Reading Challenge: 2017 Blog Ahead

Budget Bookworm: Where to Acquire Free Reads

Budget Bookworm: Where to Acquire Free Reads

Saving moolah while you read! This year, I have been trying very hard to curb my one-click urge and book splurges. For the most part, I have been pretty successful so I decided to share my success with all the budget bookworms out there! For this first feature, I wanted to share where I get my free reads! The awesome thing about the US is that we have libraries! Use it, people! This is where you can borrow books, audiobooks, magazines, graphic novels, and comics for free. I have a library card from The Los Angeles Public Library and it enables me to […]

• Posted July 19, 2017 • 21 Comments

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

The One Genre that I Gave Up On

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Last week, I shared my habit of hopping from one genre to another. Now, I wanted to share my thoughts on genres that I actually have given up on. I really gave this topic a lot of thought because I wasn’t really sure if I had one. But I actually realized that I DO have one genre that I don’t read and it’s Mystery! And I don’t mean romantic mysteries. So, I used to read a lot of Nancy Drew and Hardy Boys growing up so the private eye mysteries were one of my favorites! […]

• Posted July 17, 2017 • 8 Comments

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Have You Changed Your Genre Preferences Over the Years?

Let’s talk about anything bookish! While I was browsing through my read book list, it suddenly dawned on me that I have changed reading genres often. This shouldn’t have surprised me because I am a mood reader. Anyway, I decided to look into the reasons why I change genre preferences often. I’m not saying that we shouldn’t read multiple genres, but rather, why we stop reading certain genres that we used to adore. Genre fatigue is when you voraciously binge-read one genre. I remember back when The Hunger Games first came out and dystopia was THE genre to read. In fact, I was […]

• Posted July 10, 2017 • 14 Comments

My First Book Buying Experience

My First Book Buying Experience

Let’s talk about anything bookish! Do you remember the very first time you went on a book buying binge? I actually do! Looking back now, I can’t believe how much I went CRAZY buying books. But before I start, I want to give you a little background of where I grew up. I grew up in a small city in the Philippines: Dumaguete City. Growing up, we DID NOT have a bookstore that sells fiction! The HORROR, I know, but I’m not kidding. We had a couple of department stores that sold books, but they were mostly Sweet Valley, Archie, Marvel, & DC […]

• Posted July 3, 2017 • 10 Comments