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 • 16 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 • 1 Comment

Top Ten Tuesday: New Books on My Shelf

Top Ten Tuesday: New Books on My Shelf

Hosted by The Broke and the Bookish It’ another Top Ten Tuesday this week and today, I will be sharing books that I recently added to my overflowing TBR pile.  This time, I’m going to pick 5 YA and 5 Historical Romance novels that I recently added in the last month or so.  I actually had a hard time picking books to show this week because it seems that I just went wild with adding books on my TBR pile. YOUNG ADULT The Dark Days Club by Alison Goodman – Historical YA and a demon fighting lady in 1812 London?  GIVE IT […]

• Posted January 19, 2016 • 6 Comments

Bookish Discussions: Book to Movie Expectations

Bookish Discussions: Book to Movie Expectations

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you expect too much in book to movie adaptations? Readers know that books are waaaaaay better than the film/TV adaptations, right?  But why do we still watch these adaptations? 2016 is a great year for adaptations because we have quite a lot of those releasing this year.  Some of them, I’ve read already and others I haven’t.  But this discussion is about my expectations for books I’ve read. Honestly, I love watching these adaptations but more often than not, I get utterly disappointed by it.  I mean, let’s not talk about The Mortal Instruments, shall […]

• Posted January 18, 2016 • 9 Comments

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis | Audiobook Review

Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis | Audiobook Review

MY THOUGHTS Don’t want to read the whole review?  Click to jump to the Review At a Glance. Disclaimer:  I listened to the audiobook way back in August so I am not 100% certain about most of the details, but I will review this to the best of my memory. Not another Snow White re-telling! I know many reviewers have compared Stitching Snow by R.C. Lewis to Marissa Meyer’s The Lunar Chronicles but I promise you, it isn’t!  Sure, it has the same themes as TLC but there is a marked difference. Tell me more! Obviously, Princess Snow is missing and she is […]

• Posted January 13, 2016 • 5 Comments

Bookish Discussion: Do You Judge a Blog by their Cover?

Bookish Discussion: Do You Judge a Blog by their Cover?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you judge a blog by their cover or theme? As readers, it is safe to say that we judge books by their cover.  I mean, I am personally more likely to pick up a book that has a gorgeous cover rather than a cover that doesn’t catch my interest.  Well, book bloggers, this week, I wanted to talk about blog designs or themes, because I realized that they actually influence my preferences in following or even subscribing to a blog. Now, don’t get me wrong, I’m not being snooty or whatever but I have […]

• Posted January 11, 2016 • 23 Comments