Tuesday, August 28, 2012

Music and Lyrics (1)

Hello! I know it's been a while since my last post but I had exams last week and I was on a one-day vacation yesterday. Anyway, this whole month was pretty eventful and there's so little time left to do some unwinding but I always manage to find some for myself even if it's for an hour or two. With regards to books, yeah, my TBR list is still piling up and I wasn't able to trim them down. I just got back to them yesterday and I am yet to finish one. So for now, let's talk about music!

Music is one of the most effective ways I can unwind. Whenever I'm reading there are times when a song reminds me of a certain part of the book I like. Or when an old song comes up, I feel very nostalgic. I love what it feels like singing at the top of my lungs and the reason behind it and how it makes me very happy. Although I find it distracting sometimes, I can't help but feel really excited when I can relate a song to a book or a particular memory.

"I'm no expert in neurology; but music must have like some direct link to the part of your brain where emotions live, because sometimes I will hear a song that I have not heard in a while, and it will literally trigger not just a memory but it will make me feel the way that I felt at a certain point in my life."
-Gayle Forman, Author of If I Stay and Where She Went

Recently, the song most played in our house is Some Nights by Fun. My sister and I can't stop singing this song! I love it and I think its beautiful.

Tuesday, August 21, 2012

Me and My Bookshelf (3)

This is where I feature the books I received, bought, gifted or won that are newly added in my physical shelf, which means no ebooks. This is usually scheduled on Saturdays.

Another week means new set of books! I’ve been pretty busy at school these past few weeks but I managed to visit my favorite bookstore when I found the time and yo-hoo! A sale! I haven’t expected this so I was pretty much resigned to buying one or two. But then there are all these posters and signs hanging above the ceiling which I admit, I didn’t notice the whole time since I was really focused on the display table where a copy of my favourite book I've been waiting for a long while was there, and also the only one left. It wasn’t until I was on my way to the cash register when I noticed the sign and then totally backtracked to the YA section without missing a single step. So, here’s what’s new on my shelf!

Monday, August 20, 2012

Review: Obsidian by Jennifer L. Armentrout

Obsidian (Lux #1)
by Jennifer L. Armentrout
Published: November 29, 2011

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Starting over sucks.

When we moved to West Virginia right before my senior year, I'd pretty much resigned myself to thick accents, dodgy internet access, and a whole lot of boring.... until I spotted my hot neighbor, with his looming height and eerie green eyes. Things were looking up.

And then he opened his mouth.

Daemon is infuriating. Arrogant. Stab-worthy. We do not get along. At all. But when a stranger attacks me and Daemon literally freezes time with a wave of his hand, well, something...unexpected happens.

The hot alien living next door marks me.

You heard me. Alien. Turns out Daemon and his sister have a galaxy of enemies wanting to steal their abilities, and Daemon's touch has me lit up like the Vegas Strip. The only way I'm getting out of this alive is by sticking close to Daemon until my alien mojo fades.

If I don't kill him first, that is. 

Saturday, August 11, 2012


It's time for giveaways! I love giveaways, don't you? There's so many going on right now and the prizes are amazing! Don't forget to check them all out! Goodluck!

450+ Follower Giveaway (INTERNATIONAL)

You can choose one of these books for your prize:
Evernight by Claudia Gray
Gamer Girl by Mari Mancusi
The Book of Blood and Shadow by Robin Wasserman
Catching Jordan by Miranda Kenneally
Shattered Dreams by Ellie James
Throne of Glass by Sarah J. Maas
Glitch by Heather Anastasiu
The Treachery of Beautiful Things by Ruth Frances Long
Defiance by C.J. Redwine
The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna

Enter HERE.

Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Me and My Bookshelf (2)

This is where I feature the books I received, bought, gifted or won that are newly added in my physical shelf, which means no ebooks. This is usually scheduled on Saturdays.

This may be a little late but I forgot to feature some new books on my shelf from last month. I actually got them at the last week of July. 

Shatter Me by Tahereh Mafi (read) 
Bloodlines by Richelle Mead (to-read)


Signed copy of Fated by Alyson Noel (to-read) and bookmarks.
Thanks to Mrs. ReaderPants!

Weeks after I got this, Alyson Noel actually came here in our country to do a book signing. But considering I have to travel an hour by plane to get to the venue, not to mention traffic and I have classes! So, lucky me, I got this one in advance, although I'm very sad not to meet her in person.

My sister, who is also a bookworm bought these books:


As much as I love taking pictures of our books, I didn't get the chance to steal a shot of this. I haven't even seen one of it since she bought them. Yeah, she loves sharing her books with everyone which probably mean it's battered now :)

I have to go get ready for school. HA! Yay, me!

Friday, August 3, 2012

Giveaway: #GroupBookTour$100GIFTCARD

Welcome to Promotional Book Tours Group Tour taking place August 3 - 24. We have teamed up with 9 Amazing Authors and several awesome bloggers to bring you a $100 Amazon Giftcard!
Brought to you by these 9 books!
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Thursday, August 2, 2012

July Reads

Hello everyone! I've been gone again for a few days so here I am at 4 in the morning, wide awake and writing this post. So.. it's August! Wow! Time flies so fast don't you think? Another month has come and gone but despite my busy schedule, I've managed to grab a few wonderful reads before July ended. As we all know, this has been a month full of amazing newly released books, so here's what was added on my read pile:

Tiger Lily
by Jodi Lynn Anderson

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Before Peter Pan belonged to Wendy, he belonged to the girl with the crow feather in her hair. . . .

Fifteen-year-old Tiger Lily doesn't believe in love stories or happy endings. Then she meets the alluring teenage Peter Pan in the forbidden woods of Neverland and immediately falls under his spell.

Peter is unlike anyone she's ever known. Impetuous and brave, he both scares and enthralls her. As the leader of the Lost Boys, the most fearsome of Neverland's inhabitants, Peter is an unthinkable match for Tiger Lily. Soon, she is risking everything—her family, her future—to be with him. When she is faced with marriage to a terrible man in her own tribe, she must choose between the life she's always known and running away to an uncertain future with Peter.

With enemies threatening to tear them apart, the lovers seem doomed. But it's the arrival of Wendy Darling, an English girl who's everything Tiger Lily is not, that leads Tiger Lily to discover that the most dangerous enemies can live inside even the most loyal and loving heart.

From the New York Times bestselling author of Peaches comes a magical and bewitching story of the romance between a fearless heroine and the boy who wouldn't grow up.

A breathtakingly beautiful read. This book made me cry! Everyone should read this!

Traitor (Creepy Hollow #3)
by Rachel Morgan

Violet and Nate may have escaped the labyrinth, but only one of them came out unscathed. Nate is now the bearer of a mysterious eye-shaped tattoo, a mark he has no memory of receiving. While Vi is intent on discovering the meaning of the tattoo, Nate seems less interested. His experience in the labyrinth has caused recurring nightmares, and he’d prefer to pretend none of it ever happened. But Vi has never been one to let a mystery go unsolved, and she’ll do whatever she can to discover who’s behind the tattoo—even if it means leaving Nate out of her plan.

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