Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #18

Thursday, October 15, 2015

Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

Hi readers! It's been a while, huh? How have you been?

So many things happened to me since my last Stacking the Shelves post. You better sit down because this is a long post.

I left my job in July for personal reasons. I've been in that office for a year. It wasn't easy finding a new job in our province. I was jobless for a month. I could have written a blog post or two since I have a lot of time in my hand but I can't seem to put what I was going through in here, at the time.

I thought my joblessness will last until the end of the year. So while I was letting the time passed, I thought why not join an online-writing workshop. That's when I found #StrangeLit. It's a free online-writing worshop sponsored by a local online bookstore named Buqo. The gist of the worshop is to write an Urban Fantasy / PNR story with a minimum of 5,000 words in month of August. At the end of the month, the completed stories will be bundled, published and sold in Buqo. It was best way for me to pass the time, so I joined.

I didn't expect I will be hired the first week of August but it was a welcomed surprise. It wasn't that complicated to juggle my new job and my writing schedule because I've been doing that since Nanowrimo 2014. I finished the first draft of my #StrangeLit novella a week before submission but I decided not to submit it. I think I can improve and expand my story further and to do that, I needed more time to let the story simmer.

Anyway, I'm enjoying my new job so far. I'm immersing myself into the business sector and learning everyday. I'm thinking of creating a blog schedule now that I'm back. I'll let you know soon what it is.

And that's the end of my long post. I know you're excited to see what books I received, so here they are:
June to September Book Haul

Am I Normal Yet? by Holly Bourne (PB)
The Last Ever After (The School for Good and Evil #3) by Soman Chainani (PB)
 Fans of the Impossible Life by Kate Scelsa (signed ARC)
Mirrored by Alex Flinn (ARC)
Ash and Bramble by Sarah Prineas (ARC)
Dreamland by Robert L. Anderson (ARC)

And my Angry Robot Trophy which I won from the Hidden Huntress Fan-Art Competition by Angry Robots Publishing.

Cute, isn't it?

Thank you to Usborne UK, HarperCollins International, Angry Robots, Kye of Eternity Through Pages and Shelumiel of Bookish and Awesome for my book haul.

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Book Review: Learning to Fall

Thursday, October 08, 2015

Title: Learning to Fall
Author: Mina V. Esguerra
Genre/s: NA, Contemporary Romance
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Go out with a stereotypical romance novel hero WHO ISN’T YOUR TYPE.”

Avid reader and art student Steph is participating in a monthly blog challenge to Live Like Fiction, and this was the task for October. When Grayson, former co-captain of her university rugby team, walks into her class, she knows it’s meant to be – she has to go out with this guy. Even if she’s never been attracted to big, hunky, athletic types. With Grayson’s “player” reputation off the field, Steph thinks he’ll be good for one date that’ll be worth blogging about, and that’s it.

But you know how it goes: Soon, it becomes more than just one date – and Steph and Grayson are caught up in “living like fiction.” How long can they keep playing their roles before reality steps in?

Friday, May 29, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #17

Friday, May 29, 2015
Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

If you're following me on twitter, you've probably saw me tweet about make-overing (is this even a word?) this blog on my own. As you can see, it's slowly coming together. I'm trying to make it as simple, clean and user-friendly as possible and I'm hoping to finish it on or before June 12, which is my 3rd blogoversary. 

Anyway, here's what I received this April and May.  



with bookmark

I'm feeling the summer love with all this books. I'm especially excited about Boomerang, which my sister already read and love.
Thank you to Harper Collins International, Eric Smith and Faye of Bibliophile Soprano for this books!

Wednesday, April 01, 2015

Stacking the Shelves #16

Wednesday, April 01, 2015
Stacking the Shelves, hosted by Tynga's Reviews is all about sharing the books you are adding to your shelves, may it be physical or virtual.

This is my first Stacking the Shelves post this 2015 and I have to say I've accumulated a dozen awesome titles from the last time I posted here. But before I show you what I got, I just wanted to say how grateful I am to all of you who still find time to visit my blog. I know, I'm not as active as I used to because of work and our crappy internet connection. But I'll try to change that and post, at least, twice a week. In another news, I signed up for Camp NaNoWriMo and I'm excited to start my new YA contemporary novel, today. Anyway, that's it. 

Here's what I received from January to March.

Between the Covers
No One Else Can Have You (HB)

Thanks to Harper Collins International, Hachette UK, Adi Alsaid, Moriah McStay, Alyxandra Harvey, Andrea Hannah, Pauline of Fathomless Reveries, Leslie of Bibliophile Kid, Michelle of The Escapist and Kai of Amaterasu Reads. 

Thursday, February 12, 2015

Book Review: Let's Get Lost

Thursday, February 12, 2015
Title: Let's Get Lost
Author: Adi Alsaid
Genre/s: YA Contemporary Fiction
Publisher: Harlequin Teen
Released Date: July 29, 2014
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Five strangers. Countless adventures. One epic way to get lost.

Four teens across the country have only one thing in common: a girl named LEILA. She crashes into their lives in her absurdly red car at the moment they need someone the most.

There's HUDSON, a small-town mechanic who is willing to throw away his dreams for true love. And BREE, a runaway who seizes every Tuesday—and a few stolen goods along the way. ELLIOT believes in happy endings…until his own life goes off-script. And SONIA worries that when she lost her boyfriend, she also lost the ability to love.

Hudson, Bree, Elliot and Sonia find a friend in Leila. And when Leila leaves them, their lives are forever changed. But it is during Leila's own 4,268-mile journey that she discovers the most important truth— sometimes, what you need most is right where you started. And maybe the only way to find what you're looking for is to get lost along the way.

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