Monday, March 20, 2017

Life As We Knew It by Susan Beth Pfeffer: Book Review

Title: Life As We Knew It
Series: Last Survivors #1
Author: Susan Beth Pfeffer
Publication Details: October 1st 2006 by HMH Books for Young Readers

Miranda’s disbelief turns to fear in a split second when a meteor knocks the moon closer to the earth. How should her family prepare for the future when worldwide tsunamis wipe out the coasts, earthquakes rock the continents, and volcanic ash blocks out the sun? As summer turns to Arctic winter, Miranda, her two brothers, and their mother retreat to the unexpected safe haven of their sunroom, where they subsist on stockpiled food and limited water in the warmth of a wood-burning stove.

A story of struggle and hope in an unexpectedly changed world.

Friday, March 3, 2017

Gift Guide for Book Lovers

Okay, folks. Book lovers are very easy to give gifts to. But just in case you're having a hard time giving gifts to a particular someone who is a book lover, let me help you.

Let me start with the obvious. Books. Because seriously. Haha! I am pretty sure that all book lovers have their own wishlist, so you can just ask for/check their lists. 😊

If you're still having a difficult time choosing what book, we have gift cards folks. Gift cards.

Book lamp
For late night-reading. We like to extend our reading hours, so this is very helpful.

Believe me folks, there's no such thing as 'too many bookmarks', just as there's no 'too many books'.

Post-its, page-markers
For the quotes, excerpts, scenes that we relate to, like, find sad or whatever, we need more post-its and/or page-markers!

Coffee mug
Books + coffee is a tandem. So it is perfectly reasonable to get them a mug or mugs. 😉

Other book merchandise
This includes tote bag, accessories, post cards, pillow, bookends, or anything book-related really.

If your someone has a limited shelf space, and you have the budget, I am telling you, buy them a bookcase. Or make them one! That would mean so much! Trust me!

Oh, did I mention books?


So there folks, your book lover gift guide. I hope I am of help somehow, especially to the really clueless ones. 😁

You're welcome. 😁

Thursday, March 2, 2017

The Last Star by Rick Yancey: Book Review

Title: The Last Star
Author: Rick Yancey
Series: The 5th Wave #3
Publication Details: May 24th 2016 by G.P. Putnam's Sons Books for Young Readers

The enemy is Other. The enemy is us.

They’re down here, they’re up there, they’re nowhere. They want the Earth, they want us to have it. They came to wipe us out, they came to save us.

But beneath these riddles lies one truth: Cassie has been betrayed. So has Ringer. Zombie. Nugget. And all 7.5 billion people who used to live on our planet. Betrayed first by the Others, and now by ourselves.

In these last days, Earth’s remaining survivors will need to decide what’s more important: saving themselves… or saving what makes us human.

Fast-paced and thrilling (quite so 😀).

Tuesday, January 31, 2017

What Happened: January 2017

Hi folks!

Whew! What a quick January eh?

It was a good reading month for me. I managed to read 2 books given my busy schedule! Yey! And I am currently reading Life Without Limits by Nick Vujicic.

I also bought one book: Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth

And I was able to publish blog posts...

Book Reviews

Yep, I can say that I had a pretty productive start of the year. 😊


For the month of February, I am again setting two books for me to read. I don't know yet what books I will be reading but I think I'm up for some fantasy or dystopian read. We'll see. 😁


How was your January folks? I hope you had a good month.

Have a nice day!

Saturday, January 28, 2017

Stacking the Shelves #23: January 2017 New Release

Hi folks!

I have mentioned in one of my post (click here) that one of my anticipated books in YA this 2017 is Carve the Mark by Veronica Roth. Thus, when it hit the shelves of our local bookstore last January 17, I immediately bought a copy! Look how pretty!

From the synopsis, I'm getting a star-crossed lovers vibe with a lot of action. I know they're not really unique tropes but I'm excited to know how the author will weave the elements together. I also haven't read much set in a galaxy or in another planet so I'm excited about the world-building.

I hope the book will not disappoint! I'm not sure when I will read this though. Haha! Hopefully, soon!


That's all folks!
Have a nice day!

Thursday, January 26, 2017

Scarlet (The Lunar Chronicles #2) by Marissa Meyer: Book Review

Title: Scarlet
Author: Marissa Meyer
Series: The Lunar Chronicles #2
Publication Details: February 4th 2014 by Square Fish
Genre: Fantasy, fairy tales, YA

Cinder, the cyborg mechanic, returns in the second thrilling installment of the bestselling Lunar Chronicles. She’s trying to break out of prison—even though if she succeeds, she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana, who will do anything for the handsome Prince Kai to become her husband, her king, her prisoner.

A refreshing, modern re-telling of Red Riding Hood.


I dived into the book without knowing what it is about so I had no expectation whatsoever. But I really had a good reading experience with Scarlet. 😊

Monday, January 16, 2017

Bookmark Collection 2017: Photo Diary

Hi folks!

How's your 2017 so far? I hope you're all doing good. :)

Christmas 2016 brought me a few bookmarks. Haha! So for this post, I thought I'd show you an updated bookmark "collection". I already posted one back in 2015 (click here). I think I've lost a few but I did get new ones. :)

I'm still missing my Gayle Forman bookmark. :( I hope it's in one of my books. I'm also missing here two Fully Booked bookmarks. I don't know where they are.

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