Currently Reading : The Last Summer Of Us

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“Is it better to lose someone slowly, or fast? Is it better to see them fade – knowing you’re helpless to hold on to them and watching them slide into the darkness – or is it easier to have them torn away from you in the night? Easier to say goodbye a hundred times, never knowing for sure which will be the last, or to say goodnight and never speak again? Which hurts the least? I don’t think either of us could tell you.” – p. 23

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On Music : Top Five Favorite Albums of All-Time – Punk / Rock Edition

Aside from reading, I also love listening to music (even while reading). I grew up listening to different kind of music my parents love. My mom listens to Air Supply, The Carpenters, ABBA, and Bee Gees while my father loves The Ramones, The Beatles, and Queen. Of course they also love listening to the songs of Filipino artists (Original Philippine Music) like VST and Company, Juan dela Cruz Band, Asin, Boyfriends, and a lot more. Me? I also listen to what my parents love and through out the years, I’ve discovered new awesome artists and music genres.

I would like to share my Top 5 Favorite (Rock / Punk) Albums of all-time (in no particular order). I will never get tired of listening to these songs.


Riot! by Paramore (2007)980x980-AC0B87F3-964B-462A-A1E90B60337AF426

In 2007 , a friend of mine introduced me to Paramore’s All We Know is Falling album. I instantly fell inlove with their songs and found out that they also released a new album that year. I got my copy and listen to them almost everyday. Two years ago , I watched Paramore live in Hamburg and it was so awesome. I love this band so much. (Some favorite songs from this album : That’s What You Get, When It rains, Hallelujah, Miracle.)

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Top Ten Tuesday : Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught…

Weekly meme hosted by Broke and Bookish.

August 25: Top Ten Books That Would Be On Your Syllabus If You Taught X 101 (examples: YA fantasy 101, feminist literature 101, magic in YA 101, classic YA lit 101, world-building 101)

This week’s topic is interesting and it’s quite hard for me to choose just one syllabus so I’ve decided to choose two. These books are my favorites and I highly recommend them.

• Books on my syllabus “Badass Female Characters 101”

Divergent Series by Veronica Roth – Aside from Tris, there are also some badass chicks here who knows how to fight with their bare hands.
The Hunger Games Trilogy by Suzanne Collins – I adore Katniss’ love for her family and her determination. I am not Team Peeta or Team Gayle.
A Game of Thrones by George RR Martin – This is so far the only book I’ve read from the ASOIAF series and my favorites are Daenerys Targaryen, Arya Stark, and Osha.
Cinder by Marissa Meyer – A female cyborg who don’t really need a man to protect herself.
The Book Thief by Markus Zusak – Liesel is badass on her own way. She loves to read and write. Enough said.

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Book Review : Scarlet by Marissa Meyer

13206760Series : The Lunar Chronicles #2
Edition :
 Paperback (454 pages)
Publisher : Square Fish (February 2014)
First Published : January 2013
Genre : Young Adult, Fantasy, Dystopia, Fiction
Source : Amazon.de
Date Read : August 2015
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Cinder is back and trying to break out of prison–even though she’ll be the Commonwealth’s most wanted fugitive if she does–in this second installment from Marissa Meyer.

Halfway around the world, Scarlet Benoit’s grandmother is missing. It turns out there are many things Scarlet doesn’t know about her grandmother, or the grave danger she has lived in her whole life. When Scarlet encounters Wolf, a street fighter who may have information as to her grandmother’s whereabouts, she is loath to trust this stranger, but is inexplicably drawn to him, and he to her. As Scarlet and Wolf unravel one mystery, they encounter another when they meet Cinder. Now, all of them must stay one step ahead of the vicious Lunar Queen Levana.

My Thoughts

At first, I thought that this book will focus with the new characters and will only include some parts of Cinder’s story. I was wrong.

The sequel of Cinder, Scarlet is a modern retelling of Little Red Riding Hood. It introduces us to Scarlet Benoit who is living in a small town in France. Her grandmother is missing and Scarlet don’t have any idea what, how or why it happened. She meet a mysterious street fighter named Wolf and teams up with him to find her grandmother. Meanwhile, in New Beijing, Cinder is trying to break out of the prison when she accidentally meet another prisoner named Carswell Thorne. Both Scarlet and Cinder have their own mission and questions that need some answers.

Processed with VSCOcam with hb2 presetI preferred this sequel to the first book becasue this has so much exciting things going on, the plot twists are quite unexpected and there are additional interesting characters.

Scarlet is determined, a bit naive but also a badass like Cinder. For me, Cinder is more mature than Scarlet because she went through a lot of things in her life. I can say that I like Cinder more than her. Wolf is a strong and silent type which made me like him. He is a bit complex and I hated him once but it changed quickly. Me and Joyce are currently fangirling over him. Thorne, or should I say Captain Thorne, is the complete opposite of Wolf. He’s cute, funny and hilarious. I like the chemistry between him and Cinder and their conversations are fun to read. Iko is back and even though we don’t see (or hear) much of her sassiness, it still made me feel happy. I almost forgot Kai. In my review of Cinder, I’ve mentioned that I wasn’t sure with how I feel about him. In this book, we get to know him better. I can say that he is a great leader and loyal person and I totally disagree with his final decision. I think romance is not the major thing on the story but I’m still rooting for Cinder and Kai.

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Day 2 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

My quote for today is from All The Bright Places by Jennifer Niven. This is one of my favorite reads for this year. This book broke my heart. Theodore Finch is an interesting character because of his unique personality and this is one of my favorite lines from him.

“You have to live your life like you’ll never be sorry. It’s easier just to do the right thing from the start so there’s nothing to apologize for.”


I think I will not tag a specific blogger so feel free to do this challenge. Check out my Day 1 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge.

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Friday Finds : The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

FRIDAY FINDS showcases the books you ‘found’ and added to your To Be Read (TBR) list… whether you found them online, or in a bookstore, or in the library — wherever! (they aren’t necessarily books you purchased). Hosted by teh awesome Jenn of A Daily Rhythm.

I’ve been seeing these books lately especially after the released of the second book, The Heart of Betrayal,  last month. The feedbacks and reviews are all great so I’ve decided to add these on my ever-growing TBR list.

The Remnant Chronicles by Mary E. Pearson

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Series : The Remnant Chronicles #1
Edition : Hardcover (489 pages)
Publisher : Henry Holt and Co. (July 2014)

A princess must find her place in a reborn world.
She flees on her wedding day.
She steals ancient documents from the Chancellor’s secret collection.
She is pursued by bounty hunters sent by her own father.
She is Princess Lia, seventeen, First Daughter of the House of Morrighan.

The Kingdom of Morrighan is steeped in tradition and the stories of a bygone world, but some traditions Lia can’t abide. Like having to marry someone she’s never met to secure a political alliance.

Fed up and ready for a new life, Lia flees to a distant village on the morning of her wedding. She settles in among the common folk, intrigued when two mysterious and handsome strangers arrive—and unaware that one is the jilted prince and the other an assassin sent to kill her. Deceptions swirl and Lia finds herself on the brink of unlocking perilous secrets—secrets that may unravel her world—even as she feels herself falling in love.

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Day 1 of 3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge

How are you guys doing? I hope you’re having a great day and if not, let me remind you that tomorrow is Friday! Friday makes me happy even I’m not really working.

Three days ago, I was nominated (on my old blog) by Valeria to do the “3 Days 3 Quotes Challenge”. Thank you Val for the nomination!

The rules are simple

Thank the person who nominated you.
Post one quote each day for 3 days (it can be anybody’s quote, even yours. Make sure you credit it properly), and lastly,
Tag 3 different bloggers everyday.

Let’s do this!


My first quote is from Haruki Murakami’s Norwegian Wood.

“If you only read the books that everyone else is reading, you can only think what everyone else is thinking.”

Murakami is one of my favorite authors and this quote is one of my favorites. For me, these lines tell us to explore more books (or genres) and read not only the “hyped” ones but also those books written by indie and not famous authors.

I am tagging
1. Joyce of BooksHoarderGal
2. Anne of Anneumonic
3. Jess of PrincessicaofBooks

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