Tag: Bookish Discussions

Bookish Discussions: So Much for My Happy Ending

Bookish Discussions: So Much for My Happy Ending

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Let’s talk about sad endings in books.  Do you love them or avoid them like the plague? I have loved Walt Disney fairy tales for as long as I remember.  In fact, I still do.  And since Disney’s fairy tales always end up with a happy ending, I love reading about happy endings.  However, that isn’t saying that I loathe sad endings.  No!  In fact, I also love reading about not so happy endings or sad endings (yes, I love Avril Lavigne’s song “So Much for my Happy Ending“). Let’s talk about happy endings first.  The […]

• Posted December 5, 2015 • 7 Comments

Malware Horrors and Moving from Feedburner to Mailchimp

Malware Horrors and Moving from Feedburner to Mailchimp

Thoughts, life, and struggles of the blogger (moi) Let’s talk about this thing called MALWARE and other things A couple weeks ago, I discovered that my little bloggy was …. wait for it …. infected with MALWARE! Dan dan daaaaaan!  I absolutely freaked the H out thinking that I was going to lose everything I worked so hard for – my reviews, my reviews, my reviews (even though they crosspost to Goodreads) and a few random blog discussions.  Thankfully, I was able to save all my posts but everything else is a bit wonky (i.e. my challenge posts aren’t tracked with the […]

• Posted November 25, 2015 • 10 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Eye Catching Book Covers

Bookish Discussions: Eye Catching Book Covers

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Okay, let’s talk covers.  Eye-catching book covers, that is.  What draws you to them?  Do they affect your book choices? A few months back, I wrote a post about eye-catching book covers and titles (minus images because malware happened).  I am going to rewrite this post again and share some of my favorite covers – AGAIN.  Why?  Because I want to! Majority of the books written by new-to-me authors have been chosen based solely on the book covers.  I mean, browsing through the bookstore and library is very daunting (not that I am complaining because I […]

• Posted November 23, 2015 • 6 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught: Survive the Apocalypse 101

Top Ten Tuesday: Books That Would Be On My Syllabus If I Taught: Survive the Apocalypse 101

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish The last few years have seen an increased number of dystopia books – especially Young Adult!  That is mostly the genre that I prefer when reading YA so I have read quite a few.  I may not be a dystopian expert BUT if ever the apocalypse is knocking at our door, I may be persuaded to teach an Apocalypse 101 Class. Be an expert archer.  I mean, how else can you catch game or defend yourself?  When there is an apocalypse, knowing how to use a weapon is key to survival.  Book rec: The Hunger […]

• Posted August 25, 2015 • 0 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Attacking a High School Required Read – Again

Bookish Discussions: Attacking a High School Required Read – Again

    So last year when I went on vacation home to the Philippines, I purchased two books written by the national hero, Jose Rizal.  I had promised myself to delve into these books again AND really “digest” it.  See, when this was required back in high school, we had to read it in the national language Tagalog and as most of my friends know, I absolutely suck at that language.  See, the Tagalog used in these books can be equated to Old English in that no one really talks like that today.  So even if I understand Tagalog, the […]

• Posted August 19, 2015 • 0 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Required Reading in School

Bookish Discussions: Required Reading in School

Back in school – well, middle school and high school, we didn’t get a lot of required reading, aside from the smattering of Filipiniana (books written by Filipinos).  Oh, did I mention that I did not grow up in the United States?  Well, now you know.  So back then, we weren’t required to read any novels but we did have a library day for an hour once a week (so sad, yeah?) where we can borrow a maximum of 2 books for a week.  You might say that it was the highlight of my week despite only having those old […]

• Posted August 5, 2015 • 0 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Why I Prefer Reading 1 or 2 Star Reviews

Bookish Discussions: Why I Prefer Reading 1 or 2 Star Reviews

    One and 2 star reviews – the horror!  I know there are a lot of authors who detest the dreaded 1 or 2 star reviews (and DNF reviews) but as a reader, I prefer reading these reviews.  Now, I am not saying that I want to read those that have author bashing and insults and those that are just irrelevant to the whole book – I am talking about those reviews that have meaning, that outline or point out the things that do not work for the reader or the plot as a whole.  I follow blogs that have those […]

• Posted July 29, 2015 • 0 Comments