Monthly Wraps: January 2016

Monthly Wraps: January 2016

Last month’s deets on I Heart Romance & YA January was very busy for me.  I mean, with work commencing in a trip to Northern California, getting stuck at the airport on our way back, then driving in the middle of the night back to Los Angeles, which took about 6 hours plus about an hour to get home….yeah, it was quite an experience.  I did manage to snag a few shots of the Redwoods. We also heard some sad, sad news in January, right?  On the upside, I got Snape in my January Owl Crate box.  Very appropriate, if […]

• Posted February 7, 2016 • 3 Comments

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook Review

Their Fractured Light by Amie Kaufman & Meagan Spooner | Book & Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I was soooo excited when the last book of the Starbound series came out!  I mean THIS series really started my love for all things YA: These Broken Stars and This Shattered World blew me away and I expected to be blown away by the series finale. Didn’t you like the book at all? Don’t get me wrong, I actually liked the Their Fractured Light, I just wasn’t blown away by it.  It’s hard to admit that one of your favorite series didn’t blow you […]

• Posted February 3, 2016 • 3 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Future Worlds I Don’t Want to Live In

Top Ten Tuesday: Future Worlds I Don’t Want to Live In

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Welcome to another edition of Top Ten Tuesday!  I am super excited to share my pick this week!  I decided to go with 10 futuristic worlds, that I CAN NEVER SURVIVE IN!  Because, well.  I am just not the survivalist type! The 5th Wave by Rick Yancey. Obviously, I wouldn’t even be alive after the second wave, much less make it to the fifth!  I would be totally devastated if I lived in a world like this and probably lose my mind! The Book of Ivy by Amy Engle.  Westfall is a post-apocalyptic town […]

• Posted February 2, 2016 • 2 Comments

Write-on Review-a-Thon: January 2016

Write-on Review-a-Thon: January 2016

hosted by Book Bumblings The Write On Review-a-Thon is a challenge hosted by Book Bumblings. From Friday through Sunday, we all band together and write as many reviews as possible. It’s a weekend for you to either catch up on reviews or get ahead on upcoming ones. It doesn’t matter if you write one review or 10 – if you write a review, you’re in. Join this month’s challenge here. It’s the end of January and I pretty much kept up with reviewing!  I also spread the reviews throughout the month and now only post 1 review a week!  I […]

• Posted January 29, 2016 • 2 Comments

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Future Children After

Top Ten Tuesday: Characters I’d Name My Future Children After

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish Happy Tuesday, dear readers!  It’s that time of the week and I’m excited to share with you my pick for this weeks’ freebie entry! So.  As much as I want to be as bookish as I want to be and name my future children, I know Pierre would have his say.  But I think both of us would agree that a) we are never combining our names to make some weird name (because that is so common with Filipinos), and b) the name has to be unique because both of us do have […]

• Posted January 26, 2016 • 4 Comments

Bookish Discussions:  Are You Guilty of Changing Your Ratings?

Bookish Discussions: Are You Guilty of Changing Your Ratings?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! It’s time for book blogger confessions, people! I’d like to think that I don’t change my book ratings, but actually, I do.  That isn’t to say that I cheat on my ratings because I got an ARC, or I’m a part of a tour, or because I’m besties with the author (I don’t have any author BFFs, anyway), but I have my reasons. Now, I don’t mean that changing a rating is bad per se.  I think that finding out the reasons why a reader/reviewer changed a rating is very important.  Of course, if you do […]

• Posted January 25, 2016 • 17 Comments

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Re-Listen Review

Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas | Audiobook Re-Listen Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Skinny Review. I had read this book a year ago and I liked it.  In fact, I gave it 4 hearts BUT I did not review it at all, and I also did not binge read the series.  To tell you the truth, I have no idea why it took me this long to review it.  It does help that I re-read (re-listened) this a few days before the end of the year.  I know it’s old news but if you’re like me who doesn’t read […]

• Posted January 20, 2016 • 3 Comments