I'm joining #ARCAugust!

Monday, July 11, 2016

I've always wanted to join ARC August hosted by Read. Sleep. Repeat but I always forget to sign up. I mean, this is the fourth one and I haven't even joined one. I FAIL IN CHALLENGES. But here I am!

I'm a moody reader but I want to be strict this time around. I need to up that NetGalley ratio! So I'm exclusively reading eARCs from NetGalley and I plan on reading ten this coming August. I'm listing down 12 titles to pick from!


The Light Fantastic by Sarah Combs
The Replacement Crush by Lisa Brown Roberts
The Lost and the Found by Cat Clarke
All We Have Left by Wendy Mills
Nice Girls Endure by Chris Struyk-Bonn
The Assassin Game by Kirsty McKay


Two Across by Jeffrey Bartsch
The Memory Book by Lara Avery
Learning to Swear in America by Katie Kennedy
Defending Taylor by Miranda Kenneally
How to Disappear by Ann Redisch Stampler
Cure for the Common Universe by Christian McKay Heidicker


Have you read any of these books? Which book should I get to first? Are you joining ARC August? Join me, let's go!

I See You by Molly McAdams

Saturday, July 9, 2016

Today, I'm happy to participate in the cover reveal for I SEE YOU by Molly McAdams!


Title: I See You
Author: Molly McAdams
Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks
Date of Publication: November 1, 2016

Futures are uncertain, unpredictable-like ink spilled across the purest surface. Nearly imperceptible ripples move and flow until a unique stain is formed. The ink is permanently embedded in the surface…

During one wild night in college, Jentry Michaels is a tidal wave of ink that brands Aurora Wilde's soul. An unparalleled stain she can't forget despite the many months that have passed-and despite the distraction she'd hoped she would find in her new relationship with Declan, the charmer who captured her heart soon after. Jentry has irrevocably touched her soul, and he is intertwined in her present and future in ways she never fathomed. Now Aurora is faced with keeping that night hidden though it feels as if the ink has indelibly etched their story across her skin.

When Declan is confronted with his own personal demons, Aurora must decide if she will continue to hold tight to their relationship and a safe, reliable future with him, or if she will turn to Jentry-the guy she can't forget no matter how hard she tries…

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My #AmyandAndreainPH experience AKA the day I convinced Amy Zhang to eat Jollibee spaghetti

Monday, July 4, 2016

Yesterday was the Manila leg of #AmyandAndreainPH! Thank you so much to National Book Store for bringing these two awesome authors to the Philippines! Read on so you can read all about me promoting Jollibee. HAHAHA


This was my view because I was late and stayed at the back. What a beautiful collection of books! You can see the best host EVER, Chad, and Amy Zhang in the photo. And my fellow bloggers who I've missed dearly (why so clingy, Dianne, it's only been a month or so). It was my first time being late so I was so rattled and at a loss on what to do. But I did get to ask my question so I wasn't THAT late!

I asked Andrea Portes how she managed to write such legitimate teen-sounding voices in her books. She answered that as the events are mostly real, she just tried to get back to her teenage years. Or that maybe she actually didn't grow up at all. She said that she has always been a precocious teen so she just channeled her teen self.

Read on for what went down that day!

Stacking the Shelves (60) + June Recap

Friday, July 1, 2016







Purchased

The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins (my review)

Love Me Never by Sara Wolf
Plus One by Elizabeth Fama (paperback)
Summer Days and Summer Nights by Various Authors
The Bell Jar by Sylvia Plath

The Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

Wednesday, June 22, 2016

In a desperate attempt to have new content, I begged people on Twitter to tag me to do some tags so that I'd have something posted on my blog. HAHAHA Desperate, indeed. Thanks to Bea of Confessions of a Pinay Bookaholic for tagging me to do the Unpopular Opinions Book Tag!

And what better way to force myself to actually do it than having someone to do it with? So after checking mine out, hopefully you'll also go to The Bibliophile Confessions for Inah's!

I gotta admit though, it was hard to go through my Goodreads shelf to answer these questions. I realized that I didn't actually read a lot of popular books. And I am severely lacking in the series department. But what did take me longer to do? Finding gifs of Rami Malek in Mr. Robot to go along with this post. Seriously, I spent so much time doing just that and yeah, I'm not a gif expert so that was difficult. I am so so so pumped for Mr. Robot that I stay up until 3AM almost every day just reading up on it and also looking at Rami Malek's photos and watching his interviews. It's all worth it though. I love looking at him HIHIHI But whatever, let's get right to this!


1. The I'm-okay-with-it-being-awkward-between-us and by us I mean the whole reading world AKA a popular book you didn't like

Well, this was easy. It seems like everyone in the book community loves The Night We Said Yes by Lauren Gibaldi. Even my favorite bloggers, who have the same tastes as me, loved it. While I do know people who didn't enjoy it too, this book was still pretty well-loved that I felt like I read a different book. And maybe because I like burning friendships (HAHA), I also didn't love Simon vs the Homo Sapiens Agenda by Becky Albertalli. I mean, I liked it but I did not love it like everyone else. Alsoooo, I think it's pretty popular but good lord do I hate The Vincent Boys by Abbi Glines.

Did you want to throw me pitchforks already? Haha! Read more for opinions I don't advertise that much!

Join us for Bookworms Unite 2.0!

Monday, June 20, 2016


Lovely pubmat made my Hazel of Stay Bookish!


What: Bookworms Unite!: A PH Bloggers and Readers Meet-up
When: July 9, 2016 (Saturday) 1-4pm
Where: Tweedle Book Cafe, 106B Sct. Gandia, Quezon City

We'd love to meet you! We'll get to know each other (There are lots of Filipino book bloggers and we want to meet you ALL!), play games (How about cover guessing? Or trivia?), win prizes, raffle books, drink and eat, and a book blind date!

To participate in the book blind date:

Please wrap your books in a non-transparent paper and write some key words describing the plot of the book, including the genre. Books will then be collected and shuffled and participants will pick a book based on the keywords written on the books. Please be noted that in Book Blind Date, the number of books you'll bring will be equivalent to the number of books you'll acquire in the activity.

Join us! We'd love to meet YOU!

We need a headcount so we hope you can join the FACEBOOK EVENT we made if you're going! Or just comment here or tweet me at @oopsireadagain.

See you!
 
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