Friday, December 30, 2016

2016: My Year in Books and Blog

Hi folks!

2016 was a meh year for me in terms of reading and blogging. Yes, I did read a number of books and I did publish blog posts, but I was not able to reach my goals. -_- (I promise to do better this 2017!)

But anyway, here's a recap of how my year was in books and blog. :)

Thursday, December 29, 2016

Book Haul #17: Last Book Haul for 2016 [Really]

Hi folks!

Two consecutive StS posts! Haha! I just couldn't help it guys. Here are the books I bought... and a little explanation on why I bought them. :)

Monday, December 26, 2016

Book Haul #16: Last Haul For 2016

Hi folks!

2016 is almost over! Finally. Whew!

Anyway, here are the two books I bought since my last StS post.

Frost Bite (Vampire Academy #2) by Richelle Mead
I already read an ebook copy ages ago, so when I saw a physical copy in Book Sale, I immediately bought it. :)

Tree (Rosales Saga #2) by F. Sionil Jose
I already read the first book and loved it. When I visited Solidaridad Book Shop, I bought the second book. I can't wait to read this one! :)

I'm actually itching to buy more books before December ends. Hehe. But we'll see how much control I can muster. lol

Have a nice day folks!
And Merry Christmas!

Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Solidaridad Book Shop: Independent Book Shop in the Philippines #1.5

Hi folks!

As mentioned in my second Independent Book Shop in the Philippines post, here's an updated photo diary of Solidaridad Book Shop.

I had a quick visit last November 30 since I was already in the area. And I also bought the second book in the Rosales Saga (Tree), so I can finally continue my reading. (Here's my review of Po-on, the first book) :)

Nothing much has changed except for their Christmas decor. They still have a wide selection of books from different genres, both fiction and non-fiction. Here's a quick tour, folks. And for a short write-up, here's my old post on the book shop (Click here).

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

War Historical Fiction: Book Recommendations

Hi folks!

How are you? It's been a while, eh? I hope you are all doing fine. And if you aren't, I am virtually sending you my hug! :)

For this post, I want to give you folks book recommendations. I don't think I have done anything like this before, so here's one. Hopefully, I will be able to do this in other genres. ☺


One of my favorite genres is Historical Fiction. I especially enjoy those set during the war because they are mostly character-driven. I like how the genre reflects the many facets of humanity, and how it shows the dynamics between characters and/or events that may sometimes be complicated but nevertheless, interesting. They are also full of lessons about love, friendship and life, that will surely leave a lasting impression on the reader.

Here are my recommendations (in no particular order): ☺