Another Unpopular Opinion — ‘On the Fence’ is Ridiculously Terrible

If you want to be constantly cringing while reading, then by all means, go ahead and read this book. I swear to god, I could not stop being annoyed at this even if I so desperately wanted to. And I really wanted to love this because once again, it seemed like everybody else loved it and here I am, wondering what in the hell is wrong with me.

But alas, another unpopular opinion from yours truly because I seriously just could not get on board with the hype over this Young Adult/Contemporary novel that seemed to have captured the hearts of many.Read More »

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Okay, Jenny Han, I See You

You know how when you’re reading a book and imagining the story in your head, you put some sort of color into their world as well? Like if it’s a crime/mystery novel, it would be like monochromatic scheme even if the setting is during the day? Or if it’s a young adult novel about teen love, you see so much bright colors?

I don’t know if it’s just me, though (and I’m really hoping that it isn’t the case), and how I imagine these stories in my head. But anyway, that wasn’t my point.Read More »

Diving Down My TBR Pile, Vol. 1

I have a lot of books on my TBR pile. Currently, there are exactly 355 books on my to-read shelf on Goodreads, and honestly, I’m not really sure how I’m going to get through all of them since I just constantly add more and more titles as new ones are released.

And then I stumbled upon this post that gave me an idea. So for today, I’m going through my to-read list — from the oldest one that I added — and I’ll check if they’re books I’d still want to read. I’m also gonna include a list of 3 books that I want to read first.Read More »

‘The Hate U Give’ Gives Us A Whole New Perception

I’m not going to butcher this great book by writing a review that’s mostly filled with my hatred for the Philippine government (but just a shout out to those who are “fans” of Duterte and his agendas, I suggest you read this book to give you some perspective).

But I will say that The Hate U Give by Angie Thomas is a book that’s not only timely and relevant in the USA, but also here in the Philippines. It’s not only a reality for the African-American folks in the USA, but also for the less-fortunate people (those who live in the slums aka “squatters’ area”) here in the Philippines.Read More »

Welcome to the Inevitable Reading Slump

I have been reading quite a lot since the start of the year. By the first week of March, I have already finished reading 27 books in total and had 2 books that I marked as DNFs (did not finish). Now that we’re halfway through the month, I can’t seem to finish a single damn book.

I still am reading; I haven’t stopped, really. But there’s just too many things clouding my head at the moment that I can’t seen to finish another one, no matter how hard I try (thing is, with reading books for pleasure, one should not have to try, anyway).Read More »