Book Spine Poetry Sunday (11)

Sunday, July 26, 2015


On rare Sundays, I will be posting book spine poems because I love poems and I love books and I think book spine poetry is awesome. Thank you to Charlie of Letter Trails for the feature photo!



The Only Thing to Fear
Before I Go to Sleep
Only Everything


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Want to change some titles on my poem? Go comment your own version below! Just have at least one of those books in yours. Have your own book spine poem? Share them! Looking forward to seeing them!

Join the Back to Backlist Book Club! #BTBBC

Thursday, July 23, 2015

I've always wanted to be a part of a book club because I love discussing books in-depth. Which I realized I can't really do on my blog because I can't put spoilers on my reviews. That's why only my friends who've read the same book as me end up knowing my complete thoughts on books. And that's a bummer! I want to discuss with more people!

So why not host my own book club, right? Thus, the Back to Backlist Book Club was born. *trumpetssssssssss*


First, thanks to Miel of Bookish and Awesome for the wonderful name! I didn't know what to call thy book club and Dianne's Book Club seemed like a very conceited name, don't you think? Then the idea of reading backlist titles, WHICH I'VE BEEN WANTING TO DO FOR SO LONG, came to me and TA-DA! I mean, let's all read these backlisted titles and give them some love! As book bloggers, we're all so entrenched to look for the upcoming titles, add to the hype, and all that. And it's all so fast! I mean, I know A LOT of books are being published every year but we forget and move on so fast!

Moreover, this might also be an avenue for me to finally read books that everyone seems to have read except me. I'm sure there are A LOT of people out there too in the same boat as yours truly and LET US BAND TOGETHER AND READ TOGETHER!

First, I need to define a backlist title. The novel must be published at least two years before. So any book published on or before 2013 is fair game, y'all.

Since this is our first read, I will be acting as an overlord for now. MWAHAHA I have picked ten books you can choose from. These are all contemporary books and we can change themes/genres every month.

Please pick as many as you'd like. On July 28 7PM Philippine time, I'll check which book has the most votes and that's what we'll read!


*The first > is vote and the second > is the results button. They're not showing!

Which book would you like #BTBBC to read this August?

My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
The Spectacular Now by Tim Tharp
Paper Towns by John Green
Me and Earl and the Dying Girl by Jesse Andrews
This Song Will Save Your Life by Leila Sales
Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell
The Catastrophic History of You and Me by Jess Rothenberg
The Disenchantments by Nina LaCour
It's Kind of a Funny Story by Ned Vizzini
Where Things Come Back by John Corey Whaley 

Quiz Maker


This is a pretty chill and low pressure book club. I won't attack you with a pitchfork if you don't join because the book you wanted wasn't picked or if you end up not reading the book at all. (You might even be the one to push me to read the book for the month!)

We start on August 1 (Saturday) and end reading on August 25 (Tuesday). Read at your own pace. If you want to read just a couple of pages a day, great! If you want to binge it and cram it, great! On August 26 (Wednesday), we discuss! I'm thinking of having the discussion on Twitter or maybe Google Hangouts (which I still have to try). How's 8AM EST/8PM Philippine time?

Of course, we can discuss the chosen book by using #BTBBC on Twitter. ANYTIME. Please use the hashtag if you want other people (aka yours truly) to know you're participating (I LOVE YOU) and if you need someone to talk to. For those wary of spoilers, you might want to wait for the final discussion. I will be checking the hashtag and get you to talk to me, people.

If you have any suggestions and/or violent reactions, feel free to hit me up below at the comments section or tweet me at @oopsireadagain or email me or send me a snail mail. I am not 100% sure on what I'm doing and I need all the help I can have.

I certainly hope you'll join me!

P.S. If you voted and you want to join, please fill up this form so I can inform you when a title has been chosen!

{Blog Tour} Excerpt + Giveaway: The Escape by Hannah Jayne

Wednesday, July 22, 2015

Two weeks ago, The Escape was published! Yeehaw! Not familiar with it? Check out the excerpt below and get a chance to win all of Hannah Jayne's books from Sourcebooks Fire!


Title: The Escape
Author: Hannah Jayne
Publisher: Sourcebooks Fire
Date of Publication: July 7, 2015

Not everyone who goes into the woods comes out…

It was supposed to be a short hike, a way for Fletcher and Adam to kill time one boring afternoon. But when day turns into night and neither boy returns home, their town is thrown into turmoil.

Search teams comb through the forest. Then Avery, the police chief’s daughter, stumbles on a body. It’s Fletcher- disoriented, beaten, and covered in blood. He has no memory of the incident, and worse yet, he has no idea what happened to the still missing Adam…

As danger and suspicion grow, one thing becomes very clear. No one can escape the truth.

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Book Spine Poetry Sunday (10)

Sunday, July 19, 2015


On rare Sundays, I will be posting book spine poems because I love poems and I love books and I think book spine poetry is awesome. Thank you to Charlie of Letter Trails for the feature photo!
 
 
 
The Night We Said Yes
(to) Trouble
Ditched
Prom
Breaking Glass
Crashing Down
Kissing Ted Callahan (and Other Guys)
(The) Bossypants
The Fearless
(The) Fangirl
(The) Stargirl
Wild Awake
We All Looked Up
The Spectacular Now


You can follow me on Instagram at oopsireadabookagain for more bookish photos (with low resolution and bad lighting HAHA)!
 
Want to change some titles on my poem? Go comment your own version below! Just have at least one of those books in yours. Have your own book spine poem? Share them! Looking forward to seeing them!

Review: Armada by Ernest Cline

Tuesday, July 14, 2015

ARMADA IS OUT NOW!!!!!!!! To celebrate, my subconscious made me buy a sweatshirt with a print resembling a bit vector representation of the ADI-88 Interceptor pictured inside the jacket flap of Armada yesterday. Basically, my sweatshirt had white triangle-like things with four thrusters in the wide side. I'll just show you a picture.



Right? I feel so celebratory right now with it. I mean, I only realized that HEY IT'S AN INTERCEPTOR when I got to my office and saw my copy of Armada. Anyway, enough of my babbling, today, I'm reviewing ARMADA!

Armada
Title: Armada
Author: Ernest Cline
Publisher: Crown Publishing
Date of Publication: July 14, 2015

Zack Lightman has spent his life dreaming. Dreaming that the real world could be a little more like the countless science-fiction books, movies, and videogames he’s spent his life consuming. Dreaming that one day, some fantastic, world-altering event will shatter the monotony of his humdrum existence and whisk him off on some grand space-faring adventure.

But hey, there’s nothing wrong with a little escapism, right? After all, Zack tells himself, he knows the difference between fantasy and reality. He knows that here in the real world, aimless teenage gamers with anger issues don’t get chosen to save the universe.


And then he sees the flying saucer.


Even stranger, the alien ship he’s staring at is straight out of the videogame he plays every night, a hugely popular online flight simulator called Armada—in which gamers just happen to be protecting the earth from alien invaders.


No, Zack hasn’t lost his mind. As impossible as it seems, what he’s seeing is all too real. And his skills—as well as those of millions of gamers across the world—are going to be needed to save the earth from what’s about to befall it.


It’s Zack’s chance, at last, to play the hero. But even through the terror and exhilaration, he can’t help thinking back to all those science-fiction stories he grew up with, and wondering: Doesn’t something about this scenario seem a little…familiar?


At once gleefully embracing and brilliantly subverting science-fiction conventions as only Ernest Cline could, Armada is a rollicking, surprising thriller, a classic coming of age adventure, and an alien invasion tale like nothing you’ve ever read before—one whose every page is infused with the pop-culture savvy that has helped make Ready Player One a phenomenon.

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Bookworms Unite!: A PH Book Bloggers and Readers Meet-Up

Monday, July 13, 2015

Bookish Filipinos! Along with some fabulous book bloggers, I'm organizing a meet-up for us with bookish inclinations!



What: Bookworms Unite!: A PH Bloggers and Readers Meet-up
When: July 26, 2015 (Sunday) 1-4pm
Where: Book and Borders Cafe, 281 Tomas Morato, Diliman, 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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