Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories by Various Authors

Tuesday, September 20, 2016

So I was so SO excited to get my hands on this anthology only to find out when I did get it and started to read it that I was only interested to read the stories by Leigh Bardugo, Jennifer E. Smith, and Stephanie Perkins. Oops? So I've been stalling with this one and delaying on reading them all because I just don't care enough? But now I'm kinda irate on myself for that because I actually enjoyed this anthology! Although it did take me more than two months to read it (and review it). I blame you, reading slump (and blogging slump). (And unmet expectations but let's get to that later.)



Title: Summer Days and Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories
Authors: Various Authors
Editor: Stephanie Perkins
Publisher: St. Martin's Griffin
Date of Publication: May 17, 2016
Source: purchased from Powerbooks (hardback)
Maybe it's the long, lazy days, or maybe it's the heat making everyone a little bit crazy. Whatever the reason, summer is the perfect time for love to bloom. Summer Days & Summer Nights: Twelve Love Stories, written by twelve bestselling young adult writers and edited by the international bestselling author Stephanie Perkins, will have you dreaming of sunset strolls by the lake. So set out your beach chair and grab your sunglasses. You have twelve reasons this summer to soak up the sun and fall in love.

Featuring stories by Leigh Bardugo, Francesca Lia Block, Libba Bray, Cassandra Clare, Brandy Colbert, Tim Federle, Lev Grossman, Nina LaCour, Stephanie Perkins, Veronica Roth, Jon Skovron, and Jennifer E. Smith.
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Ten Shows I Love

Saturday, September 10, 2016

I know it's already Saturday but I was so busy (Honestly? More like I didn't have the drive) I couldn't do this prompt earlier. But I really wanted to because I'm a TV junkie! So here are ten favorite shows of mine (I tried to promote not-so-popular ones?)! (Not included are Asian dramas because that's gonna be so difficult to do HAHA) This is in no particular order but I will dividing them into two categories: the 20-minute shows and the 40-minute shows. In no particular order as always! And I suck at categorizing into genres so I just put what Wikipedia says.

For My Short Attention Span



Scrotal Recall (genre: rom-com)

This gem is only six episodes long so if you have three hours to spare, please PLEASE get on it. It's on Netflix! Anyway, I discovered this show from Elena's newsletter (I will always miss her blog Novel Sounds) and THIS. SHOW. It's just so full of heart and some crude jokes as well, I mean, look at the title. But I promise, despite the title, it's not that kind of comedy (although I do dig that kind of comedy as well). So plot! Dylan gets chlamydia and now he has to contact all his previous sexual partners to get them to test as well and we recall one girl in every episode. THE FEELINGS THIS SHOW EXTRACTED OUT OF ME, YOU GUYS. THE FEELS. I rewatch it a great amount and still, FEELINGS. It's just so sad it looks like it's not gonna be renewed.

OH MY GOD IT'S GONNA BE RENEWED THERE'S GONNA BE A SECOND SEASON THIS NOVEMBER OHMYGOD THANK YOU, NETFLIX!!!!!!!!!!!1111 And the title was changed to Lovesick so be sure to check that one out. OHMYGOD I'M SO HAPPY AFTER TWO YEARS



You're the Worst (genre: comedy-drama)

There was no way You're the Worst wasn't gonna make this list. Sure, it's a rom-com and we've seen that way too many times (but I can watch it forever) but one with such horrible and mean characters as the protagonists? I've never seen that yet and that's why I'm all aboard this one. These characters lie constantly and are brutally honest to the point of assholery but who doesn't want to be like them, being able to say what you're really thinking? And despite them being horrible people, you root for them because they're very human and vulnerable too. JUST WATCH THIS ONE, PEOPLE.



Silicon Valley (genre: comedy)

To the show that saved me from being depressed earlier this year, I love you. You might be repetitive plotwise but I love your characters and your crude jokes and how you make me laugh I sometimes cry. Thank you for being there. I mean, I always love a misfits-get-together-to-achieve-a-goal-while-shenanigans-happen kind of show but make these misfits programmers and geeks and nerds and I'm all aboard. Jared bb, you'll always be my favorite and the one that makes me laugh the most. I mean, just watch "tip-to-tip efficiency" on Youtube. If you like it, you'll like this show. HAHAHA



I Just Want My Pants Back (genre: comedy-drama)

This show was cancelled and it's such a shame. It was an MTV sitcom back in 2011 that completely got me: music tastes, crude humor, quarter life crisis, hipsters in Brooklyn being broke and making bad decisions. It was MY show. I watched this show with my guy BFF and another friend and it felt like we were the only people watching this show. It's the reason why I love Peter Vack so much despite him being my least favorite character in here. I'm loyal. So if this is something you think you might like, please give it a chance! Then talk to me so I can have someone to talk to about this show. HAHA

Modern Family / The Office / Broad City / Brooklyn Nine-Nine / Happy Endings

I can't choose for my fifth 20-minute show sorry HAHAHAHA What? I love my sitcoms!

Stacking the Shelves (62) + August Recap

Thursday, September 1, 2016



Purchased

The Start of Me and You by Emery Lord (my review)

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho (paperback)

Stacking the Shelves (61) + July Recap

Monday, August 1, 2016




For Review

Kook by Christopher Vick (ARC)

Disruption by Jessica Shirvington (ARC)
All Fixed Up by Linda Grimes
738 Days by Stacey Kade
False Hearts by Laura Lam

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child Philippine Release Party!!!

Wednesday, July 27, 2016

ARE YOU WIZARDS READY? (MUGGLES TOO)


The Magic is Back on July 31st! Read the Eighth Epic Story.

To celebrate the return of Harry Potter, Scholastic, Inc., National Book Store, and Pinoy Harry Potter [Hogwarts Philippines] will officially launch Harry Potter and the Cursed Child - Parts One & Two (Special Rehearsal Edition Script) on July 31, 2016 at National Book Store, Glorietta 1.

Come in your best robes [Muggle clothing will do, too, if you want to go incognito] and have fun with witches and wizards from PHP as we celebrate Harry Potter’s [and J.K.Rowlng’s] birthday and comeback. The official unboxing will happen at 7:01 am, while registration for the mid-day event starts at 10 am. And oh, did we say there will be cake and prizes? :)

See you there!

‪#‎CursedChildPH

Hear the Wolves by Victoria Scott

Saturday, July 23, 2016

Today, I'm sharing the cover for Victoria Scott's middle-grade debut novel, HEAR THE WOLVES!



Title: Hear the Wolves
Author: Victoria Scott
Publisher: Scholastic
Date of Publication: March 28, 2017


It’s survival of the strongest in a contemporary, girl-versus-wild middle-grade debut from Fire & Flood author Victoria Scott!

Sloan is a hunter.

So she shouldn’t be afraid of anything. But ever since her mom left the family and she lost hearing in one ear in a blizzard, it’s been hard to talk to people, and near-impossible to go anywhere or do anything without her dad or big sister within eyesight — it makes her too scared to be on her own.

When they leave her home alone for what should only be two nights, she’s already panicked. Then the snow starts falling and doesn’t stop. One of her neighbors is hurt in an accident. And the few people still left in Rusic need to make it to the river and the boat that’s tied there — their only way to get to a doctor from their isolated Alaska town.

But the woods are icy cold, and the wolves are hungry. Sloan and her group are running out of food, out of energy, and out of time. That’s when the wolves start hunting them . . .

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