nd
  • Always and Forever, Lara Jean by Jenny Han | May 2nd | Series position: 3rd
  • Seeker by Veronica Rossi | May 16th | Series position: 2nd
  • Eliza and Her Monsters by Francesca Zappia | May 30th | Standalone
  • When It’s Real by Erin Watt | May 30th | Standalone
  • Once and for All by Sarah Dessen | June 6th| Standalone
  • Trusting You & Other Lies by Nicole Williams | June 20th | Standalone
  • The Impossible Vastness of Us by Samantha Young| June 27th | Standalone
  • What to Say Next by Julie Buxbaum | July 11th | Standalone
  • Lucky in Love by Kasie West |  July 25th | Standalone
  • The Secret History of Us by Jessi Kirby | August 1st  | Standalone
  • After the Game by Abbi Glines | August 22nd  | Series position: 3rd
  • Warcross by Marie Lu | TBA | Series position: 1st
  • Untitled (The Shaw Confessions) by Michelle Hodkin | TBA | Series position: 1st
  • The Book of Ezra by Carolyn Lee Adams | TBA | Standalone
  • Untitled by Stephanie Perkins | TBA

New Adult / Adult:

  • Infini by Kristina & Becca Ritchie | January 2017| Standalone
  • Commander in Chief by Katy Evans | January 5th  | Series position: 2nd
  • Egomaniac by Vi Keeland | January 16th | Standalone
  • Menace by J.M. Darhower | January 16th | Series Position: 1st
  • Next to Never by Penelope Douglas | January 17th | Series position: 4.5
  • Becoming Mrs. Lockwood by K.I. Lynn | January 30th | Standalone
  • Crown of Lies by Pepper Winters | January 31st | Standalone
  • Love in Lingerie by Alessandra Torre | January 31st  | Standalone
  • Royally Matched by Emma Chase | February 21st | Series position: 2nd
  • The Bastard Billionaire by Jessica Lemmon | February 28th | Series position: 3rd
  • Every Little Thing by Samantha Young | March 7th  | Series Position: 2nd
  • Keep Her Safe by K.A. Tucker | March 7th | Standalone
  • We Sold Our Souls by K.A. Tucker | March 7th  | Standalone
  • Dirty Filthy Rich Men by Laurelin Paige | March 27th | Standalone
  • Until It Fades by K.A. Tucker | May 2nd  | Standalone
  • Dating You/Hating You by Christina Lauren | June 6th | Standalone
  • Royally Endowed by Emma Chase | June 15th | Series position: 3rd
  • Without Merit by Colleen Hoover  | August 1st | Standalone
  • Children of Vice by J.J. McAvoy | December | Series positon: 1st
  • Autoboyography by Christina Lauren | TBA | Standalone
  • Everything Under the Sun by J.A. Redmerski | TBA | Standalone
  • Spiders in the Grove by J.A. Redmerski | *No date but I’m hoping it’s 2017, this might be a surprise release.*  | Series postion: 7th
  • Hideaway by Penelope Douglas | TBA | Series position: 2nd
  • The Comfort Zone by Sally Thorne | TBA | Standalone
  • The Edge of ? by J.A. Redmerski | TBA | Series position: 3rd
  • SALT by E.K. Blair | TBA | Standalone
  • 9 Crimes by E.K. Blair | TBA | Standalone
  • Secret Lucidity by E.K. Blair | TBA | Standalone
  • Damage Like Us by Krista & Becca Ritchie | TBA | Series position: 1st
  • Anything You Can Do by R.S. Grey | TBA | Standalone

Graphic Novels / Nonfiction:

  • Saga, Volume 7 by Brian K. Vaughan and Fiona Staples | March 28th | Series position: 7th
  • Crazy Is My Superpower: How I Triumphed by Breaking Bones, Breaking Hearts, and Breaking the Rules by A.J. Mendez Brooks | April 4th

For more books to be released on 2017, you can check out these lists:

What are your most anticipated books of 2017? Feel free to share your thoughts or links (if you have a post) on the comments below. Happy Holidays everyone! 🙂

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Cover Reveal + Teaser: The Man Who Won the World by O.E. Boroni

Hello everyone! I want to share with you guys that O.E. Boroni, author of The Never trilogy (The Beginning of Never, The Way to Never and The Truth of Never), has an upcoming novel titled: The Man Who Won the World. It’s expected to be released on January 31st, 2017!

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Summary [Goodreads]:

When you refuse to conform to the world you were born into, do you then create your own?

This is a story about a man who founded his own kingdom.

All Choi Jiyong knows is his carefree days hawking vegetables at the Namdong market, and his service as a jolly hand at a river-side tavern

But one day, it all changes when he saves the life of a mysterious girl.

Suddenly, he is plunged into a world of political rivalry, deadly turmoil, and incomprehensible tragedy. However, what he thinks is just an end to life as he has known it, becomes the start of his journey towards a destiny that has been ordained in his name: his hand will bring to its knees, dynasties that have been since the beginning of time.

This is a tale of supernatural forces, of love and of guilt, of revenge and of truth. Wars will arise and kingdoms will fall, kings will become victims, and slaves will become gods.

Author’s note: This is a historical/period romance novel set in Korea in the 900’s.

Teaser:

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About the Author:

O. E. Boroni currently lives in the United Kingdom. Her days are spent in the Project Management field while her nights are spent with books. She’s either reading them or writing the ones that she wants to read.

Social media sites: Website Goodreads | Twitter

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A Bad Romeo Christmas: A Starcrossed Anthology by Leisa Rayven

A BAD ROMEO CHRISTMAS: A Starcrossed Anthology by Leisa Rayven – November 21, 2016

From the Internationally bestselling author of BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART comes an anthology of never-before-released novellas of beloved characters Ethan and Cassie, Liam and Elissa, Josh and Angel, plus the gang from The Grove.

 Have Yourself A Sexy Little Christmas: An Ethan and Cassie Novella

Ethan and Cassie’s first Christmas with the Holt family should be nothing but jolly. Sure, Cassie’s a mess trying to impress her future in-laws with the perfect casserole, but when an unexpected blast from Ethan’s past shows up beneath the tree, the season gets a whole lot more serious—and sexy.

 The Naughty List: A Liam and Elissa Novella

 After being apart for months, Liam and Elissa are making up for lost time on a secluded island, where they think they’re free to explore each other’s bodies in peace. But when it turns out their Christmas sanctuary isn’t as deserted as it first seemed, and pictures of a hot, naked Liam surface to break the internet, their Christmas dreams turn into a nightmare.

 Happy, Sappy New Year: A Grove Novella

When the gang from the Grove gets together at a lavish New Year’s Eve party, it’s like no time has passed. Except Elissa and Josh are dating Hollywood royalty, Jack and Zoe have been hooking up in secret, Connor’s new girlfriend wants to murder Cassie, and Erika’s mystery man has everyone talking. Before midnight, shocking revelations are made, industry tongues are wagging, and the poor mistletoe is ready to pass out from overuse.

COMING NOVEMBER 21, 2016.

AMAZON PRE-ORDERS NOW OPEN!

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PRAISE FOR THE STARCROSSED SERIES

 “Hilarious, heartwarming and unique,

the Starcrossed series is highly recommended.”

–USA TODAY

“Loved. Loved. Loved Bad Romeo and Broken Juliet. I now have a serious book hangover. Leisa Rayven – thank you for all the feels.”

 – E.L. James, #1 New York Times best selling author of 50 Shades of Grey

“I’m in love with Leisa Rayven, and the rest of the world needs to be, too.”

–  Colleen Hoover, #1 New York Times bestselling author of Ugly Love

“Leisa Rayven crashes onto the romance scene: laughing, flirting, and just daring us to put Bad Romeo down. I couldn’t!”

– Christina Lauren, New York Times bestselling author of Beautiful Bastard

“An unputdownable debut! Filled with delicious tension that will make your palms sweat, toes curl and heart race.”

– Alice Clayton, New York Times bestselling author of Wallbanger

“The perfect combination of hot and hilarious. Utterly dazzling!”

– Katy Evans, New York Times bestselling author of Real

“I gobbled this book up in one sitting. The emotions between the characters were superb. The new hottest book couple!”

– Jennifer Probst, New York Times bestselling author of The Marriage Bargain

 

BRAND NEW STARCROSSED E-BUNDLE:

All three books in a new boxset!

Haven’t yet had the chance to climb onboard the incredibly popular Starcrossed bandwagon?

No problem!

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Purchase the e-bundle of BAD ROMEO, BROKEN JULIET, and WICKED HEART, and you’ll save 20% off the usual purchase price of all three books!

AVAILABLE NOVEMBER 29, 2016.

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books with “Hard” Topics

It’s time for another TOP 5 WEDNESDAY. This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and with its new host, Sam of Thoughts on Tomes   you can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. For this week’s topic: Books with “Hard” Topics. This is such an interesting topic and readers are often challenge with this as they are thought provoking or maybe out of their comfort zone. Some of the books I will mention have trigger warnings.

Here are my top 5 books:

  • Me Before You by Jojo Moyes – The hype surrounds on this book because it’s going to be a movie this coming June and I’m really excited to see its adaptation. I love how the author tackles several issues on this but the most thought provoking issue is about euthanasia / assisted suicide. I will not emphasize more about it to avoid spoilers. I really enjoyed this book and it’s one of the most emotional books I’ve ever read It’s a must read.
  • Addicted to You by Krista and Becca Ritchie – This New Adult novel centers on addiction. The main characters are best friends (A sex addict and an alcoholic) and both are battling their demons. They pretend to be in a relationship to conceal their addictions from their families. The story is greatly executed and the characters are dynamic and have wonderful character developments. I recommend this for 18+ because of the explicit scenes.
  • Forbidden by Tabitha Suzuma – I’ve read this book years ago. For a YA book, this is one of the best forbidden romance / thought provoking books ever written. I’ll say this is somewhat in between YA and NA. The story is really dark for me as it focuses about incest.
  • Bang by E.K. Blair – This was recommended to me by my book girlfriend, Rhyzza and it’s something I didn’t expect at all. This is a psychosexual thriller and it’s about revenge and abuse. I cannot say this book is for everyone because of that topic and the story is REALLY DARK and some scenes will make you CRINGE. Not that I’m scaring you or anything but it made me scream like a banshee. The story is so twisted and I love it. Read at your own risk. READ RESPONSIBLY. For 18+  years old readers only! 
  • Firsts by Laurie Elizabeth Flynn – This 2016 debut novel is one of the most unique books I’ve read in YA as it centers about sex. The story is about a girl who offers virgin boys a sex lesson so they can give their girlfriends a pleasurable “first time”. It’s very unusual for a YA book and as a reader, you must keep an open mind about it. The story is really great and of course the main character learned her lessons in the end.

Have you read any of these books? What are some of the books that you’ve read that has “hard” topics? Share your thoughts on the comments below 🙂

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Top 5 Wednesday: Books I DNF

Hello everyone! It’s TOP 5 WEDNESDAY. This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and you can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page. I missed the other two topics, so I’m gonna share to you my Books I Did Not Finish (DNF) . Please don’t be mad at me if I mentioned the books you love, these books aren’t my cup of tea. Sorry! 😉

The Books I DNF:

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  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman – I shamelessly DNF the conclusion for the Just One Day duology. Let’s say that this isn’t the one I’m expecting to turn out. How I wish the novella SHOULD BE the sequel instead of this. *sighs*

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  • After You by Jojo Moyes – SURPRISE! (or not?) As much as I love Me Before You, I prefer it as a standalone. This sequel isn’t necessary anymore. For real. I just want to leave MBY as is.

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  • Love Lies Beneath by Ellen Hopkins – I received an ARC of this book and it happens to be my first Ellen Hopkins book (though I know her well known novels like Crank). Unfortunately, this book frustrated me. I didn’t like the main character and the story itself made my eyes rolled.

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  • Broken Play by Samantha Kane – I’m not a fan of the author’s writing style and the story is pretty boring. Even the kinky shits. naaah.

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  • Underwater by Julia McDermott – I tried my best to get into the story but I just couldn’t connect with the story and not really my cup of tea.

What are the books you did not finish and why? Have you read any of these books? feel free to share your thoughts on the comments.

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Pinay Bookaholic Recommends: New Adult Books (#2)

I’m back recommending some New Adult books! Here are some of the New Adult books that I really enjoyed and I would love to share these books to you. 🙂 As always, these books are recommended for 18+. Read Responsibly!

Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters

BDShe’s waiting to die. . . . Corin Thompson is paralyzed by her obsession with mortality. Having lost both of her parents, she is terrified by the idea that she too will die young, and she loses control at any sign of illness. But when Corin connects with someone who has survived a very real brush with death, she begins to see the world in a whole new way.

He’s learning to live. . . . As Corin struggles under the weight of her neuroses, Beckett Kingsley is attempting to rebuild a life that feels all too temporary. With the ever-present threat of heart failure never far from his mind, he just wants to make the most of whatever time he has left. And that means pursuing the girl he never expected to find.

Together, Corin and Beckett finally learn to let go of their fears and take solace in everyday pleasures. Who knows what the future holds? After all, nothing lasts forever—the only promise they have is right now.

Why read this book?

  • Diversity. A woman who is obsessed with mortality and a man who has genetic heart condition. I haven’t encountered a new adult novel with this kind of pair.  I also love the slow burn romance and the author’s compelling writing style.The pacing might be slow at first but KEEP GOING. It gets better as you go along.  I highlighted so many lines. I am mesmerized (Read my full thoughts here)

What other readers thought of it?

  • “Let me just say, this story was BEAUTIFUL! It is far from your fluffy, cute contemporary read. It is not like your typical new adult book where boy meets girl and they quickly fall in love and live happily ever after. NO, this story is so much more. The pacing for this book is a lot slower, but it is necessary because our two characters are dealing with a boat load of issues. I think the way the author handled mental health was on point. She doesn’t sugar coat anything.” (Ari from The Daydreaming Bookworm)
  • “[A.]Meredith Walters wrote one of the most exquisite, if not, the most astounding novel I’ve read this year. I can’t count the number of times I punched my bed and wet my pillows because of all the tears that fell from my eyes. There were a million butterflies in my stomach until I read the last page. It was so beautiful!” ( Claire- The Coffeeholic Bookworm via Goodreads)

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Book Series I’m Not Going to Continue

There are some series that I started but I haven’t continue due to the following reasons:

  1. I keep waiting for the sequel to be released.
  2. A sequel was published, I’m not in the mood to read them.
  3. The story went downhill. No character developments. No world building.
  4. I got bored and put it on pending or DNF.
  5. Negative Reviews.
  6. Nothing much happens. I simply lost my interest.

As much as possible, I complete a book series. Everything still depends on me if I wish to continue it or not. The series I’m going to mention here, I decided not to pick it up again. I lost my motivation to do so.

Disclaimer: If I ever mentioned your favorite series on my list, please don’t be mad. These are just my opinions and I don’t wish to offend anyone with my reasons. Thank you. Without furthere ado, Here are some of the series that I’m not continuing:

The Chemical Garden trilogy by Lauren DeStefano

  • The first book is indeed fascinating dystopian novel with a dark concept.I gave it 4/5 stars. However, the sequel just went downhill for me. I’m sort of looking for an explanation what happens in their world, I didn’t get that. Instead, nothing significant happens. Na-da. I’m disappointed.

Fallen series by Lauren Kate

  •  I’ve only read the first book and I didn’t enjoy it as much as I wanted to. It was an OK start but I’m just not interested what happens next.

Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children series by Ransom Riggs

  • Hahaha! Sorry for those of you who loved this series but I’m not that hooked on the writing style. The photographs being related to the story is really cool. The build-up of the story is so slow and less character interaction took me a while to finish it. I’ve read Hollow City and it’s a little better. I liked it. It’s just that I’m not invested with it. I might watch the movie because I think it will look better on it. (just my opinion)

Wallbanger series by Alice Clayton

  • Seriously filled with shenanigans and sexual innuendos. (Only for 18+ readers) Wallbanger made me laugh at some point. Rusty Nailed just… lost its charm. Clive the Cat is the reason why I finished it.

The Lorien Legacies series by Pittacus Lore

  • Yes. Shamelessly not finishing this series. I gave the first book 2/5 stars and I wasn’t invested with the story. Thhe movie version was okay and I find it slightly better than the book.  Still, not enough for me to be hooked in this series. I just can’t.

Warm Bodies series by Isaac Marion

  • Not pretty much of a zombie novel fan. The story has its serious tone and the pacing is too slow that it puts me on a reading slump. Here is another case that I like the movie better.

This Man trilogy by Jodi Ellen Malpas

  • The male protagonist is super alpha possessive. He’s so annoying and it’s hard to tolerate this man. 40+ missed calls to the female protagonist because she didn’t answer her phone? he wants her immediately even if it’s not compatible to her work schedule? NOPE. (This is an erotica novel. so only for 18+)

 Do you have any book series that you aren’t going to continue? Feel free to share it on the comments below. 🙂

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TOP 5 WEDNESDAY: Disappointing Eye Candy Books

I guess this is my first T5W post for 2016 and I’m very excited for this week’s topic: Disappointing Eye Candy Books [Beautiful Covers with awful stories]. This weekly meme is created by Lainey of Ginger Reads Lainey and you can check out the weekly topics on the Top 5 Wednesday – Goodreads Page.

Please don’t hate me if I ever post a book that you like/love. These are just my personal opinions. 🙂 Peace guys!

Here are the books:

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  • Fever by Lauren DeStefano – I really like Wither but this sequel is enough for me not to proceed on the final book.  Nothing much happens and it really didn’t answer my question on the first book. Read my full thoughts here.

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  • The Heartbreakers by Ali Novak – I always love contemporary novels with beautiful covers like this. However the chemistry between the characters is lackluster and it didn’t really gave me the feels. Plus, it’s an insta-love. Full review posted here.

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  • Just One Year by Gayle Forman – I am very disappointed with this sequel. It is told in Willem’s perspective but it’s not the one I’m expecting. If you want to know what to know on what’s left on Just One Day, just jump on the novella.

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  • Miss Peregrine’s Home for Peculiar Children by Ransom Riggs – It’s truly an eye-candy book because it looks like a YA Horror novel. Apparently, it’s not. The concept is amusing but I wasn’t a fan of its writing style. I was really bored and the pacing is excruciatingly slow. The story is okay but I’m not really a fan of it.

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  • Never Never Part 3 by Colleen Hoover and Tarryn Fisher – Look at how mysterious and intriguing it is. The cover is just gorgeous. After waiting for a long time for this final novella, I can’t help expressing my disappointment. I’m so underwhelmed.

What are your disappointing eye candy books? Have you read any of these? Feel free to share your thoughts on the comments. 🙂

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10 Thank You’s For This Day

January 21st 2016 – I think I have the right to sing “22” by Taylor Swift, even if I’m off the key. Still, it was a fun day for me to celebrate my 22nd Birthday. So, I would like to share the 10 Things I Am Thankful For. It may be bookish related or something more personal. Without further ado, here are my 10s:

  1. God. I’m thankful for all the blessings that he gave me. He guides me to lead me on the right path and enlightens me whenever I’m lost.
  2. My Mama. You are the best mother in the world and I’m lucky to have you as my mom. Thank you for being my coffee buddy and for introducing Archie Comics to me when I was a kid. Thank you for teaching me with everything and I can’t enumerate them all because it’s a LOT. Thank you for comforting me whenever I’m stressed with school and duties. Haha! I love you, Ma! :*
  3. My Papa. Thank you for spoiling me with food. Especially cooking my favorite. Like: ‘Chicken Feet Adobo’. Thank you for introducing me to books that aren’t my cup of tea. You are the reason why I read in random genres and also taught me how to book hunt on BookSale. That really saved me a lot of budget. Thank you for making me laugh whenever I’m mad. I love you, Pa! :*
  4. For me having a good health and to all the people I knew.
  5. Thankful for my Family for being supportive and respecting me on what I do.
  6. To my elementary classmates. For still keeping in touch with me though I haven’t you guys for years. Magpakita kayo!! haha!  It’s nice to bring back old hilarious memories. Thank you for the quick mini reunion. Hi Jhanyn and Lourdes! I miss you guys!
  7. My High school classmates. Marnelly (Drebels – the no. 1 J.Law fan and Katniss Evahdin LOL. The wacky selfies exposer and bus buddy), Fhernandine (Hi Twin Twin!), Hanesel (Hi Swing!), Denise, Sean, Nerissa Mae, Clarkie, Rhian, Sharmaine, Sunshine,   Maylene The IV-St. Francis boys etc.. Thank you for making me comfortable whenever I feel awkward. I miss you all!
  8.  My fellow College buddies. CEU Makati – BSN Batch 2014. My bebe cakes: Angelique (my book buddy. who loves Nicholas Sparks and Mitch Albom), Fatitets (my fellow PSG for Angelique and Gigi. haha! ) and Gigibels (who is my total opposite because she hates rice. I love rice and I get exta cups. She hates books by the way and I’m making fun of her to accompany me on Powerbooks. I swear, she gets dizzy with book titles.)
  9.  Book Girlfriends PH. The NA/Adult romance lovers and sometimes YA. The ladies I met on Goodreads and met them as well in real life. Camille, Rhyzza, Jane, Kath, Allen, Fau, Nickle, Asser, Guia, Ate Lindsay, Ate Jobelle, Ate Glai, Ate Grace, Ate Elaine, Ate Ana and many more.  🙂 See you soon ladies and I miss you all!
  10. The Bookish Community, Bloggers, Bookstagrammers, Goodreads Reviewers.  You guys are all awesome. I may not have met some of you personally and mostly talk online. All those conversations and buddy reads are so fun! Thank you for sharing your love for books and fangirling our mutual favorite books. There are so many of you guys! I want to fit you all here!

          P.S. Thank you sis Pearl (all time buddy read! ) for these birthday gifts/ beautiful books! Thank you for the letter as well. 🙂 I really love it and I’m surprised with these. I really appreciate it 🙂 Thank you again!  Let’s buddy read The Moment of Letting Go soon 😉

P.P.S. Thank you to Ate Rachel and AJ the Ravenous Reader (click to read their fabulous reviews) who buddy read one of my favorite New Adult novels, Butterfly Dreams by A. Meredith Walters as a birthday greeting/surprise. 🙂

Thank you for all the warm, birthday greetings! I really appreciate it. You guys made my day! 🙂 Hugs & Kisses to you all xoxo

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