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.

Rules:

  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

Synopsis:

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!”

7 Lies Bookworms Had Told Themselves

Being a reader through the course of time and especially when on a reading streak, one had spoken out lies that your family and friends got their eyes rolling. Right? I have here seven lies that mostly we readers tried to convince ourselves but still ended up doing, the inevitability of it all.

Things listed in here are solely based from my personal experience and observations upon the bookish community and bookish friends.

1. The classic “just one more page”, “or chapter”.

Please, we all know how instances like this end up. It ends up pulling an all-nighter, a set of new eye-bags, and a finished book. Or in a worst case, a sob-fest suffering from all that feels may it be pure joy or rage.

And do, admit, it’s still something we try to avoid but cluelessly finds out when we are already fallen into the pit of excitement. And girl, was #worthit? Probably.

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2. My To-Be-Read pile is completely “under control”.

Ha-ha-ha, but really though is it really?

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Signs You’re Not Over a Book & Possible Remedies to Get Over It

Have you ever read a book so amazing? It started to slowly slip into your life and it now feels like it ruined you? Of course, you do, you’re here, right? Okay, maybe not.

After reading a great book we often fall into the pattern of denial. Brushing it off, immediately diving into a new book. Read, when all you ever think was the last one you finished and put it down. Oh, there I saw it in your eyes, you do right? So, you picked up a book and it was freaking glorious like it was written specifically for you. You feel loved. But you’re getting stuck…

I have listed down here some signs to look out for that you’re not truly over it and some possible cures to that reading hangover.

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Love Poetry? Try These…

I said it from my earlier post that this is a month-long celebration and here’s another one. Welcome to another #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy post. In this series, I had gathered some poetry books that are written by Filipino author and can be read by international readers too! I have included links where to get them and know more information about it.

HAI[NA]KU and other poems HAI[NA]KU and other poems by AA Patawaran

For more information in getting a copy click here.

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We Might As Well Be Galaxies We Might As Well Be Galaxies by Layla S. Tanjutco

sometimes
all it takes
is one word
to end it all
or begin again.

 

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Spotlight on These Contemporary Authors #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy

A #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy Series Post! Featuring two authors I’ve enjoyed and loved. The authors I will be introducing to you today both had written about love, betrayal, and loss. Both are career women too. Similarities end there for these women had captured my heart and countless others in their own unique ways.

I have read some of their works and working my way through devour them all. Here’s… Continue reading “Spotlight on These Contemporary Authors #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy”

Spotlight on These Books by Filipino Authors #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy

Back at it again with another post featuring Filipino Authors for the #BuwanNgAkdangPinoy. See earlier post here.

Today’s book spotlight is more on the mythology, fantasy, and sci-fi side. Let’s start with this classic…

The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical Gothic by Nick Joaquin

The Woman Who Had Two Navels and Tales of the Tropical GothicNick Joaquin is widely considered one of the greatest Filipino writers, but he has remained little-known outside his home country despite writing in English. With the post-colonial sensibilities of Junot Diaz, Teju Cole, and Jhumpa Lahiri and an ironic perspective of colonial history resonant with Marques and Llosa, Joaquin is a long-neglected writer ready to join the ranks of the world classics. His work meditates on the questions and challenges of the Filipino individual’s new freedom after a long history of colonialism, exploring folklore, centuries-old Catholic rites, the Spanish colonial past, magical realism, and baroque splendour and excess. This collection features his best-known story, ‘The Woman Who Had Two Navels,’ centered on Philippine emigrants living in Hong Kong and later expanded into a novel, the much-anthologised story ‘May Day Eve,’ and a canonical play, A Portrait of the Artist as Filipino.

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#Augvocacy2018: How Reading Can Change Your Life

Augvocacy was created by Shealea of That Bookshelf Bitch an annual advocacy held in the month of August. With this year’s advocacy: “Fostering a culture of reading in the Philippines.” I believe this is happening over the course of two weeks. And said to have over 24 participants. Imagine that, a lot of Filipino Readers, Bloggers, and Authors had volunteered. There will be interviews, guest posts, of course, personal takes on fostering the culture of reading and giveaways!

If you want to know more how the idea sparked and became in motion check it out here.

And as a participant, I am here to share the changes that I had experienced as a reader through the years and with the hope that it’ll ignite a light in a person to become one too. I have listed down 10 changes that I gradually noticed in me.

1. It makes you more empathetic.

The world is never black and white there will always be that gray area, a person may or may not experience in their lifetime. But reading makes it easier to understand and to fill that shoe and see the world in their perspective. Seeing things in a character’s eye with the baggage they deal with makes you understand things more in depth. Continue reading “#Augvocacy2018: How Reading Can Change Your Life”

Eye-Grabbing Contemporary Young Adult Books!

We all went there, right? where we impulsively bought a book because of their cover and those cover alone. And here sparked the thought a list of books that caught my attention (and added their synopsis for y’all!) Who knows maybe you’ll spot one or two at your favourite bookstore, to say the least, you can have the slightest idea what’s it about with this list. Though I am positive you already know the majority featured here.

Purely attraction, these books ultimately caught my attention and makes me immediately want to bring them home. These books aren’t ranked but mentioned to feature due to well~ the cover! Here are 24 titles under Contemporary Young Adult Books: Realistic Fiction released or to be released throughout 2018. Feast your eyes on these!

1. Tyler Johnson Was Here by Jay Coles

Tyler Johnson Was Here

When Marvin Johnson’s twin, Tyler, goes to a party, Marvin decides to tag along to keep an eye on his brother. But what starts as harmless fun turns into a shooting, followed by a police raid.

The next day, Tyler has gone missing, and it’s up to Marvin to find him. But when Tyler is found dead, a video leaked online tells an even more chilling story: Tyler has been shot and killed by a police officer. Terrified as his mother unravels and mourning a brother who is now a hashtag, Marvin must learn what justice and freedom really mean.

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