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Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I Just Didn’t Click With

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish This week, I will be talking about characters that I could just not love.  Some of these books, I have finished, others I have DNF’d simply because of the annoying characters and some, are from book written by my favorite authors! Elisa in The Girl of Fire and Thorns by Rae Carson – I know this book has been on a few “best” lists and had high reviews but I just couldn’t finish it.  I’m not sure at what % I DNF’d this book but I did reach the part where she lost all […]

• Posted September 1, 2015 • 0 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

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Top Ten Tuesday: Auto-Buy Authors

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish This post is related to my last week’s post about authors I’ve read the most books from.  Of course, they are also my auto-buy authors (in my preferred genre, of course).  I know not all of the books written by one author are my favorites and some, I have even hated, but these authors are my auto-buys even if one or two books have let me down. These are my top ten, in no particular order. Lisa Kleypas – One of my favorite authors is obviously on my auto-buy list, yeah?  Of course, […]

• Posted August 18, 2015 • 0 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Top Ten Tuesday: Authors I’ve Read The Most Books From

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish I have been reading for quite a long time and I am not including Sweet Valley or Nancy Drew to the mix because I think I have read more books on those than any series/author ever. While compiling this list, I noticed that majority of these authors are also my one-click authors!  And yes, I also have a majority of their books!  I am only counting those authors that I have read more than 10 books. LISA KLEYPAS – She was one of the very first historical romance authors that I read and I […]

• Posted August 11, 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

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

Top Ten Tuesday: Fairytale Retellings I’ve Read/Want To Read

Hosted by The Broke and The Bookish I love fairy tales.  I even love them once they have been revamped and reworked into new stories!  The last few years have been good to fairy tale retellings from books to movies (I’m talking about you Maleficent) and I am quite excited what authors are going to come up next! Fairy Tales I’ve Read The Lunar Chronicles by Marissa Meyer – I want to talk about this series as a whole because I love how each book is a retelling of a different fairy tale.  I love that each story is unique […]

• Posted August 4, 2015 • 0 Comments