My Book Moments For This Week (April23-30)

✳ Moment#1: I saw THE END.✳

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– “Don’t judge a book by it’s cover” aptly describes R.L.Mathewson’s Tall, Dark and Lonely. I didn’t expect for the book to go paranormal on  me. It was unexpectedly an awesome read, I’m giving it 4 stars. The Perfect Play by Jaci Burton and Alex by Sawyer Bennett are both sport-related-romances. I was looking for something similar or better than Off-Campus, maybe because of my biases I didn’t enjoy these books that much, so I’m giving them 3 stars.

Moment#2: We meet again.✳

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– I re-read #Nerd and still found it cute and sweet. I’m a sucker for this kind of story. The “nerd meets jock, then jock pursues nerd” kind of trope. *swoon*

Moment#3: I can’t believe I forgot your existenceS. ✳

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– these are the books that made me go “oh! I’ve read this already!”
1. Before I Fall by Lauren Oliver
2. The Time Machine by H.G. Wells
3. Replay by Ken Grimwood

✳ Moment#4: Jump off a cliff.✳

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– Have I mentioned I HATE cliffhangers? Well, I hate cliffhangers. I’m aware that Tandem and Room For You are part of a series but I was expecting that they can be read as stand-alones or at least have a semblance of an ending. Tandem by Anna Jarzab is quite good for a science fiction multiverse kind of book. There are confusing tidbits but still amazing. The ending is a “WHAT? THAT’S IT?” kind of feeling. Ergo, I’m giving it 4 stars. Room for you by Beth Ehemann is somewhat a typical famous-commoner kind of love story. I thought it was all good and then the ending (or was it in the epilogue?) kind of a “HUH? SAY WHAT?” feeling and so I’m giving it 3 stars.

✳ Moment#5: Finally.✳

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– Seduction and Snacks by Tara Sivec was a former part of my DNF pile. The reason that I struggled on reading this is because of TOO MUCH SASS. I love sassy characters but if every little thing is “sassed” on, it’s tiring. I skip a lot of parts because IT’S JUST TOO MUCH. The only redeeming character here is the kid. I’m giving it 3 stars because of the cute kid, and I’m so nice. Lol.

✳ Moment#5: Pile them all up.✳

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Here are my TBR finds this week:

1. Magnus Chase and the Gods of Asgards by Rick Riordan
2. Firstlife by Gena Showalter
3. Where I Lost Her by T. Greenwood
4. Paper Princess by Erin Watt
5.The Kiss of Deception by Mary E. Pearson
6. Hidden Bodies by Caroline Kepnes
7.Bridget Jones’s Diary by Helen Fielding
8. Denton Little’s Death Date by Lance Rubin
9. The Lost Girl by Sangu Mandanna
10. The Martian by Andy Weir
11. For Darkness Shows The Stars by Diana Peterfreund
12. Forgetting August by J.L. Berg
13. You by Caroline Kepnes

+13 books on my TBR.😁

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This is my week’s summary. Have a nice weekend.😁

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T5W | Best Book Mother/Maternal Figure

Top Five Wednesday is a tag originating on youtube (booktube), created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey.

It’s top 5 Wednesday again and the topic is mother/maternal book figures.

This is a hard topic for me. It took a while before I settled for my choices… I can only think of 4, sorry.✌

Here are the 4 best moms on bookville:

1. Molly Weasley from Harry Potter world

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– I love Molly!❤ Her dedication and love for her family and Harry is astounding. She’s also a great cook and a kick-a** witch.

2. Esme Cullen from Twilight Saga

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– I like the calm and loving way that Esme manages the Cullens. She’s so pleasant but also fierce on protecting her family.

3. Sally Jackson from Percy Jackson and the Olympians

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– blue food exists! You go girl!❤
The fact that she tolerates Gabe for Percy’s protection shows how much she loves her son.

4. Rosie York from Enjoying the Chase

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– Rosie loves her son DJ so much that even though she wants her ex-husband out of their lives, she can’t kick him out. She tolerates all the lies he throws into her as long as he pays his child support. She is also wary to let anyone into their lives because she doesn’t want her son to be hurt.

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Well, that’s my T5W this week. What’s yours? Feel free to comment your link to this week’s T5W.😁

⭐Book Blogging Community⭐

I have always loved to read. The number of books I’ve read through the years seems unnatural (for others).

Before I started this blog (March12,2016), I never tried (again) to discuss books that I’ve read to “normal folks”. There was one time I was raving about Harry Potter and one person told me to stop reading such kind of books because it teaches witchcraft and it’s evil.

My thoughts that time “I’m sorry, WHAT?!” I was raised well (thank you parents❤) so I didn’t retaliate or utter even a single response. BUT deep, deep, deep inside, I was seething. I remember breathing in and out and giving a nod of acknowledgement. Since then, I never discuss books with that person. I curled in my shell and never discuss that part of me to that person. Yes, reading is a HUGE part of me.

I was okay (barely) living in my shell. Discovering and reading books without anyone to share to. Having adventures, laughing and crying with characters. Being friends with book characters and crushing over book boyfriends, lol. 

I was fine. I refuse to let anyone kill my love for reading. I started to gain friends and little by little left my shell. I was beyond lucky to meet people that doesn’t judge me because of my hobby (passion❤), though they don’t share the same interest, they accepted me as ME.

It feels great to freely share my love for books. At some point, a few of my friends got into reading too. Not as much as I did but it’s a progress worth mentioning.

Then, that same person (HP is evil comment) told me to stop influencing MY friends on USELESS things. I know I shouldn’t care but I was young back then. 😭

This Book Blogging Community (is this how we call it?) helped me a lot. I felt for the first time that I belong. On this community, people are friendly and welcoming. In here, we understand that not everyone loves the books that you love and not everyone hates the books that you hate, lol. I can be myself and no one will judge me. I can share my thoughts and I won’t be called evil. In here I’ve experienced “oh I love that book too” and “Ugh, I DNF that book”  and “I recommend this book” moments. I met A LOT of wonderful bloggers and made some cool friends. I get to discuss my current reads, my favorite book and book series.❤

What prompted this post:
I realized how my days and weeks are filled with excitement. How I giddily wait for my favorite book  memes and tags and awards. I love it here. 😁💖
-angie

First Lines Friday #1

Today is Friday and I happen to read a post from Shannon @ clockworkbibliophile on First Lines Friday which is a weekly meme hosted by Emma, of Wandering Words. In this meme I get to share a first few lines of a book that I like with you.❤

The rules:

1. Pick a book off your shelf and open to the first page.
2. Copy the first few lines to capture the reader’s attention.
3. Finally… reveal the book!

When I encounter a guy who is too gorgeous for his own good, one of three things tends to happen:

1. Silence. I open my mouth but no words come out. All I can do is stare stupidly with my mouth hanging wide enough to accommodate a triple deck burger while my brain turns to mush.

2. Stutter. I can be on the phone for hours with my best friend, but if confronted by a cute guy, wham! I get power outage, my brain is short circuited. You’d be lucky to get anything out of me besides “Er…um…uh…” and a ton of blushing.

3. Stumble. I trip over my own feet. Yeah, it’s easy to do that when you’re five feet seven and gangly, but I managed to make the dance teacher cry when I was five years old. Or even worse, I knock things over and spill food.

All three of these happened within three minutes when I bumped into Gabriel Castellano this morning.

The book is…..

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One of my recent reads: The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling.💜

*I know it’s a bit long.. Shhh…✌*

My Book Moments For This Week (April16-22)

🌟Moment#1: I’ve finished these babies.🌟

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– I’m giving 2 hearts for Ugly Love by Colleen Hoover and Rush Me by Allison Parr.

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– I’m giving 4 hearts for #Nerd by Cambria Hebert and Playing for Keeps by R.L. Mathewson. These two are funny and light reads with a splash of cute romance.❤

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– I’m giving 5 hearts for The Iron Trial and The Copper Gauntlet by Holly Black and Cassandra Clare and The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling. Amazing fantasy reads.👍

🌟Moment#2: We meet again.🌟

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– so I was infected by the Kirsty-Moseley-book-binging disease this week. I wasn’t able to help myself and re-read two of her books. They have a bit of a similar feel. I love these books. The romance, the characters and even the premise, adorbs. I’m introducing The Boy Who Sneaks In My Bedroom Window and Always You.

🌟Moment#3: I can’t believe I forgot your existenceS.🌟

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– oooohhh… I’ve read this books. Have you?
1. Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella
2. Hush, Hush by Becca Fitzpatrick
3. First Grave On The Right by Darynda Jones

🌟Moment#4: Pile them all up.🌟

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– yep, I added 10 more books on my TBR this week, sue me. Wait, nope. It’s because of this week’s Top Ten Tuesday. 😁

1. Geek Girl by Holly Smale
2. My Life Next Door by Huntley Fitzpatrick
3. The Hooker and The Hermit by L.H. Cosway and Penny Reid
4. Just One Day by Gayle Forman
5. Palace of Spies by Sarah Zettel
6. Hex Hall by Rachel Hawkins
7. Alice in Zombieland by Gena Showalter
8. The Princess Bride by William Goldman
9.Inkheart by Cornelia Funke
10. Croak by Gina Domico

*DISCLAIMER: I DON’T OWN ANY OF THE IMAGES ON THIS POST. ALL FROM GOOGLE, CREDITS TO RESPECTIVE OWNERS.*

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So how’s your week ladies and gentlemen? Any of the books in my post you’ve already read? Feel free to comment. This week is very productive. I’m so happy. 😁💜
– angie

T5W | Intimidating Books

Top Five Wednesday is a tag originating on youtube (booktube), created by Lainey of gingerreadslainey.

It’s top 5 Wednesday again and the topic is Books That Intimidates You.

I have a lot of issues to settle before reading a book, lol. This is one reason why my TBR list is long, the inkling to read is there BUT when I look at the book (or book series), I tend to overanalyze them.. Sorry.✌

So here are my top 5 Intimidating books:

1. A Song Of Ice And Fire by George R. R. Martin

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– the HYPE, the NUMBER OF PAGES, and it’s NOT YET DONE. This really intimidates me. I’ve seen the first season of the TV Series, so my expectations for this series is HIGH. I’m scared to be disappointed…

2. The Lord Of The Rings by J. R. R. Tolkien

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– the MOVIE, the HYPE and the LENGHT OF EACH BOOK. I guess same as the Song Of Ice And Fire, I have HIGH expectations for this. And I’ve watched the movies. No to disappointments..

3. The Hunger Games by Suzanne Collins

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– I’m into a lot of fandoms but until this time, I haven’t read any of the book in this series. I kinda dubbed this series as “that something I’ll surely never read”. I don’t know why I’m intimidated on this. I also felt this way towards The Maze Runner but I managed to read the first book of that series. Hopefully, one day I’ll be able to get into this.

4. The Book Thief by Markus Zusak

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– the SETTING and the HYPE. I’ve read a lot of good reviews for this book. I’m just not fond of ” during war” kind of books. But I really want to read this.

5. Anything under the HORROR genre.

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– I generally avoid horror, scary or creepy books. I’ll surely have nightmares. These are the books that really scares and intimidates me. My imagination is vivid and NOPE. Not going to read them…✌

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So, have you read the books on my list? Did you have the same entries as mine? Feel free to comment and link your this week’s T5W.😁
– angie

Top Ten Tuesday: Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature created and hosted by The Broke and the Bookish, in which we all talk about a bookish topic and have fun making lists.

This week’s topic is Ten Books That Will Make You Laugh.

I love this week’s topic. I added a lot on my TBR while reading posts of other bloggers.❤

So here goes:

1. Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling

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– This is an amazing series and it has a lot of funny scenes. Also the characters are funny and weird in their own way. Special mentions are: Fred and George, Ron and Luna.❤

2. Percy Jackson and the Olympians by Rick Riordan

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– I love how Percy Jackson thinks. This book series made me appreciate Greek mythology. I used to avoid books with this kind of premise, gods and goddesses of Olympus but because of Percy, I learned to love them…

3. The Ugly Stepsister by Aya Ling

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– I just recently finished this book. It was hilarious. You can read my review here.

4. The Iron Trial by  Holly Black and Cassandra Clare

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– one of my recent reads too. Callum is funny and a bit sarcastic. The things that he did are hilarious. See my review here.

5. The Undomestic Goddess by Sophie Kinsella

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– the mess that the main character is in is totally funny. The premise of the story is hilarious enough.

6. Playing For Keeps by R. L. Mathewson

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– I love Jason on this story. His obsession in food is endearing and funny. Add in his father who has the same obsession on food. Then his three kids, awwww.💜

7. Princess Diaries by Meg Cabot

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– Mia’s way of thinking is funny. And the circumstances she was forced to face made me laugh a lot…

8. Can You Keep A Secret by Sophie Kinsella

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– the unfortunate events and the secrets kept and blabbered are so funny it brought tears to my eyes. And it’s a nice read..

9. Haikyuu Manga

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– every character has their own quirks, add them all together and you end up with a funny, hilarious and perfectly imbalance volleyball team..

10. One Piece Manga

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– my favorite manga of all time.💜
A gluttonous simpleton captain, a swordsman with no sense of direction at all, a thief skilled on navigation, a playboy chef, a coward sniper, a naïve animal doctor, a compassionate cyborg pervert, a pessimist archeologist and a panty-loving skeleton musician. And you have the best pirate crew of all time: STRAWHAT PIRATES!💖

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Have you read any on my list?
Comment your opinions and link for this week’s TTT and I’ll check them out. – angie ✌