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119 Thoughts While Reading Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane

I am very grateful to be one of the people blessed by a Descendant of the Crane ARC. As one of the few DOTC related I’ll be featuring in my blog! I decided to share my initial and basically choking on my own reactions while holding a copy and being blown by this wonderful piece! These are my thoughts whilst reading an advanced reading copy of Descendant of the Crane. Though, I admit I have omitted some because honestly there were thousands of thoughts traveling at lightspeed when things while reading hahaha! These are spoiler-free, so read along! I hope. Continue reading “119 Thoughts While Reading Joan He’s Descendant of the Crane”

Unpopular opinion: book series I’ve read that went down the hill…

I am pretty sure at least one of you had read a book from a series that ended up disappointing you. And made you doubt the series but still picked it up and finished it anyway. Oddly specific but I am one of those people who’d finish a series that’s annoying yet entertained by it. Do you know what I mean?

With that, it’s time for my unpopular bookish opinion. Damn, I wish my name is Gina.

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These are 4 book series that I have read, then just down it rolled the hill after a book or three maybe even five. These are based on my reading experience, I didn’t intend to make this list to attack fellow readers or readers who love these books. A list that contains my unpopular opinion over the book series I have loved in a patiently-creepy way.

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ICYMI: January 2019 Releases!

Well, look at that. Another month went and passed. Hope you had an amazing January! Truthfully, I am one of those people who’s not caught up with book releases in a month. I am hitting two birds with one rock with this post right now. I wanted a new feature on the blog. And I am getting myself aware with more of the releases in a month. I just hope that I can keep it up whole year round.

Let’s review which books released this month; in case you missed some… Most titles featured in this list are under adult, young adult and middle-grade books. Continue reading “ICYMI: January 2019 Releases!”

Join us this February for Kilig-athon 2019 featuring #RomanceClass Novels! Swooning, sharing feels with friends all month long, giveaways… here’s everything you need to know!

It is almost February… *wags eyebrows* you know it! It is about to get very romantic here. A. Readathon. Dedicated. To. Romance. Written. By. Filipino. Authors. How about that!?

We are excitedly and nervously presenting you #RomanceClass Kilig-athon 2019! A readathon that I will be co-hosting with AJ of Avid Reader Diary.  I hope you’ll be joining us. Joining for the whole month is highly encouraged! But if you want to join us with a specific trope you love to get into, by all means, you are all very welcome to join!

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What? Kilig? Kilig-athon? Why? Continue reading “Join us this February for Kilig-athon 2019 featuring #RomanceClass Novels! Swooning, sharing feels with friends all month long, giveaways… here’s everything you need to know!”

Joining #YARC2019! || Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019 Sign Up Post & My Indefinite TBR List + 2019 Anticipating Releases!


I am very excited to announce that I will be doing the Year of the Asian Reading Challenge 2019! As an Asian being, particularly a Filipino. I am all for it! Although, disappointingly late… Anyway, it was said that anyone can join at any particular time of the year. It’s okay. You, who are reading and is now enticed into joining too, it’s not too late!

The Asian Reading Challenge

It promotes and celebrates Asian Authors and Asian Literature. The challenge aims readers to read as many books written by Asian Authors as one can! May it is in a different format of books, i.e. e-books, audio books, or physical books. May it be a new release or earlier releases. There are challenge levels to chose from, depending on what you can read in a year… know more about it from CW’s Sign-Up Post.

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P.S. If you’re reading this, thank you so much for doing this! You all are amazing human beings, that must be protected at all cost!

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Pre-Netflix Grishaverse Tag

aaaaaaaaaaaaaAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH, yup, I am still screaming over the news! Okay! Not! Really! More like I still tear up. Happy?

I swore to the gods, I was up on about my life when a friend texted me, saying “May news grabe.” followed by “Shadow and Bone daw Netflix”.  And replied an hour or so later without malice “Totoo ba dapat six of crows”. Hahaha


Basically, friend over here says, “Shadow and Bone will be turned into a Netflix show”, me, on the other hand, replied: “really, it should have been Six of Crows”. Then I saw that Six of Crows is included in the said adaptation. Resulting in a major Continue reading “Pre-Netflix Grishaverse Tag”

My 2019 Backlist Reads! Part 1 (?)

We seriously are getting closer and closer to the endgame of 2018 now…

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from my point of view less than 3 hours until 2019!

Happy New Year!!!

And I still haven’t accomplished something great? Ha-ha-ha? (We’re getting close to April 2019 too, *coughs* A4, GoT8, all that! My body is ready my mind ain’t yet nor ever will be, but it is coming, so, send help.

Enough of that, contrary with what I did with 7 Books I Need to Finish Before the Year Ends, comes an official List probably a guide for released books that I have in my shelves both electronically and physically. I had to do this in order to lessen the pile. It is becoming out of control. I had logged books in a tracker and I am shocked. I got more than 55 books unread. And yet here I am wanting and requesting for more.

I am claiming responsibility for these books and am getting ahead of myself before it becomes totally out of hand. I banning- will try to be responsible, being from buying more books. Okay, maybe a few Asian Fantasy pre-orders. We got to support! I came up with these titles. These titles are chosen from their seniority of them on the shelf and because the series had probably ended.

Like with any other list I made here are 7 Book Series…

Let’s go!  Continue reading “My 2019 Backlist Reads! Part 1 (?)”

Blogger Recognition Award

Hey, I hope you’re having a great week! I am back at it again with an award post. I had been trying to get caught up with tags and nominations this will be the first out of two in the month of December, its the very least I could do. And I do not want to flood you with these type of posts though it is very fun to do. Haha

Okay, first off, thank you so much Vinny of Artsy Draft for nominating me. And after here, you should go visit her blog. IT’S AMAZING. It looks wonderful! You all better subscribe too.


  1. Thank the blogger who nominated you.
  2. Write a post to show your award.
  3. Give a brief history of how your blog came to be.
  4. Give two pieces of advice for new bloggers.
  5. Select 15 of your fellow bloggers to give this award to.
  6. Comment on their blog and let them know that you nominated them and provide a link to your post.

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7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!

It’s December 2018, in just a matter of days then it’s freaking 2019! Please, let me sway you into adding these wonderful titles into your bookshelf or maybe you already had some of these then maybe scream along with me while we wait for them? These are books that I had left me, still do, give me feeling of huge encouragement especially as an Asian Reader.

I am beyond excited for these books forthcoming 2019! These are all written by fabulous Asian Authors and it warms me to see that there are more than 7 of these will make another list for sure!

Arranged them on scheduled release dates, here they are:

The Girl King


Title: The Girl King

Author: Mimi Yu

Publisher: Bloomsbury

Release Date: January 8th, 2019


All hail the Girl King. 

Sisters Lu and Min have always understood their places as princesses of the Empire. Lu knows she is destined to become the dynasty’s first female ruler, while Min is resigned to a life in her shadow. Then their father declares their male cousin Set the heir instead—a betrayal that sends the sisters down two very different paths.

Determined to reclaim her birthright, Lu goes on the run. She needs an ally—and an army—if she is to succeed. Her quest leads her to Nokhai, the last surviving wolf shapeshifter. Nok wants to keep his identity secret, but finds himself forced into an uneasy alliance with the girl whose family killed everyone he ever loved…

Alone in the volatile court, Min’s hidden power awakens—a forbidden, deadly magic that could secure Set’s reign…or allow Min to claim the throne herself. But there can only be one Emperor, and the sisters’ greatest enemy could turn out to be each other. Continue reading “7 Fantasy Novels You Must Add in Your Shelves!”

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