Stacking the Shelves (64) + October Recap

Monday, October 31, 2016




For Review

 *ARC* Ghosts by Raina Telgemeier
*ARC* How to Avoid Extinction by Paul Acampora
*ARC* Interference by Kay Honeyman
*ARC* Heartless by Marissa Meyer

bone by Yrsa Daley-Ward

Monday, October 17, 2016

I kept on seeing Filipino author (and kinda my local semi-life peg) Dawn Lanuza pushing this book and raving about it so I put it in my wishlist. And lo and behold, it was free last week! So I immediately grabbed it and took the time to read it one night when I couldn't sleep and NOW WHAT TO DO HOW TO COPE


bone
Title: bone
Author: Yrsa Daley-Ward
Date of Publication: June 16, 2014
Source: purchased (Kindle)

Bone. Visceral. Close to. Stark.

Purchase from Amazon

Peter Lerangis is coming back to the Philippines! #PeterLerangisinPH

Monday, October 10, 2016


What: Peter Lerangis Book Signing Event
When: November 19, 2016, 2 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1
Registration starts at 10 a.m.

Join New York Times bestselling author Peter Lerangis of 'The Seven Wonders' series for a book signing event on November 19, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration starts at 10 a.m. Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated. The event is made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati. Visit nationalbookstore.com/booksignings for the complete signing mechanics. Tag #PeterLerangisinPH to join the discussion.


ABOUT PETER LERANGIS

Peter Lerangis is the author of more than 160 books, which have sold more than 5½ million copies and been translated into 33 different languages. These include nine New York Times Bestsellers: all five books of The Seven Wonders series (The Colossus Rises, Lost in Babylon, The Tomb of Shadows, The Curse of the King, and The Legend of the Rift); all of his contributions in the The 39 Clues series (The Sword Thief; The Viper’s Nest; and Vespers Rising , which was co-authored with Rick Riordan, Gordon Korman, and Jude Watson); and The Dead of Night, Book 3 in The 39 Clues: Cahills Vs. Vespers series. He is a Harvard graduate with a degree in biochemistry. After college he became a Broadway musical theater actor. He has run a marathon and gone rock-climbing during an earthquake, but not on the same day. He lives in New York City with his wife, musician Tina deVaron, and their two sons, Nick and Joe.

ABOUT ‘THE SEVEN WONDERS’ SERIES

Follow the story of Jack McKinley in the mysterious, action-packed adventure series that takes place throughout the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Jack discovers a secret organization on a hidden island, and becomes the leader of a mission to retrieve seven lost magical orbs. As Jack and his three friends realize their lives are at stake, they have no choice but to accept the quest and embark on the challenge of their lives. Four friends. Seven Wonders. One goal.

Save the date! Amy Ewing is coming to the Philippines!

Friday, October 7, 2016


What: Amy Ewing Book Signing Tour

When: November 12, 2016, 1 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu

When: November 13, 2016, 2 p.m.
Where: National Book Store, Glorietta 1


Join New York Times bestselling author Amy Ewing of the ‘Lone City’ trilogy for book signing events on November 12, 2016 at 1 p.m. in National Book Store, Ayala Center Cebu and on November 13, 2016 at 2 p.m. in National Book Store, Glorietta 1. Registration for both events starts at 10 a.m. Only books purchased from National Book Store, National Book Store Express, and Powerbooks will be accommodated.

The events are made possible in partnership with Raffles Makati. Visit nationalbookstore.com/booksignings for the complete signing mechanics. Tag #AmyEwinginPH to join the discussion.

Althea & Oliver by Cristina Moracho

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

I read this book back in November 2014 and only now did I have the courage and stubbornness to finally review it. I don't even know if whatever word vomit I produce will ever fully explain the love I have for this book or if it would even convince you to try and read it but I'll try.




Title: Althea & Oliver 
Author: Cristina Moracho
Publisher: Viking Juvenile
Date of Publication: October 9, 2014
Source: purchased from Amazon (hardback)

What if you live for the moment when life goes off the rails—and then one day there’s no one left to help you get it back on track?

Althea Carter and Oliver McKinley have been best friends since they were six; she’s the fist-fighting instigator to his peacemaker, the artist whose vision balances his scientific bent. Now, as their junior year of high school comes to a close, Althea has begun to want something more than just best-friendship. Oliver, for his part, simply wants life to go back to normal, but when he wakes up one morning with no memory of the past three weeks, he can’t deny any longer that something is seriously wrong with him. And then Althea makes the worst bad decision ever, and her relationship with Oliver is shattered. He leaves town for a clinical study in New York, resolving to repair whatever is broken in his brain, while she gets into her battered Camry and drives up the coast after him, determined to make up for what she’s done.

Their journey will take them from the rooftops, keg parties, and all-ages shows of their North Carolina hometown to the pool halls, punk houses, and hospitals of New York City before they once more stand together and face their chances. Set in the DIY, mix tape, and zine culture of the mid-1990s, Cristina Moracho’s whip-smart debut is an achingly real story about identity, illness, and love—and why bad decisions sometimes feel so good.

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#MorganMatsoninPH recap!

Monday, October 3, 2016

I almost wasn't able to go to #MorganMatsoninPH and I was already sad about it but the universe has aligned and let me go! YAY! After reading Morgan Matson's debut novel Amy and Roger's Epic Detour, which I loved so so much back in college, I ended up deciding to start book blogging (among other books). It was one of those books that made me love reading again and love YA. So Morgan Matson is a BIG EFFIN' DEAL for me, okay? Thank you to National Book Store for making this possible! For this fan to meet an author she loves! For this book blogger to meet one of the catalysts of this hobby!



Read on for the Q&A I got to participate in for #MorganMatsoninPH!

Stacking the Shelves (63) + September Recap

Saturday, October 1, 2016



For Review

 *ARC* I'm Not Your Manic Pixie Dream Girl by Gretchen McNeil
*ARC* Be Good Be Real Be Crazy by Chelsey Philpot
 
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