May 2018 || A new logo, a good reading month, and uhm, some feelings about blogging

Hello, again people of the book universe!

Welcome to yet another late wrap-up where I (try to) recall the events of the previous month. I admit that I have a ridiculously short memory so I’m just writing things down as I remember them.

Personal updates

To keep this post short and avoid a lengthy essay, I will try to use bullet points this time. In summary, last month can be described using two words: death and endings.

  • DEATH?!?! I watched Infinity War on its second week, and no amount of both spoiler-y and no-context memes prepared me for what happened. I mean, I was ready for the death of a character who was very much alive in the end. SMH.
  • ALMOST DEATH. On the morning of the 11th, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, my reason for living, was pronounced dead. I grieved along with everyone on Twitter. Then the heavens heard our prayers and resurrected the show.
  • ENDINGS. The series finale of Once Upon A Time aired last month. I didn’t know that the current season is the last but, yeah, there goes one of the shows I’m following. Other TV shows such as Agents of SHIELD, The Big Bang Theory, Young Sheldon, Silicon Valley, and (my love) Brooklyn Nine-nine also ended their current seasons. That’s pretty much all the shows I’m watching so I’m left with nothing else to watch. The Agents of SHIELD finale broke my heart ten times more than Infinity War did, by the way.
  • NEW BLOG LOGO! I won a blog logo giveaway on Twitter, which is one of the few good things that happened last month. The giveaway was hosted by the lovely Sadie B. (@HogwartsGrad_7) who blogs here. You can view the said logo on my sidebar! You should give Sadie a follow. She’s very friendly and still runs a logo giveaway from time to time.

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Blog Tour Review: Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger + GIVEAWAY!!

I thought Eric was paranoid, but Tessa takes the cake. Talk about a match made in heaven.

Tell Me No Lies

Title: Tell Me No Lies
Series: Follow Me Back, Book 2
Author: A.V. Geiger
Genres: Young Adult, Mystery, Thriller, Romance
Format: eARC
Publication: Sourcebooks Fire, 5 June 2018
Read: May 2018
Rating:
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the author { website | twitter | instagram | goodreads }


Love. Obsession. Jealousy. Murder.

No one knows what happened to pop icon Eric Thorn. His Twitter account? Frozen. His cell phone? Cracked and bloody, buried in the snow.

Agoraphobic fangirl Tessa Hart knows the truth, but she’s finally left her #EricThornObsessed days behind. She has no intention of ever touching her Twitter app again. But Snapchat… That’s safer, right?

After months of living under the radar, Tessa emerges from hiding, forced to face the deadly consequences of her past. But in the interrogation room, answers only lead to more questions in the pulse-pounding conclusion to the Follow Me Back duology.


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WWW Wednesday #2!

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Hello, dearies!

Welcome to this week’s edition of WWW Wednesdays! This is a meme currently hosted by Sam at Taking on a World of Words and it’s pretty simple, we just answer the 3 Ws:

  • What are you currently reading?
  • What did you recently finish reading?
  • What do you think you’ll read next?

This is my second feature for WWW Wednesdays, the first one dating back to October last year. I’m trying to include more posts that are not book reviews so please expect the occasional WWW Wednesday here where I highlight my current and recent reads. Although with my reading rate, they may come in only once a month or something. Hehe, forgive me.

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What are you currently reading?

Tell Me No Lies

I’m just started reading Tell Me No Lies by A.V. Geiger! I liked the first book, Follow Me Back so I’m excited to see what this one has in store for me. I think the hashtag should be changed to #DorianCromwellObsessed, though, idk.

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The Sunshine Blogger Award #2!

Hi, lovelies!

I was nominated by Charvi @ Not Just Fiction for the Sunshine Blogger Award! Oops, sorry it took me a long time to post this. This is my first tag/award in a long time so I hope I’m doing this right!

FUN FACT: While checking my past awards, I discovered that my very first award two years ago was also a Sunshine Blogger one, what a lovely coincidence! If you want to read check the said award, you can read it here.

Here we go!

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Rules

  • Thank the person who nominated you in a blog post and link back to their blog.
  • Answer the 11 questions sent by the person who nominated you.
  • Nominate 11 new blogs to receive the award and write them 11 new questions.
  • List the rules and display the Sunshine Blogger Award logo in your post and/or your blog.

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Charvi’s questions

1. If you can have any one character always by your side, who would it be and why?

You know it’s very hard to answer this question because I almost always want to be alone! I mean, I don’t even want to be with real people most of the time. Hahahaha.

2. What according to you is the most important part of a novel or book that draws you in?

Just give me characters that are not flat, monotonous, and boring, I am good! Also, if it is fantasy or set in a rather unfamiliar place, a decent world building would be nice! It’s actually very rare for me to dislike any book, I think. I would always find at least one good thing about it.

3. Name a book villain that you found yourself sympathizing with and why?

I would say, Count Olaf, during the last moments of The End! I don’t know, throughout the whole series, I’ve always seen him as this super evil man who’s too cruel to make the lives of three orphaned children miserable just to get their fortune for himself. I don’t exactly know what but there’s something about his last moments that made me pity the man like he’s just an old lonely man looking for love attention, or something??

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April 2018 || April Feels Day, Brooklyn Nine-Nine, and facing the blog backlog

Hi there, book-loving humans!

Luckily, April was not as uneventful as March so I have several things to talk about in today’s wrap-up!

Last April 28, I attended April Feels Day 2018 with my girls Kate from The Backwards Bookshelf and Shealea from That Bookshelf BitchI realized just now, should I change my blog name to something with a ‘Bookshelf’ in it?? Hahaha. Okay, sorry, back to the main topic. Although this is the first #romanceclass event that I attended, I actually attempted to go the Feels Day at UP Town Center last year to buy some books but chickened out the very last minute. I was overwhelmed by fact that there were too many people and I don’t know anyone there. Oh well, regrets.

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Anyway, April Feels Day 2018 is such a wonderful experience!! I met people that I just usually see and sometimes interact with online like Fay, JM and Inah. Everyone is so friendly and welcoming even to new faces like me.

I also saw some my favorite #romanceclass authors Six de los Reyes (I loved Beginner’s Guide: Guide to Love and Other Chemical Reactions), Tara Frejas (author of Like Nobody’s Watching), and Celestine Trinidad (author of Ghost of a Feeling and Missing Bodies). Funny though, these are the #romanceclass titles I love the most but I haven’t written a review for any of them yet. Huhu. I was internally fangirling the whole time because I was too shy, but it’s like watching my own personal heroes come to life in front of me. They’re real, they’re alive!

Unfortunately, I was not able to hear the live readings clearly because the sound system has problems and we were at the far back of the venue. Thank you to the angel who posted the videos, though, I will binge watch them all later!

Lastly, I bought stuff! I’m on a book buying ban, I know. I. AM. NOT. PROUD. But who can say no to these books and these cute little stickers??? I got The Queen’s Game by Carla de Guzman, Love at First Run by Angel C. Aquino (highly recommended by Kate, btw), the cute quote bookmark based on Ghost of a Feeling by Celestine Trinidad and those mumu (ghost) stickers that are too adorable!

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